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Author Beito, David T., 1956- author.

Uniform Title Black maverick
Title T.R.M. Howard : doctor, entrepreneur, civil rights pioneer / David T. Beito, Linda Royster Beito ; foreword by Jerry W. Mitchell ; afterword by David & Linda Beito.

Publication Info. Oakland, CA : Independent Institute, [2018]

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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  323 H836Bb 2018    ---  DUE 06-09-22
Description xxii, 339 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Previously published as Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard's Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power by University of Illinois Press"--ECIP title page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "T. R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer tells the remarkable story of one of the early leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. A renaissance man, T.R.M. Howard (1908-1976) was a respected surgeon, important black community leader, and successful businessman. Howard's story reveals the importance of the black middle class, their endurance and entrepreneurship in the midst of Jim Crow, and their critical role in the early Civil Rights Movement. In this powerful biography, David T. Beito and Linda Royster Beito shine a light on the life and accomplishments of this civil rights leader. Howard founded black community organizations, organized civil rights rallies and boycotts, mentored Medgar Evers, antagonized the Ku Klux Klan, and helped lead the fight for justice for Emmett Till. Raised in poverty and witness to racial violence from a young age, Howard was passionate about justice and equality. Ambitious, zealous, and sometimes paradoxical, Howard provides a complete portrait of an important leader all too often forgotten"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Up from The Black Patch -- The Education of a "Race Man" -- Fraternalist, Entrepreneur, Planter, And Segregation-Era Pragmatist -- A "Modern Moses" For Civil Rights in Mississippi -- "The Most Hated, And Best Loved, Man in Mississippi -- "Hell to Pay in Mississippi" : The Murder of Emmett Till -- "Time Bomb" : Howard, J. Edgar Hoover, And the Emmett Till Mystery -- Taking on The Machine in Chicago : A Republican Campaign for Congress -- Triumph and Tragedy : The Friendship Medical Center.
Subject Howard, T. R. M. (Theodore Roosevelt Mason), 1908-1976.
Till, Emmett, 1941-1955 -- Death and burial.
Howard, T. R. M. (Theodore Roosevelt Mason), 1908-1976. (OCoLC)fst01944567
Till, Emmett, 1941-1955. (OCoLC)fst00228763
African Americans -- Biography.
African American civil rights workers -- Biography.
African American businesspeople -- Biography.
African American surgeons -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Cultural Heritage.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
African American businesspeople. (OCoLC)fst00799064
African American civil rights workers. (OCoLC)fst00799093
African American surgeons. (OCoLC)fst00799383
African Americans. (OCoLC)fst00799558
African Americans -- Civil rights. (OCoLC)fst00799575
African Americans -- Economic conditions. (OCoLC)fst00799599
Civil rights movements. (OCoLC)fst00862708
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Mississippi. (OCoLC)fst01207034
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Beito, Linda Royster, author.
Mitchell, Jerry W., writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781598133127 (hardback)
1598133128
9781598133134 (paperback)
1598133136

 
    
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