Reader Ì And Still I Rise ´ Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Istent poverty inadeuate education and an epidemic of incarceration Harvard professor and scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr raises disturbing and vital uestions about this dichotomy How did the African American community end up encompassing such profound contradictions? And what will “the black community” mean tomorrow?Gates takes readers through the major historical events and untold stories of the sixty years that have irrevocably shaped both the African American experience and the nation as a whole from the explosive social and political changes of the 1960s into the 1 This is not your typical coffee table book It is a treasure trove of Black history a beautiful chronological timeline of events from 1965 2015 illustrated with gorgeous photos I caught the PBS documentary with the same name last spring and loved it so much that we got the book as well I had thumbed through it here and there as one often does with a so called coffee table book but a couple of weeks ago I decided to read it cover to cover I'm so glad I did There is so much to digest and process and although the short descriptions of events are surface level 50 years of history condensed into 285 pages reading this book reminded me of things I had learned before; pieced together some of the holes in my knowledge of Black history and most importantly gave me a long list of people and events I can't wait to learn about and books I want to read some for the second time This would make a great holiday season gift for anyone interested in Black history in the USA who wants to read a little bit here and there each day or even cover to cover
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And Still I RiseThe companion book to Henry Louis Gates Jr’s PBS series And Still I Rise a timeline and chronicle of the past fifty years of black history in the US in than 350 photos Beginning with the assassination of Malcolm X in February 1965 And Still I Rise From Black Power to the White House explores the last half century of the African American experience More than fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the birth of Black Power the United States has both a black president and black CEOs running Fortune 500 companies and a large black underclass beset by pers More like a reference book to keep at hand than a book that reads easily cover to cover but what a reference book it is It’s a juxtaposition of triumphant events alongside tragic events alongside triumphant events and so on Important context for anyone interested in Black American history — which should be anyone interested in American history at all