Dempsey Jerome Travis

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General Information

Name: Dempsey Jerome Travis

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1920 in Chicago, Illinois

Deceased: 2009 in Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Dempsey Travis was born and raised in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

In addition to his writing Travis actively participated in the Civil Rights Movement. He was president of the Chicago chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1959 to 1960. During the latter year he coordinated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s first civil rights march in Chicago.

Published Works

  • An Autobiography of Black Chicago, Urban Research Institute, 1981
  • An Autobiography of Black Jazz, Urban Research Institute, 1983
  • An Autobiography of Black Politics, Urban Research Institute, 1987
  • Real Estate Is the Gold in Your Future, Urban Research Press, 1988
  • Harold, The People`s Mayor; An Authorized Biography of Mayor Harold Washington, Urban Research Press, 1989
  • Racism, American Style, A Corporate Gift, Urban Research Press, 1991
  • I Refuse to Learn to Fail, The Autobiography of Dempsey J. Travis, Urban Research Press, 1992
  • They Heard a Thousand Thunders, Urban Research Press, 1999

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Autobiography of Black Chicago

ISBN: 0941484017
Release Date: 1991-03

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Autobiography of Black Jazz

ISBN: 0941484106
Release Date: 1983-06

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An Autobiography of Black Politics

ISBN: 094148405X
Release Date: 1987-01

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Real Estate Is the Gold in Your Future

ISBN: 0941484076
Release Date: 1988-01

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Harold, the People's Mayor: An Authorized Biography of Mayor Harold Washington

ISBN: 0941484084
Release Date: 1988-11

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Racism: American Style a Corporate Gift

ISBN: 0941484092
Release Date: 1990-08

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I Refuse to Learn to Fail: The Autobiography of Dempsey J. Travis

ISBN: 0941484122
Release Date: 1992-02

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