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John Hervey Wheeler, black banking, and the economic struggle for civil rights

Author: Brandon K Winford
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2020] ©2020
Series: Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Hervey Wheeler (1908-1978) was one of the civil rights movement's most influential leaders. In articulating a bold vision of regional prosperity grounded in full citizenship and economic power for African Americans, this banker, lawyer, and visionary would play a key role in the fight for racial and economic equality throughout North Carolina. Utilizing previously unexamined sources from the John Hervey  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: John H Wheeler
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brandon K Winford
ISBN: 9780813178257 0813178258
OCLC Number: 1118976750
Description: xi, 337 pages : illustrations, facsimile, map, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: From Slavery to Middle-Class Respectability --
Black Business Activism in the Great Depression --
The Battle for Educational Equality in the Postwar New South --
Direct Action and the Search for "Freedom of Movement" --
Equal Employment, Voting Rights, and Public Policy at the National Level --
Urban Renewal and the Prospects of a Free and Open Society.
Series Title: Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century.
Responsibility: Brandon K. Winford.

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John Hervey Wheeler (1908--1978) was one of the civil rights movement's most influential leaders. In 1961, President Kennedy appointed Wheeler to the President's Committee on Equal Employment  Read more...

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