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Overcoming: The Autobiography of W. Harry Davis

Davis, W. Harry {Author} with Lori Sturdevant {Editor}

ISBN 10: 1890434523 / ISBN 13: 9781890434526
Editorial: Afton Historical Society Press, 2002
Usado Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Glued To The Tube Books (Minneapolis, MN, Estados Unidos de America)

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"Davis's story serves as a reminder that the civil-rights movement was not confined to places like Selma and Birmingham, but also transformed lives for the better in Minneapolis ans around the country. Told with Davis's characteristic generosity of spirit, it will also inspire hope in anyone whi has ever wondered whether life;s ibstacles can be overcome." This book has 312 pages and is illustrated. The book is a SIGNED copy from the author. Harry W, Davis. In addition, there is a gift inscription to the previous owner on the half-title page. N° de ref. de la librería 045631

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Título: Overcoming: The Autobiography of W. Harry ...

Editorial: Afton Historical Society Press

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

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W. Harry Davis both lived twentieth-century American civil-rights history and made it. Rising from the impoverished Minneapolis ghetto of his childhood, he became one of his city's leading voices for equality for all. The founding chief executive of the Minneapolis Urban Coalition and a twenty-year member of the city's school board, he was also one of the first black executives at a major Twin Cities corporation. Along the way he overcame polio, became the region's most successful amateur-boxing coach, led a historic church merger, founded a bank, served on the U.S. Olympic boxing committee, and campaigned as the city's first black mayoral candidate.

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