America behind the color line dialogues with African Americans

by Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.

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Summary
"Henry Louis Gates, Jr., examines the surprising social and economic journey African Americans have made. Using the interviews he conducted for his PBS series, Professor Gates portrays a community united by shared memory and a strong, vibrant culture, yet divided by wealth and lack of opportunity - a people still struggling to ensure true equality for all." "Professor Gates traveled across the country interviewing forty-four famous and not-so-famous individuals from parts of the African-American community - the "Black Elite," "The New South," "Chicago's South Side," and "Black Hollywood." In their own words, each discusses what it means to be African American in the twenty-first century: from Maya Angelou and Morgan Freeman's reflections on "returning home" to the South...to convict "Eric Edwards" telling us how his peers find self-sufficiency and prove their adulthood...from an interracial couple describing how they cope with the remnants of racism in Birmingham to a single mother's insights into how life on Chicago's newly renovated South Side still presents its own particular obstacles and dangers."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
Part 1: Ebony towers
The Good Soldier / Colin Powell
Chairman of the Board / Vernon Jordan
House of dreams / Franklin D. Raines
Corporate man / Russell Simmons
Chess master / Maurice Ashley
Black and white logic / Dan Rose
Breaking through / The Irvins
Living the life / The Pearsons
Résumé stories / Lenora Fulani
Part 2: The black belt
Home / Morgan Freeman
Choices / Maya Angelou
Policing the South / James H. Bolden
Training Days / Sergeant Major Kenneth Wilcox
Keys to the city / Willie W. Herenton
Word of God / The Reverend Dr. R. Lawton Higgs, Sr.
The big house / Carmen Johnson
"Why not?" / Deirdre Wolff, Jerald Wolff
Color-blind / Lura and Chris
Part 3: Black Hollywood
Different stories / Chris Tucker
In character / Samuel L. Jackson
Changing minds, breaking even / Arnon Milchan
Independent means / Reginald Hudlin
How it's done / Alicia Keys
Life Purpose / Nia Long
Excellence / Don Cheadle
Living in the community / John Singleton
Action / Reggie Bythewood
The Buddy / Darnell Hunt
The Chameleon / Bernie Mac
The bonus / Larry Wilmore
Part 4: Streets of heaven: Chicago's south side
Restitution, reinvestment / Jesse L. Jackson
Looking back, looking up / Timuel D. Black
Twirling for success / Elaine Rhodes
A mother's story / Tammie Cathery
Finding their way / The Massenbergs
Revolving door / Clark Clemons
One prisoner's story / Kalais Chiron Hunt
Ticket to success / Dr. Emiel Hamberlin
A different version / Jason Smith.

Additional Information
Subjects African Americans Social conditions 1975-
African Americans Interviews
Social classes United States
Sociology
Nonfiction
Electronic books.
1975-
Publisher New York :Grand Central Publishing2007
2007
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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ISBN 9780446592932
9780446592932
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