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Description - Freedom's sword by Gilbert Jonas

Freedom's Sword is the first history to detail the remarkable, lasting achievements of the NAACP's first sixty years. From its pivotal role in overturning the Jim Crow laws in the South to its twenty-year court campaign that culminated with Brown v. the Board of Education, the NAACP has been at the forefront of the struggle against American racism. Gilbert Jonas, a fifty-year veteran of the organization, tracks America's political and social landscape period by period, as the NAACP grows to 400,000 members and is recognized by both blacks and whites as the leading force for social justice. Jonas recounts the historic combined efforts of ordinary citizens and black leaders such as W.E.B. Dubois, James Weldon Johnson, and Thurgood Marshall to root out white-only political primaries, separate schools, and segregated city buses. Freedom's Sword is a vivid and passionately written account of the single most influential secular organization in black America.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415949859
ISBN-10: 0415949858
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 41mm)
Pages: 554
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gilbert Jonas

Gilbert Jonas is a civil rights activist and journalist who has worked with the NAACP for over fifty years.

Books By Gilbert Jonas

Freedom's Sword by Gilbert Jonas
Paperback, April 2007
$44.09