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A man called White, the autobiography of Walter White.

Author: Walter White
Publisher: New York, Viking Press, 1948.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The autobiography of the famous civil rights activist during his first thirty years of service to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Although an African American, White was fair-skinned, blond-haired, and blue-eyed. His ability to pass as a white man allowed him#x15;at great personal risk#x15;to gather important information regarding lynchings, disfranchisement, and discrimination. Much  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955.
Man called White.
New York, Viking Press, 1948
(OCoLC)562140046
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter White
OCLC Number: 422661
Description: viii, 382 pages 22 cm
Contents: I learn what I am --
A family in Atlanta --
A Jew is lynched --
Atlanta Negroes unite --
In which I "pass" --
I decline to be lynched --
I almost joined the Klan --
Jim Crow in Europe and Harlem --
A wife, a book, and a hospital --
A black tide flows northward --
Gilding the lily-white voice --
Villa sweet'um --
Al Smith and the Negro vote --
The man in the lily-white house --
The Civil War in Washington --
Jim Crow on a freight car --
Death of a citizen --
Ada Sipuel and others "similarly situated" --
Not content with preaching --
Handshake from a son --
Hugo Black and the NAACP --
Marian Anderson and the DAR --
Fighters wanted --
no Negroes --
Mother stops climbing stairs --
Wendell Willkie and the good fight --
The fifth estate --
Turn to the left at Detroit --
Harlem boils over --
"I seen them work" --
Good enough to unload ships --
Eyes on the Negro vote --
Purity in the Pacific --
Jim Crow in the South Pacific --
Cloudy tomorrow --
Freedom house-warming --
"Read and run" --
Johnny (Black) comes marching home --
The president is helpless --
Children grow up --
No road back to Atlanta --
All shadows are dark.

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The autobiography of the famous civil rights activist during his first thirty years of service to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Although an African American, White was fair-skinned, blond-haired, and blue-eyed. His ability to pass as a white man allowed him#x15;at great personal risk#x15;to gather important information regarding lynchings, disfranchisement, and discrimination. Much of this book recounts his infiltration of the country's white-racist power structure and the numerous legal battles fought by the NAACP that were aided by his daring efforts.

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