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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
In this superb work which is the first full-scale biography of a man who played a major role in the drama that is African American history, Dickson D. Bruce, Jr. emerges as both a master of archival detective work and story-telling. This professor of history at the University of California at Irvine depicts lucidly why Grimké, though not of the stature of Booker T. Washington or W.E.B. DuBois, ”was a major figure of his time" and that "his thought and actions were considered of great significance by his contemporaries." "His life,” Bruce sums up quite aptly, ”was a testimony to his efforts to confront both the demands and limitations posed by the racist world in which he had to live“.
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