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Synopsis: Still I Rise is a critically acclaimed work with an impressive scope: the entire history of Black America, told in an accessible graphic-novel form. Updated from its original version which ended with the Million Man March it now extends from the early days of colonial slavery right through to Barack Obama’s groundbreaking presidential campaign. Compared by many to Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Still I Rise is a breathtaking achievement that celebrates the collective African-American memory, imagination, and spirit.
From the Inside Flap: "As a contribution to illustrated history from a black point of view," writes National Book Award-winning author Charles Johnson in the foreword of this book, "Still I Rise is a unique achievement, one that will be valued--like Art Spiegelman's Maus: A Survivor's Tale and Larry Gonick's A Cartoon History of the Universe--by students, educators, collectors, and general readers for a long time to come." Newly available in an updated edition, the compelling and irreverent graphic history that recounts the entire scope of the African-American experience, now concludes with Barack Obama's groundbreaking 2008 presidential candidacy.
Still I Rise traces the epic struggles and victories of African-Americans in the face of racist obstacles and unfathomable hardships over the course of four decades. It follows the rise of slavery; the Nat Turner Rebellion; the military contributions of African Americans; the influence of the Memphis Free Speech newspaper written by crusader Ida B. Wells; the Great Depression of 1929; the birth of modern integration; Freedom Summer; the emergence of a new philosophy called Black Power; the Million Man March; and the disaster of Hurricane Katrina. Cultural milestones can also be found in these pages: from the Harlem Renaissance and the publication of Invisible Man to heritage festivals and contemporary artists who illuminate the complexity of African-American life. Heroic notables and visionaries are introduced: Frederick Douglass; Sojourner Truth; Madame C. J. Walker; Malcolm X; Martin Luther King Jr.; and many more. Lesser known luminaries are also featured, including Carter G. Woodson, who became the father of Black Studies in 1915 by starting the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, and Deadria Farmer-Paellmann, who started a one-woman campaign in 2000 demanding restitution from modern companies that played a direct role in enslaving African Americans.
The insightful text is sometimes acerbic, other times perceptively humorous, and always powerfully honest. Authors Roland Laird and Taneshia Nash Laird have supplemented their first-rate scholarship with a healthy dose of attitude. And illustrator Elihu "Adofo" Bey's artwork is both energetic and uncompromising.
Taking its title from a Maya Angelou poem, Still I Rise is a moving and inspirational account of the rich history of African Americans.
Title: Still I Rise: A Graphic History of African ...
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