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Defining moments in black history : reading between the lies / Dick Gregory.

Gregory, Dick, (author.).

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  • 2 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062448699
  • ISBN: 0062448692
  • Physical Description: 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Dick-o-lo-gy -- Searching for freedom -- Solidarity -- The more things change, the more they stay the same -- Making something out of nothing -- Running in place, embarrassing the race -- Epilogue: last thoughts.
Summary, etc.: With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America. In this collection of thoughtful, provocative essays, Gregory charts the complex and often obscured history of the African American experience. In his unapologetically candid voice, he moves from African ancestry and surviving the Middle Passage to the creation of the Jheri Curl, the enjoyment of bacon and everything pig, the headline-making shootings of black men, and the Black Lives Matter movement. A captivating journey through time, Defining Moments in Black History explores historical movements such as The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as cultural touchstones such as Sidney Poitier winning the Best Actor Oscar for Lilies in the Field and Billie Holiday releasing Strange Fruit.
Subject: African Americans > History.
African Americans > Social conditions.
African Americans > Civil rights > History.
African Americans > Humor.
HISTORY / African American.
Genre: African American wit and humor.

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