[AFRICAN AMERICANS] HAYNES, Elizabeth Ross
Black Boy of Atlanta
Boston: House of Edinboro, 1952. First Edition. Octavo (20cm). Maroon textured cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover. Inscribed and signed by the author on front endpaper: "To Bluefield State Teachers College through the courtesy and devotion of a great citizen and friend - Mr. Thomas B. Dyett of New York City," dated 1952. Rubbing to joints and board edges; scattered foxing and mild tanning to text; Very Good. Biography of Major Richard Robert Wright, highest-ranking African-American military officer during the Spanish-American War and first President of Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth (now Savannah State University). The author was herself a major figure among African-American feminists, and was the first African American appointed to the YWCA's national board. Uncommon in the first edition; moreso signed.