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 career, the actual demanding situations that African american citizens attempting to input the sphere confronted, and the innovations that enabled a few blacks to develop into CPAs. ahead of the Nineteen Sixties, few white-owned accounting organisations hired African american citizens. basically via national networks verified by way of the 1st black CPAs did extra African american citizens achieve the considered necessary expert adventure. The civil rights period observed a few development in integrating the sector, and black faculties replied through 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 cleared the path for the superb loss of range that characterizes the sphere today.
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A White-Collar Profession: African American Certified Public Accountants since 1921 by Theresa A. Hammond