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Militant Mediator : Whitney M. Young Jr.

Author: Dennis C Dickerson
Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015.
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During the turbulent 1960s, civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr. devised a new and effective strategy to achieve equality for African Americans. Young blended interracial mediation with direct protest, demonstrating that these methods pursued together were the best tactics for achieving social, economic, and political change. Militant Mediator is a powerful reassessment of this key and controversial figure in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dickerson, Dennis C.
Militant Mediator : Whitney M. Young Jr.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015
Named Person: Whitney M Young; Whitney M Young
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis C Dickerson
ISBN: 9780813148816 0813148812
OCLC Number: 900344395
Description: 1 online resource (413 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 As the Twig Is Bent; 2 Growing Up with Jim Crow; 3 Maturing in Minnesota; 4 Becoming a Leader; 5 An Activist Educator; 6 Crossroads; 7 Retooling the League; 8 Maintaining a Middle Ground; 9 Humanizing the City; 10 Corporate Philanthropy and Civil Rights; 11 Washington Insider; 12 On the War Front; 13 The Ties That Bind; 14 Home to Africa; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.

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During the turbulent 1960s, civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr. devised a new and effective strategy to achieve equality for African Americans. Young blended interracial mediation with direct protest, demonstrating that these methods pursued together were the best tactics for achieving social, economic, and political change. Militant Mediator is a powerful reassessment of this key and controversial figure in the civil rights movement. It is the first biography to explore in depth the influence Young's father, a civil rights leader in Kentucky, had on his son. Dickerson traces Young's swi.

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