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At the elbows of my elders : one family's journey toward civil rights

Author: Gail Milissa Grant
Publisher: St. Louis : Missouri History Museum : Distributed by the University of Missouri Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Decades before the beginning of the civil rights movement as most Americans recognize it, black families across the U.S. were fighting the battle against discrimination. Grant's father, a lawyer and civil rights activist in St. Louis in the 1950s, was among the less well known resisters of segregation, eventually working with more prominent figures, from Thurgood Marshall to Ralph Bunche and A. Phillip Randolph, to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Nonfiction
Named Person: Gail Milissa Grant; Gail Milissa Grant
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Milissa Grant
ISBN: 1883982669 9781883982669
OCLC Number: 227919834
Awards: Winner of Benjamin Franklin Award (Autobiography/Memoir) 2009
Description: xix, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 The Mammoth Teardrop: Life in South St. Louis during the 1950s 1 --
2 But Why Do I Have to Ride a Streetcar to School?: Turn-of-the-Century St. Louis 11 --
3 Heart to Hart and Stem to Stern 31 --
4 Upstairs/Downstairs: Recollections of an Embalmer's Daughter 45 --
5 Chicago's South Side: The Promised Land-Almost 69 --
6 Riding a Different Kind of Current: Political Activism in the 1930s and 1940s 79 --
7 The First March on Washington: So Successful That It Didn't Happen 113 --
8 What a Fabulous Party!: Entertainment in Jim Crow's Shadow 131 --
9 The Hub: The Peoples Finance Building 149 --
10 Hi-De-Ho: Famous Faces from Faraway Places 165 --
11 Moving Waaaaaaaay Down South 181 --
12 What a Pair! 203 --
13 Bringing It All Home 229 --
Addendum: Credo of the American Negro Citizen A.D. 1942 / David M. Grant 241.
Responsibility: Gail Milissa Grant.
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A memoir that recounts the battles fought by the author's father, David M Grant, a lawyer and civil rights activist in St Louis, and describes the challenges she faced in navigating her way through  Read more...

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