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The Resource The spirit of an activist : the life and work of Isaiah Dequincey Newman, edited by Sadye L.M. Logan ; foreword by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. ; prologue by James E. Clyburn

The spirit of an activist : the life and work of Isaiah Dequincey Newman, edited by Sadye L.M. Logan ; foreword by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. ; prologue by James E. Clyburn

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The spirit of an activist : the life and work of Isaiah Dequincey Newman
Title
The spirit of an activist
Title remainder
the life and work of Isaiah Dequincey Newman
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sadye L.M. Logan ; foreword by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. ; prologue by James E. Clyburn
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Spirit of an Activist chronicles the life and distinguished career of Isaiah DeQuincey Newman (1911-1985), a Protestant pastor, civil rights leader, and South Carolina statesman. Known as a tenacious advocate for racial equality, Newman was also renowned for his diplomatic skills when working with opponents and his advocacy of nonviolent protest over confrontation. His leadership and dedication to peaceful change played an important role in the dismantling of segregation in South Carolina. The thirteen narratives in this volume by such diverse contributors as Richard W. Riley, William Saunders, Esther Nell Witherspoon, and Donald L. Fowler attest to Newman's impact on South Carolina. Editor Sadye L.M. Logan orchestrates these many contributions into an informative, moving, and sometimes passionate collage of Newman's challenges, triumphs, and small and significant everyday acts of courage. Through this collection Logan takes the reader on an extraordinary journey from Newman's childhood in Darlington County, South Carolina, to his death at the age of seventy-four. Along that journey Newman led the state's African Americans to join the Democratic Party and was a delegate to several Democratic Presidential Conventions. In 1983 he became the first African American South Carolinian elected to the State Senate in nearly a century. The Spirit of an Activist is essentially biographical, but it uses a diverse chorus of voices to capture Newman's rich and varied contributions in transforming South Carolina's rigid and unjust social systems. His quiet dignity and appeals to reason won him the confidence, and ultimately the support, of key white political and economic leaders. In effect Newman served both as chief strategist for the protest movement and as chief negotiator at the conference table, becoming the "unofficial liaison" between South Carolina's African American citizens and the state's white power structure. In the years that followed formal desegregation, Newman remained active in politics and became a trusted confidant of state leaders, many of whom are featured in this volume. The Spirit of an Activist includes a foreword by attorney and civil rights activist Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., and a prologue by South Carolina congressman James E. Clyburn, both personal friends of Newman who worked with him during the civil rights struggle. Contributors: Gloria Blackwell (Rackley), Tanya S. Brice, Millicent E. Brown, Wallace Brown, Sr., James E. Clyburn, G. Robert Cook, Carrie Crawford Washington, Donald L. Fowler, Karen Ross Grant, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Sadye L.M. Logan, Robert E. McNair, Josephine A. McRant, Jerome Noble, Matthew J. Perry, Jr., Harrison Reardon, Richard W. Riley, Wim Roefs, Alex Sanders, William "Bill" Saunders, Hiram Spain, Jr., James S. Thomas, Isaac "Ike" W. Williams, Esther Nell Knuckles Glymph Witherspoon"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
328.73/092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F275.42.N49
LC item number
S68 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Logan, Sadye Louise
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  • Newman, I. DeQuincy
  • South Carolina
  • African American legislators
  • Legislators
  • African American political activists
  • Methodist Church
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • South Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Newman, I. DeQuincy
  • South Carolina
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists
  • African American legislators
  • African American political activists
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Legislators
  • Methodist Church
  • Politics and government
  • Race relations
  • South Carolina
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The spirit of an activist : the life and work of Isaiah Dequincey Newman, edited by Sadye L.M. Logan ; foreword by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. ; prologue by James E. Clyburn
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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9781611173284
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Label
The spirit of an activist : the life and work of Isaiah Dequincey Newman, edited by Sadye L.M. Logan ; foreword by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. ; prologue by James E. Clyburn
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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877868665
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611173284
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctv6vrz4c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)877868665

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