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Autobiography of a People: Three Centuries of African American History Told by Those Who Lived It
by Herb Boyd

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    Format: Paperback
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Page Count: 576
    ISBN13: 9780385492799
    Imprint: Anchor
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC

    Book Description: Autobiography of a People is an insightfully assembled anthology of eyewitness accounts that traces the history of the African American experience. From the Middle Passage to the Million Man March, editor Herb Boyd has culled a diverse range of voices, both famous and ordinary, to creat a unique and compelling historical portrait:

    Benjamin Banneker on Thomas Jefferson Old Elizabeth on spreading the Word Frederick Douglass on life in the North W.E.B. Du Bois on the Talented Tenth Matthew Henson on reaching the North Pole Harriot Jacobs on running away James Cameron on escaping a mob lyniching Alvin Ailey on the world of dance Langston Hughes on the Harlem Renaissance Curtis Morriw on the Korean War Max ROach on ""jazz"" as a four-letter word LL Cool J on rap Mary Church Terrell on the Chicago World’s Fair Rev. Bernice King on the future of Black America And many others.

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