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White : the biography of Walter White, Mr. NAACP

Author: Kenneth Robert Janken
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this major political biography of one of America's most important civil rights figures, Kenneth Robert Janken breaks important new ground in the history of the struggle for racial justice in the United States." "Deeply researched and richly documented, White's biography provides a revealing perspective on the leading political and cultural figures of his time - including W.E.B. Du Bois, Eleanor Roosevelt, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Walter Francis White; Walter Francis White; Walter Francis White
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Robert Janken
ISBN: 1565847733 9781565847736
OCLC Number: 49872637
Description: xvi, 477 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Becoming Black --
Witness for the prosecution --
Ambitions --
Socializing and civil rights in the Harlem Renaissance --
A crooked path to power --
A hard decade --
Walter, Eleanor, and Franklin : the federal antilynching campaign, 1933-1940 --
Radicals, liberals, and labor : the NAACP in the New Deal and the Great Depression --
Live from the war zones : Hollywood, Harlem, Europe, and the Pacific --
The making of a Cold War liberal --
Looking for a larger pond --
"Mr. NAACP" is dead : the legacy of Walter White.
Responsibility: Kenneth Robert Janken.

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"In this major political biography of one of America's most important civil rights figures, Kenneth Robert Janken breaks important new ground in the history of the struggle for racial justice in the United States." "Deeply researched and richly documented, White's biography provides a revealing perspective on the leading political and cultural figures of his time - including W.E.B. Du Bois, Eleanor Roosevelt, and James Weldon Johnson - and an unrivalled glimpse into the contentious world of civil rights politics and activism in the pre-civil rights era."--BOOK JACKET.

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