Emmett J. Scott: Power Broker of the Tuskegee Machine
Published by: Texas Tech University Press
Imprint: Texas Tech University Press
Sales Date: 2023-05-30
Published: May 2023
424 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
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Built upon fifty years of research, Maceo C. Dailey?s Emmett J. Scott offers fascinating detail by describing Scott?s role in promoting the Tuskegee Institute. Before his death, Dailey had nearly singular access to the Scott papers at Morgan State University, which have been officially closed for decades. Readers will finally be exposed to Scott?s behind-the-scenes contributions to racial uplift and will see Scott?s influential role in advancing not only the Tuskegee Institute but also the Booker T. Washington agenda.
Editors Will Guzmán and David H. Jackson lend their own expertise in bringing Dailey?s lifetime project to fruition. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Levering Lewis, a close friend of Maceo Dailey, provides a timely foreword. Former Black Panther Party chairwoman Elaine Brown, granddaughter of Emmett J. Scott, reflects on her relationship with Scott and his impact in the afterword.
Taken together, this work of biography is an impressive reference and an essential endeavor of recovery, one that restores to prominence the life and legacy of Emmett J. Scott.