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America behind the color line : dialogues with African Americans

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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...
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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 pages ; 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.
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Scholar and author Henry Louis Gates Jr returns with this work exploring the evolution of African American society into what has become two distinct and striking communities - the privileged and the  Read more...

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