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Essential African American Wisdom
     

Essential African American Wisdom

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by Carol Kelly-Gangi (Editor)
 

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The African American experience encompasses a rich array of written and oral wisdom that speaks to every aspect of the human condition. Essential African American Wisdom is a provocative collection of more than 350 quotations from some of the extraordinary black American men and women whose words and deeds have shaped our national heritage in innumerable

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The African American experience encompasses a rich array of written and oral wisdom that speaks to every aspect of the human condition. Essential African American Wisdom is a provocative collection of more than 350 quotations from some of the extraordinary black American men and women whose words and deeds have shaped our national heritage in innumerable ways from colonial times to the present. The insights and aphorisms collected here are drawn from speeches, autobiographies, essays, interviews, novels, folk sayings, and songs, and are arranged thematically to reflect the subjects most important to the speakers themselves.

Contributors including Maya Angelou, Arthur Ashe, James Baldwin, Ray Charles, Frederick Douglass, Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, Barack Obama, Colin Powell, and Oprah Winfrey exchange views on the enduring obstacle of racism, the struggle for equality, the quest for knowledge, the meaning of love, the importance of family, the role of religion, and the path to and pitfalls of success.

Enhanced with a biographical index of contributors, this profound collection presents a powerful chorus of voices joined in living tribute to the strength and perseverance of African Americans past and present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435118126
Publisher:
Fall River Press
Publication date:
12/25/2009
Series:
Essential Wisdom
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Carol Kelly-Gangi is an attorney and editor whose books include The Essential Wisdom of the Founding Fathers, The Essential Wisdom of the Saints, Abraham Lincoln: His Essential Wisdom, and Raising the Bar: A Lawyer¹s Book of Quotes. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

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Essential African American Wisdom 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
PrincetonCEJ More than 1 year ago
This was EXACTLY what I needed when writing a script that dealt with a variety of African American topics. It had quotes that included the author and source information, so that one could do further investigating if necessary. I also found it personally enlightening and enjoyable. Definitely something every one (not just African Americans) should have on hand - even if only for the enjoyable and relevant quotations.