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America Behind the Color Line: Dialogues with African Americans

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Renowned scholar and New York Times bestselling author Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns to the Warner list with this stirring and authoritative companion to the Fall 2003 PBS documentary America Behind the Color Line. A companion to the eponymous PBS four-part documentary, America Behind The Color Line explores the evolution of African American society into to what are now two very distinct and striking. communities — the privileged and the disenfranchised. Viewed through the lens of four intrinsic elements of the African American experience — Black Hollywood, The Black Elite, The Ghetto, and The New South — Henry Louis Gates' latest contribution to American scholarship examines the legacy of the Civil Rights movement, tracing the fate of black people since the death of Rev. Marin Luther King, Jr.

Review:

"[R]eadable....Provocative and worthwhile." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[T]he collection...is equally inspiring for all races. Recommended." Library Journal

Book News Annotation:

Gates, the eminent Harvard scholar and author, traveled around the US to find out why and how black America has split into what he sees as two distinct communities: one privileged and one disenfranchised. The book, the companion to a PBS television series of the same name, comprises about 40 essays focusing on individuals (both prominent and obscure) who inhabit four spheres: the "ebony towers" of academia, government, and business; the American South, whose black population increased by almost 3.6 million in the 1990s; black Hollywood; and Chicago's South Side, where a parallel world of extreme black poverty persists. Gates' interviewees talk about race, class, and what it means to be African-American in the 21st century.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Scholar and author Henry Louis Gates Jr returns with this work exploring the evolution of African American society into what has become two distinct and striking communities - the privileged and the disenfranchised.

About the Author

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of Humanities and the chair of the Department of African-American Studies at Harvard University. The Bondwoman's Narrative is the latest of his published works. He is a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and the National Humanities Medal as well as a regular contributor to The New Yorker.

Table of Contents

  1. Part 1: Ebony towers — TheGood Soldier /Colin Powell
  2. Chairman of the Board /Vernon Jordan
  3. House of dreams /Franklin D. Raines
  4. Corporate man /Russell Simmons
  5. Chess master /Maurice Ashley
  6. Black and white logic /Dan Rose
  7. Breaking through /TheIrvins
  8. Living the life /ThePearsons
  9. Râesumâe stories /Lenora Fulani
  10. Part 2: The black belt
  11. Home /Morgan Freeman
  12. Choices /Maya Angelou
  13. Policing the South /James H. Bolden
  14. Training Days /Sergeant MajorKenneth Wilcox
  15. Keys to the city /Willie W. Herenton
  16. Word of God /TheReverend Dr. R. Lawton Higgs, Sr. --Thebig house /Carmen Johnson --"Why not?" /Deirdre Wolff,Jerald Wolff
  17. Color-blind /Lura and Chris
  18. Part 3: Black Hollywood
  19. Different stories /Chris Tucker
  20. In character /Samuel L. Jackson
  21. Changing minds, breaking even /Arnon Milchan
  22. Independent means /Reginald Hudlin
  23. How it's done /Alicia Keys
  24. Life Purpose /Nia Long
  25. Excellence /Don Cheadle
  26. Living in the community /John Singleton
  27. Action /Reggie Bythewood
  28. TheBuddy /Darnell Hunt
  29. TheChameleon /Bernie Mac
  30. Thebonus /Larry Wilmore
  31. Part 4: Streets of heaven: Chicago's south side
  32. Restitution, reinvestment /Jesse L. Jackson
  33. Looking back, looking up /Timuel D. Black
  34. Twirling for success /Elaine Rhodes
  35. Amother's story /Tammie Cathery
  36. Finding their way /TheMassenbergs
  37. Revolving door /Clark Clemons
  38. One prisoner's story /Kalais Chiron Hunt
  39. Ticket to success /Dr.Emiel Hamberlin
  40. Adifferent version /Jason Smith.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780446532730
Subtitle:
Dialogues with African Americans
Author:
Gates, Henry Louis
Author:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. JR. JR. JR.
Author:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. JR. JR. JR.
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
New York
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Interviews
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
108-255
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.32x6.30x1.48 in. 1.47 lbs.

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