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The Resource Unexampled courage : the blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring, Richard Gergel

Unexampled courage : the blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring, Richard Gergel

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Unexampled courage : the blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring
Title
Unexampled courage
Title remainder
the blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring
Statement of responsibility
Richard Gergel
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A nonfiction book detailing the case of Isaac Woodard, its influence on Judge J. Waties Waring, and how Waring went on to lay the groundwork for landmark civil rights rulings"--
  • February 12, 1946. Sergeant Isaac Woodard, a decorated African American veteran, was removed from a Greyhound bus in Batesburg, South Carolina after challenging the driver's treatment of him. He was arrested by the local police chief, Lynwood Shull, and beaten and blinded while in custody. Outraged, President Harry Truman established the first presidential commission on civil rights; the Justice Department filed criminal charges against Shull. An all-white journey acquitted Shull, but Judge Waring was conscience-stricken and began to challenge the foundations of racial segregation. Gergel details the racial awakening of President Truman and Judge Waring, and traces their influential roles in changing the course of America's civil rights history. -- adapted from jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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PUL
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Gergel, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Waring, Julius Waties
  • Woodard, Isaac
  • Waring, Julius Waties
  • African American soldiers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • South Carolina
  • African Americans
  • Trials
  • South Carolina
  • United States
Label
Unexampled courage : the blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring, Richard Gergel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a collision of two worlds -- Part I : The blinding. A tragic detour -- A wave of terror -- "The place was Batesburg" -- The bystander government -- Part II : The awakening. "My God ... we have to do something" -- The Isaac Woodard road show -- The gradualist -- A "baptism in racial prejudice" -- Part III : The call to action. "I shall fight to end evil like this" -- "We know the way. We need only the will" -- Confronting the American dilemma -- There will be no fines -- Fighting the "battle royal" -- Driving the "last nail in the coffin of segregation" -- Conclusion : unexampled courage
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374107895
Lccn
2018021690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
40028871945
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1036096926
Label
Unexampled courage : the blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring, Richard Gergel
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
Introduction : a collision of two worlds -- Part I : The blinding. A tragic detour -- A wave of terror -- "The place was Batesburg" -- The bystander government -- Part II : The awakening. "My God ... we have to do something" -- The Isaac Woodard road show -- The gradualist -- A "baptism in racial prejudice" -- Part III : The call to action. "I shall fight to end evil like this" -- "We know the way. We need only the will" -- Confronting the American dilemma -- There will be no fines -- Fighting the "battle royal" -- Driving the "last nail in the coffin of segregation" -- Conclusion : unexampled courage
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374107895
Lccn
2018021690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
40028871945
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1036096926

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