Blacks in the City: A History of the National Urban League. Guichard Parris, Lester Brooks.

Blacks in the City: A History of the National Urban League

Boston: Litttle, Brown and Company, 1971.

First Edition. Hardcover. 9 1/2" X 6 1/2". xviii, 534pp. Gift inscription from Atlanta Regional Director of the National Urban League and Civil Rights activist M. T. Puryear to E. T. "Al" Kehrer, director of the AFL-CIO Southern Area Civil Rights Department and Labor Coordinator for the 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, dated November 19, 1976: "I hope this book will become a part of your 'good reading Library.'" Puryear appears several times in the book, notably when attempting to speak with Southern Bell about "merit employment," and being grilled and dismissed by the president B. S. Gilmer and later his launching of the National Skills Bank. Lacking dust jacket. Gray cloth over boards, with moderate sunning and light shelfwear. Hinges are a touch tender. Binding remains sound. Pages are unmarked. A solid copy of this history of the important Civil Right institution with a wonderful provenance showing the relationship between the National Urban League and the AFL-CIO's Civil Rights Department in Atlanta as well as the camaraderie between two important figures in the fight for civil rights and the fight against employment discrimination in the Southeast. Very good. Item #2823

Price: $50.00

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