A Nickel and a Prayer (Regenerations) by Jane Edna Hunter,Rhondda Robinson Thomas,Joycelyn Moody

By Jane Edna Hunter,Rhondda Robinson Thomas,Joycelyn Moody

Virtually unknown open air of her followed native land of Cleveland, Ohio, Jane Edna Harris Hunter used to be the most influential African American social activists of the early-to mid-twentieth century. In her autobiography A Nickel and a Prayer, Hunter offers an enlightening two-part narrative that recalls her youth in post-Civil conflict South and her activist years in Cleveland. First released in 1940, Hunter’s autobiography remembers a youth jam-packed with the pleasures and pains of family members existence at the former plantation the place her ancestors had toiled, adventures and achievements in faculties for African American young children, exams and trials in the course of her short marriage, and popularity and recognize whereas finishing nursing education and legislation university. whilst sharing the tale of her existence as an activist, Hunter describes the big hindrances she overcame whereas constructing an interracial coalition to help the Phillis Wheatley organization and nurturing its progress from a rented domestic that supplied lodging for twenty-two girls to a nine-story construction that featured 100 and thirty-five rooms.   

This new and annotated variation of A Nickel and a Prayer includes the ultimate bankruptcy, “Fireside Musings,” that Hunter extra to the second one, constrained printing of her autobiography and an creation that lauds her as a multifaceted social activist who not just engaged in racial uplift paintings, yet impacted African American cultural creation, elevated better schooling possibilities for girls, and invigorated African American philanthropy. this significant textual content restores Jane Edna Harris Hunter to her rightful position between in demand African American race leaders of the 20 th century.

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