This African-American Life: A Memoir

This African-American Life: A Memoir

by Hugh B. Price


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780932112811
Publisher: Blair
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 901,943
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Price has held an array of positions of leadership during his life. After obtaining a B.A. from Amherst College, he graduated from Yale Law School. He began his career as a legal services lawyer representing low-income clients in New Haven, CT. During the turbulent 1960s, he served as the first executive director of the Black Coalition of New Haven. In 1978, he began his position as a member of the editorial board of The New York Times, where he wrote editorials on an array of political issues. He served as senior vice-president of WNET/Thirteen in New York, the nation’s largest public television station and in 1984, became director of all national production. In 1988, he was appointed vice-president of the Rockefeller Foundation, where he was instrumental in launching innovative youth initiatives. From 1994 to 2003, he served as president of the National Urban League. He then served as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and on the faculty of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University. He lives in New Rochelle, NY.

Table of Contents

Prologue vii

Chapter 1 The Village That Raised Me 1

Chapter 2 An Uncommon Man with Resilient Roots 11

Chapter 3 An Energizer Bunny with Fascinating Origins 22

Chapter 4 The National Pastime, All the Time 37

Chapter 5 One Giant Leap for Integration 50

Chapter 6 Laboratory in Democracy 59

Chapter 7 The Center of My Universe 70

Chapter 8 Training for the Law and for Life 79

Chapter 9 Moving toward the Mainstream 96

Chapter 10 The New York Times Knocks 104

Chapter 11 Let's Go to the Videotape 114

Chapter 12 Other People's Money 128

Chapter 13 The Military and Me 134

Chapter 14 There at the Creation 146

Chapter 15 A Dream Deferred Comes True 156

Chapter 16 Taking the Reins in Contentious Times 163

Chapter 17 My Speech Makes a Splash 170

Chapter 18 Spreading the Gospel of Achievement 183

Chapter 19 The Criminal Injustice System 204

Chapter 20 Affirmative Action and Other Fights 216

Chapter 21 Fringe Benefits 228

Chapter 22 Reflections on Leadership 236

Chapter 23 Denouement of an Adventuresome Career 247

Acknowledgments 257

References 259

Index 263

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