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By Theresa A. Hammond

ISBN-10: 0807827088

ISBN-13: 9780807827086

ISBN-10: 0807853771

ISBN-13: 9780807853771

one of the significant professions, qualified public accountancy has the main critical underrepresentation of African americans: below 1 percentage of CPAs are black. Theresa Hammond explores the historical past at the back of this statistic and chronicles the braveness and backbone of African american citizens who sought to go into the sector. within the strategy, she expands our knowing of the hyperlinks among race, schooling, and economics.

Drawing on interviews with pioneering black CPAs, between different resources, Hammond units the tales of black CPAs opposed to the backdrop of the increase of accountancy as a career, the actual demanding situations that African american citizens attempting to input the sphere confronted, and the ideas that enabled a few blacks to turn into CPAs. ahead of the Nineteen Sixties, few white-owned accounting businesses hired African americans. merely via national networks tested by means of the 1st black CPAs did extra African american citizens achieve the considered necessary expert adventure. The civil rights period observed a few growth in integrating the sector, and black faculties answered via increasing their courses in enterprise and accounting. within the Nineteen Eighties, notwithstanding, the backlash opposed to affirmative motion heralded the decline of African American participation in accountancy and prepared the ground for the amazing loss of variety that characterizes the sphere today.

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