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The Scholar and the Struggle: Lawrence Reddick's Crusade for Black History and Black Power

David A. Varel

Abstract

Lawrence Reddick (1910–1995) was among the most notable African American intellectuals of his generation. The second curator of the Schomburg Library and a University of Chicago PhD, Reddick helped spearhead Carter G. Woodson's black history movement in the 1930s, guide the Double Victory campaign during World War II, lead the Southern Christian Leadership Conference during the Cold War, mentor Martin Luther King Jr. throughout his entire public life, direct the Opportunities Industrialization Center Institute during the 1960s, and forcefully confront institutional racism within academia durin ... More

Keywords: Lawrence Reddick, African American Intellectuals, Schomburg Library, University of Chicago, Carter G. Woodson, Martin Luther King Jr., Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Black Freedom Struggle, Opportunities Industrialization Center, W. E. B. Du Bois

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469660967
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660967.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David A. Varel, author
Metropolitan State University-Denver