Who voted? With not one conservative on the list......let me guess. GO VIKINGS!!!
TheGrio’s 2011 African-American Leadership Survey
As a website devoted to the news, opinions, and contributions of black people in America and around the world, TheGrio.com is interested in understanding what the past teaches us about our
current political moment and how it helps us prepare for the future. In this spirit, TheGrio assembled a group of contemporary academics, artists and activists to assess the most impactful African-American leaders in U.S. history. Each is uniquely suited through scholarship, experience, and
commitment to black communities to assess the legacy of African-American leadership. The jury for “TheGrio’s 2011 African-American Leadership Survey” includes the following individuals.
Brief bios appear at the end of this report.
Mark Anthony Neal
Darlene Clark Hine
William Jelani Cobb
Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Robin D.G. Kelley
Each member of the expert panel was asked to complete a survey, which asked them to assess 170 black leaders. These leaders are individuals who worked in times as distant as American slavery and moments as recent as our own. The experts made independent rankings of each leader on the list. The expert jury also nominated leaders not included in
the original list. An alphabetical list of all 170 leaders and all additional names is included at the end of this report.http://www.thegrio.com/TheGrios_2011_African-American_Leadership%20Survey.pdf
Top Elected and Appointed Black Political Leaders
We asked our expert panel to choose the top leaders in each of four different categories of leadership. In the area of Elected and Appointed Political Leaders these individuals generated the most agreement.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Harold WashingtonColin Powell