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Two Colored Women with the American Expeditionary Forces/William Alphaeus Hunton: A Pioneer Prophet of Young Men

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Addle Waites Hunton (1875-1943) was an activist for the rights of African Americans during the first half of the twentieth century. Her biography of her husband, William Alphaeus Hunton, an executive for the YMCA and the first black secretary of the international committee of that organization, was published in 1938. After her husband's death in 1916, Hunton became involved in the YMCA's work abroad serving black troops during World War I; Two Colored Women with the American Expeditionary Forces (1920) is her ...
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Overview

Addle Waites Hunton (1875-1943) was an activist for the rights of African Americans during the first half of the twentieth century. Her biography of her husband, William Alphaeus Hunton, an executive for the YMCA and the first black secretary of the international committee of that organization, was published in 1938. After her husband's death in 1916, Hunton became involved in the YMCA's work abroad serving black troops during World War I; Two Colored Women with the American Expeditionary Forces (1920) is her memoir of these experiences, written with her co-worker Kathryn Johnson.
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This portion of a 31-volume series showcasing African American women writers provides twin offerings. The biographical account of the first black secretary of the YMCA's international committee related by his wife, is paired with her and her co-worker's reissued memoir chronicling the former's extension of Mr. Hunton's work serving black troops abroad during World War I after his death in 1916. Addie Waites Hunton (1875-1943), the only black student in her 1889 college class, was a noteworthy advocate for African Americans in her own right. Johnson was an early field worker for the NAACP. For readers in African American Studies and beyond. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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