James Lee Purnell Jr.: Memories of Struggles and Progress in a Segregated Worcester County, Maryland

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This is an autobiography of the first African-American elected to public office in Worcester County, Maryland. James Lee Purnell Jr. grew up on the outskirts of the small town of Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland in a time when Jim Crow reigned. The love of family and neighbors sustained him during those difficult times, and he followed in the entrepreneurial footsteps of his parents. Worcester County was slow to evolve, even after the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. Seeking to spur change in his neglected and put-upon community, he joined with neighborhood organizations, as well as the local and state NAACP for the biggest fights of his life - and won. Looking forward, he shares his concerns about milestones not yet reached and the possibility of society slipping back into the days of old.

Author: Kimberly a. Chase, James L. Purnell Jr.
Publisher: Ancestorybook Publishing
Published: 09/07/2017
Pages: 130
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.44d
ISBN13: 9780977282272
ISBN10: 0977282279
BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | General

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