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Short Stories of the Civil Rights Movement

An Anthology

Short Stories of the Civil Rights Movement( )
Editor: Whitt, Margaret Earley
Contribution by: Baldwin, James
Bennett, Lerone
Billingslea-Brown, Alma Jean
Brown, Rosellen
Cassill, R. V.
Coleman, Val
Dumas, Henry
Edwards, Junius
Grooms, Anthony
Leedom-Ackerman, Joanne
Martin, Lee
Oliver, Diane
Packer, Z. Z.
Petesch, Natalie
Thelwell, Michael
Thompson, James W.
Updike, John
Walker, Alice
Welty, Eudora
Williams, Joan
Publication Date:Nov 2006
Publisher:University of Georgia Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $26.95
Book Description:

These twenty-three stories give a voice to the nameless, ordinary citizens without whom the movement would have failed. From bloody melees at public lunch counters to anxious musings at the family dinner table, the diverse experiences depicted in this anthology make the civil rights movement as real and immediate as the best histories and memoirs.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Short Stories (Single Author)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.068 x 9.163 x 0.931 Inches
Book Weight:1.08 Pounds
Author Biography
Lerone Bennett Jr. was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi on October 17, 1928. By the age of 12, he was writing for the black newspaper The Mississippi Enterprise. He graduated from Morehouse College in 1949 and went to work at the black newspaper Atlanta Daily World. In 1953, he became an associate editor at Jet magazine. He moved to Ebony a year later and became the senior editor there in 1958. He eventually became an executive editor and worked for the magazine into his 80s.

He wrote several books including Before the Mayflower, Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream, What Manner of Man: A Biography of Martin Luther King Jr., The Shaping of Black America, and Black Power U.S.A.: The Human Side of Reconstruction, 1867-1877. He died from advanced vascular dementia on February 14, 2018 at the age of 89.


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