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By Judy Scales-Trent

ISBN-10: 194254538X

ISBN-13: 9781942545385

ISBN-10: 1942545460

ISBN-13: 9781942545460

An intimate portrait of the lifetime of a black guy who lived from simply after emancipation to the boycotts and sit-ins of the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties — this publication not just tells of his trip from the farm to a management place within the black heart classification, it additionally describes this international he got here to inhabit. via interviews with relations, relatives pals, and previous scholars and academics at Livingstone university, the reader will come to grasp him via his marriages and his losses, his young children and his acquaintances, his love of song and his love of books.

Born in 1873, raised in western North Carolina by way of relations who were slaves, William Johnson Trent all started his existence as a sharecropper and may cross directly to turn into some of the most vital leaders in what used to be then known as the coloured Men's division of the YMCA, a firm created to aid younger males make the transition from farm to urban. He then turned president of Livingstone collage, a black university created by means of the AME Zion Church.

Trent was once in a position to make any such radical swap in his lifestyles simply because by the point he used to be a tender guy, the black group had created those associations in western North Carolina to teach and consultant black early life. The AME Zion Church created Livingstone university in Salisbury in 1882. by way of 1883 there has been a black Y in Charlotte. Trent spent his existence operating inside those enterprises, supporting them increase and thrive. He additionally helped create a brand new black establishment while, in 1944, he turned one of many founders of the United Negro university Fund.

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