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Brotherman : The Odyssey of Black Men in America / Ed. by Herb Boyd. - Herb Boyd

Brotherman

The Odyssey of Black Men in America / Ed. by Herb Boyd.

By: Herb Boyd

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Combining the works of noted black literary figures, a collection of more than one hundred excerpts is comprised of slave narratives, social histories, poems, and stories by such writers as Frederick Douglass, James Baldwin, and Malcolm X. Major ad/promo.

Introduction
Prologue
Strong Men (Opening Stanzas)p. 3
I Am a Black Manp. 7
IKOP MBOG: An Account of an African Child's Initiationp. 9
On Viewing the Coast of Africap. 11
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassp. 12
Up from Slaveryp. 20
Let the Dead Bury Their Deadp. 27
The Souls of Black Folkp. 36
Message of Marcus Garvey to Membership of Universal Negro Improvement Association from Atlanta Prisonp. 41
Juneteenthp. 44
Poem for My Fatherp. 57
Black Boyp. 59
Fatherp. 66
Notes of a Native Sonp. 72
Nightmarep. 77
Colored Peoplep. 85
Tragic Magicp. 91
Ten Secondsp. 96
A Talk with My Fatherp. 100
A Private Warp. 110
Father's Pledgep. 118
Beetlecreekp. 120
Manchild in the Promised Landp. 122
Dancers on the Shorep. 126
Strike and Fadep. 132
The Screamersp. 135
Way Past Coolp. 140
Two Foolsp. 148
Ghetto Bastardp. 151
Brer Rabbit Escapes Againp. 154
Reflecting Blackp. 158
The Ghetto Solutionp. 168
Black Womenp. 181
Middle Passagep. 182
The Wife of His Youthp. 194
Another Good Loving Bluesp. 203
Elbow Roomp. 209
Home Repairsp. 214
The Lonely Crusadep. 219
Sex and Racism in Americap. 223
No Other Tale to Tellp. 228
White Butterflyp. 231
All-Night Visitorsp. 235
First Poem for Linnetp. 241
A New Manp. 244
My Sparrowp. 251
Losing Absalomp. 256
What Is Life?p. 264
A Father's Lamentp. 269
Makes Me Wanna Hollerp. 272
On the A-Train to Venus with Isisp. 278
The Walls of Jerichop. 286
Brothersp. 290
Lush Lifep. 297
Pledging Alphap. 302
Invisible Lifep. 306
Vanishing Roomsp. 312
In an Afternoon Lightp. 315
African-American Males and Survival Against AIDSp. 318
A Lesson Before Dyingp. 321
If We Must Diep. 329
The Lynching of Jube Bensonp. 330
Blood-Burning Moonp. 336
Billyp. 342
Shannonp. 348
The Future of Black Menp. 351
Parallel Timep. 358
Race and Gender Stereotyping in the Thomas Confirmation Hearingsp. 365
Days of Gracep. 369
Faces at the Bottom of the Wellp. 373
When Harlem Was in Voguep. 377
And Then We Heard the Thunderp. 379
The Port Chicago Mutinyp. 385
Beyond Vietnamp. 392
Bloodsp. 395
Black Consciousness in the Vietnam Yearsp. 399
Raceboss: Big Emma's Boyp. 404
Iron Cityp. 410
Black Prisoners, White Lawp. 414
Brothers and Keepersp. 418
Makes Me Wanna Hollerp. 426
Scarsp. 433
Father Behind Barsp. 438
Still Black, Still Strong: Survivors of the U.S. War Against Black Revolutionariesp. 441
A Man Called Whitep. 448
Who's Passing for Who?p. 455
The Almost White Boyp. 459
Man in the Mirrorp. 467
Blacks Who Passp. 471
Black Worker in the Deep Southp. 477
Blood on the Forgep. 481
The Spook Who Sat By the Doorp. 484
Company Manp. 489
The Content of Our Characterp. 496
The Rage of a Privileged Classp. 500
Reflections of an Affirmative Action Babyp. 506
Yet Do I Marvelp. 513
Infants of the Springp. 514
Falling Pieces of the Broken Skyp. 516
Writin' Is Fightin'p. 520
The Life and Loves of Mr. Jiveass Niggerp. 524
On the Real Sidep. 527
Here I Standp. 534
This Lifep. 537
By Any Means Necessary: The Trials and Tribulations of the Making of Malcolm Xp. 548
I Never Had It Madep. 561
Playboy Interview (October 1964)p. 570
The Struggle That Must Bep. 579
Out of Boundsp. 593
Just Let Me Play: The Story of Charlie Sifford - The First Black PGA Golferp. 597
Giant Stepsp. 603
My Lifep. 611
Rules for Staying Youngp. 619
Music Is My Mistressp. 621
Treat It Gentlep. 624
The Death of Rhythm and Bluesp. 630
Dance of the Infidelsp. 636
Miles: The Autobiography of Miles Davisp. 647
Djbot Baghostus's Runp. 658
Silence, Exile, and Cunning: Miles Davis in Memoriamp. 663
Playboy Interview (July 1990)p. 667
The Ice Opinionp. 677
A Different Imagep. 685
The African Contribution to Technology and Sciencep. 685
The Africans in the New World: Their Contribution to Science, Invention, and Technologyp. 691
From "Superman" to Manp. 697
A Life of Learningp. 705
There Are Days When I Wish It Hadn't Happened (March 1979)p. 717
The Challenge of a Black Scholarp. 722
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.p. 730
Where Do We Go from Here?p. 736
Speech to African Summit Conference - Cairo, Egyptp. 744
The Making of Black Revolutionariesp. 748
Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newtonp. 755
The Choice: The Issue of Black Survival in Americap. 762
The Man Who Cried I Amp. 768
Black Ragep. 777
Cool Pose: The Proud Signature of Black Survivalp. 785
Keep Hope Alivep. 789
Toward Black American Empowermentp. 799
A Torchlight for Americap. 809
Operation Island Storm?p. 815
The State of Black America (September 1994)p. 818
The Men of Black Enterprisep. 826
Succeeding Against the Oddsp. 828
Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choicep. 832
Success Runs in Our Racep. 837
I Get On the Busp. 843
The African American Holiday of Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culturep. 846
Afrocentricityp. 852
Kwanzaa: An African-American Celebration of Culture and Cookingp. 859
The Journey of Martin Luther King, Jr.p. 865
Race Mattersp. 870
Strong Men (Closing Stanzas)p. 877
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ISBN: 9780345376701
ISBN-10: 0345376706
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 909
Published: March 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.1  x 5.72
Weight (kg): 1.43