Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America
Herb Boyd, Robert L. Allen
One World, 1996 - Literary Collections - 922 pages
"[AN] OUTSTANDING COLLECTION...
The powerful opening excerpt by Frederick Douglass evokes his boyhood as a slave, and the collection closes with an eloquent discussion of the race problem today by Cornel West. A distinguished addition to black studies".
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The purpose of this extraordinary anthology is made abundantly clear by the editors' stated intention: "to create a living mosaic of essays and stories in which Black men can view themselves, and be viewed without distortion". In this, they have succeeded brilliantly. Brotherman contains more than one hundred and fifty selections, some never before published--from slave narratives, memoirs, social histories, novels, poems, short stories, biographies, autobiographies, position papers, and essays.
Brotherman books us passage to the world that Black men experience as adolescents, lovers, husbands, fathers, workers, warriors, and elders. On this journey they encounter pain, confusion, anger, and love while confronting the life-threatening issues of race, sex, and politics--often as strangers in a strange land. The first collection of its kind, Brotherman gathers together a multitude of voices that add a new, unforgettable chapter to American cultural identity.
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MARCUS GARVEY Message of Marcus Garvey to Membership of Universal
Negro Improvement Association from Atlanta Prison August 1, 1925. Fellow
members of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and coworkers in the
cause of ...
My father, the Reverend Earl Little, was a Baptist minister, a dedicated organizer
for Marcus Aurelius Garvey's U.N.I.A. (Universal Negro Improvement Association)
. With the help of such disciples as my father, Garvey, from his headquarters in ...
I remember seeing the big, shiny photographs of Marcus Garvey that were
passed from hand to hand. My father had a big envelope of them that he always
took to these meetings. The pictures showed what seemed to me millions of
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The editors' attempt to gather essays, poems, and segments of larger works as well as short stories covering every aspect of the black man in America--past, present, and future--explains this book's ... Read full review