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The Black Boy of Atlanta by HAYNES, Elizabeth Ross - 1952

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The Black Boy of Atlanta by HAYNES, Elizabeth Ross - 1952

The Black Boy of Atlanta

by HAYNES, Elizabeth Ross

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Boston: House of Edinboro, 1952. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Octavo. 237pp. Frontispiece portrait. Fine in attractive near fine dustwrapper with very small nicks and tears near the crown. The biography of Major Richard Robert Wright, who was portrayed by John Greenleaf Whittier in his poem "Howard at Atlanta," as "the black boy of Atlanta", and who later put himself through college, became an educator and civil rights organizer, went into politics, became Minister Plenipotentiary to Liberia, served as a major in the Spanish-American War, and later became a journalist, lecturer, and businessman, founding a successful bank.
  • Bookseller Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
  • Book Condition Used - Fine
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  • Publisher House of Edinboro
  • Place of Publication Boston
  • Date Published 1952
  • Keywords African-Americana, Biographies, Vintage Dustjackets, Southern Authors & Settings

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1852. HAYNES, Elizabeth Ross. The Black Boy of Atlanta. Boston: The House of Edinboro, [1952]. 1st ed. 237pp Portrait frontis., portraits, plates. Orig.. cloth, non-priceclipped d/j. Some waterstaining to d/j, spine panel chipped, faint water stain to top free corner of first few leaves, else every good. Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: "With great appreciation of our friend-Miss Florence Reed-and her years of service. Elizabeth Ross Haynes, March 25, 1953." Biography of Major Richard Robert Wright. Wright, born enslaved, was an American military officer, educator and college president, politician, civil rights advocate, and banking entrepreneur. Blockson 2299.
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