Louisiana State University Press
In the book From Slave to Statesman: The Life of Educator, Editor, and Civil Rights Activist Willis M. Carter of Virginia, authors Robert Heinrich and Deborah Harding present a robust analysis of the life and times of this dynamic African American who battled against the suffocating social boundaries prescribed for blacks in the late nineteenth century. Born into bondage like his contemporary, educator and indomitable self-help advocate Booker T. Washington, Willis M. Carter proved that his enslaved origins were no deterrent to his capitalizing upon every opportunity made possible by freedom.
Johnson, Fred L.
"From Slave to Statesman: The Life of Educator, Editor, and Civil Rights Activist Willis M. Carter of Virginia,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 21
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol21/iss3/12