By Theresa A. Hammond
Drawing on interviews with pioneering black CPAs, between different assets, Hammond units the tales of black CPAs opposed to the backdrop of the increase of accountancy as a occupation, the actual demanding situations that African american citizens attempting to input the sector confronted, and the concepts that enabled a few blacks to develop into CPAs. sooner than the Nineteen Sixties, few white-owned accounting businesses hired African americans. purely via national networks verified by way of the 1st black CPAs did extra African american citizens achieve the needful specialist event. The civil rights period observed a few development in integrating the sphere, and black schools spoke back through increasing their courses in enterprise and accounting. within the Eighties, even though, the backlash opposed to affirmative motion heralded the decline of African American participation in accountancy and cleared the path for the miraculous loss of variety that characterizes the sector today.
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A White-Collar Profession: African American Certified Public Accountants since 1921 by Theresa A. Hammond