Our Common Ground: Portraits of Blacks Changing the Face of America (Qty & CN$ are ppb)

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Through his powerful photographic portraits and his subjects' illuminating narratives, Bruce Caines provides a celebration of blacks who are changing the face of America by changing the way America views black people. A stunning tribute to ordinary people living extraordinary lives.

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Photographer Caines here documents the lives of black community activists, teachers, doctors, environmentalists, artists, and others across the country who are not famous but are making a real difference in their locations. In this beautifully arranged photo album, he provides 57 narrative profiles, many of them of two people together, accompanied by beautiful color photographs. Occasionally, you will bump into a celebrity such as Bryant Gumble, but Caines mostly celebrates the black middle class. The stories about two truant officers in the Los Angeles area, two veterinary students at the University of Illinois, or the man who started his own T-shirt company make for inspiring reading. Recommended for all public libraries and libraries with photography or black studies collections.
Anita L. Cole, Miami-Dade P.L. Sys.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Original photos and narratives of positive Black role models who are changing America make for an uplifting and exceptional title which shows how ordinary people are living extraordinary lives. These are all everyday people who have chosen to make a difference in both personal lives and in society: powerful images and revelations mark an exceptional title. -- Midwest Book Review

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