Lerone Bennett

AALBC mourns the passing of Lerone Bennett Jr.

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Lerone Bennett is a Top 100 AALBC.com Bestselling Author Making Our List 9 Times

Lerone Bennett, Jr. (October 17, 1928 – February 14, 2018) was an African-American scholar, author and social historian, known for his analysis of race relations in the United States. His best-known works include Before the Mayflower and Forced into Glory, about President Abraham Lincoln. Lerone Bennett with AALBC.com founder Troy Johnson

Writer and social historian Lerone Bennett, Jr. has served as the executive editor of Ebony for almost forty years. His written work deftly explores the history of race relations in the United States as well as the current environment in which African Americans strive for equality.

Bennett was born on October 17, 1928, in Clarksdale, Mississippi and graduated from Morehouse College in 1949 (pictured here with AALBC.com founder, Troy Johnson).

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7 Books by Lerone Bennett

Book Cover Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream by Lerone Bennett

Forced into Glory

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Book Cover Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America; Sixth Revised Edition by Lerone Bennett

Before the Mayflower

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Book Cover The Shaping of Black America: The Struggles and Triumphs of African-Americans, 1619-1990s by Lerone Bennett

The Shaping of Black America

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