Beyond Racism: Building an Open Society [*SIGNED*]
by Young, Whitney M., Jr.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company. Near Fine in Very Good dj. (c.1969). First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [nice tight clean copy, just minimal handling wear to book; jacket shows a bit of edgewear, moderate rubbing/scuffing, tiny tears and a bit of dog-earing at top of spine] INSCRIBED ("To / ____________ / with sincere appreciation") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Young, Executive Director of the National Urban League from 1961 until his accidental death by drowning in Nigeria in 1971, was a major civil rights leader who helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, and served as an advisor to Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. He enjoyed a particularly close relationship with LBJ, who bestowed upon him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. Although a proponent of working within the system to advance the civil rights agenda, he resisted entering politics himself, at one point rebuffing a tentative offer of a Cabinet position in the Nixon Administation. Signed by Author . (Inventory #: 17406)
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