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 Sixties — this ebook not just tells of his trip from the farm to a management place within the black heart type, it additionally describes this international he got here to inhabit. via interviews with relations, relations buddies, and previous scholars and academics at Livingstone university, the reader will come to understand him via his marriages and his losses, his teenagers and his associates, his love of track and his love of books.
Born in 1873, raised in western North Carolina via family who have been slaves, William Johnson Trent begun his lifestyles as a sharecropper and could move directly to develop into the most vital leaders in what used to be then referred to as the coloured Men's division of the YMCA, a company created to assist younger males make the transition from farm to urban. He then grew to become president of Livingstone collage, a black college created through the AME Zion Church.
Trent was once capable of make this kind of radical swap in his existence simply because by the point he was once a tender guy, the black group had created those associations in western North Carolina to teach and advisor black early life. The AME Zion Church created Livingstone collage in Salisbury in 1882. by means of 1883 there has been a black Y in Charlotte. Trent spent his lifestyles operating inside of those organisations, supporting them boost and thrive. He additionally helped create a brand new black establishment while, in 1944, he turned one of many founders of the United Negro collage 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