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Lillian Walker Washington Civil Rights Pioneer

John C. Hughes

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ISBN 10: 1889320226 / ISBN 13: 9781889320229
Published by Washington State Legacy Project, U.S.A., 2010
Condition: As New Soft cover
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Biography.Washington State Heritage Center Legacy Project. The book is straight, tight with no marks noted. Pasted down Legacy Project sticker on back side of front cover shows signatures of both the author and Lillian Walker. This is Number 45. A Biography and Oral History. Lillian Walker candidly shares the profoundly offensive racial epithets she encountered growing up, particularly in the early years of the civil rights struggle in Kitsap County. She has devoted her life to educating people about the evils of racism. A profoundly moving book filled with many illustrations. Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit environmental restoration and education. Bookseller Inventory # 004029

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Title: Lillian Walker Washington Civil Rights ...

Publisher: Washington State Legacy Project, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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When Lillian Walker arrived in Bremerton Washington in 1941 from Illinois she never expected to encounter racism in the Northwest. A charter member of the Bremerton branch of the NAACP, she has been fighting prejudice ever since and winning. She continues her work at age 97. Her devotion has inspired generations and helped change the face of her old shipyard town.

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John C. Hughes an award-winning reporter editor and publisher became chief historian for The Legacy Project in 2008. He is a trustee of the Washington State Historical Society and has contributed to several Northwest history books, including On The Harbor: From Black Friday to Nirvana. Previous Legacy Project books include Booth Who? A Biography of Booth Gardner and Nancy Evans First Rate First Lady.

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