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Spanning the four centuries from Jamestown to the Million Man March, Strong Men Keep Coming captures the dynamic essence of the black male experience in America. Shedding new light on towering icons, as well as forgotten strivers and pioneers, Tonya Bolden spins exhaustive research and uncommon compassion into well-crafted, vividly detailed, and entirely absorbing account.
Mining fresh insights about cultural heavyweights, including David Walker, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr., Bolden puts familiar stories in elegant perspective.
Her penetrating coverage also brightens the corners of many extraordinary lives that, until now, have remained largely unexamined. Among the book’s portraits are the stories of . . .
Dangerfield Newby, father, husband, and one of John Brown’s ill-fated raiders; Henry Highland Garnet, firebrand antislavery activist and organizer; Isaac Myers, founder of the nation’s first black national labor union; Richard Samuel Roberts, the photographer whose portraits of blacks in the Jim Crow South have become treasured historical documents; Oscar Micheaux, filmmaker; and Neil deGrasse Tyson, one of the most highly regarded astrophysicists in the world.
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Hardcover | Wiley | 1999 | ISBN: 0471252026 | MSRP: US$24.95
Paperback | Wiley | 1999 | ISBN: 0471348732 | MSRP: US$15.95