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Overcoming: The Autobiography of W. Harry Davis
     

Overcoming: The Autobiography of W. Harry Davis

by W. Harry Davis, Lori Sturdevant (Editor)
 
 

W. Harry Davis has been a leading voice for civil rights in his native Minneapolis for more than four decades. Rising from the impoverished North Side ghetto of his childhood, he became the founding chief executive of the Minneapolis Urban Coalition, a twenty-year member of the citys school board, and one of the first black

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W. Harry Davis has been a leading voice for civil rights in his native Minneapolis for more than four decades. Rising from the impoverished North Side ghetto of his childhood, he became the founding chief executive of the Minneapolis Urban Coalition, a twenty-year member of the citys school board, and one of the first black executives at a major Twin Cities corporation. Along the way he overcame polio, became the regions most successful amateur boxing coach, led a historic church merger, founded a bank, served on the U.S. Olympic boxing committee, and campaigned as the citys first black mayoral candidate.

Daviss story serves as a reminder that the civil-rights movement was not confined to places like Selma and Birmingham, but also transformed lives for the better in Minneapolis and around the country. Told with Daviss characteristic generosity of spirit, it will also inspire hope in anyone who has ever wondered whether lifes obstacles can be overcome.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890434526
Publisher:
Afton Historical Society Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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