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The Resource And still I rise : Black America since MLK : an illustrated chronology, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Kevin M. Burke

And still I rise : Black America since MLK : an illustrated chronology, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Kevin M. Burke

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And still I rise : Black America since MLK : an illustrated chronology
Title
And still I rise
Title remainder
Black America since MLK : an illustrated chronology
Statement of responsibility
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Kevin M. Burke
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The companion book to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s PBS series, And Still I Rise--a timeline and chronicle of the past fifty years of black history in the U.S. in more than 350 photos" --
  • "Beginning with the assassination of Malcolm X in February 1965, And Still I Rise: From Black Power to the White House explores the last half-century of the African American experience. More than fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the birth of Black Power, the United States has both a Black president and Black CEOs running Fortune 500 companies-- and a large Black underclass beset by persistent poverty, inadequate education, and an epidemic of incarceration. Harvard professor and scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. raises disturbing and vital questions about this dichotomy. How did the African American community end up encompassing such profound contradictions? And what will "the Black community" mean tomorrow? Gates takes readers through the major historical events and untold stories of the sixty years that have irrevocably shaped both the African American experience and the nation as a whole, from the explosive social and political changes of the 1960s, into the 1970s and 1980s-- eras characterized by both prosperity and neglect-- through the turn of the century to today, taking measure of such racial flashpoints as the Tawana Brawley case, O.J. Simpson's murder trial, the murders of Amadou Diallo and Trayvon Martin, and debates around the NYPD's "stop and frisk" policies. Even as it surveys the political and social evolution of black America, And Still I Rise is also a celebration of the accomplishments of black artists, musicians, writers, comedians, and thinkers who have helped to define American popular culture and to change our world" --
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  • Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard, outstanding scholar Gates offers an overview of African American (and hence American) experience over the last six decades. From the assassination of Malcolm X and the passage of the Civil Rights Act, to the accomplishments of black artists and intellectuals and the O.J. Simpson case, to the election of President Barack Obama and the murder of Trayvon Martin, it's been an extraordinary blend of achievement and continuing struggle. A companion to the PBS series. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed May 1, 2015) (Library Journal, vol 140, issue 8, p52)
  • A stirring chronology of advances—and some backward steps—in the long struggle for African-American civil rights. The subtitle is a touch imprecise, for Martin Luther King is still alive at the beginning of Gates (African-American Studies/Harvard Univ.; Finding Your Roots, 2014, etc.) and Burke's compendium, a companion to the forthcoming PBS series. It is Malcolm X, instead, who falls just two pages in, a victim of an internal struggle within the Black Muslim movement. As the authors observe, his memoir soon became "a canonical text for the Black Power movement," selling 6 million copies within 10 years. Ten days after Malcolm's funeral, hundreds of civil rights marchers were beaten in Selma, Alabama, launching King's march to Montgomery and affirming the commitment of the Lyndon Johnson administration to civil rights at the federal level. Two dozen pages in, and King has fallen as well, killed at the age of 39, "the same age Malcolm X was when he was assassinated three years prior." The year 1968 would mark much upheaval, symbolized by medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos' raising of the Black Power salute at the Mexico City Olympics. Gates and Burke chart political and social events alongside the incalculable influence of black culture on mainstream American culture, from Broadway (James Earl Jones, "long before he is known as the voice of Darth Vader," won a Tony in 1969) to music ("Although most of the audience is white, African American performers star at the three-day Woodstock music festival in upstate New York") to sports and science, the latter represented most visibly by the immensely popular interpreter of cosmology Neil deGrasse Tyson. Presented in accessible entries seldom exceeding 100 words, the chronology is richly illustrated with images both iconic and seldom seen, making this especially useful as a visual reference for readers too young to have scenes from the early years burned into their memories. A must for the look-it-up shelf and a poignant reminder of how far we have come—and have yet to go.(Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2015)
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10448652
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1950-
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Gates, Henry Louis
Dewey number
  • 973.0496073
  • 305.896073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185
LC item number
.G263 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Burke, Kevin M.
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True
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Black America since MLK
Label
And still I rise : Black America since MLK : an illustrated chronology, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Kevin M. Burke
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1965-1969 -- 1970-1975 -- 1975-1979 -- 1980-1984 -- 1985-1989 -- 1990-1994 -- 1995-1999 -- 2000-2004 -- 2005-2009 -- 2010-2015
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780062427007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 905380133
  • (OCoLC)905380133
Label
And still I rise : Black America since MLK : an illustrated chronology, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Kevin M. Burke
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1965-1969 -- 1970-1975 -- 1975-1979 -- 1980-1984 -- 1985-1989 -- 1990-1994 -- 1995-1999 -- 2000-2004 -- 2005-2009 -- 2010-2015
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780062427007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 905380133
  • (OCoLC)905380133

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