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The Resource John Hervey Wheeler, black banking, and the economic struggle for civil rights, Brandon K. Winford

John Hervey Wheeler, black banking, and the economic struggle for civil rights, Brandon K. Winford

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John Hervey Wheeler, black banking, and the economic struggle for civil rights
Title
John Hervey Wheeler, black banking, and the economic struggle for civil rights
Statement of responsibility
Brandon K. Winford
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John Hervey Wheeler (1908-1978) was one of the civil rights movement's most influential leaders. In articulating a bold vision of regional prosperity grounded in full citizenship and economic power for African Americans, this banker, lawyer, and visionary would play a key role in the fight for racial and economic equality throughout North Carolina. Utilizing previously unexamined sources from the John Hervey Wheeler Collection at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, this biography explores the black freedom struggle through the life of North Carolina's most influential black power broker. After graduating from Morehouse College, Wheeler returned to Durham and began a decades-long career at Mechanics and Farmers (M&F) Bank. He started as a teller and rose to become bank president in 1952. In 1961, President Kennedy appointed Wheeler to the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, a position in which he championed equal rights for African Americans and worked with Vice President Johnson to draft civil rights legislation. One of the first blacks to attain a high position in the state's Democratic Party, Wheeler became the state party's treasurer in 1968, and then its financial director. Wheeler urged North Carolina's white financial advisors to steer the region toward the end of Jim Crow segregation for economic reasons. Straddling the line between confrontation and negotiation, Wheeler pushed for increased economic opportunity for African Americans while reminding the white South that its future was linked to the plight of black southerners"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
PUL
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Winford, Brandon K
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.93.N6
LC item number
W56 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Civil rights and the struggle for black equality in the twentieth century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wheeler, John H.
  • United States
  • Democratic Party (N.C.)
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • African American bankers
  • Bankers
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • North Carolina
  • Democratic Party (N.C.)
  • United States
  • African American bankers
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Bankers
  • Civil rights workers
  • North Carolina
  • North Carolina
Label
John Hervey Wheeler, black banking, and the economic struggle for civil rights, Brandon K. Winford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-317) 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
From Slavery to Middle-Class Respectability -- Black Business Activism in the Great Depression -- The Battle for Educational Equality in the Postwar New South -- Direct Action and the Search for "Freedom of Movement" -- Equal Employment, Voting Rights, and Public Policy at the National Level -- Urban Renewal and the Prospects of a Free and Open Society
Control code
1118976750
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 337 pages
Isbn
9780813178257
Lccn
2019037387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimile, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1118976750
Label
John Hervey Wheeler, black banking, and the economic struggle for civil rights, Brandon K. Winford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-317) 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
From Slavery to Middle-Class Respectability -- Black Business Activism in the Great Depression -- The Battle for Educational Equality in the Postwar New South -- Direct Action and the Search for "Freedom of Movement" -- Equal Employment, Voting Rights, and Public Policy at the National Level -- Urban Renewal and the Prospects of a Free and Open Society
Control code
1118976750
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 337 pages
Isbn
9780813178257
Lccn
2019037387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimile, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1118976750

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