13 AGAINST THE ODDS by Edwin R. Embree

13 AGAINST THE ODDS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author of Brown Americans continues his work for the Negro race in a collection of biographies of thirteen outstanding contemporary figures who have attained genuine success by any criterion. Chosen through a selected poll, they are Mary McLeod Bethune, educator; Richard Wright, author; Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, singers; Langston Hughes, poet; Du Bois, Statesman; Charles Johnson, sociologist; Mordecal Johnson, preacher-orator; Joe Louis, prize fighter; William Still, composer; A Philip Randolph, organizer; Walter White, Secretary of the NAACP; and George Washington Carver scientist and humanitarian. Personal history in even and interesting balance, as each one illustrates the barriers which have made their achievements even more memorable.

Pub Date: Feb. 13th, 1943
Publisher: Viking