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The Resource Born Black, with photos. by the author

Born Black, with photos. by the author

Label
Born Black
Title
Born Black
Statement of responsibility
with photos. by the author
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks, a black man at ease with himself and with the white world, was able to communicate across the boundaries of race--a significant accomplishment in the racial polarization of the 1960s. This book is an intense and compassionate study of that polarization. Composed not only of articles commissioned by Life magazine but also material which appears here for the first time, this is a personal account of some of the men and movements from the decade of black revolution--1960 to 1970. Here is a report on the Black Muslims and an arresting glimpse of Malcolm X; an intimate portrait of Stokely Carmichael and another of Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay; a moving reflection on the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.; a glimpse into the life of a Harlem family. "I came to each story with a strong sense of involvement, finding it difficult to screen out my own memories of a scarred past," Parks writes. His own intense feeling, growing out of what he has become, is stamped on almost every page. The knowledge of the special perils and consequences of having been born black that the author shares with his subjects is, in the end, the real substance of this book--in the text and in the stunning photographs which accompany it.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1912-2006
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Parks, Gordon
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Label
Born Black, with photos. by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death at San Quentin -- The Black Muslims -- The death of Malcolm X -- Redemption of a champion -- Stokely Carmichael -- The Fontenelle family -- On the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- The Black Panthers and the police -- Papa Rage : a visit with Eldridge Cleaver
Control code
138765
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
192 pages
Lccn
78146692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)537760
Label
Born Black, with photos. by the author
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death at San Quentin -- The Black Muslims -- The death of Malcolm X -- Redemption of a champion -- Stokely Carmichael -- The Fontenelle family -- On the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- The Black Panthers and the police -- Papa Rage : a visit with Eldridge Cleaver
Control code
138765
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
192 pages
Lccn
78146692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)537760

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