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- DescriptionVirtually unknown outside of her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, Jane Edna Harris Hunter was one of the most influential African American social activists of the early-to mid-twentieth century. In her autobiography A Nickel and a Prayer, Hunter presents an enlightening two-part narrative that recollects her formative years in post-Civil War South and her activist years in Cleveland.
- Author BiographyJane Edna Harris Hunter (1882-1971) founded the Phillis Wheatley Association (PWA), an organization that offered housing, job training, and recreational activities to thousands of black women and girls who sought better opportunities in the North during the Great Migration. She gained recognition through her work at the PWA, National Association of Colored Women, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Ohio Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, and the Republican Party. Rhondda Robinson Thomas is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, where she teaches African American and Early American Literature.
- Author(s)Jane Edna Hunter
- PublisherWest Virginia University Press
- Date of Publication01/02/2011
- GenreFiction Companions
- Series TitleRegenerations
- Place of PublicationMorganstown
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWest Virginia University Press
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Edited byRhondda Robinson Thomas
- Foreword byJoycelyn Moody
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