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Jones on Touré F. Reed’s Not Alms But Opportunity

Review of Touré F. Reed’s Not Alms But Opportunity: The Urban League & the Politics of Racial Uplift, 1910-1950 (University of North Carolina Press, 2008). ISBN-13: 978-0-80-78-3223-3, $59.95 (cloth); ISBN: 978-0-8078-5902-5, $21.95 (paper). 272 pages, 7 illus., notes, bibl., index. Guest Review by William P. JonesUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison Barack Obama holds degrees from Columbia University and Harvard Law School, but he most often attributes his education to the South Side of Chicago, where he worked as community organizer, civil rights attorney and law professor before launching his political career in 1997. In his 2006 best-seller, The Audacity of Hope, Read more