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Black Camelot : African-American Culture Heroes in Their Times, 1960-80 - William L. Van Deburg

Black Camelot

African-American Culture Heroes in Their Times, 1960-80

Paperback Published: 1st January 1997
ISBN: 9780226847177
Number Of Pages: 310

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In the wake of the Kennedy era, a new kind of ethnic hero emerged within African-American popular culture. Uniquely suited to the times, burgeoning pop icons projected the values and beliefs of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, and reflected both the possibility and the actuality of a rapidly changing American landscape.
In "Black Camelot," William Van Deburg examines the dynamic rise of these new black champions, the social and historical contexts in which they flourished, and their powerful impact on the African-American community.
"Van Deburg manages the enviable feat of writing with flair within a standardized academic framework, covering politics, social issues and entertainment with equal aplomb."--Jonathan Pearl, "Jazz Times"
" A] fascinating, thorough account of how African-American icons of the 1960s and '70s have changed the course of American history. . . . An in-depth, even-tempered analysis. . . . Van Deburg's witty, lively and always grounded style entertains while it instructs."--"Publishers Weekly"

Of Kings, Kennedys, and Culture Heroes
The Black Hero's History and Humanity
Championing the 1960s Cultural Revolution
Sports Superstars
Heroic Hustlers and Daring Detectives
Black Musical Mediators as Culture Heroes
Found and Lost Notes
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ISBN: 9780226847177
ISBN-10: 0226847179
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 1st January 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 15.24  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition