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Vernon can read! : a memoir / Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. ; with Annette Gordon-Reed.

Author/Creator:
Jordan, Vernon E. (Vernon Eulion), 1935-2021.
Publication:
New York : Public Affairs, ©2001.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Jordan, Vernon E. (Vernon Eulion), 1935-2021.
National Urban League -- Biography.
Jordan, Vernon E. (Vernon Eulion), 1935-.
National Urban League.
African Americans -- Biography.
African American political activists -- Biography.
African American lawyers -- Biography.
African American civil rights workers -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Biography.
African American civil rights workers.
African American lawyers.
African American political activists.
African Americans.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Civil rights movements.
Georgia -- Atlanta.
United States.
Childrens subjects:
African Americans -- Biography.
Form/Genre:
Autobiographies.
Autobiographies.
Biographies.
History.
Summary:
The civil rights leader, attorney, and former head of the National Urban League recounts his boyhood in segregated Atlanta, his career, and the social changes he helped to bring about.
Contents:
My Mother's Son
At Home in the World
DePauw
Chicago Interlude
Howard Law School
Mr. Hollowell
Ms. Hurley and the NAACP
The Dollar and the Ballot
A World Opened Wide
Building Blocks
Building Bridges
At the Helm
Endurance
American Dream, American Reality
Family Matters.
Notes:
Includes index.
Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards - Nonfiction, Winner, 2002
Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Awards - Nonfiction , Winner, 2002
Contributor:
Gordon-Reed, Annette.
Other format:
Online version: Jordan, Vernon E. (Vernon Eulion), 1935- Vernon can read!
Online version: Jordan, Vernon E. (Vernon Eulion), 1935- Vernon can read!
ISBN:
189162069X
9781891620690
046503697X
9780465036974
OCLC:
47443874