T. Thomas Fortune: Militant Journalist.
“There are some laws which no self-respecting person should be expected to obey…”
Born into slavery, the biography of Timothy Thomas Fortune who ascended to become the “dean of Negro journalists in America. The program and methods proposed in his contentious editorials in the New York Age and other publications anticipate the direction which the civil rights movement would take in the twentieth century. He has been cited as the most influential Negro between the eras of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington ... an extraordinary champion of human rights.”
Description: T. Thomas Fortune: Militant Journalist.
Chicago and London: The University of Chicago, (1972). 388pp. First Edition. Inscribed and Signed by the Editor, John Hope Franklin. Publisher’s cloth. Near fine in a dust jacket in like condition. Faint spotting to edges of text block.