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Atlanta University (AU)


School of Social Work

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This study examines the ideological orientation of various African-American groups on the question of black liberation. It is an effort to provide an Afrocentric frame of reference for black liberation, from which black social workers can develop appropriate problem solving strategies and techniques to address the African-American condition. The empirical referents for this study is directed by a comparative analysis of data collected from organizational documents of the groups examined and other related secondary data.

The major findings suggest that there exist a positive relationship between Black Nationalist oriented groups and the theoretical framework for black liberation. The study concludes that this relationship is significant to social work practice in the African-American community.

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