James Baldwin: A Biography

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Arcade #ad - In works that have become part of the american canon—go tell it on a mountain, Giovanni’s Room, and The Evidence of Things Not Seen—he explored issues of race and racism in America, Another Country, The Fire Next Time, class distinction, and sexual difference. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

We have also published survivor stories of World War II, first-hand tales of adventure, memoirs about overcoming adversity, and much more. He plumbs every aspect of baldwin’s life: his relationships with the unknown and the famous, lorraine hansberry, and his passionate battle for black identity, Lena Horne, Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, racial justice, including painter Beauford Delaney, Richard Wright, and childhood friend Richard Avedon; his expatriate years in France and Turkey; his gift for compassion and love; the public pressures that overwhelmed his quest for happiness, and to “end the racial nightmare and achieve our country.

James Baldwin: A Biography #ad - Skyhorse publishing, good books, and yucca imprints, autobiographies, along with our Arcade, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, Sports Publishing, and memoirs. Simpson. A gay, african american writer who was born in Harlem, he found the freedom to express himself living in exile in Paris. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, such as Heinrich Himmler, and Alexander Graham Bell, John Wayne Gacy, as well as villains from history, and O.

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Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin

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Cleis Press #ad - Strategies of nonviolence during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, thereby launching the civil rights movement. Widely acclaimed as a founding father of modern black protest, Rustin reached international notoriety in 1963 as the openly gay organizer of the March on Washington. In 1956 bayard rustin taught Martin Luther King Jr.

Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin #ad - . Time on two crosses offers an insider's view of many of the defining political moments of our time. His gay identity, became a point of contention with the movement, however, with the controversy embroiling even King himself. From gandhi's never-before-published essays on louis farrakhan, affirmative action, and the call for gay rights, white supremacists in Congress, Time on Two Crosses chronicles five decades of Rustin's impact on African Americans, and the assassination of Malcolm X to Rustin's commitment to justice and equality.

Long before the march on Washington, Rustin's leadership placed him at the vanguard of social protest.

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Black Men Built the Capitol: Discovering African-American History In and Around Washington, D.C.

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Globe Pequot #ad - Capitol building, the white house and the Lincoln Memorial, are explored from an entirely new perspective in this book, with never-before-told stories and statistics about the role of blacks in their creation. New research by a top washington journalist brings this information together in a powerful retelling of an important part of our country's history.

In addition the book includes sections devoted to specific monuments such as the African American Civil War Memorial, the Hall of Fame for Caring Americans, the real “Uncle Tom's cabin, ” the Benjamin Banneker Overlook and Frederick Douglass Museum, and other existing statues, memorials and monuments.

Black Men Built the Capitol: Discovering African-American History In and Around Washington, D.C. #ad - In 2004, holland became the first african american elected to Congressional Standing Committee of Correspondents, which represents the entire press corps before the Senate and the House of Representatives. This is an iconoclastic guide to Washington, D. C. In that it shines a light on the African Americans who have not traditionally been properly credited for actually building important landmarks in the city.

It also details the many other places being planned right now to house, such as the soon-to-open Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, rich collections of black American history that have not previously been accessible to the public, for the first time, and the Martin Luther King, Jr.

National monument, as well as others opening over the next decade. He is the congressional legal affairs correspondent for the Associated Press, and his stories frequently appear in the New York Times and other major papers. Jesse J.

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And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK

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Ecco #ad - 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. Raises disturbing and vital questions about this dichotomy. Harvard professor and scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 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, OJ Simpson’s murder trial, taking measure of such racial flashpoints as the Tawana Brawley case, the murders of Amadou Diallo and Trayvon Martin, into the 1970s and 1980s—eras characterized by both prosperity and neglect—through the turn of the century to today, and debates around the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” policies.

And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK #ad - Even as it surveys the political and social evolution of black America, comedians, musicians, writers, And Still I Rise is also a celebration of the accomplishments of black artists, and thinkers who have helped to define American popular culture and to change our world. 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.

. 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.

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Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone Vintage International

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Vintage #ad - And everywhere there is the anguish of being black in a society that at times seems poised on the brink of total racial war. There are love affairs with a white woman and a younger black man, each of whom will make irresistible claims on Leo's loyalty. An adored older brother vanishes into prison. As he hovers between life and death, Baldwin shows the choices that have made him enviably famous and terrifyingly vulnerable.

Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone Vintage International #ad - For between leo's childhood on the streets of Harlem and his arrival into the intoxicating world of the theater lies a wilderness of desire and loss, shame and rage. Overpowering in its vitality, extravagant in the intensity of its feeling, Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone is a major work of American literature.

At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack.

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Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves

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Ballantine Books #ad - Yes,  well-read black Girl is as good as it sounds. Nominated for an naacp image award • an inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. They present literary encounters that may at times seem private and ordinary—hours spent in the children’s section of a public library or in a college classroom—but are no less monumental in their impact.

The washington Post “A wonderful collection of essays. Essence. In this timely anthology, race, glory edim brings together original essays by some of our best black women writers to shine a light on how important it is that we all—regardless of gender, religion, or ability—have the opportunity to find ourselves in literature.

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves #ad - . As she has done with her book club–turned–online community well-read black Girl, in this anthology Glory Edim has created a space in which black women’s writing and knowledge and life experiences are lifted up, to be shared with all readers who value the power of a story to help us understand the world and ourselves.

Praise for well-read black girl“Each essay can be read as a dispatch from the vast and wonderfully complex location that is black girlhood and womanhood. Glory edim gathers an all-star cast of contributors—among them Lynn Nottage, Jesmyn Ward, and Gabourey Sidibe.

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Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies

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Amistad #ad - A captivating journey through time, defining moments in black history explores historical movements such as The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as cultural touchstones such as Sidney Poitier winning the Best Actor Oscar for Lilies in the Field and Billie Holiday releasing Strange Fruit.

Kamau bell, and trevor noah, damon Young, Dick Gregory was a provocative and incisive cultural force for more than fifty years. Martin luther King, Jr. In his unapologetically candid voice, he moves from African ancestry and surviving the Middle Passage to the enjoyment of bacon and everything pig, the headline-making shootings of black men, and the Black Lives Matter movement.

As an entertainer, he always kept it indisputably real about race issues in America, fearlessly lacing laughter with hard truths. As a leading activist against injustice, he marched at selma during the Civil Rights movement, organized student rallies to protest the Vietnam War; sat in at rallies for Native American and feminist rights; fought apartheid in South Africa; and participated in hunger strikes in support of Black Lives Matter.

Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies #ad - Naacp 2017 image award winnerwith his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America. A friend of luminaries including Dr. An engaging look at black life that offers insightful commentary on the intricate history of the African American people, enlighten, no-holds-bar history lesson that will provoke, Defining Moments in Black History is an essential, and entertain.

And medgar evers, including Larry Wilmore, and the forebear of today’s popular black comics, W.

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Not Guilty: Twelve Black Men Speak Out on Law, Justice, and Life

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Amistad #ad - Patrick dorismond, and amadou diallo -- hear what a jury of prominent african americans has to say about the black man's struggle for justice in AmericaPrompted by the killing of Amadou Diallo and the acquittal of the four New York City police officers who mistook him for an armed criminal, Abner Louima, this collection of essays by prominent black male writers offers twelve unique and startling perspectives on what it's like for a black man living in an inherently racist society.

Not Guilty: Twelve Black Men Speak Out on Law, Justice, and Life #ad - Coming from a broad spectrum of economic and social backgrounds, and academics that make up this jury write forcefully and eloquently about growing up and raising sons, journalists, identifying with others and yearning to be set apart, attempting reasonable discourse, the poets, writers, lawyers, and succumbing to unspeakable anger.

Together these essays deconstruct the monolithic myths that shroud our nation's black men and offer small rays of hope that on the streets, at school and work, and in the courtroom justice will be served.

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James Baldwin: The Last Interview: and other Conversations The Last Interview Series

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Melville House #ad - I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only. When, in the fall of 1987, the poet quincy troupe traveled to the south of france to interview James Baldwin, Baldwin’s brother David told him to ask Baldwin about everything—Baldwin was critically ill and David knew that this might be the writer’s last chance to speak at length about his life and work.

The result is one of the most eloquent and revelatory interviews of baldwin’s career, his years in France, his relationship with writers like Toni Morrison and Richard Wright, a conversation that ranges widely over such topics as his childhood in Harlem, his close friendship with Miles Davis, and his ever-incisive thoughts on the history of race relations and the African-American experience.

James Baldwin: The Last Interview: and other Conversations The Last Interview Series #ad - Also collected here are significant interviews from other moments in Baldwin’s life, including an in-depth interview conducted by Studs Terkel shortly after the publication of Nobody Knows My Name. These interviews showcase, thinker, Baldwin’s fearlessness and integrity as a writer, and individual, above all, as well as the profound struggles he faced along the way.

. Never before available, the unexpurgated last interview with James Baldwin“I was not born to be what someone said I was.

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Eye On the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press

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Amistad #ad - A self-proclaimed "instrument of change, " she publicly prodded President Dwight D. The white press was quick to portray civil rights legislation as munificent gifts bestowed on American blacks, while Payne's reporting focused on the failures of legislation to grant African Americans the equality that rightfully belonged to them.

Eisenhower to support desegregation, and her reporting on legislative and judicial civil rights battles enlightened and motivated black readers. She became for many black americans their eyes on the frontlines of the struggle for equality in Washington, in the South, and in Africa. The white and black presses, operating in parallel worlds, saw events differently.

Ethel payne's life and work offers readers an opportunity to see the historic events of the civil rights era through her eyes. At some considerable personal risk, the desegregation of the University of Alabama, Payne covered such events as the Montgomery bus boycott, and the Little Rock school crisis. Johnson recognized payne's seminal role by presenting her with pens used in the signing of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.

Eye On the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press #ad - She also traveled overseas to write about the service of black troops in Vietnam and accompanied American leaders on diplomatic missions to Africa. President Lyndon B. In this groundbreaking biography, celebrated author James McGrath Morris skillfully illuminates the life and accomplishments of pioneering journalist Ethel Lois Payne, while also bringing to the fore the critical role of the black press in the civil rights era.

Payne used her journalistic skills as the Washington correspondent for the Chicago Defender to elevate civil rights issues to the national agenda.

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