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From Slavery to Middle-Class Respectability

Brandon K. Winford

in John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178257
eISBN:
9780813178264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178257.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Chapter 1 examines the Wheeler family in the decades after emancipation and highlights their educational accomplishments, which put them on a path toward middle-class respectability in the early part ... More


No Man Is Your Captain: The Making of an Agitator

Jerry Gershenhorn

in Louis Austin and the Carolina Times: A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469638768
eISBN:
9781469638775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638768.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born in 1898, Louis Austin came of age in rural Halifax County in eastern North Carolina, during an era of increasing oppression of African Americans. Raised in the African Methodist Episcopal ... More


The Emergence of a Black Leader during the Age of Jim Crow and Black Racial Uplift in North Carolina

Reginald K. Ellis

in Between Washington and Du Bois: The Racial Politics of James Edward Shepard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056609
eISBN:
9780813053516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056609.003.0002
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter focuses on Shepard’s early education and career as a druggist, tax collector, cofounder of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, and superintendent of the International ... More


John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights

Brandon K. Winford

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178257
eISBN:
9780813178264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178257.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This work combines black business and civil rights history to explain how economic concerns shaped the goals and objectives of the black freedom struggle. Brandon K. Winford examines the “black ... More


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