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What's new: June 2022

This update features five new essays, including journalist and lawyer Nell Battle Lewis, who worked for the rights of women and workers but became a defender of racial segregation; Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen; actress Barbara Cook; Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Don Newcombe, and economist Jacob Marschak.

Cornelia “Nell” Battle Lewis

Cornelia “Nell” Battle Lewis (1893-1956) was an iconoclastic journalist and lawyer who in the 1920s earned renown as a dogged defender of the rights of workers and women. At times, however, her early career has overshadowed her later role as an architect for massive resistance to the civil rights movement. Her writings and life demonstrate the uncomfortable but not uncommon alliance between white feminism and progressive politics of the middle decades of the twentieth century and a broader politics of racial inequity.

 

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JUNE 23, 2022

What's New: June 2022

This update features five new essays, including journalist and lawyer Nell Battle Lewis, who worked for the rights of women and workers but became a defender of racial segregation; Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen; actress Barbara Cook; Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Don Newcombe, and economist Jacob Marschak.

MAY 23, 2022

What's New: May 2022

This update features five new biographies including pioneering financial expert Muriel Siebert; Hall of Fame baseball player Willie McCovey; Ronald Walters, an African American public intellectual and activist; newspaper publisher and conservative political activist Mary Dawson Cain; and Leander Herron, a civil engineer and military veteran.

APRIL 28, 2022

What's New: April 2022

This update features four new biographies, including George H. W. Bush, the forty-first President of the United States; First Lady Barbara Bush; Chicano rights activist and political organizer Roberto Martinez, and computer innovator Larry Tesler.