Robert J. Norrell

Robert J. Norrell  is the Bernadotte Schmitt Chair of Excellence Professor of History at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of, among other books, Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington and Alex Haley: And the Books That Changed a Nation.

Black America’s Tough-Minded Truth Teller

How an autobiography shaped the image of a civil rights icon

by Robert J. Norrell | Monday, October 26, 2020