• Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter
  • Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter
  • Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter
  • Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter
  • Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter
  • Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter

Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter

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This book affirms the message repeatedly, tenderly, with cumulative power and shared pride. Celebrating Black accomplishments in music, art, literature, journalism, politics, law, science, medicine, entertainment and sports, Shani King summons a magnificent historical and contemporary context for honouring the fortitude of Black role models, women and men, who have achieved greatness despite the grinding political and social constraints on Black life. Frederick Douglass, Toni Morrison, Sojourner Truth, John Lewis, Langston Hughes, Louis Armstrong, Maya Angelou, Aretha Franklin and many more pass through these pages. An America without their struggles, aspirations and contributions would be a shadow of the country we know. A hundred life sketches augment the narrative, opening a hundred doors to lives and thinking that aren't included in many history books. James Baldwin's challenge is here: "We are responsible for the world in which we find ourselves, if only because we are the only sentient force which can change it". Actress Viola Davis's words are here too: "When I was younger, I did not exert my voice because I did not feel worthy of having a voice. I was taught so many things that didn't include me. Where was I? What were people like me doing?"

Design: Bobby C. Martin Jr.
Size: 180x250mm
Pages: 80
Publication: 2021
Binding: Casebound book