By Judy Scales-Trent
An intimate portrait of the lifetime of a black guy who lived from simply after emancipation to the boycotts and sit-ins of the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties — this booklet not just tells of his trip from the farm to a management place within the black heart category, it additionally describes this global he got here to inhabit. via interviews with kinfolk, relations acquaintances, and previous scholars and lecturers at Livingstone collage, the reader will come to grasp him via his marriages and his losses, his little ones and his pals, his love of song and his love of books.
Born in 1873, raised in western North Carolina by way of kin who have been slaves, William Johnson Trent begun his existence as a sharecropper and could cross directly to turn into probably the most very important leaders in what was once then referred to as the coloured Men's division of the YMCA, a firm created to aid younger males make the transition from farm to urban. He then turned president of Livingstone collage, a black university created by way of the AME Zion Church.
Trent was once capable of make this kind of radical switch in his lifestyles simply because by the point he was once a tender guy, the black group had created those associations in western North Carolina to coach and consultant black formative years. The AME Zion Church created Livingstone university in Salisbury in 1882. by means of 1883 there has been a black Y in Charlotte. Trent spent his lifestyles operating inside of those enterprises, supporting them enhance and thrive. He additionally helped create a brand new black establishment while, in 1944, he grew to become one of many founders of the United Negro university Fund.
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A Black Man's Journey from Sharecropper to College President: The Life and Work of William Johnson Trent, 1873-1963 by Judy Scales-Trent