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Black genius and the American experience /

Dick Russell ; foreword by Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D.

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Author: Russell, Dick
Published: New York : Carroll & Graf, 1998.
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Topics: African Americans - Intellectual life. | African American intellectuals - Biography. | African American artists - Biography. | Genius - United States.
Regions: United States.
Genres: Biography. | Biography.
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300 |axii, 497 pages, 32 pages of plates :|billustrations ;|c25 cm
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504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 475-480) and index.
505 0 |aPart 1. A Certain Heritage: Ancestors--Ellington's mentor: Will Marion Cook -- Albert Murray and Louis Armstrong -- The craft of Ralph Ellison -- From Duke Ellington to Wynton Marsalis -- Variations on a theme : Romare Bearden, artist -- Part 2. Creation Under Fire: Ancestors--Meta Warrick Fuller, sculptor -- The painters : Lois Mailou Jones and Jacob Lawrence -- All the world's their stage : Paul Robeson and Ira Aldridge -- Gordon Parks : a lens on humanity -- Ancestors--Mary McLeod Bethune, educator -- A teacher's mission : Elma Lewis -- The philosophers : Cornel West and the Du Bois/Locke legacy -- Toni Morrison : Nobel prize for literature -- Timeless voices, parallel realities : James Baldwin and Frederick Douglass.
505 0 |aPart 3. Builders of America: Science, Invention, Mathematics and Architecture: Ancestors--Lewis Latimer and the early black inventors -- The laser physicist and the computer wizard: Earl and Alan Shaw -- Bob Moses and the algebra project -- Ancestors--The astronomer/surveyor: Benjamin Banneker -- The architects: Charles and Cheryl McAfee -- Part 4. Healers of Body and Spirit: Ancestors--The physician's Louis Tompkins Wright and Jane Cooke Wright -- Byllye Avery and the National Black Women's Health Project -- Ancestors--Sojourner Truth and the nineteenth-century visionaries -- Howard Thurman, Benjamin Mays, and the Martin Luther King legacy.
520 |aProvides profiles of some of the less publicly celebrated African-Americans who have made significant contributions to American life in the areas of music, art, literature, entertainment, education, philosophy, science, math, architecture, medicine, religion, and civil rights.
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