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The Resource Farther along : a civil rights memoir, Marvin Caplan

Farther along : a civil rights memoir, Marvin Caplan

Label
Farther along : a civil rights memoir
Title
Farther along
Title remainder
a civil rights memoir
Statement of responsibility
Marvin Caplan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Farther Along is the intimate retelling of one passionate liberal's lifelong work to change society. Over four decades, Marvin Caplan - white, Jewish, male, a native northernercrafted his career, volunteered his free time, chose his neighborhood, and raised his children against the yardstick of racial justice
  • In his memoir, Caplan doesn't paint himself a hero for his actions. "Picketing, for me," he admits, "was a painful obligation." He describes qualms about risking his job to protest alongside Mary Church Terrell for the desegregation of Washington's public eating establishments, about sending his children to a school 90 percent black, and, in the early cold war years, about associating with integrationists of Communist bent. Still, a sense of purpose so self-evidently right energized Caplan and others at the grass-roots level, and he renders with compelling eloquence the endless hours of picketing, protesting, meeting, stuffing and mailing, organizing, arguing and advocating - as well as the less public moments of quietly living one's convictions
  • Today this self-described "blinkered optimist" remains rooted to his racially mixed neighborhood and committed to the causes to which he devoted years of work. In an era when "unstylish beliefs" like Caplan's provoke cynicism and dejection, his story brings the refreshing reminder and the encouraging viewpoint that forty years later we're "farther along" and "we'll understand it all by and by."
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1919-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Caplan, Marvin Harold
Dewey number
  • 323/.092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.98.C37
LC item number
A3 1999
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • Caplan, Marvin Harold
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
Farther along : a civil rights memoir, Marvin Caplan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes 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
  • pt. V.
  • Back to Old Stamping Grounds, 1981-
  • pt. I.
  • From Philadelphia to Richmond, 1941-1951
  • pt. II.
  • Washington, D.C.: The Fight to Desegregate the Restaurants, 1951-1953
  • pt. III.
  • Washington, D.C.: Neighbors, Incorporated, 1957
  • pt. IV.
  • The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, 1963-1981
Control code
40575214
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 286 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780807123522
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98050883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Farther along : a civil rights memoir, Marvin Caplan
Publication
Note
Includes 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
  • pt. V.
  • Back to Old Stamping Grounds, 1981-
  • pt. I.
  • From Philadelphia to Richmond, 1941-1951
  • pt. II.
  • Washington, D.C.: The Fight to Desegregate the Restaurants, 1951-1953
  • pt. III.
  • Washington, D.C.: Neighbors, Incorporated, 1957
  • pt. IV.
  • The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, 1963-1981
Control code
40575214
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 286 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780807123522
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98050883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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