Louisiana State University Press, (1991). First Edition, First Printing.
Seller ID: 1863mls
Octavo, orange cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, x + 384 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket jacket. From dust jacket: During World War II, influential black leaders, tired of discrimination in the defense industries and segregation in the armed forces, called for a massive demonstration of protest in the nation's capital. Concerned that the proposal 1941 March on Washington Movement would spark a racial violence, embarrass the government, or possibly even fracture the Democratic party, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, creating the President's Commi... View More...