The Autobiography of W. Harry Davis
Edited by Lori Sturdevant
Dimensions: 10" x 7.25", 304 pages, 50 b/w photographs
W. HARRY DAVIS was a leading voice for civil rights in his native Minneapolis for more than four decades. Rising from the impoverished North Side ghetto of his childhood, he became the founding chief executive of the Minneapolis Urban Coalition, a twenty-year member of the city’s school board, and one of the first black executives at a major Twin Cities corporation.
“Harry was willing to be a human bridge between black and white
when this city really needed one. I shudder to think what might have happened if that bridge had not been there.”
—Former Minneapolis mayor Art Naftalin