1355587 TWO COLORED WOMEN WITH THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES. Addie W. Hunton, Kathryn M. Johnson.
TWO COLORED WOMEN WITH THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES
TWO COLORED WOMEN WITH THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES
TWO COLORED WOMEN WITH THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES

TWO COLORED WOMEN WITH THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES

Brooklyn, New York: Bbooklyn [i.e. Brooklyn] Eagle Press, [1920]. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 256 pages; [4] index; G/none; bound in publisher's blue cloth, gilt to front board; spine with faded gilt titling; mild shelfwear; tide marks to lower gutter throughout; frontispiece and plate between pages 26/27 detached but present; gutter slightly visible at title page, pages 94/95, 174/175;

shelved case 1.

1355587

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Price: $2,000

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Extremely scarce, with only one copy showing at auction on RareBookHub and no copies listed on Worldcat, COPAC, or KVK. The Library of Congress has two copies (one lost), NYPL has four copies (three in the Schomburg Center), Harvard's Widener Library has one copy, and Yale has three, including two in the James Weldon Johnson collection.

Addie Waites Hunton (1866-1943) was an African-American suffragist, race and gender activist, writer, political organizer, and educator. Hunton worked as vice president and field secretary of the NAACP and she helped to organize the fourth Pan-African Congress in 1927, after previously serving as the national organizer for the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) from 1906 to 1910 and serving in the U.S. Army during World War I. Her daughter, Eunice Carter, was one of New York's first female African-American lawyers, and one of the first prosecutors of color in the United States. She was active in the Pan-African Congress and in United Nations committees to advance the status of women in the world. She led a massive prostitution racketeering investigation, building the case and strategy that allowed New York District Attorney Thomas Dewey to successfully charge Mafioso kingpin Charles "Lucky" Luciano with compulsory prostitution. [wikipedia] Before studying law she spent a brief time as a social worker and wrote short stories, some of which appeared in journals alongside works by Langston Hughes and other writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Hunton married Lisle Carter Sr., who was one of the first African-American dentists in New York.;