Item description for Les Brownlee: The Autobiography of a Pioneering African-American Journalist by John Kass Les Brownlee...
Raised by a single mother in a racist Chicago suburb, Les Brownleeovercame hardships to become a journalism pioneer and educator. Though helived in an era when most people of color were held back in both career and education, Brownlee played football for the University of Wisconsin, fought as an artillery officer in World War II, and launched a career in journalism that spanned60 years. Throughout his life, Brownlee opened many new doors for the African American community, breaking into daily news reporting and television reporting and becoming a TV executive---all firsts for a person of color.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Marion Street Press, Inc.
ISBN 1933338105 ISBN13 9781933338101
Reviews - What do customers think about Les Brownlee: The Autobiography of a Pioneering African-American Journalist?
Les Brownless: The Autobiography of a Pioneering African-American Journalist May 27, 2007
The book is amazing! It's like a visit with our good friend Les Brownlee. You sense his reassurance we can make anything of our lives. You can almost hear his rich laughter and storytelling that made us smile.
The life Les lead in his turbulent time offers an insight into a life well lived. There are photos, recipes and a wonderful article "The most lethal poison is doubt." Les explained that "the challenge for us is to keep presenting a positive image of success in front of all who are afflicted..." Well, Les, I'm ready "now on this next play..." Thanks!
A true American Hero Mar 20, 2007
I just bought Les Brownlee's autobiography and read it in a day, as I couldn't put it down once I cracked it open. I was a former student of Brownlee's and good friend and reading his book was like listening to one of his great stories --of which he had millions!
At the bookstore this book is located in African-American Studies. It should be located in American History because Les' story transends race. I'm not going to rehash Les Brownlee's lifestory -- buy and read the book for that. I just want to say only in America can someone overcome what Brownlee went through with courage and grace and then move on to help others who came after him!
This book really is a must read for anyone who needs a little inspiration. I only wish the book was longer! Of course, I also wish my friend was still around to sign it for me.