In this dual biography and autobiography, author Kathy Andre-Eames celebrates the life of her husband by highlighting his numerous accomplishments. George Washington Eames Jr. worked with the Baton Rouge branch of the NAACP for almost thirty years and served as president for fifteen of those. He worked within the system to desegregate the Louisiana State University athletic department, helping coach Dale Brown recruit black players and coaches.
Eames’ efforts at integration and equality continued, focusing on the city’s police and fire departments, public transportation, recreation and parks, and, even, the penal system. He also worked with the American Disability Association to force universities, public areas, and other facilities to comply with ADA standards. Although considered a radical at the time, Andre-Eames supported her husband in all of his endeavors toward social justice.
A couple burdened by inequality and oppression, but bound by determination and love, the unlikely romance of Kathy and George affected the lives of so many. Although their family connections were at times tried and stretched to the breaking point, their relationship remained steadfast. Their story reminds us all that one person can accomplish a great many things, but two together, united by love, can impact the world in remarkable ways.
About the Author
Kathy Andre-Eames is former teacher who dedicated her life to being a civil rights activist. She attended the University of Dallas, where she earned her bachelor and master of arts in English. A writer and a poet, Andre-Eames helped her husband write speeches, press releases, letters, and other communication to promote equality for African Americans and people with disabilities. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
About the Foreword Writer
Dale Brown is a former college basketball coach who spent twenty-five years coaching for Louisiana State University. Twice chosen as the National Coach of the Year, Brown is a member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame. Since his retirement from LSU, he has become a successful author, speaker, and commentator.
WARRIOR FOR JUSTICE
The George Eames Story
By Kathy Andre-Eames
Foreword by Dale Brown
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / People of Color
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / People with Disabilities
HISTORY / United States / State & Local
240 pp. 6 x 9
8 color photos 13 b/w photos 2 illus. Biblio.