Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Sociology and Anthropology


The recognized history of the Negro in North America began with the importation of twenty Africans to Jamestown, Virginia in 1619. During the next 244 years the Negro traveled a long arduous road which led from involuntary sorvitude to slavery to freedom. Since the close of the American Civil War the Negro's striving hes been toward the attainment of economic and social equality within the framework of American Democracy. This study focuses attention on two Negro leaders who charted courses fro the achievement of racial equality in the United States.


A Thesis Presented to The Faculty of the Department of Sociology Municipal University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright, 1962 John Alvin Martin, Jr.

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