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America Behind The Color Line: Dialogues with African Americans

Henry Louis Gates

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ISBN 10: 0446693901 / ISBN 13: 9780446693905
Published by Grand Central Publishing, 2005
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Title: America Behind The Color Line: Dialogues ...

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Paperback

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More than thirty-five years after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., Americans wonder just how much of his dream has come true. Now renowned scholar and New York Times bestselling author Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., examines the surprising social and economic journey African Americans have made since the civil rights era. Using the interviews he conducted for his groundbreaking PBS series, Professor Gates introduces us to forty-four individuals from every segment of the African-American community-from Maya Angelou and Morgan Freeman to convict "Eric Edwards" and a single mother on Chicago's South Side. In their own candid, deeply felt words, each discusses what it means to be African American in the twenty-first century: the joys, the problems, the perils. Together, they reveal a community united by memory and culture yet divided by wealth and lack of opportunity...in an America still struggling to ensure true equality for all.

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A noted African American scholar, HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., is one of the most prominent and well-known academics in the United States today. He is the Chair of Harvard's African American studies program, general editor of The Norton Anthology of African American Literature (W.W. Norton & Co., 1996), and co-editor of Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African American Experience (Basic Books, 1999, and Microsoft CD-ROM). He is the editor of The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts. Gates is also the author of The African American Century: How Black America Has Shaped Our Country (The Free Press 11/00) and Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man (Random House, 1997), among others. Additionally, he narrated the six-hour PBS documentary series Wonders of the African World (1999).

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