Emmett J. Scott: Power Broker of the Tuskegee Machine (Hardcover)

Emmett J. Scott: Power Broker of the Tuskegee Machine By Maceo C. Dailey, Will Guzmán (Editor), David H. Jackson (Editor) Cover Image

Emmett J. Scott: Power Broker of the Tuskegee Machine (Hardcover)


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Reared in Houston (Freedmen's Town), Texas, Emmett J. Scott was a journalist, newspaper editor, government official, author, and chief of staff, adviser, and ghostwriter to Booker T. Washington. Called "the power broker of the Tuskegee Machine," Scott was a Renaissance man, scholar, and political fixer. However, his life has not received a full examination until now.

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 2015 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 his influential role in advancing not only the Tuskegee Institute but also the Booker T. Washington agenda.

Editors Will Guzm n and David H. Jackson Jr. 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 Dailey's, provides a timely foreword. Former Black Panther Party chairwoman Elaine Brown, Scott's granddaughter, reflects on his impact and her relationship with the Scott family 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.

Product Details ISBN: 9781682831236
ISBN-10: 168283123X
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
Publication Date: May 30th, 2023
Pages: 424
Language: English