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Why I Love Black Women - Michael Dyson

Why I Love Black Women

Paperback Published: 7th January 2004
ISBN: 9780465017645
Number Of Pages: 336

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In this open love letter to black women everywhere, Michael Eric Dyson celebrates the strength and beauty of African-American women. From Miss James, his grammar school teacher, to Linda Johnson Rice, who heads the communications empire that publishes Ebony and Jet; from Toni Morrison, whose novels inspired him, as a young welfare dad, to Debbie Bethea, the housecleaner whose labors remind him of his mother in Detroit; from civil rights widow Myrlie Evers-Williams to activist and scholar Angela Davis-and many more-the women in Dyson's pantheon inspire us to remember, "When we love black women, we love ourselves, and the God who made us."

"Dr. Dyson has done an extraordinary job of sharing his heartfelt commitment and honor of black women. I, for one, am proud and glad to know that such love exists."

Acknowledgments
Preface
You Were Always on My Mind
A Perfect Gradep. 3
I Believe I Can Flyp. 11
Can We Talk!p. 18
When the Spirit Moves
You Better Thinkp. 27
You Don't Hear Me!p. 33
S-a-a-a-n-g, Girl!p. 46
Showing a Brother Some Love
Nothing but Lovep. 57
Beyond the Veilp. 69
Womentorp. 81
Class Workersp. 96
Pens and Pages
Revolutionariesp. 115
Taylor Madep. 131
The Politics of Representation
Waters on Firep. 147
Lee Wayp. 164
More Than the Law Allowsp. 173
Fingering the Jagged Grain
Another Saturday Night, or, Have All the Brothers Gone to White Women?p. 195
Terror/Ismsp. 233
The Anatomy of Black Beauty
I Read It in a Magazinep. 251
In Praise of Older Womenp. 276
Afterword: How to Love Black Women: A Sermonp. 287
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780465017645
ISBN-10: 0465017649
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 7th January 2004
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1