African American Experience: Black History and Culture Through Speeches Letters Editorials Poems Songs and Stories
Überblick:Synopsis This is a unique anthology of more than 300 letters speeches articles petitions poems songs and works of fiction tracing the course of black history in America - from the first slaves brought over in the 16th century to the events of the present day. All aspects of black American history and daily life are represented here from the days of abolition and the Civil War to the Black Power and Civil Rights movements of today. The collection includes the words and writings of politicians writers musicians and sportsmen including: Frederick Douglass Martin Luther King Jesse Jackson Barack Obama Harriet Beecher Stowe Toni Morrison Alice Walker James Baldwin Maya Angelou Alex Haley Booker T. Washington Marcus Garvey Miles Davis Billie Holliday Sugar Hill Gang and Muhammad Ali. Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Kai Wright is a writer and editor whose work explores the politics of sex race and health. He contributes to a variety of independent and community-based publications ranging from Mother Jones to Essence magazine. He is the author of Drifting Toward Love: Black Brown Gay and Coming of Age on the Streets of New York (Beacon Press January 2008) and Soldiers of Freedom (Black Dog & Leventhal 2003). He lives in Brooklyn New York.