Our kind of historian : the work and activism of Lerone Bennett Jr. /

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Author / Creator:West, E. James, author.
Imprint:Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2022]
Description:vii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:African American intellectual history
African American intellectual history.
Subject:Bennett, Lerone, -- Jr., -- 1928-2018.
Bennett, Lerone, -- Jr., -- 1928-2018.
African American historians -- Biography.
Historians -- United States -- Biography.
African American civil rights workers -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
African Americans -- Historiography.
Historiens noirs américains -- Biographies.
Historiens -- États-Unis -- Biographies.
Défenseurs des droits de l'homme noirs américains -- Biographies.
Défenseurs des droits de l'homme -- États-Unis -- Biographies.
Noirs américains -- Historiographie.
African American civil rights workers.
African American historians.
African Americans -- Historiography.
Civil rights workers.
Race relations.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
États-Unis -- Relations raciales -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12748442
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Varying Form of Title:Work and activism of Lerone Bennett Jr.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"Journalist, activist, popular historian, and public intellectual, Lerone Bennett Jr. left an indelible mark on twentieth-century American history and culture. Rooted in his role as senior editor of Ebony magazine, but stretching far beyond the boundaries of the Johnson Publishing headquarters in Chicago, Bennett's work and activism positioned him as a prominent advocate for Black America and a scholar whose writing reached an unparalleled number of African American readers. This critical biography--the first in-depth study of Bennett's life--travels with him from his childhood experiences in Jim Crow Mississippi and his time at Morehouse College in Atlanta to his later participation in a dizzying range of Black intellectual and activist endeavors. Drawing extensively on Bennett's previously inaccessible archival collections at Emory University and Chicago State, as well as interviews with close relatives, colleagues, and confidantes, Our Kind of Historian celebrates his enormous influence within and unique connection to African American communities across more than half a century of struggle"--
Other form:Online version: West, E. James Our kind of historian Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2022] 9781613769232

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