By Jane Edna Hunter,Rhondda Robinson Thomas,Joycelyn Moody

Virtually unknown outdoor of her followed fatherland of Cleveland, Ohio, Jane Edna Harris Hunter was once the most influential African American social activists of the early-to mid-twentieth century. In her autobiography A Nickel and a Prayer, Hunter offers an enlightening two-part narrative that remembers her adolescence in post-Civil conflict South and her activist years in Cleveland. First released in 1940, Hunter’s autobiography remembers a adolescence choked with the pleasures and pains of kinfolk existence at the former plantation the place her ancestors had toiled, adventures and achievements in faculties for African American young children, checks and trials in the course of her short marriage, and popularity and recognize whereas finishing nursing education and legislation tuition. while sharing the tale of her existence as an activist, Hunter describes the giant stumbling blocks she overcame whereas constructing an interracial coalition to help the Phillis Wheatley organization and nurturing its progress from a rented domestic that supplied lodging for twenty-two girls to a nine-story construction that featured 100 and thirty-five rooms.   

This new and annotated version of A Nickel and a Prayer includes the ultimate bankruptcy, “Fireside Musings,” that Hunter extra to the second one, constrained printing of her autobiography and an advent that lauds her as a multifaceted social activist who not just engaged in racial uplift paintings, yet impacted African American cultural construction, elevated greater schooling possibilities for ladies, and invigorated African American philanthropy. this crucial textual content restores Jane Edna Harris Hunter to her rightful position between admired African American race leaders of the 20 th century.

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