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.
Best African American Essays, 2009 by Gerald EarlyThis collections captures the African-American experience in a series of essays on a variety of political, cultural, social, and personal topics, with contributions by Malcolm Gladwell, Bill Maxwell, Jamaica Kincaid and James McBride, and others, with pieces from major periodicals, magazines, and other venues.
Topics include Black Feminism, Cultural Politics, Black Activism, Lesbian and Gay Issues, African American literature and film, education, and religion. This authoritative collection takes a critical look at the current state of Black Studies and speculates on where it may go from here.
his collection consists of essays written over two decades, spanning Ellison’s growth as a literary and social critic, his rise to recognition as a serious fiction writer, and his establishment as a thinker and teacher.
In the speeches and articles collected in this book, the black activist, organizer, and freedom fighter Stokely Carmichael traces the dramatic changes in his own consciousness and that of black Americans that took place during the evolving movements of Civil Rights, Black Power, and Pan-Africanism.