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An illustrated history of African-American farmers, Homecoming is a requiem for a way of life that has almost disappeared.

Based on the film Homecoming, produced for the Independent Television Service with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The videocassette of Homecoming is available from California Newsreel at www.newsreel.org.

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An illustrated history of African-American farmers, "Homecoming" is a requiem for a way of life that has almost disappeared.

Based on the film "Homecoming," produced for the Independent Television Service with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The videocassette of "Homecoming" is available from California Newsreel at www.newsreel.org.

Synopsis:

Homecoming traces the history of black farmers from Reconstruction to the present, as they struggle to survive today. Homecoming pays tribute not only to the devastating losses they have suffered throughout the century, but also to the legacy of hope that endures in the story of African-Americans working the land.

About the Author

Charlene Gilbert, an independent filmmaker and descendent of Georgia farmers, is a professor of film at the State University of New York. Her works have been screened in national and international film and video festivals such as the Women in the Director's Chair Festival, the National Black Arts Festival, the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema, the New England Film and Video Festival, and the New York International Video Festival. She is the recipient of several professional and academic awards including an NEA Artist Fellowship. Her films have been broadcast on public television and screened in a wide variety of venues. In addition to filmmaking, she has taught at Princeton, Temple, Cedar Crest College, and the Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia.Quinn Eli is a recipient of the 1999 Fellowship in Literature from the Pennsylvania Counil on the Arts. His books include AFRICAN-AMERICAN WISDOM and MANY STRONG AND BEAUTIFUL VOICES, which was selected as an Outstanding Book of 1998 by the New York Public Library. His work is featured in TESTIMONY, an anthology of African-American poetry and prose, and SPEAK MY NAME, both available from Beacon Press. He has taught at Temple University, Bryn Mawr College, and the Community College of Philadelphia.

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ISBN:
9780807009635
Author:
Gilbert, Charlene
Author:
Eli, Quinn
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Minority Studies - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
January 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 7.02 x .65 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , An illustrated history of African-American farmers, "Homecoming" is a requiem for a way of life that has almost disappeared.

Based on the film "Homecoming," produced for the Independent Television Service with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The videocassette of "Homecoming" is available from California Newsreel at www.newsreel.org.

"Synopsis" by , Homecoming traces the history of black farmers from Reconstruction to the present, as they struggle to survive today. Homecoming pays tribute not only to the devastating losses they have suffered throughout the century, but also to the legacy of hope that endures in the story of African-Americans working the land.
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