African American quotations /

by Newman, Richard.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Oryx Press, c2000Description: xvi, 504 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0816044392 :.Title notes: $18.95 prolam 1-2003Subject(s): African Americans -- Quotations
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This extensive collection of African American quotations is the first of its kind to be organized by subject area for ease of reference. More than 2,500 quotations from over 500 individuals are included, taken from points in history ranging from early American settlement to the present. The sources for these expressions of freedom, hope, survival, and strength include such notable figures as George Washington Carver, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Jesse Jackson, Mary McLeod Bethune, James Baldwin, Oprah Winfrey, and Alice Walker.

Includes indexes.

$18.95 prolam 1-2003

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Quotations Name Index
  • Subject Index
  • Occupation Index

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">More than 2,500 quotations from over 500 individuals comprise this profound collection. African American Quotations shows how people of African descent have put words together in unique ways to create insightful ideas, provocative thoughts, and inspirational sentiments. Spanning from the 18th century to the present, this collection of quotations is a handy reference that provides insight into the character of some of America's most significant figures. Each speaker is identified briefly by dates of birth and death and occupation. Entries are arranged alphabetically by subject, including the arts, community, education, humanity, music, women, and much more. The book includes quotations by: Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist and women's rights advocate W.E.B. Du Bois: Intellectual and activist Zora Neale Hurston: Writer and folklorist Rosa Parks: Civil rights activist Jackie Robinson: Athlete Malcolm X: Nationalist leader Maya Angelou: Novelist and poet Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil rights activist and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison: Novelist and Nobel laureate Henry Louis Gates Jr.: Scholar and critic. Excerpted from African American Quotations by Richard Newman All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Library Journal Review

This collection of more than 2500 memorable quotations from African Americans covers a wide range of historical, contemporary, mainstream, and controversial figures from the 18th century to the present. Activists, actors, artists, athletes, clergy, educators, and writers are well represented. Abolitionist Frederick Douglass, poet Paul Dunbar, Harvard theologian Peter Gomes, novelist Alice Walker, educator Betty Shabazz, rap artist Tupac Shakur, librarian Arthur Schomburg, religious leader Louis Farrakhan, athlete Wilma Rudolph, and NAACP official Kweisi Mfume are just a few of the 500 notables featured in this work. Some quotations about African Americans by composer Anton Dvo rak, President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, and others are also included. Each quotation entry includes the speaker's name (or anonymous in the case of more than 100 entries) plus the speaker's birth/death dates and occupation. Arranged alphabetically by general topic, ranging from achievement to marriage to youth, this easy-to-use work is supplemented by name, subject, and occupation indexes and by cross references. To quote dramatist Ishmael Reed, "One of the joys of reading is the ability to plug into the shared wisdom of mankind." Though libraries already owning Contemporary Quotations in Black (LJ 5/1/97) or My Soul Looks Back, 'Less I Forget (LJ 8/93) may decide to skip this one, the focus on African Americans (rather than people of color from all nations) makes this unique. Recommended.‘Elizabeth Connor, Medical Univ. of South Carolina, Charleston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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