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Author Robertson, William B., 1933-2021, author.

Title Lifting every voice : my journey from segregated Roanoke to the corridors of power / William B. Robertson with Becky Hatcher Crabtree ; foreword by Governor Linwood Holton.

Publication Info. Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Robertson,W ROB    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xvi, 197 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-187) and index.
Contents Early days -- Childhood : mastering home, school, and community climate -- World War II -- Jackie Robinson and my dreams -- High school days : trials and triumphs -- College and beyond -- Johnnie goes back to school -- Jaycees and apple jelly -- A faltering step-an inviting door -- Unprecedented entrance to the Virginia governor's office -- Hostage situation -- Celebration -- Hot summer in Hill City -- Virginia State Penitentiary -- Haves vs. Have-nots -- A voice from the NAACP -- VPI-SU Consumer Affairs Office -- Balancing time in Washington, D.C. -- Kenya -- People-to-people programming -- State department -- Goals in Africa -- Consulting and my first love -- Back to school -- My family -- The sad demise of Camp Virginia Jaycee -- Renaissance at Bluefield State College -- Call to action.
Summary "The memoir of the life of William Bernard Robertson, telling of his early years in Roanoke, Virginia, and college in Bluefield, West Virginia, during segregation; his years as a public school educator and principal; his time as aide to Linwood Holton, Republican governor of Virginia; and the years that followed, including his work for the Peace Corps in Kenya and the state department, assuming duties under five presidential administrations, as well as his longtime volunteer work for Camp Virginia Jaycee, supporting those with special needs"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Robertson, William B., 1933-2021.
Holton, A. Linwood (Abner Linwood), 1923- -- Friends and associates.
Virginia. Governor's Office -- Employees -- Biography.
Peace Corps Kenya -- Biography.
African American men -- Biography.
African American educators -- Biography.
Added Author Crabtree, Becky, author.
Holton, A. Linwood (Abner Linwood), 1923- writer of foreword.
ISBN 9780813947174 (hardcover)

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