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The Resource Defining moments in Black history : reading between the lies, Dick Gregory, (electronic resource eBook)

Defining moments in Black history : reading between the lies, Dick Gregory, (electronic resource eBook)

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Defining moments in Black history : reading between the lies
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Defining moments in Black history
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reading between the lies
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Dick Gregory
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  • Reading between the lies
  • Defining moments in history
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eng
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  • The activist and comedian examines key events in black history, from the beginnings of the slave trade in Africa and the Middle Passage to the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Lives Matter movement
  • "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. A friend of luminaries including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medgar Evers, and the forebear of today's popular black comics, including Larry Wilmore, W. Kamau Bell, Damon Young, and Trevor Noah, Dick Gregory was a provocative and incisive cultural force for more than fifty years. As an entertainer, he always kept it indisputably real about race issues in America, fearlessly lacing laughter with hard truths. As a leading activist against injustice, he marched at Selma during the Civil Rights movement, organized student rallies to protest the Vietnam War; sat in at rallies for Native American and feminist rights; fought apartheid in South Africa; and participated in hunger strikes in support of Black Lives Matter. 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. An engaging look at black life that offers insightful commentary on the intricate history of the African American people, Defining Moments in Black History is an essential, no-holds-bar history lesson that will provoke, enlighten, and entertain." --
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The activist and social satirist who trail-blazed a new form of racial commentary in the 1960s examines 100 key events in Black History through this collection of essays which examine Middle Passage, the creation of Jheri Curl and the Black Lives Matter movement
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Gregory, Dick
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973
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portraits
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no index present
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Adult
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Brodart
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In English
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E185
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non fiction
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Black nationalism
  • Civil rights
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adult
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reading between the lies
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Defining moments in Black history : reading between the lies, Dick Gregory, (electronic resource eBook)
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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
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9780062898937
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Defining moments in Black history : reading between the lies, Dick Gregory, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=4147786
Publication
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
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electronic
Isbn
9780062898937
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • bc
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74d7ecc2-09a1-4f0c-96b9-fc9f0bce2745
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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