Estate Sale Goddess, sister company to An Orange Moon,
is proud to liquidate the estate of:
Lerone Bennett: The Historian of Black America
Estate Sale Goddess liquidates the estate of Lerone Bennett April 14th, 15th & 16th, 2018 from 9a-3pm.
Known in most circles as the Historian of Black America, Estate Sale Goddess is humbled to present the:
Often called “the peoples historian” Bennett was a trusted and revered scholar! His books, poems and short stories have been translated into 6 different languages. He is the author of more than 10 books that speak to the Black Experience in the USA. He’s received numerous awards, letters and honors, one of the highest being the “MLK, Salute to Greatness” award. Did I mention he was classmates with Dr. King? They were both Morehouse Men! So without further ado, we present to you the estate of the MAN, the LEGACY, the LEGEND, Mr. Lerone Bennett Jr.
Desk of Lerone Bennett in ONE of his home offices.
The estate of the late Hyde Park resident, author, journalist and social historian Lerone Bennett Jr. will be liquidated this April.
The firm Estate Sale Goddess will host a liquidation sale of Bennett’s items from Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at his former estate in the Newport Building, 4800 S. Chicago Beach Drive – Units 1901 and 1902 North Tower.
“Mr. Lerone Bennett often called the “people’s historian” was a trusted and revered scholar,” said Lynne McDaniel, owner of Estate Sale Goddess. “Estate Sale Goddess is humbled to announce the upcoming estate liquidation.”
According to McDaniel, the sale is open to the public and will feature African American memorabilia and Americana collected by Bennett, of historic photographs, signed paintings, writings, Africana, extensive and complete jazz and music collections, vintage mid-century modern furnishings from Ed Wormley for Dunbar to Vitre, along with an incredibly extensive library. (Actually he has TWO!)
“This is an opportunity for the world to enter into a historic sanctuary previously enjoyed by luminaries, celebrities, activists, writers, poets, politicians and artists,” McDaniel said.
Prior to his estate, Bennett was known as an African-American scholar for his analysis and work on race relations in the United States. Bennett’s best-known work includes “Before the Mayflower (1962)” and “Forced into Glory (2000),” a book about U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.
This is a very important read, but can we pause for just a brief moment to embrace the WPA style artwork on the cover?
Bennett also served as a soldier during the Korean War and was a graduate of Morehouse College in 1949. Bennett became a journalist for the Atlanta Daily World in 1949, continuing his stint at the publication until 1953. Following his stint at the Atlanta Daily World, Bennett served as city editor for JET magazine from 1952 to 1953. The magazine was founded by John H. Johnson in 1945, who first founded its parent magazine, Ebony, that year.
In 1953, Bennett became an associate editor of Ebony magazine, taking on the role of executive editor in 1958. The magazine served as his base for the publication of a steady stream of articles on African-American history, with some collected and published as books over his 50-year career.
Ed Wormley for Dunbar
Bennett was credited with the phrase: “Image Sees, Image Feels, Image Acts,” meaning the images that people see influence how they feel, and ultimately how they act.
Expect these items in this historic sale!
Margaret Burroughs Signed Artwork
African statutes in framed shadow box 18×13
Colorful Blown Glass Bowl
African Senufo Hornbill Bird — Two Available
Richard Hunt Print
African Chiwara Male Headdress
African Dogon Mask
African Baule Mask
Lobi Headrest Stool
He Ain’t Heavy Print signed by Gilbert Young
William Carter Artwork
African Mossi Wango Plank Mask
Baule Seated Female Asie Usu Statute
Etched Crystal Vase with Refrain from “Ella’s Song.”
Chicago 1779 -DuSable’s Cabin limited edition print by Raoul Varin
Photo Large Color: Lerone Bennett Jr; Wm Warfield; Etta Moten Barnett; Della Reese; John Johnson
Photo Color: Hillary Clinton & Gloria Bennett
Photo B&W: LERONE BENNETT JR in demonstration in Chicago
Photo Large Color: LERONE BENNETT JR & Dick Gregory; Andrew Young
Photo B&W: Lou Gosset & LERONE BENNETT JR
Framed Chicago Sinfonietta poster signed To Lerone Best Wishes Paul Freeman
Photo B&W: LERONE BENNETT JR & Miles Davis
Photos 3 color: Salute to greatness – LERONE BENNETT JR and family; King family; Andrew Young, John Johnson
Award with first edition US postage stamps of African American legends presented to LERONE BENNETT JR by National Professionals Network, Inc. Living Legend Award 2002
Framed Vintage Poster Jim Hill High School Senior Prom May 18, 1945 Music by Duke Bennett
State of MS Senate Concurrent Resolution Commending Literary Career of LERONE BENNETT JR, March 9, 2007
Photo B&W: LERONE BENNETT JR Jimmy Carter, signed by Jimmy Carter
Photo Color: Pres. Clinton, Gloria Bennett and LERONE BENNETT JR
Photo Color: Arkansas Gov Bill Clinton, LERONE BENNETT JR & Others
Photo B&W MLK & LERONE BENNETT JR 43×33
Photo B&W Maya Angelou & Lerone Bennett Jr
Storming Fort Wagner, copyright 1890 Kurz & Allison art publishers
Battle of Nashville, copyright 1891 Kurz & Allison art publishers
African Mother Carrying Child by Kofi Bailey
Caricature of Lerone Bennett Jr by Harry Pulver Jr
Matinee jazz session Lerone Bennett Jr v Fred Taylor vintage poster
National Black Sports & Entertainment Hall of Fame Inductees 2004 Commemorative Poster
Spears from 1960s trip to Africa with Kente Cumberbund
Photograph color Paint Brushes 2004 by Ashley Raymond
Tiffany Desk/Mantel Clock with Award Notation on Top
Two-tiered glass coffee table with marble legs
Ed Wormley for Dunbar white sofa
White curved sofa
MCM Vitre Tiered Table with Laminate Top
Glass Round Top Table with Glass Legs
Two Dining Chairs
Bedroom set: Twin beds with headboards; Chest of drawers; Mirror; Desk with hutch; Dresser
Bedding for twin beds
White wicker etagere
Slipper chair with storage in seat.
Mid Century Modern Furniture
Dress Shirts (some monogrammed)
Bill Blass Smoking Jacket
Vintage Dress Overcoat
Casual & Sport Clothes & Tees, including vintage Morehouse Tee Shirts
OFFICE & LIBRARY
Books, books, books in two rooms! One library and one Study!
IBM Correcting Selectric Typewriter
Photo B&W of book release Wade in the Water
Computer & Printer station
3 hole punch
West Germany quartz movement clock
Pencil sharpener electric
HP Office jet 4620 printer
7 bookcases 82”x 36”
Swift Telescopes with Tripods — Two Available
Nambe butterfly bowls
Two frog pen holders
Black graduation robe with Kente cloth strips 3 on each side
Leather card wallet
Vintage Jet Magazines
Vintage Ebony Magazines
Selmar Clarinet with Case
Borgani Italy Soprano Saxophone
LPs: Jazz and Classical — hundreds of each — extensive collection!
CDs: Jazz and Classical — hundreds of each — extensive collection!
Laser Discs: Popular Movies and Musicals
Reel to Reel Music Tapes
Open Cabinets for Stereo Equipment – two available
Sony DVD DVP-S900 ES
Mark Levinson Digital Processor 36
NAD 533 Turntable
Audio Research Preamplifier SP14
Panasonic DVD Video Recorder
Sony DVD Player
Sony CD Changer 5 Disc
Sony VHS/DVD Player
Sony BETA Cassette Recorder
Pioneer Laser Disc Player Elite CLD-91 & Laser Discs (Empire Strikes Back and other popular titles)
Infinity RS 3001 Speakers -two
B&W Nautilus HTM2 Center Speaker
Babolat Tennis Rackets – Two
Leed’s Salt & Pepper Grinders
12 Silverplate over Brass Goblets
Dish Set by Neiman Marcus China Japan
Dish Set by Cosmos China Japan
Entertaining Set MCM Pewter by Mastad
12 Arcoroc 21 France salad plates
6 handpainted made in occupied Japan salad plates
2 sets of Porcelain snack/dessert plates with tea cups
Jyoto China made in occupied japan Dish Set
Pots & Pans – Cuisinart and Vitrex and Calphalon
Silverplate Coffee & Tea Pots
Remington Fine China Set
Red Bagel Toaster
6 speed Blender 500 watt motor
Turkey Plate Large
Knives with Block and Sharpener
Vintage Opera Black Velvet Cape
Besties with MILES DAVIS & SARAH VAUGHN, Mr Bennett has the largest Jazz musical collection I’ve ever seen!
And played on Mark Levinson audio equipment!
Several pieces by Margaret Burroughs
And these extraordinary pieces!
There is no way I can pay homage to this great man in a short blog. If you’re in Chicago, or the surrounding areas, it would behoove you to attend this special event. Remember, April 14, 15, 16, 2018. 9-3! 4800 S Chicago Beach Drive. Right around the corner from President Obama’s house. Exit off the Hyde Park exit.
Your ESTATE SALE GODDESS
Lynne McDaniel, MA
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