In Search of Democracy

In Search of Democracy : The NAACP Writings of James Weldon Johnson, Walter White, and Roy Wilkins (1920-1977)

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This collection of writings offers a glimpse into the minds of three N.A.A.C.P. leaders who occupied the centre of black thought and action during some of the most troublesome and pivotal times of the civil rights movement. The volume delineates fifty-seven years of the N.A.A.C.P.'s program under the successive direction of James Weldon Johnson, Walter White, and Roy Wilkins. These writings illustrate the vital roles of these three leaders in building a people's liberation, underscoring not only their progressive influence throughout their time in power, but also a vision of the future as race relations enter the 21st Century. Much of the material, notably "The Secretary's Reports to the Board," is published here for the first time, offering an invaluable resource for those seeking a deeper knowledge of the history of race in America
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Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 161 x 234.7 x 39.4mm | 901.84g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 019511633X
  • 9780195116335

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an important assemblage of writings by three pivotal leaders of the NAACP ... The writing brings the work of little-heralded heroes from the shadows into the spotlight. * Ebony, Sept 1999 *
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About Sondra Kathryn Wilson

Dr. Sandra Kathryn Wilson, literary executor and editor of the James Weldon Johnson's Papers, is an Associate of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University.
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