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Brotherman : the odyssey of Black men in America /

edited by Herb Boyd and Robert L. Allen ; illustrations by Tom Feelings.

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Names: Boyd, Herb, | Allen, Robert L., | Feelings, Tom,
Published: New York : One World, 1996.
Edition: 1st trade paperback ed.
Topics: American literature - African American authors. | African American men - Literary collections. | African Americans - Literary collections. | American literature - Male authors. | African American men.
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Forefathers. The griot's voice. I am a black man / George Edward Tait -- IKOP MBOG : an account of an African child's initiation / Nouk Bassomb -- On viewing the coast of Africa / Howard Thurman -- Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass / Frederick Douglass -- Up from slavery / Booker T. Washington -- Let the dead bury their dead / Randall Kenan -- The souls of black folk / W.E.B. DuBois -- Message of Marcus Garvey to membership of Universal Negro Improvement Association from Atlanta Prison / Marcus Garvey -- Juneteenth / Ralph Ellison.
A son in the family. Of fathers and sons. Poem for my father / Quincy Troupe -- Black boy / Richard Wright -- Father / Langston Hughes -- Notes of a native son / James Baldwin -- Nightmare / Malcolm X -- Colored people / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Tragic magic / Wesley Brown -- Ten seconds / Louis Edwards -- A talk with my father / Earl Ofari Hutchinson -- A private war / Nick Chiles -- Father's pledge / Haki R. Madhubuti -- Boyz 'n the hood. Beetlecreek / William Demby -- Manchild in the promised land / Claude Brown -- Dancers on the shore / William Melvin Kelley -- Strike and fade / Henry Dumas -- The screamers / Amiri Baraka -- Way past cool / Jess Mowry -- Two fools / Jabari Asim -- Ghetto bastard / Kevin Powell -- Brer Rabbit escapes again / Yusef Salaam -- Reflecting black / Michael Eric Dyson -- The ghetto solution / Roland Gilbert/Cheo Tyehimba-Taylor.
Relationships. When a man loves a woman. Black women / Robert Fleming -- Middle passage / Charles Johnson -- The wife of his youth / Charles W. Chesnutt -- Another good loving blues / Arthur Flowers -- Elbow room / James Alan McPherson -- Home repairs / Trey Ellis -- The lonely crusade / Chester Himes -- Sex and racism in America / Calvin C. Hernton -- No other tale to tell / Richard Perry -- White butterfly / Walter Mosley -- All-night visitors / Clarence Major -- What's love got to do with it. First poem for Linnet / Gerald Early -- A new man / Edward Jones -- My sparrow / Ron Stodghill II -- Losing Absalom / Alexs D. Pate -- What is life? / Kalamu Ya Salaam -- A father's lament / Damu Hakim -- Makes me wanna holler / Nathan McCall -- On the A-train to Venus with Isis / Ralph Wiley -- My brother's keeper. The walls of Jericho / Rudolph Fisher -- Brothers / Sylvester Monroe -- Lush life / Playthell Benjamin -- Pledging alpha / Kenneth Meeks -- Invisible life / E. Lynn Harris -- Vanishing rooms / Melvin Dixon -- In an afternoon light / Essex Hemphill -- African-American males and survival against AIDS / W.J. Brandy Moore -- A lesson before dying / Ernest J. Gaines.
Trouble man. The permanence of racism. If we must die / Claude McKay -- The lynching of Jube Benson / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Blood-burning moon / Jean Toomer -- Billy / Albert French -- Shannon / Gordon Parks -- The future of black men / William Strickland -- Parallel time / Brent Staples -- Race and gender stereotyping in the Thomas confirmation hearings / Ernest Allen, Jr. -- Days of grace / Arthur Ashe and Arnold Rampersad -- Faces at the bottom of the well / Derrick Bell -- Fighting on two fronts. When Harlem was in vogue / David Levering Lewis -- And then we heard the thunder / John Oliver Killens -- The Port Chicago mutiny / Robert L. Allen -- Beyond Vietnam / Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Bloods / Wallace Terry -- Black consciousness in the Vietnam years / Clyde Taylor -- Locked in and locked out. Racehoss : Big Emma's boy / Albert Race Sample -- Iron city / Lloyd L. Brown -- Black prisoners, white law / Robert Chrisman -- Brothers and keepers / John Edgar Wideman -- Make me wanna holler / Nathan McCall -- Scars / Jarvis Masters -- Father behind bars / Arthur Hamilton, Jr., and William Banks -- Still black, still strong : survivors of the U.S. war against black revolutionaries / Dhoruba Bin Wahad -- Color and class. A man called White / Walter White -- Who's passing for who? / Langston Hughes -- The almost white boy / Willard Motley -- Man in the mirror / Stanley Crouch -- Blacks who pass / Ronald E. Hall -- Black worker in the deep South / Hosea Hudson -- Blood on the forge / William Attaway -- The spook who sat by the door / Sam Greenlee -- Company man / Brent Wade -- The content of our character / Shelby Steele -- The rage of a privileged class / Ellis Cose -- Reflections of an affirmative action baby / Stephen L. Carter.
Black magic. And bid him sing. Yet do I marvel / Countee Cullen -- Infants of the spring / Wallace Thurman -- Falling pieces of the broken sky / Julius Lester -- Writin' is fightin' / Ishmael Reed -- We wear the mask. The life and loves of Mr. Jiveass Nigger / Cecil Brown -- On the real side / Mel Watkins -- Here I stand / Paul Robeson -- This life / Sidney Poitier -- By any means necessary : the trials and tribulations of the making of Malcolm X / Spike Lee with Ralph Wiley -- In the game. I never had it made / Jackie Robinson -- Playboy interview (October 1964) / Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) -- The struggle that must be / Harry Edwards -- Out of bounds / Jim Brown -- Just let me play : the story of Charlie Sifford-the first black PGA golfer / Charlie Sifford -- Giant steps / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Peter Knobler -- My life / Earvin "Magic" Johnson -- Rules for staying young / Satchel Paige -- Be-bop, doo-wop, hip-hop. Music is my mistress / Duke Ellington -- Treat it gentle / Sidney Bechet -- The death of rhythm & blues / Nelson George -- Dance of the infidels / Alston Anderson -- Miles : the autobiography of Miles Davis / Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe -- Djbot Baghostus's run / Nathaniel Mackey -- Silence, exile, and cunning : Miles Davis in memoriam / Greg Tate -- Playboy interview (July 1990) / Quincy Jones -- The ice opinion / Ice T.
Sankofa : past as prologue. Deep roots. A different image / Dudley Randall -- The African contribution to technology and science / Yosef Ben-Jochannan -- The Africans in the new world : their contribution to science, invention, and technology / John Henrik Clarke -- From "Superman" to man / J.A. Rogers -- A life of learning / John Hope Franklin -- There are days when I wish it hadn't happened (March 1979) / Alex Haley -- The challenge of a black scholar / Nathan Hare -- No justice, no peace. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. / Charles V. Hamilton -- Where do we go from here? / Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Speech to African Summit Conference--Cairo, Egypt / Malcolm X -- The making of black revolutionaries / James Forman -- Seize the time : the story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton / Bobby Seale -- The choice : the issue of black survival in America / Samuel F. Yette -- The man who cried I am / John A. Williams -- Black rage / William H. Grier and Price M. Cobbs -- Cool pose : the proud signature of black survival / Richard Majors -- Keep hope alive / Jesse Jackson -- Toward black American empowerment / Manning Marable -- A torchlight for America / Louis Farrakhan -- Operation Island Storm? / Randall Robinson -- The state of black America (September 1994) / Kweisi Mfume -- Black gold. The men of black enterprise / Earl G. Graves -- Succeeding against the odds / John H. Johnson with Lerone Bennett, Jr. -- Think and grow rich : a black choice / Dennis Kimbro and Napoleon Hill -- Success runs in our race / George C. Fraser -- Return to the source. I get on the bus / Reginald McKnight -- The African American holiday of Kwanzaa : a celebration of family, community, and culture / Maulana Karenga -- Afrocentricity / Molefi Kete Asante -- Kwanzaa : an African-American celebration of culture and cooking / Eric V. Copage -- The journey of Martin Luther King, Jr. / James E. Jackson -- Race matters / Cornel West -- The Million Man March / Herb Boyd -- Epilogue. Strong men (closing stanzas) / Sterling Brown.

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