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Garland Jaggers




Garland’s career as a social worker began as a Family Case Worker with the City of Detroit Welfare Department in 1957and ended as Executive Director of National Black United Fund in New York City. He was the Editor of the Newsletter, For My People, which was used to educate Detroit blacks about their history. In 1983, Garland had the privilege of testifying to the United States Congress and won the right for Black Federal Employees to donate to Black United Fund and other Black Non-Profit Organizations.

Garland L. Jaggers, Jr. has written poetry, a manual on leadership development, and three books- Fog: An Analysis of Catholic Dogma, That Rare Moment in History Volumes I and II. In his spare time, he was adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit.

Today, Garland continues his entrepreneurial endeavors in real estate by helping develop Senior Citizen Housing and a commercial stripon Detroit’s East Side.

Graced by his marriage to Janet M. Swayne in 1956 they raised four children and he is always happy to spend time with his grand and great grandchildren



That Rare Moment in History Volume I & II


Jaggers 2003-2010






Volume I (sub-title) A Documentary History of the Formation of  the National Association of Black Social Workers.

This volume covers, in some detail, the first four years of the organization. Included are  the programs and participants in the first three national conferences. The Position Statement presented to the NCSW Conference which initiated a walk out from the conference and the formation of  NABSW while gathered in Glide Memorial Church in May 1968 Our National Conferences followed  in Philadelphia 1969, Washington D C 1970 and Chicago 1971.


 Volume II (sub-title) The Future of NABSW: Peril or Progress

This  volume picks up the history of the organization in 1972 with the 4th Conference in Nashville Tennessee, and what the author sees as pivotal in the next National Conference in New York in 1973.  The Author plays a limited role the the national organization after 1973 but is active locally. At the time of the 37th National Conference Some Founders of the organization are asked to speak about the Motivations behind the need to form NABSW (Young Black Social Workers were raising  that question) A series of institutes follow for the next four years in which some founders continue to  bridge the generational  divide as evidenced by the above question.. This issue  and other national concerns are at the center of the authors focus as he raise the question in the sub-title  "The Future of NABSW: Peril or Progress"


That Rare Moment in History Volume I    $15

That Rare Moment in History  Volume II   $15  or both for $20 with FREE S&H


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