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Toward Freedom LandThe Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America$
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Harvard Sitkoff

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125831

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125831.001.0001

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Willkie as Liberal

Willkie as Liberal

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

(p.129) Willkie as Liberal
Toward Freedom Land

Harvard Sitkoff

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter discusses Wendell Willkie, who was one of the most ardent and outspoken champions of civil rights and civil liberties during his time. Many considered him to be a passionate exponent of freedom, justice, and democracy. It discusses Willkie's childhood in Elwood, Indiana, until his efforts against the discrimination and bigotry of African Americans.

Keywords:   Wendell Willkie, civil rights, civil liberties, discrimination, bigotry, African Americans

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