Be About Beauty

Be About Beauty

by Kalamu Ya Salaam


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608011667
Publisher: University of New Orleans Publishing
Publication date: 09/24/2018
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kalamu ya Salaam is an American poet, author, filmmaker, and teacher from the 9th Ward of New Orleans. A well-known activist and social critic, Salaam has spoken out on a number of racial and human rights issues.

Table of Contents


Pilgrim Journey 9

I Met Myself 29

Alabama 37

What I Saw When I Saw Selma 54

New Orleans Culture

Jazz 101 101

Guarding The Flame Of Life: The Funeral Of Big Chief Donald Harrison 122

You Can't Touch This… 137

Man Mastering Metal 146

Students at the Center

The Dialectics Of Motion: Praxis Makes Revolution 157

We Stand By Our Students 174

Hard Times in Big Easy

Hard Times in Big Easy 197

What To Do With The Negroes 220


That Old Black Magic 231

Let's Have Some Fun 241

Taking Care 254

Where Are You Going? 289

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