In Search of Democracy: The NAACP Writings of James Weldon Johnson, Walter White, and Roy Wilkins…

Hardcover | May 1, 1999

bySondra Kathryn Wilson

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This collection of writings offers a glimpse into the minds of three N.A.A.C.P. leaders who occupied the center of black thought and action during some of the most troublesome and pivotal times of the civil rights movement. The volume delineates fifty-seven years of the N.A.A.C.P.'s programunder the successive direction of James Weldon Johnson, Walter White, and Roy Wilkins. These writings illustrate the vital roles of these three leaders in building a peoples liberation, underscoring not only their progressive influence throughout their time in power, but also a vision of the futureas race relations enter the 21st Century. Much of the material, notably "The Secretary's Reports to the Board," is published here for the first time, offering an invaluable resource for those seeking a deeper knowledge of the history of race in America

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This collection of writings offers a glimpse into the minds of three N.A.A.C.P. leaders who occupied the center of black thought and action during some of the most troublesome and pivotal times of the civil rights movement. The volume delineates fifty-seven years of the N.A.A.C.P.'s programunder the successive direction of James Weldon...

Dr. Sandra Kathryn Wilson, literary executor and editor of the James Weldon Johnson's Papers, is an Associate of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 9.29 × 6.1 × 1.3 inPublished:May 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019511633X

ISBN - 13:9780195116335

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"Wilson's new collection of NAACP writings, In Search of Democracy, attests to her exceptional skill as editor and archivist. This book, with the accumulate might of these public documents, is the ideal companion piece to her earlier offerings and an assurance that all literary executors arenot out to find profit and glory in the work of those they assign to protect and defend."--QBR