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|Named Person:||Aaron Henry; Aaron Henry; Aaron Henry|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Minion K C Morrison
|Description:||xxi, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
Son of sharecroppers and entrepreneurs : rites of passage in a segregated society --
Military service, family, and profession : challenging contested citizenship at war and at home --
Aaron Henry, the NAACP, and indigenous leadership : the Clarksdale social movement --
Demanding restoration of the black franchise : Henry heads the Freedom Vote ticket, a 1963 mock election --
An alternative to the segregated state Democratic Party : the MFDP goes to Atlantic City, 1964 --
Henry the public entrepreneur and network tactician : exploiting national allies and cultivating local interracial partners --
Private and public entrepreneurship for redistributive justice : addressing African American socioeconomic disparities --
Taking the reins of the state Democratic Party : Henry wrests power from the segregationists --
The summit and culmination : Henry as a state legislator and his political demise --
Conclusion and postscript.
|Responsibility:||Minion K.C. Morrison.|
Morrison convincingly argues that Henry s role as an activist and politician made him more important and influential than many other civil rights activists whose influence waned after the high tide
- Henry, Aaron, -- 1922-1997.
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