Nashville, TN Author Publishes Civil Rights Biography

November 02, 2018 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
James Carroll Napier: Uplifting a Race, a new book by Herbert L. Clark, has recently been republished.

This book is a definitive study of the interesting life of James Carroll Napier. His public career spanned the period from Reconstruction (1865-1877) to World War I (1914-1917), a crucial period in which African American gained their Constitutional rights and then lost them again.

In such a hostile environment, Napier and many of his contemporaries espoused a black nationalism that advocated racial solidarity, self-help, and economic improvement as ways for African Americans to combat racism while striving for total integration into American society. These black men and women sowed the seeds for the flowering of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

About the Author
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Herbert L. Clark received his B.A. from Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi, his M.S. from Tennessee State University, and his Doctor of Arts from Middle Tennessee State University.

He taught history in the public schools of Columbus, Mississippi and Nashville, Tennessee, and subsequently became a professor at American Baptist College and then at Tennessee State University.

Herbert L. Clark has written several historical articles and three books since his retirement in 1995.

James Carroll Napier: Uplifting a Race is a 184-page paperback with a retail price of $17.50. For more information, or to purchase the book, please visit

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