Black Genius

In offering us the opportunity to broaden our knowledge beyond the standard presentations on black heroes like Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X, Black Genius is a valuable resource for people of all ages and races who wish to ...

Black Genius

Intimate, in-depth portraits, interviews, and essays of America's black leaders—from the founding of the nation and Frederick Douglass to the 2008 presidential race and Barack Obama. Each figure is interconnected with the next, exploring themes of family and intergenerational community, spirituality, and diligence, activism, and struggle. These remarkable portraits reveal the true spirit of the American pioneers who forged much of the heart of this nation, but whose achievements have been largely overlooked. New York Times bestselling author Dick Russell examines the lives of musicians, civil rights leaders, philosophers, writers, and actors including Duke Ellington, Will Marion Cook, Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Albert Murray, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and Romare Bearden. Concluding with a list of sources and suggested reading, this fascinating and vibrant look at American history is a must for any collection.

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Black Genius
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Dick Russell
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-02-02 - Publisher: Skyhorse

Intimate, in-depth portraits, interviews, and essays of America's black leaders—from the founding of the nation and Frederick Douglass to the 2008 presidential race and Barack Obama. Each figure is interconnected with the next, exploring themes of family and intergenerational community, spirituality, and diligence, activism, and struggle. These remarkable portraits reveal
Black and Brown Planets
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Isiah Lavender III
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-25 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Black and Brown Planets embarks on a timely exploration of the American obsession with color in its look at the sometimes contrary intersections of politics and race in science fiction. The contributors, including De Witt D. Kilgore, Edward James, Lisa Yaszek, and Marleen S. Barr, among others, explore science fiction
Robert Parris Moses
Language: en
Pages: 456
Authors: Laura Visser-Maessen
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-24 - Publisher: UNC Press Books

One of the most influential leaders in the civil rights movement, Robert Parris Moses was essential in making Mississippi a central battleground state in the fight for voting rights. As a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Moses presented himself as a mere facilitator of grassroots activism rather
The Intellectual Roots of Contemporary Black Thought
Language: en
Pages: 158
Authors: Kersuze Simeon-Jones
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-29 - Publisher: Routledge

The Intellectual Roots of Contemporary Black Thought examines the ways in which the intellectual production of notable historical figures of Africa Diasporan Thought has shaped, and continues to shape, social and political discourses in relation to peoples of African descent. With an internationalist approach, this volume places the philosophies of
Sounding Like a No-No
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Francesca T Royster
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Black popular music and offbeat performance, from Eartha Kitt to Meshell Ndegeocello