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Songs of wisdom : quotations from famous African Americans of the twentieth century

Author: Jay David
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A collection of mighty words from some of America's most famous personalities, Songs of Wisdom honors the life, culture, and spirit of African Americans in the twentieth century. From the earliest tracts against slavery to the poverty of Maya Angelou, African Americans have turned to language to record their experiences and to sustain their souls. Culled from a range of sources - political speeches,
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Genre/Form: Quotations
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay David
ISBN: 0688164978 9780688164973
OCLC Number: 41565247
Description: ix, 176 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Childhood and youth --
Identity --
Race relations --
Civil rights --
Education --
Religion --
The military --
Politics --
Abortion --
Sports --
Skills --
The arts --
Entertainment --
Opinions and philosophies.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Jay David.

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"A collection of mighty words from some of America's most famous personalities, Songs of Wisdom honors the life, culture, and spirit of African Americans in the twentieth century. From the earliest tracts against slavery to the poverty of Maya Angelou, African Americans have turned to language to record their experiences and to sustain their souls. Culled from a range of sources - political speeches, autobiographies, interviews, and essays - Songs of Wisdom celebrates the richness of the African-American written and oral traditions."--Jacket.

"Divided into chapters - "Childhood and Youth," "Identity," "Race Relations," "Civil Rights," "Education," "Religion," "The Military," "Politics," "Abortion," "Sports," "Skills," "The Arts," "Entertainment," and "Opinions and Philosophies"--Songs of Wisdom captures the brave and exalted spirit of African-American pioneers."--Jacket.

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