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Portraits of African American life since 1865
Mjagkij, Nina, 1961-
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Wilmington, Del. : SR Books, [2003]

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xxviii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Portraits of African American Life since 1865 is an intimate study of the lives of 14 African Americans since the end of the Civil War. Written by established and rising scholars, these diverse biographies offer a rich portrayal of the African Ameri

Author Notes

Nina Mjagkij is professor of history and director of African American studies at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Nina MjagkijRonald E. ButchartGary R. EntzDavid M. FaheyPaul HarveyJacqueline M. MooreA. J. Scopino Jr.S. Spencer DavisChristine LutzSusan CurtisEric ArnesenAndrew E. KerstenBeverly Greene BondJohn WhiteJames E. Westheider
Introductionp. xi
1 Edmonia G. and Caroline V. Highgate: Black Teachers, Freed Slaves, and the Betrayal of Black Heartsp. 1
2 Benjamin "Pap" Singleton: Father of the Kansas Exodusp. 15
3 William Washington Browne: Fraternal Society Leaderp. 35
4 Richard Henry Boyd: Black Business and Religion in the Jim Crow Southp. 51
5 Anna Julia Cooper: Educator, Clubwoman, and Feministp. 69
6 Noble Drew Ali: Popular Religion in the Promised Landp. 85
7 Ma Rainey: Mother of the Bluesp. 97
8 Addie W. Hunton: Crusader for Pan-Africanism and Peacep. 109
9 Lester A. Walton: A Life between Culture and Politicsp. 129
10 Willard Townsend: Black Workers, Civil Rights, and the Labor Movementp. 147
11 Elmer Henderson: Civil Servant and Civil Rights Activistp. 165
12 Roberta Church: Race and the Republican Party in the 1950sp. 181
13 Edgar Daniel Nixon: A Founding Father of the Civil Rights Movementp. 199
14 Sgt. Allen Thomas Jr.: A Black Soldier in Vietnamp. 219
About the Contributorsp. 237
Indexp. 241