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Johnson, Charles 1948-

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Middle passage by Charles Johnson( Book )

66 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A freed slave escapes his bad debts in New Orleans by stowing away on a slave ship en route to Africa
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery by Charles Johnson( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of slavery is chronicled through the eyes of slaves, from their landing in Jamestown to the Civil War
King : the photobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Charles Johnson( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"King is the first true photobiography of a hero's journey. Never before has Martin Luther King's life been so richly chronicled from so many different points of view. A powerful array of photographic images combined with text by writer Charles Johnson, a National Book Award winner, detail the pivotal events of King's public life - as well as life with his family - in a rich and stirring format. Johnson writes, "How soon we forget that King was not only a civil rights activist, but also this country's preeminent moral philosopher, a spiritual aspirant, a father and husband, and that these diverse roles - these multiple dimensions of his too brief life - were the foundations for his singular 'dream' that inspired millions worldwide." Here, then, we see Martin Luther King, Jr., in all his aspects: as husband and father, powerful preacher, courageous leader of the civil rights movement, martyr for the cause of racial justice, and finally American icon."--Jacket
Dreamer : a novel by Charles Johnson( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the road with Martin Luther King, his wife and his two assistants. One is a look-alike decoy, a Korean War veteran who considers the pacifism of the civil rights movement naive. The novel describes harrowing scenes at the receiving end of hate. By the author of Middle Passage
Being & race : Black writing since 1970 by Charles Johnson( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class of 1967 alumnus, Charles Johnson, examines contemporary African-American fiction
Oxherding tale by Charles Johnson( Book )

37 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates an individual's desperate flight from slavery in the antebellum South in which bondage is spiritual as well as physical, sexual as well as racial
Faith and the good thing by Charles Johnson( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith Cross, a beautiful and purely innocent young black woman, is told by her dying mother to go and get herself "a good thing." Thus begins an extraordinary pilgrim's progress that takes Faith from the magic and mysticism of the rural South to the promises and perils of modern-day Chicago. It is an odyssey that propels Faith from the degradation of prostitution, drugs, and drink into a faceless middle-class reality, and finally into a searing tragedy that ironically leads to the discovery of the real Good Thing. National Book Award-winner Charles Johnson's first novel, originally published in 1974, puts the life-affirming soul of the African-American experience at the summit of American storytelling
The sorcerer's apprentice by Charles Johnson( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evanston graduate, Johnson, interweaves the real and the surreal in these eight tales of transformations and metamorphoses
Middle passage by Charles Johnson( )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave travels to New Orleans only to discover that nothing but misery awaits him in the big city. As he contemplates his life, he decides that the sea holds his interest and boards the first available ship that sets sail. Soon he learns that he has boarded a slave ship enrote to Africa to collect members of a legendary tribe. The voyage is harrowing, but seeing the captured men shackled and imprisoned drives him to insanity. What follows could cost him his life
Dr. King's refrigerator and other bedtime stories by Charles Johnson( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories that explore issues of identity and race
Black men speaking( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Initially conceived as an exploration of "the plight of the black male in the United States," Black Men Speaking is that and more. It gives expression to a range of issues - cultural, economic, psychological, religious, and personal - as seen by a remarkable group of black men - novelists, a well-known artist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, a doctor, an editor, an academic, a famous musician, and a group of ordinary citizens from Harlem. Powerful voices give us powerful images and powerful messages
Soulcatcher and other stories by Charles Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nothing has had as profound an effect on American life as slavery. For blacks and whites alike, the experience has left us with a conflicted and contradictory history. Now, in fictional form, National Book Award-winning author Charles Johnson presents twelve stories illuminating slavery's effects and experiences. From Martha Washington's management of her slaves following the death of her husband to a boy chained in the bowels of a ship laden with human cargo plying the infamous passage from Africa to the South; from a lynching in Indiana to a hunter of escaped slaves searching the Boston market for his quarry; from a Quaker meeting exploring resettlement in Africa to the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation - the voices, terrors, and savagery of slavery come unforgettably to life. These tales transcend history even as they present it, and retell the tragic proportions of a period with astounding realism, power, and emotion."--Jacket
Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. : his life and crusade in pictures by Charles Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., explores his diverse roles as a minister, activist, family man, eloquent speaker, and advocate for peaceful change, in a volume that blends thoughtful text with photographs
The best American short stories, 1982( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I call myself an artist : writings by and about Charles Johnson by Charles Johnson( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work reaches across the colour line to examine how race, gender, class and individual subjectivity shaped the lives of black and white women in the 19th- and 20th-century American South
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly ten years in the making, this landmark six-hour film series exposes the truth through surprising revelations, dramatic recreations, rare archival photography and riveting first-person accounts. [It] helps define the reality of slavery's past through the insightful commentary of a wide range of voices including General Colin Powell, authors John Edgar Wideman and Barry Unsworth and leading scholars. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett it offers unparalleled understanding - from slavery's birth in the early 1600s through the violent onset of civil war in 1860
Juneteenth : a novel by Ralph Ellison( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a black man who passes for white and becomes a race-baiting U.S. senator. When he is shot on the Senate floor, the first visitor in hospital is a black musician-turned-preacher who raised him. As the two men talk, their respective stories come out. An unfinished novel by the author of Invisible Man
Philosophy : an innovative introduction : fictive narrative, primary texts, and responsive writing by Michael Boylan( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to philosophy that combines readings and exercises with fictive narratives starring traditional figures in the history of the field
In black and white : conversations with African American writers by Barbara Christian( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Johnson explains how he weaves Black folktales, Zen parables, 19th century picaresque novels and 20th century existential philosophy into such novels as The Middle Passage. August Wilson explains his ongoing project to write a play about African American life set in each decade of the 20th century. John Edgar Wideman explains the connections he makes between the Pittsburgh ghetto of his birth and his novels Damballah and his memoir Brothers and Keepers
Passing the three gates : interviews with Charles Johnson by Charles Johnson( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capping the collection are two previously unpublished interviews that reflect back upon Johnson's career, even as they look forward to what Johnson calls "Act Three" of his life."--Jacket
 
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Charles R. Johnson Amerikaans schrijver

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Charles R. Johnson amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Charles R. Johnson écrivain français

Charles Richard Johnson afroamerikanischer Schriftsteller

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Africans in America : America's journey through slaveryKing : the photobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.Dreamer : a novelBeing & race : Black writing since 1970Oxherding taleFaith and the good thingThe sorcerer's apprenticeDr. King's refrigerator and other bedtime stories