Individual Author Record
Name: Lerone Bennett, Jr.Pen Name: Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: 1928 in Clarksdale, Mississippi Sites:
Illinois ConnectionBennett moved to Chicago in 1952 when he began his work as an associate editor at Jet magazine. He lived there until his death. He received an Honorary Degree from the University of Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationLerone Bennett, Jr., was a prolific writer and social historian, who has served on the editorial staff of Ebony for over 50 years. He authored articles, poems, short stories, and over nine books on African American history and political challenges facing blacks. Bennett skillfully explored United States racial history and its struggle for equality.
*''What Manner of Man, A Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.'', Johnson Publishing, 1964*''The Negro Mood'', Johnson Publishing, 1964*''Black Power USA: The Human Side Of Reconstruction'', Johnson Publishing, 1967*''Pioneers in Protest'', Johnson Publishing, 1968*''Before the Mayflower, A History of Black America'', Johnson Publishing, 1969*''The Challenge of Blackness'', Johnson Publishing, 1972*''The Shaping of Black America: The Struggles and Triumphs of African-Americans, 1619-1990s'', Penguin, 1993*''Great Moments in Black History: Wade in the Water'', Johnson Publishing, 2000*''Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream,'' Johnson Publishing, 2000