Black cultural capitalists: African-American elites and the organization of the arts in early twentieth century Boston

  title={Black cultural capitalists: African-American elites and the organization of the arts in early twentieth century Boston},
  author={C. Fleming and L. Roses},
Abstract This study examines the role of an African-American organization, the League of Women for Community Service (incorporated in 1919), in shaping cultural production and developing arenas for black musical and dramatic performance in Boston. We build upon DiMaggio's work on cultural entrepreneurship by demonstrating that the members of the LWCS were cultural capitalists who worked to build an integrated audience for black artistry largely within the framework of Eurocentric norms. Drawing… Expand
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