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The Rest of the Dream: The Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson

The Rest of the Dream: The Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson

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" In The Rest of the Dream, Lyman Johnson, grassroots civil rights leader, tells his own story. All four of Johnson's grandparents were slaves in Tennessee. Yet his father was a college graduate, principal of a black school, and the inspiration for his son's love of justice. Lyman Johnson was born in 1906 during the darkest days of segregation. He learned from his father not to sit in the "crow's nest" reserved for blacks in his hometown movie theater. This refusal to accept second-class citizen

Author: Wade Hall
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Published: 11/17/1988
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.22lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.75d
ISBN: 9780813116747

About the Author

Wade Hall is professor of English at Bellarmine College. He is the editor of the Kentucky Poetry Review and has written extensively on southern literature and history.

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