Bricks Without Straw [Signed]

Bricks Without Straw [Signed]

Tourgee, Albion

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Fords, Howard and Hulbert
Date Published: 1880
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 45


A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing (general wear -- particularry to the spine ends and board corners, remnant of a piece of paper affixed to the front free endpaper), in the Publisher's original brown cloth, SIGNED BY ALBION TOURGEE on a clipped signature affixed to the half-title page. A pioneer Civil Rights activist in America, Tourgee founded the National Citizens' Rights Association, founded Bennett College -- a historically black four-yea womens College located in Greensbory, NC established the historically black women's college Bennett College. [Founded August 1, 1873 as a normal school for seventy African-American men and women (freedmen or former slaves), the institutution was originally co-ed and offered both high school and college-level courses, in an effort to compensate for the lack of educational opportunity for many blacks. The school later relocated to another site in Greensboro and was chartered as a four-year college inn 1899. In 1926, it became a women-only College. Notably, Tourgee was not only an author but also worked as a lawyer. He represented the Plaintiff in Pleasy v. Ferguson. In February 1960 a group of students from Bennett College joining with students from North Carolina A&T, began a civil rights protest in downtown Greensboro sitting at the "white-only" lunch counter of F. and W. Woolworth's seeking to force integration. On April 21, 1960, Bennett and A&T students were arrested for trespassing at the "white" S.H. Kress & Co. lunch counter. The protests by the "Bennett Belles" made national news and were a meaningful component of the movement which led to the passage of the Voting Rights act of 1965. A Very Good copy of this work by a notable author whose Civil Rights work and establishment of Bennett College led to changes in American Culture which continue to have an impact on American society.

By This Author: Tourgee, Albion
By This Publisher: Fords, Howard and Hulbert

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