Paul Kendrick

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Paul Kendrick (born in 1983) is an author of popular history.

Early life and education[edit]

Kendrick obtained a bachelor's and a master's degree from the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University (GU).[1]

During his time at GU, Kendrick served as President of the college's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter and also as a Presidential Administrative Fellow.

Career[edit]

With his father, Stephen Kendrick, Kendrick co-authored Sarah's Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America, which describes the legal case, Roberts v. Boston, brought on behalf of Sarah Roberts, a black child who was not allowed to attend any of the five "whites-only" schools she passed on her daily walks to school, and the effect this had on the effort to desegregate Boston schools in the 1840s.[2] The case led to the Separate but equal justification for segregation.[3] The book was named among the best non-fiction of 2005 by the Christian Science Monitor.[4]

He has also co-authored (with his father) Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader and a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery and Save the Union, to be published in December 2007.

He is currently director of the Harlem Children's Zone's College Success Program. [1][5]

Publications[edit]

  • Sarah's Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America by Paul Kendrick & Stephen Kendrick. Beacon Press: Boston (2004). ISBN 978-0-8070-5018-7
  • Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader and a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery and Save the Union by Paul Kendrick & Stephen Kendrick. Walker & Company: New York (2007). ISBN 978-0-8027-1523-4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alumni Memories". columbian.gwu.edu. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  2. ^ Walton, Christopher L (2005-05-01). "Ambitious first book at 21". UU World Magazine. Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. Archived from the original on 2007-10-09. Retrieved 2007-10-05.
  3. ^ "Sarah's Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America". Beacon Press. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ "Best nonfiction 2005". Christian Science Monitor. The Christian Science Monitor. 2005-11-25. Retrieved 2007-10-05.
  5. ^ Skouras, Lindsey (2006-03-01). "PAF writes for a cause". The Daily Colonial. George Washington University. Archived from the original on December 14, 2006. Retrieved 2007-10-05.