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The African-American Archive: The History of the Black Experience Through Do.

Editor-Kai Wright

ISBN 10: 1579121578 / ISBN 13: 9781579121570
Edité par Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2001
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Titre : The African-American Archive: The History of...

Éditeur : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

Date d'édition : 2001

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :New

Etat de la jaquette : New

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Here is the most sweeping and informative collection of documents detailing the Black experience ever compiled.

Destined to become the bible of writings on and about African-American culture, politics and history, THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ARCHIVE portrays the stark realities, great moments and fascinating particulars of being black in America, through the minds and pens of those who lived it. Featuring letters, articles, pamphlets and papers of all kinds, every important document is here-the Emancipation Proclamation, the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech and-along with scores of enlightening personal documents-harrowing accounts from slaves who suffered the passage from Africa, letters from black soldiers in the Civil War, journal entries from civil rights workers in the '60s and Louis Farrakhan's speech at the 1995 Million Man March. Arranged chronologically from the 1600s to the present, each document is introduced with a careful discussion, providing historical background and context.

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Tracing the course of black history in America - from the first slave brought over by Spanish explores in the sixteenth century, to the leaders fighting in Congress for civil rights more than 400 years latter - The African-American Archive is a monumental collection of original documents, straight from the hands, mouths and hearts of those who lived it. Early slave narratives, letters from black soldiers in the Civil War, poems from the Harlem Renaissance, songs from the Jazz Age, speeches galvanizing resistance to Jim Crow, excerpts from the works of the most celebrated contemporary writers, and much more, all combine to create a moving and powerful chronicle of the lives and aspirations of African Americans across nearly five centuries.

From Fredrick Douglass to Barbara Jordan. The African-American Archive presents the words of the many great leaders of the black community as it examines the history of a people and the evolution of a struggle. Selections include David Walker's "Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the world," Frederick Douglass's "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?", W.E.B. Dubois' The Souls of Black Folk, Martin Luther King's speech at the March on Washington (and Malcolm X's impassioned response), along with selections by other legendary figures including Sojourner Truth, Marcus Garvey, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Kweisi Mfume and Louis Farrakhan.

Just as the leaders of the black community have shared their visions of what America should be, the laws of the nation have dictated what America is. Here too are the writs, statutes and decisions that have marked the evolution of the black individual in society: Thomas Jefferson's illuminating first draft of "The Declaration of Independence," where he struggles to balance the concept of American liberty with the ongoing subjugation of the black race (in sharp contrast to his bigoted Notes on Virginia, which is also here): Abraham Lincoln's "Emancipation Proclamation," promising freedom from bondage, and the subsequent Jim Crow laws that proved promise false for many; the Brown w. Board of Education decision that ruled separate was not equal; and the Congressional Black Caucus's charges of fraud and voter intimidation during the presidential election of 2000.

The African-American Archive also includes a wonderful array of renowned writers, composers, athletes and other figures from black popular culture. The nineteenth-century works of Jupiter Hammon and Phillis Wheatley represent some of the first African-American poetic voices: novelists Ralph Ellison and Toni Morrison exemplify the emergence of a uniquely African-American literature during the twentieth century; in lyrics filled with fire and rebellion, N.W.A. and Public Enemy document the rise of the hip-hop and the explosion of African Americans onto the world musical stage; and Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali attest to the difficult and often controversial role of the black athlete. Along with the thundering speeches, the landmark legal decisions, the stories and poems by the black community's most acclaimed writers, The African-American Archive gives voice the forgotten many whose names don't appear in the conventional history books. A slave who survived the Middle Passage and would later buy his freedom relates the harrowing realities of the Atlantic Slave Trade; a black Union soldier writes to his family, still held in bondage, in a letter that glows with the promise of freedom; a witness to the Watts Riots of 1965 describes the scene from ground zero as years of frustration erupt into violence. These aren't the careful words of historians, but instead the honest language of those who were there, and the stories they tell are rendered with the poignancy that can be painful or inspiring, but always moving and true.

The path of our nation's development has not always been marked by honor, a fact that is nowhere more evident than in the history of A

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