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Black maverick : T.R.M. Howard's fight for civil rights and economic power

Author: David T Beito; Linda Royster Beito
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2009.
Series: New Black studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In whatever role he chose, Theodore Roosevelt Mason Howard (1908-76) was always close to controversy. Drawing from dozens of interviews with Howard's friends and contemporaries as well as FBI files,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: T R M Howard; Emmett Till; T R M Howard; Emmett Till
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David T Beito; Linda Royster Beito
ISBN: 9780252034206 0252034201
OCLC Number: 244246562
Description: xv, 304 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Up from the black patch --
The education of a "race man" --
Fraternalist, entrepreneur, planter, and segregation-era pragmatist --
A "modern Moses" for civil rights in Mississippi --
"The most hated, and the best loved, man in Mississippi" --
"Hell to pay in Mississippi" : the murder of Emmett Till --
"Time bomb" : Howard, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Emmett Till mystery --
Taking on the machine in Chicago : a Republican campaign for Congress --
Triumph and tragedy : the Friendship Medical Center.
Series Title: New Black studies series.
Responsibility: David T. Beito, Linda Royster Beito.
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