Bibliographic Details

Earl B. Dickerson : a voice for freedom and equality / Robert J. Blakely, with Marcus Shepard ; forewords by John Hope Franklin and Alta M. Blakely.

Author / Creator Blakely, Robert J.
Imprint Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2006.
Description xx, 270 p., [25] p. of plates (1 folded) : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Language English
Series Chicago lives
Subject Dickerson, Earl B., 1891-1986.
Dickerson, Earl B., 1891-1986
African American politicians -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
African American lawyers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
African American lawyers.
African American politicians.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Politics and government
Chicago (Ill.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Illinois -- Chicago.
Biography.
History.
Format E-Resource, Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/5998127
Other authors / contributors Shepard, Marcus.
ISBN 9780810123359 (alk. paper)
0810123355 (alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-258) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. The Early Years: From Mississippi to Chicago
  • Chapter 2. World War I and Its Aftermath: The Promise of Freedom
  • Chapter 3. Years of Emergence
  • Chapter 4. Alderman Dickerson
  • Chapter 5. The Fight Against Racially Restrictive Covenants
  • Chapter 6. The First Fair Employment Practices Committee
  • Chapter 7. Consolidating Gains: Lawyer, Leader, and Activist
  • Chapter 8. The Supreme Life Insurance Company
  • Chapter 9. The Later Years: National Gadfly and Community Activist
  • Chapter 10. Assessing a Life and a Man
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index