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Brown, Cecil 1943-

Works: 19 works in 102 publications in 6 languages and 3,683 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Drama  Comedy films  Situation comedies (Television programs)  Television series  Television programs  Folklore  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.R6853, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Cecil Brown
Stagolee shot Billy by Cecil Brown( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This story was never meant to by sandwiched between the covers of a book, as neat lines of prose. In 1895 a man called "Stag" Lee Shelton shot a man called Billy Lyons in a St. Louis bar. A black-on-black crime that scarcely made headlines. But this story, turned into a song, is one that black Americans have never tired of repeating and reliving. This tale of dignity and death, violence and sex, has been given countless forms by artists ranging from Ma Rainey to the Clash." "Billy died because he touched another man's five-dollar Stetson. Or was it because he cheated at a card game? Or was it because the antagonists straddled the great American fault line of race at the time the earth was shifting - at the time a strange, almost conspiratorial war was raging in St. Louis between traditional black Republicans and a renegade faction aligned with the traditionally racist Democratic party? A small portion of this story has been told again and again, generation after generation, but few, till now have known what the whole story was." "Novelist and scholar Cecil Brown explores this legend from what was in those days the second city of America, gateway between East and West and North and South: St. Louis. Though bits of actual history have been associated with the song, the true story - told in its entirety for the first time in this book - is more complex, more deeply rooted, than anything anyone would ever dare to invent. It tells of the first generation of free black men, crushed by a Genteel America that was both black and white. It tells of the wild place this country was in the nineteenth century - so wild that the inhabitants of the twentieth century could take it only in small doses and needed to forget. Now it can be told in full."--Jacket
The life and loves of Mr. Jiveass Nigger; a novel by Cecil Brown( Book )

44 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Days without weather by Cecil Brown( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dude, where's my Black studies department? : the disappearance of Black Americans from our universities by Cecil Brown( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blacks have been vanishing from college campuses in the United States and reappearing in prisons, videos, and movies. Cecil Brown tackles this unwitting "disappearing act" head on, paying special attention to the situation at UC Berkeley and the University of California system generally. Brown contends that educators have ignored the importance of the oral tradition in African American upbringing, an oversight mirrored by the media. When these students take exams, their abilities are not tested. Further, university officials, administrators, professors, and students are ignoring the phenomenon of the disappearing black student -- in both their admissions and hiring policies. With black studies departments shifting the focus from African American and black community interests to black immigrant issues, says Brown, the situation is becoming dire. Dude, Where's My Black Studies
Good times( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor African-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects
I, Stagolee by Cecil Brown( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Richard Pryor movie collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Car wash: It's a typical day at a Los Angeles car wash featuring an assembly line of the weirdest, baddest, shadiest characters you've ever met ... and lots of booty-bumping music!
Coming up down home : a memoir of a southern childhood by Cecil Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brown reflects on his own childhood and the lives of rural African Americans in the South of the 1940s and 50s
Which way is up? by Richard Pryor( Visual )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an orange picker who accidentally becomes a union hero and leaves his wife and family at home while he seeks work in Los Angeles where he finds a new woman and starts a second family. Richard Pryor plays three roles
The Black Review( )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bound advance proofs of the first edition edited by Mel Watkins
Jaivuasu nigā no seiteki henreki( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Why Blacks have the blues in Hollywood( Recording )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cecil Brown relates his experience as a Black comedy writer trying to break into a white profession
Louisiana black : screenplay by Lukas Heller( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alex Haley's remarkable Roots( Visual )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cal Poly faculty discuss Roots on Cal Poly Forum
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Stagolee shot Billy
The life and loves of Mr. Jiveass Nigger; a novelDude, where's my Black studies department? : the disappearance of Black Americans from our universitiesI, StagoleeContemporary Black biography, profiles from the international Black communityPryor lives! : how Richard Pryor became Richard Pryor : or, kiss my rich, happy black ass! : a memoir
Alternative Names
Cecil Brown American author

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