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Aaron Henry: The Fire Ever Burning (Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies)

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Although Aaron Henry (1922-1997) was one of the nation's major grassroots fighters in the freedom movement on local, state, and national levels, his name has not yet been accorded its full recognition. This book reveals why Aaron Henry should be acknowledged, in the ranks of Fannie Lou Hamer and Medgar Evers, as a truly influential crusader.

Long before many of his contemporaries, he was a civil rights activist, but he preferred to stay out of the limelight. A certified pharmacist and owner of Fourth Street Drug Store in Clarksdale, he considered himself a down-home businessman who must not leave Mississippi. Although he was a key figure in bringing Head Start, housing, employment, and health service to his state, his tact and his quiet diplomacy garnered him less attention than more radical protesters received.

Born in the age of segregation in the Mississippi Delta, the son of a sharecropper, he became state president of the NAACP in 1959. He was able, more than any previous leader, to unite Mississippi blacks, despite diversities of age, ideology, and class, in confronting white supremacy. He spearheaded the formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO). Some activists criticized him for urging protesters to take the middle ground between the NAACP's conservative position and SNCC's militant activism. Facing recurring death threats, thirty-three jailings, and Klan bombings of his home and drugstore, Henry remained stalwart and courageous. John Dittmer describes him as a "conservative militant," willing not only to risk his life but also to compromise on issues of strategy even when doing so led to alienation from outspoken activists.

Constance Curry has shaped this personal narrative of a brave and underacknowledged man who helped to change his state forever. To his candid story, transcribed from interviews he gave two young historians in 1965, Curry adds new material from her own interviews with his family, friends, and political associates. Henry's prophetic voice documents a momentous period in African American history that extends from the Great Depression through the civil rights movement in the pivotal 1960s.

Constance Curry is the author of Silver Rights, winner of the Lillian Smith Book Award in 1996. She lives in Atlanta.

Synopsis:

The memoir of a fearless black leader in the civil rights struggle in Mississippi

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578062126
Other:
Henry, Aaron
Other:
Curry, Constance
Introduction by:
Dittmer, John
Introduction:
Dittmer, John
Author:
Dittmer, John
Author:
Henry, Aaron
Author:
Curry, Constance
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Location:
Jackson :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Sports - Baseball
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Civil rights workers
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Civil rights movements
Subject:
Clarksdale
Subject:
African American civil rights workers
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Mississippi Race relations.
Subject:
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi.
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Copyright:
Series:
Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies
Series Volume:
105-394
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
9.26x6.27x1.02 in. 1.36 lbs.

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