Silver, Samuel M. ; Ezekiel Schloss

Published by [New York]; KTAV Pub. House, 1964
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Original Cloth. 16mo. 75 pages. 16 cm. First edition. The Jewish President of the NAACP. Edited by Samuel M. Silver; illuminations by Ezekiel Schloss. Inspirational sayings culled from great Jewish books; 34 subject areas, illustrated throughout. With gift dedication inscribed by Emily and Kivie Kaplan on endpage (dated 11/23/68) , with gilt debossed "Compliments of Emily & Kivie Kaplan" on cloth. "Kivie Kaplan was born on April 1, 1904 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the youngest of three sons of Benjamin and Celia (Solomont) Kaplan. He attended English High School and Bryant and Stratton School in Boston. In 1924, Kivie Kaplan and his brothers, Joseph and Archie, took over their father's leather businesses. The businesses run by the Kaplans were models of management-labor cooperation. The employees participated in a profit-sharing program which paid out several million dollars over the years. Suggestions from employees were encouraged and rewarded. Everyone in the plants, including the executives, ate in the same dining room and was provided free lunches. Kaplan successfully helped run the tanneries until 1962 when he retired to devote all of his time to philanthropic work. He had joined the N. A. A. C. P. In 1932 and was elected to the National Board in 1954. He was also the National Chairman of the N. A. A. C. P. Life Membership Committee and active on life memberships dramatically increased from a few hundred to several hundred thousand. In 1966, he was elected as President of the N. A. A. C. P. And held that post until his death. As President of the N. A. A. C. P. , Kaplan actively worked to make the organization successful. He spoke throughout the United States on its behalf and sought financial contributions wherever he could. Kaplan was trustee of two black colleges: Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and Tougaloo College in Mississippi. Kivie Kaplan was also involved in Jewish affairs and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (U. A. H. C. ) . He was a member of the U. A. H. C. 's Executive Committee as well as its Social Action Commission. He contributed large sums of money to the Jewish Memorial Hospital in Boston and Brandeis University. The Religious Action Center of U. A. H. C. In Washington, DC was built with money donated by Kaplan and his wife, Emily. " (Finding Aid to the Kivie Kaplan Papers; Manuscript Collection No. 26; American Jewish Archives) . Subjects: Judaism - Quotations, maxims, etc. Light soiling to cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-44-8) Amr4, art2, spec6. (ja). Bookseller Inventory # 31546

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Publisher: [New York]; KTAV Pub. House

Publication Date: 1964

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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