Wisdom of the Elders

Wisdom of the Elders

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by Robert Fleming, Robert Fleming
     
 

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"Know whence you came. If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go."
—James Baldwin
In these troubled times, wisdom often seems in short supply. But as this magnificent volume reminds us, African Americans have been blessed with a precious legacy of wisdom, gained through long hard years of struggle by those who

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"Know whence you came. If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go."
—James Baldwin
In these troubled times, wisdom often seems in short supply. But as this magnificent volume reminds us, African Americans have been blessed with a precious legacy of wisdom, gained through long hard years of struggle by those who have gone before. Wisdom is the most hallowed gift born of experience and endurance.
The life-affirming guidance in The Wisdom of the Elders has been gleaned from this bountiful harvest and includes some of the most electrifying and deeply moving writings and speeches ever produced. Here are the unedited works of such luminaries as Sojourner Truth, W. E. B. DuBois, Martin Luther King Jr., Elijah Muhammad, Lorraine Hansberry, Thurgood Marshall, Zora Neale Hurston, Adam Clayton Powell, Mary McLeod Bethune, Marcus Garvey, Barbara Jordan, Paul Robeson, Jean Toomer, and many others.
The elders' empowering messages and Robert Fleming's interpretations offer us mother wit, cultural truths, and spiritual sustenance. These words challenge and inspire us to build on the best of our past, to insure our future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345409751
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
1ST TRADE
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,377,382
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Entering middle age as brought depression, drug dependency and recovery for me. This book is instrumental in my ability to understand what and why it happenes relative to my experiences. My son is locked up and I send him this book page by page. In my recovery it reiterates the solid wisdom of the elders in my family and enables me not to forget life's rules. I will soon be in the top generation of my family and this book also will help me when the younger ones come to me. I am forever greatful for this book.