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Grace Towns Hamilton and the politics of southern change

Author: Lorraine Nelson Spritzer; Jean B Bergmark
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The life of a woman whose pioneering spirit, courage, and leadership transformed the political and social conditions for Afro-Americans, and ultimately for all Georgians.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Grace Towns Hamilton; Grace Towns Hamilton
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Nelson Spritzer; Jean B Bergmark
ISBN: 0820318892 9780820318899
OCLC Number: 35887040
Description: xv, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Genesis --
Growing up Negro in the progressive era --
A rude awakening in Ohio --
The depression years : to Memphis and back --
The emerging leader --
The Atlanta Urban League : a housing success --
At the AUL : equalizing funds for Negro schools and the rebirth of Negro voting --
A hospital for the excluded and the "hidden agenda" --
A leave and a resignation --
Hamilton and the civil rights movement --
The lady from Fulton --
The years of racial solidarity --
Waning solidarity, growing power --
A landslide defeat --
The last years.
Responsibility: Lorraine Nelson Spritzer and Jean B. Bergmark.
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This biography examines the lives of Grace Towns Hamilton and her father, to give a view of her activism in the civil rights movement. The first African American woman to be elected to legislature in  Read more...

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