skip to content
America behind the color line : dialogues with African Americans Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

America behind the color line : dialogues with African Americans

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Henry Louis Gates, Jr., examines the surprising social and economic journey African Americans have made. Using the interviews he conducted for his PBS series, Professor Gates portrays a community united by shared memory and a strong, vibrant culture, yet divided by wealth and lack of opportunity - a people still struggling to ensure true equality for all." "Professor Gates traveled across the country interviewing  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Interviews
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
ISBN: 0446532738 9780446532730
OCLC Number: 53090974
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 448 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Ebony towers --
The Good Soldier / Colin Powell --
Chairman of the Board / Vernon Jordan --
House of dreams / Franklin D. Raines --
Corporate man / Russell Simmons --
Chess master / Maurice Ashley --
Black and white logic / Dan Rose --
Breaking through / The Irvins --
Living the life / The Pearsons --
Résumé stories / Lenora Fulani --
Part 2: The black belt --
Home / Morgan Freeman --
Choices / Maya Angelou --
Policing the South / James H. Bolden --
Training Days / Sergeant Major Kenneth Wilcox --
Keys to the city / Willie W. Herenton --
Word of God / The Reverend Dr. R. Lawton Higgs, Sr. --
The big house / Carmen Johnson --
"Why not?" / Deirdre Wolff, Jerald Wolff --
Color-blind / Lura and Chris --
Part 3: Black Hollywood --
Different stories / Chris Tucker --
In character / Samuel L. Jackson --
Changing minds, breaking even / Arnon Milchan --
Independent means / Reginald Hudlin --
How it's done / Alicia Keys --
Life Purpose / Nia Long --
Excellence / Don Cheadle --
Living in the community / John Singleton --
Action / Reggie Bythewood --
The Buddy / Darnell Hunt --
The Chameleon / Bernie Mac --
The bonus / Larry Wilmore --
Part 4: Streets of heaven: Chicago's south side --
Restitution, reinvestment / Jesse L. Jackson --
Looking back, looking up / Timuel D. Black --
Twirling for success / Elaine Rhodes --
A mother's story / Tammie Cathery --
Finding their way / The Massenbergs --
Revolving door / Clark Clemons --
One prisoner's story / Kalais Chiron Hunt --
Ticket to success / Dr. Emiel Hamberlin --
A different version / Jason Smith.
Responsibility: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
More information:

Abstract:

"Henry Louis Gates, Jr., examines the surprising social and economic journey African Americans have made. Using the interviews he conducted for his PBS series, Professor Gates portrays a community united by shared memory and a strong, vibrant culture, yet divided by wealth and lack of opportunity - a people still struggling to ensure true equality for all." "Professor Gates traveled across the country interviewing forty-four famous and not-so-famous individuals from parts of the African-American community - the "Black Elite," "The New South," "Chicago's South Side," and "Black Hollywood." In their own words, each discusses what it means to be African American in the twenty-first century: from Maya Angelou and Morgan Freeman's reflections on "returning home" to the South ... to convict "Eric Edwards" telling us how his peers find self-sufficiency and prove their adulthood ... from an interracial couple describing how they cope with the remnants of racism in Birmingham to a single mother's insights into how life on Chicago's newly renovated South Side still presents its own particular obstacles and dangers."--Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53090974>
library:oclcnum"53090974"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/53090974>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/799698>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"African Americans."@en
schema:name"African Americans--Social conditions"@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:copyrightYear"2004"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2004"
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/701518>
schema:genre"Interviews"@en
schema:genre"Interviews."@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"America behind the color line : dialogues with African Americans"@en
schema:numberOfPages"448"
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53090974>
schema:reviewBody""Henry Louis Gates, Jr., examines the surprising social and economic journey African Americans have made. Using the interviews he conducted for his PBS series, Professor Gates portrays a community united by shared memory and a strong, vibrant culture, yet divided by wealth and lack of opportunity - a people still struggling to ensure true equality for all." "Professor Gates traveled across the country interviewing forty-four famous and not-so-famous individuals from parts of the African-American community - the "Black Elite," "The New South," "Chicago's South Side," and "Black Hollywood." In their own words, each discusses what it means to be African American in the twenty-first century: from Maya Angelou and Morgan Freeman's reflections on "returning home" to the South ... to convict "Eric Edwards" telling us how his peers find self-sufficiency and prove their adulthood ... from an interracial couple describing how they cope with the remnants of racism in Birmingham to a single mother's insights into how life on Chicago's newly renovated South Side still presents its own particular obstacles and dangers."--Jacket."
schema:url
schema:workExample
umbel:isLike<http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA3T4175>

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.