WITNESS TO CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY:

THE ESSAYS AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HENRY W. POWELL

 

Compiled and edited by:  Patrick Louis Cooney, Ph. D.

 

 


for questions, email: plc47@optonline.net



TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 2. THE BACKGROUND: HISTORY, SLAVERY, AND CIVIL WAR

Ten Miles of Negroes

Wounds from Slavery Still Fester Today

The Gift of Slaves

Family Separations

From the Past

Give Me Liberty, Etc.

Reflections

Black Men in Gray Uniforms: A Discussion of   the Role of Blacks in the Confederate Service

Black People and the Holocaust Memorial

Apathy Hurts Efforts to Recognize Heroes

CHAPTER 3. MY FAMILY

CHAPTER 4. MY NEIGHBORHOOD

CHAPTER 5. DARK DAYS FOR VIRGINIA SEMINARY

CHAPTER 6. MY BROTHER AND I AT VIRGINIA SEMINARY AND VIRGINIA UNION

CHAPTER 7. MORE TROUBLES FOR DR. W. H. R. POWELL

CHAPTER 8. ON THE FARM

CHAPTER 9. REMEMBERING VERNON JOHNS

CHAPTER 10. CLOSING THE SCHOOLS IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

CHAPTER 11. SEARCHING FOR A FAMILY HOME: CHARLOTTESVILLE, PHILADELPHIA, AND LYNCHBURG

Interesting Facts about Black Lynchburg History

Rediscovering Lynchburg's Early Quakers

The Rev. Allen Years at Virginia Seminary

The Civil Rights Struggle in Lynchburg

Who Will Tell the Children

CHAPTER 12. TEACHING IN LYNCHBURG

A Sad Tale

On the Importance of Education

CHAPTER 13. SUMMERS ON NANTUCKET

CHAPTER 14. MORE REFLECTIONS ON RACE

About Passing

About Thomas Jefferson

Buffalo Soldiers

Black Business

Rights and Responsibilities

CHAPTER 15. TODAY

Music Again and Always

About My Brother

What Goes Around ... Comes Around

The Future of Virginia Seminary

Liberty University

On Writing

Thinking Out Loud : Tenth Anniversary

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