America Behind The Color Line: Dialogues with African Americans

America Behind The Color Line: Dialogues with African Americans

Henry Louis Gates Jr.


greater than thirty-five years after the demise of Martin Luther King, Jr., americans ask yourself simply how a lot of his dream has come precise. Now well known student and manhattan occasions bestselling writer Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., examines the staggering social and financial trip African americans have made because the civil rights period. utilizing the interviews he carried out for his groundbreaking PBS sequence, Professor Gates introduces us to forty-four members from each section of the African-American community-from Maya Angelou and Morgan Freeman to convict "Eric Edwards" and a unmarried mom on Chicago's South aspect. of their personal candid, deeply felt phrases, every one discusses what it ability to be African American within the twenty-first century: the fun, the issues, the perils. jointly, they demonstrate a neighborhood united through reminiscence and tradition but divided via wealth and shortage of opportunity...in an the United States nonetheless suffering to make sure real equality for all.

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