By Judy Scales-Trent
An intimate portrait of the lifetime of a black guy who lived from simply after emancipation to the boycotts and sit-ins of the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties — this ebook not just tells of his trip from the farm to a management place within the black center classification, it additionally describes this international he got here to inhabit. via interviews with relatives, family members associates, and previous scholars and lecturers at Livingstone collage, the reader will come to grasp him via his marriages and his losses, his little ones and his associates, his love of tune and his love of books.
Born in 1873, raised in western North Carolina by means of family who have been slaves, William Johnson Trent began his existence as a sharecropper and may pass directly to develop into probably the most vital leaders in what used to be then referred to as the coloured Men's division of the YMCA, a firm created to aid younger males make the transition from farm to urban. He then turned president of Livingstone collage, a black college created via the AME Zion Church.
Trent was once capable of make this sort of radical swap in his lifestyles simply because by the point he was once a tender guy, the black neighborhood had created those associations in western North Carolina to teach and consultant black early life. The AME Zion Church created Livingstone university in Salisbury in 1882. by way of 1883 there has been a black Y in Charlotte. Trent spent his lifestyles operating inside those corporations, assisting them boost and thrive. He additionally helped create a brand new black establishment whilst, in 1944, he grew to become one of many founders of the United Negro university Fund.
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A Black Man's Journey from Sharecropper to College President: The Life and Work of William Johnson Trent, 1873-1963 by Judy Scales-Trent