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  • Wade Hall
  • Lyman T. Johnson
  • The Rest of the Dream: The Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson 
     

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    Lieferstatus:   i.d.R. innert 7-14 Tagen versandfertig
    Veröffentlichung:  1988  
    Genre:  Geschichte / Politik / Kultur 
    ISBN:  9780813116747 
    EAN-Code: 
    9780813116747 
    Verlag:  The University Press of Kentucky 
    Einband:  Gebunden  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 229 mm / B 152 mm / D 19 mm 
    Gewicht:  548 gr 
    Seiten:  256 
    Zus. Info:  HC gerader Rücken kaschiert 
    Bewertung: Titel bewerten / Meinung schreiben
    Inhalt:
    " In The Rest of the Dream, Lyman Johnson, grassroots civil rights leader, tells his own story. All four of Johnson's grandparents were slaves in Tennessee. Yet his father was a college graduate, principal of a black school, and the inspiration for his son's love of justice. Lyman Johnson was born in 1906 during the darkest days of segregation. He learned from his father not to sit in the "crow's nest" reserved for blacks in his hometown movie theater. This refusal to accept second-class citizenship became a guiding principle in Johnson's life. Johnson was almost forty-three when he won admission to graduate study at the University of Kentucky in 1949. Crosses were burned on campus. Because of his family commitments, he returned to his teaching position in Louisville and never completed his doctorate. Thirty years later the university that fought to keep him out awarded him an honorary doctor of letters degree. Johnson earned his doctorate the hard way -- by saying no to the crow's nest and other marks of inequality. Johnson's graphic recall of people and incidents and his storyteller's talent for narrative make this record of a unique American life filled with suspense, humor, tragedy, and triumph.

      



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