Individual Author Record
Name: Vibert Leslie WhitePen Name: Vibert L. White Genre: C:ADULT Born: 1958 in New York, New York Sites:
Illinois ConnectionWhite lives in Springfield, Illinois and is a professor at the University of Illinois, Springfield.
Biographical and Professional InformationWhite, Jr. is Associate Professor and Chair of the African-American Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He has received international attention with his book ''Inside the Nation of Islam: A Historical and Personal Testimony of a Black Muslim''. Many books have been written about the Nation of Islam, but few offer personal accounts of life within the Nation. White is no longer a member of the movement, but he draws upon his personal experience working with Louis Farrakhan to present the group's history and evolution. Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes wrote the forward to White's book.
*''Developing a "school" of civil rights lawyers: From the New Deal to the New Frontier'', Unknown Binding, 1988*''Inside the Nation, A Personal and Historical Testimony of a Black Muslim'', University of Florida Press, 2001