As an African-American it is very hard to argue the position of liberty. The people who believe that I would (literally) be in chains without our benevolent overlords(or least be unable to find work) have a stranglehold among the black intellegensia.
I could find little scholarship about about the achievements of African-Americans(and other racial minorities) made IN SPITE of the government in the late 19th century. I am aware that the HBCUs(Historically Black Colleges) were all started without federal funding, and that reportedly Madame CJ Walker(known for inventing hair care products for african american women) was one of the first female millionaires in American History who earned her wealth, which she invested in a bank.
Would definitely appreciate recommended reading on this subject, as it of great concern in statism’s hold over my racial community.