The Resource This African-American life, Hugh B. Price

This African-American life, Hugh B. Price

Label
This African-American life
Title
This African-American life
Statement of responsibility
Hugh B. Price
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""People who believe a problem can be solved tend to get busy solving it," William Raspberry wrote in the Washington Post in July 1994. "Hugh B. Price is a believer." This comment on Price's inaugural keynote address as head of the National Urban League proved prescient. During his tenure as president and CEO from 1994 to 2003, Price conceived and launched its Campaign for African-American Achievement, spearheaded pressure on the federal government to combat police brutality and racial profiling, vigorously defended affirmative action, and helped repair frayed relations between the black and Jewish communities. Yet his role with the League was just one among many for this impressive man. In This African-American Life, Price traces his forbears, among them Nero Hawley, who fought at Valley Forge under George Washington; George and Rebecca Latimer, who escaped slavery by stowing away on a boat and traveling north as master and slave; and Lewis Latimer, who worked with Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison and played a pivotal role in perfecting the light bulb. Price writes about his childhood in a segregated neighborhood near Howard University in Washington, his love of baseball, and his student days in a newly integrated high school and then at Amherst and Yale Law School. He covers his varied and highly successful careers, from his early days as a legal services lawyer and director of the Black Coalition in New Haven, Connecticut, to his time as an editorial writer at the New York Times, as senior vice president in charge of national production at America's largest public television station, as a vice president at the Rockefeller Foundation, and as a faculty member of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Price, Hugh B
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.P88
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Price, Hugh B
  • National Urban League
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African American intellectuals
  • African American lawyers
  • Civil rights workers
Target audience
adult
Label
This African-American life, Hugh B. Price
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The village that raised me -- An uncommon man with resilient roots -- An Energizer bunny with fascinating origins -- The national pastime, all the time -- One giant leap for integration -- Laboratory in democracy -- The center of my universe -- Training for the law and for life -- Moving toward the mainstream -- The New York Times knocks -- Let's go to the videotape -- Other people's money -- The military and me -- There at the creation -- A dream deferred comes true -- Taking the reins in contentious times -- My speech makes a splash -- Spreading the gospel of achievement -- The criminal injustice system -- Affirmative action and other fights -- Fringe benefits -- Reflections on leadership -- Denouement of an adventuresome career
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 274 pages
Isbn
9780895876911
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017004144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)974567606
  • 1583969
  • (OCoLC)ocn974567606
  • 1583969
  • 1800403
Label
This African-American life, Hugh B. Price
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The village that raised me -- An uncommon man with resilient roots -- An Energizer bunny with fascinating origins -- The national pastime, all the time -- One giant leap for integration -- Laboratory in democracy -- The center of my universe -- Training for the law and for life -- Moving toward the mainstream -- The New York Times knocks -- Let's go to the videotape -- Other people's money -- The military and me -- There at the creation -- A dream deferred comes true -- Taking the reins in contentious times -- My speech makes a splash -- Spreading the gospel of achievement -- The criminal injustice system -- Affirmative action and other fights -- Fringe benefits -- Reflections on leadership -- Denouement of an adventuresome career
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 274 pages
Isbn
9780895876911
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017004144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)974567606
  • 1583969
  • (OCoLC)ocn974567606
  • 1583969
  • 1800403

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