Defining Moments in Black History

Defining Moments in Black History

Reading Between the Lies

Book - 2017
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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.
Publisher: New York : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
ISBN: 9780062448699
Branch Call Number: History 973.049 Gre


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Apr 24, 2018

A very entertaining, educational book. Gregory has moments of humour mixed in with full on militant attitude. If you're not angry then you're not paying attention and Mr Gregory is very much paying attention. His conspiracy theory notes on some issues are quite interesting. If we wanted the First Nations version of this book then we'd adapt the doc "Colonization Road" into a tome. Gregory's book should inspire you to find and consume some of his other writings. This book is that good.


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