Bennett, Lerone, Jr.
BENNETT, Lerone, Jr.
BENNETT, Lerone, Jr. American, b. 1928. Genres: History. Career: Atlanta Daily World, reporter, 1949-1952, city editor, 1952-53; Jet magazine, Chicago, associate editor, 1953; Ebony magazine, Chicago, associate editor, 1954-57, senior editor, 1958-87, executive editor, 1987-; visiting professor of history, Northwestern University, 1968-69. Publications: NONFICTION: Before the Mayflower: A History of the Negro in America, 1619-1966, 1962, 5th ed, 1982; The Negro Mood, and Other Essays, cago, Johnson Publishing Co., 1964; What Manner of Man: A Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968, 1964, 4th rev ed, 1976; Confrontation: Black and White, 1965; Black Power USA: The Human Side of Reconstruction, 1867-1877, 1967; Pioneers in Protest, 1968; The Challenge of Blackness, 1972; The Shaping of Black America, 1975; Wade in the Water: Great Moments in Black History, 1979; (with J.H. Johnson) Succeeding Against the Odds, 1989, repr. as Succeeding Against the Odds: The Inspiring Autobiography of One of America's Wealthiest Entrepreneurs, 1993; The Shaping of Black America, 1993; Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream, 2000. Contributor to books. Address: c/o Ebony, 820 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605, U.S.A.