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Author Johnson, Lyman T., 1906-1997.

Title The rest of the dream : the Black odyssey of Lyman Johnson / [edited by] Wade Hall
Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1988
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 230 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 2340 Muhammad Ali Boulevard; Dark Days in Columbia; On the Road to Higher Education; Way Up North in Louisville; An Iconoclast in the Classroom; Black & White Niggers; Lifting Bales & Other Vocations; Jim Crow Days; Lunch Counters & Flaming Crosses; Black Heroes; Blacks at the Ballot Box; Uncle Tom & George Wallace; The Battle's Not Over; All Colors Are Beautiful; Musings of a Militant Pacifist; The Religion of a Doubting Thomas; The Rest of the Dream; Index
Summary 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 citizenship became a guiding principle in Johnson's life. Johnson was almost forty-three when he won admis
Notes Includes index
Oral autobiography based on interviews from 1979 to 1987
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Subject Johnson, Lyman T., 1906-1997.
Johnson, Lyman T., 1906-1997.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Kentucky
African Americans -- Kentucky -- Biography
Civil rights workers -- Kentucky -- Biography
African Americans -- Civil rights.
African Americans.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical.
Civil rights workers.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Race relations.
Kentucky -- Race relations
Kentucky.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Hall, Wade, 1934-
ISBN 081315698X
9780813156989