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Our Kind of Historian: The Work and Activism of Lerone Bennett Jr. (African American Intellectual History)

This book is about Lerone Bennett Jr.
Embark on the compelling journey of Lerone Bennett Jr., whose voice echoed through the pages of Ebony magazine and resonated deeply within the African American community, in "Our Kind of Historian: The Work and Activism of Lerone Bennett Jr. (African American Intellectual History)." Published on July 29, 2022, this critical biography unveils the profound impact of a man not just as a journalist and historian, but as a relentless advocate for racial justice and educational equity. From his early days in Jim Crow Mississippi to his influential tenure at Ebony, Bennett's story is meticulously woven from extensive archival research and personal accounts, highlighting his pivotal role in shaping American cultural and intellectual landscapes. This narrative, ideal for adult education settings, not only honors Bennett’s legacy but also inspires critical reflections on the challenges and triumphs faced by Black intellectuals and activists. Explore how Bennett’s life and work continue to inspire efforts toward a more equitable society.
Published by University of Massachusetts Press on July 29, 2022
328 pages
ISBN: 9781625346452
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