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I hear a symphony : African Americans celebrate love

Author: Paula L Woods; Felix H Liddell
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Anchor Books edView all editions and formats
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A collection of art, poetry, love letters, and excerpts from speeches, essays, novels, and plays.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
I hear a symphony.
New York : Anchor Books, 1994
(OCoLC)645919455
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula L Woods; Felix H Liddell
ISBN: 0385475020 9780385475020
OCLC Number: 29909384
Description: xiii, 334 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Contents: Black must be beautiful again. Black must be beautiful again / Bebe Moore Campbell --
Negritude / James A. Emanuel --
from Dreaming ourselves dark and deep : black beauty / bell hooks --
from Mysticism and the experience of love / Howard Thurman --
Who and whose you are : an interview with Brenda Tapia / Felix H. Liddell and Paula L. Woods --
Speak the truth to the people / Mari Evans --
First man / Naomi Long Madgett --
Question : What is the greatest challenge you face as a black man? / Haki R. Madhubuti --
from The damnation of women / W.E.B. DuBois --
Up sister / Ruth Forman --
Quilting on the rebound / Terry McMillan --
I thought it was Tangiers I wanted / Langston Hughes --
Why do we live? / Charles W. Chesnutt. Families of the heart. from Behind the scenes / Elizabeth Keckley --
Hands : for Mother's Day / Nikki Giovanni --
from All stories are true / John Edgar Wideman --
Pathway : from son to father / Lenard D. Moore --
Letter--James S. Watson to James L. Watson --
Letter--James L. Watson to James S. Watson --
from Our children are not things / Howard Thurman --
Image of myself 3 / Ira B. Jones --
Now that I am forever with child / Audre Lorde --
Of the passing of the first-born / W.E.B. DuBois --
I will not let them take you / Opal Palmer Adisa --
from Miss Emily's grandson won't hush his mouth / Essex Hemphill --
Letter--Claude A. and Etta M. Barnett to Maria Barnett Tinnin. A jewel for a friend. Pages for a friend / Ntozake Shange --
Letter--Mrs. Sue Bailey Thurman to Meta W. Fuller --
A jewel for a friend / J. California Cooper --
The drugstore / Toi Derricotte --
For a friend who considers suicide / Gloria Wade-Gayles --
War stories / Saundra Murray Nettles --
The letter / Wendell Hooper --
Ain't too proud to beg / Peter J. Harris --
A poem of friendship / Nikki Giovanni. For better, for worse. Invitation to love / Paul Laurence Dunbar --
Letter--Loney Butler to Sophronia Collins --
Letter--Sophronia Collins to Loney Butler --
Valentines / Henry Dumas --
My first kiss / Dexter Rivens --
Lyric : I am looking at music / Pinkie Gordon Lane --
Water of your bath / Ahmasi --
from And do remember me / Marita Golden --
Be somebody fragrant / Peter J. Harris --
Letters--Aaron Douglas to Alta Sawyer --
from The autobiography of Malcolm X / Malcolm X, with the assistance of Alex Haley --
A black wedding song / Gwendolyn Brooks --
The day Kenny did it / Saundra Sharp --
Showers and crepe paper / devorah major --
Epithalamium and shivaree / Marilyn Waniek --
Letters--Charles R. Drew, M.D., to Lenore Robbins Drew --
For better, for worse / Aurelia and John Hope Franklin. See the heart. See the heart / Jean Toomer --
The chitlin circuit : on black community / bell hooks --
Affirmative action blues / Elizabeth Alexander --
Fighting my homophobia / Gloria Wade-Gayles --
Moving toward the light : recovery in our communities / Cecil Williams --
All about my job / Alice Childress --
Miss Jones / Wanda Coleman --
Miz culchure lady / Nayo Barbara Malcolm Watkins --
Listen children / Lucille Clifton. A home in that rock. My blackness is the beauty of this land / Lance Jeffers --
from Mississippi solo / Eddy L. Harris --
The tree of love / Linda Goss --
At home on an island / Jill Nelson --
My city / James Weldon Johnson --
We, too, sing "America" / Duke Ellington --
Letter--"George" to his sister --
from What to the slaves is the fourth of July? / Frederick Douglass --
Kids and the pledge : not a truth but a goal / Frank Harris III --
My dungeon shook / James Baldwin --
America / Claude McKay. I leave you love. Dearly beloved / Saundra Sharp --
Crumbs through the forest : a south-central fairy tale / Paula L. Woods --
Making a scene / Nikky Finney --
Letter--Joseph Beam to his mother and father --
In memoriam : for James Baldwin (1924-1987) / Quincy Troupe --
Ailey, Baldwin, Floyd, Killens, and Mayfield / Maya Angelou --
Nobel laureate speech / Toni Morrison --
My last will and testament / Mary McLeod Bethune.
Responsibility: edited by Paula L. Woods and Felix H. Liddell.

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