Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 172

Price Realized: $ 2,640
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) GRANGER, LESTER. Archive of the papers of Lester Granger. over a thousand pages of printed and manuscript material written by or relative to Lester Granger of the National Urban League together with an oil portrait by Manet Harrison Fowler--see lot 210. Vp, 1940s-1970s

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Original typed manuscripts of autobiography as well as social commentary and some fiction, copiously annotated and corrected by Granger. Lester Granger, (1896-1976) social scientist and executive secretary of the National Urban League was one of six sons of a physician from Barbados. Granger graduated Dartmouth College and served as a lieutenant in WW I. Following the war, Granger taught at various institutions and became involved in the struggle to end segregation and other civil rights abuses. He was made executive secretary of the Urban League in 1941 a post he held for 20 years. For his work with President Truman to integrate the armed services, Granger was given the Medal of Merit.