Walter White: the dilemma of Black identity in America

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Ivan R. Dee,
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The day Walter White was buried in 1955 the New York Times called him the nearest approach to a national leader of American Negroes since Booker T. Washington. For more than two decades, White, as secretary of the NAACP, was perhaps the nation's most visible and most powerful African-American leader. He won passage of a federal anti-lynching law, hosted one of the premier salons of the Harlem Renaissance, created the legal strategy that led to Brown v. Board of Education, and initiated the campaign demanding that Hollywood give better roles to black actors. Driven by ambitions for himself and his people, he offered his entire life to the advancement of civil rights in America.
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display_description "Thomas Dyja's fascinating and compelling biography of Walter White takes us into the personal and political world of this fair-skinned, blond and blue-eyed, brash and impulsive, stylish and complex man. His story is about one of the few individuals in American history who devoted himself completely to the concept of a color-blind nation, yet lost the delicate balance between ambition and advocacy that had been his trademark." "In restoring Walter White to his place in the story of the African-American struggle, Thomas Dyja fills the void between Booker T. Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He also confronts some of the thorniest issues between blacks and whites in America."--Jacket.
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subject_facet African American civil rights workers -- Biography, African American novelists -- Biography, African Americans -- Biography, African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century, African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century, African Americans -- Race identity -- Case studies, Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -- Biography, United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century, White, Walter, -- 1893-1955
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title_full Walter White : the dilemma of Black identity in America / Thomas Dyja
title_short Walter White :
title_sub the dilemma of Black identity in America
topic_facet African American civil rights workers, African American novelists, African Americans, Civil rights, Civil rights movements, History, Intellectual life, Race identity, Race relations, White, Walter