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BENNETT, LERONE, 1928-
Lerone Bennett papers

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

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Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/cr2j9


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bennett, Lerone, 1928-
Title: Lerone Bennett papers
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1240
Extent: 11.75 linear ft. 13 boxes, 2 oversized paper (OP), 1 oversized bound volume (OBV), and AV Masters: 1 linear foot (1 box, originally box 10)
Abstract:Papers of African American author and journalist Lerone Bennett, including correspondence, writings by Bennett, subject files, printed material, photographs and audiovisual material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Box 11, material relating to John Johnson, is closed to researchers for 10 years or until the death of the donor. Material relating to Gwendolyn Brooks is also restricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase, 2012.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Lerone Bennett papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Lerone Bennett (1928-), African American author and journalist, is a native of Mississippi and a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. After his graduation in 1949, he worked as a reporter for the Atlanta Daily World, and in 1953 he moved to Chicago to work for Johnson Publishing. In the course of his career he was an editor for both Jet and Ebony, eventually rising to executive editor of Ebony in 1987. He has also written numerous books, including Before the Mayflower (1962), What Manner of Man (1967) and Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream (2000).

Lerone Bennett (1928-), African American author and journalist, is a native of Mississippi and a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. After his graduation in 1949, he worked as a reporter for the Atlanta Daily World, and in 1953 he moved to Chicago to work for Johnson Publishing. In the course of his career he was an editor for both Jet and Ebony, eventually rising to executive editor of Ebony in 1987. He has also written numerous books, including Before the Mayflower (1962), What Manner of Man (1967) and Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream (2000).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Lerone Bennett, including correspondence, writings by Bennett, subject files, printed material, photographs and audiovisual material. Audiovisual material in the collection consists of both sound and video recordings.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Biographical information; correspondence; family papers; photographs
2 - Martin Luther King and Benjamin Mays material [including writings by Bennett about both]; printed material
3 - Writings by Bennett: book length
4 - Writings by Bennett: articles, speeches, lectures
5 - Writings by Bennett: articles, speeches, lectures
6 - Subject files [including John Johnson]
7 - Writings by Bennett: articles, speeches, lectures
8 - Photographs; Frederick Douglass research files; mixed files
9 - Photographs; mixed files
AV1 - Audiovisual material
AV1 - Chicago Feedback with James Van Der Zee, Lerone Bennett Jr., and Marva Collins, WTTW Chicago
AV1 - C-SPAN2 Chicago State, Booktv, Lerone Bennett, October 26, 2002, and Carol Berkin, November 13, 2002 [original: S-VHS]
AV1 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Tribute, The Oprah Winfrey Show, guests Lerone Bennett Jr,. Dorothy Cotton, C.T. Vivian, Ralph Abernathy, January 16, 1989
AV1 - Ebony Men's Day, Hilton New York and Towers, Lerone Bennett Jr. Speech, panelists Howard Dodson, Harold Holzer, William Strickland, Eric Foner, June 9, 2001
AV1 - Festac '77, tape 1 of 4, side A, 1977 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Festac '77, tape 1 of 4, side B, 1977 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Festac '77, tape 2 of 4, side A, 1977 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Festac '77, tape 2 of 4, side B, 1977 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Festac '77, tape 3 of 4, side A, 1977 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Festac '77, tape 3 of 4, side B, 1977 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Festac '77, tape 4 of 4, side A, 1977 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Festac '77, tape 4 of 4, side B, 1977 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Great Moments in Black History, 14 Segments, November 29, 1988 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Hands On Atlanta: Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Summit, undated [original: DVD]
AV1 - Harold Washington: A Dream Remembered, Harold Washington: Promises Kept, undated [original: VHS] Harold Washington: Promises Kept, undated [original: VHS]
AV1 - Harold's Journey, Harold Washington, undated [original: VHS]
AV1 - The Joy of Christmas, The Apostolic Church of God, November 20, 2009 [original: DVD]
AV1 - Kennedy-King College Commencement Exercises, 1990 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Lerone Bennett Jr. on The Today Show, February 1983
AV1 - Morehouse College 129th Anniversary Founders' Convocation, February 15, 1996
AV1 - News stories on the first national observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20, 1986 [original: Betamax]
AV1 - Reception for Lerone Bennett Jr., SUNY at Stony Brook, Africana Studies Program, February 16, 1988 [original: VHS]
AV1 - A Salute to Greatness: Tribute to Leon M. Despres, Septemeber 10, 2002 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Tribute to Katherine Dunham, Dance Black America Bam, 1983 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Tuskegee Airmen, Final Audio Mix, color and credits are temporary, undated [original: VHS]
AV1 - A Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers: The Second Revolution, Tape 2, June 20, 1983 [original: VHS]
AV1 - William Greaves, "Ida B. Wells," September 25, 1989 [original: VHS]
11 - John Johnson, Gwendolyn Brooks [RESTRICTED]
OP1 - Printed material by Bennett
OBV1 - Scrapbook
12 - African Topics: FESTAC (Second World African Festival of Arts and Culture), Sixth Pan Africa Conference, African Study Group; and Honors and Awards
13 - Chicago politics; materials on Harold Washington, Howard Thurmond, Martin Luther King (including the King Center and the King Memorial), and Robert Johnson
14 - Writings by Bennett: Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream reviews and research
OP2 - Photograph, linocut
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