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Abstract

Born in 1913 in Collinsville, Illinois, Cecil Reed has lived all his life in the Midwest as a black man among whites. This self-styled fly in the buttermilk worked among whites with such skill and grace that they were barely aware of his existence—unless he wanted to get a bank loan or move into their neighborhood. Now, in his lively and optimistic autobiography, he speaks of his resilience throughout a life spent working peacefully but passionately for equality.

Series Editor

Albert E. Stone

Publication Date

1993

Publisher

University of Iowa Press

City

Iowa City

Total Pages

184

ISBN of Print Version

9780877454151

Keywords

Biography, Legislators, African American legislators, Politics and government

Rights

Copyright © 1993 by Cecil A. Reed and Priscilla Donovan. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, without permission in writing from the publisher.