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June 12, 2019

Episode 25: Interview with Dr. David T. Beito

Liberty N U Wednesday! Interview with David T. Beito, Professor of History at the University of Alabama. We discuss T. R. M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer tells the remarkable story of one of the early leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. A renaissance man, T. R. M. Howard (1908-1976) was a respected surgeon, important black community leader, and successful businessman. Howard's story reveals the importance of the black middle class, their endurance and entrepreneurship in the midst of Jim Crow, and their critical role in the early Civil Rights Movement.

In this powerful biography, David T. Beito and Linda Royster Beito shine a light on the life and accomplishments of this civil rights leader. Howard founded black community organizations, organized civil rights rallies and boycotts, mentored Medgar Evers, antagonized the Ku Klux Klan, and helped lead the fight for justice for Emmett Till. Raised in poverty and witness to racial violence from a young age, Howard was passionate about justice and equality. Ambitious, zealous, and sometimes paradoxical, T. R. M. Howard provides a complete portrait of an important leader all too often forgotten.

More about T.R.M. Howard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m036GV88YJY

Where to find the book: https://www.amazon.com/David-T.-Beito/e/B001IXS7YY/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

 

 

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