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On my brother's shoulders : an African American anthology and tribute to people of color

Author: E Willa Simpson
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : AuthorHouse, 2013. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this insightful and enlightening book, E. Willa Simpson takes readers on a journey through the African American experience. Her version of history as retold in poetic terms is a refreshing tribute to countless African American leaders. Through her honesty, courage and the unique critical dialogue reflected through interviews with key civil rights leaders including Angela Davis, Michael Eric Dyson, Mamie Till  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Willa Simpson
ISBN: 9781418428860 1418428868
OCLC Number: 868037572
Notes: "An amazingly poetic tribute to countless African American legends; featuring an intimate running dialogue with Angela Davis, Michael Eric Dyson, and Howard Bingham, producer of major motion picture film "Ali," as they share their unique experiences with critical moments in history; including the brutal lynching of Emmett Till, a fourteen year old African American youth that would serve as precursor to the early civil rights movement"--Cover.
Description: xi, 110 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: poetry written [and] story edited by E. Willa Simpson.

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In this insightful and enlightening book, E. Willa Simpson takes readers on a journey through the African American experience. Her version of history as retold in poetic terms is a refreshing tribute to countless African American leaders. Through her honesty, courage and the unique critical dialogue reflected through interviews with key civil rights leaders including Angela Davis, Michael Eric Dyson, Mamie Till Mobley and Howard Bingham (producer of motion picture film Ali), combined with thought provoking verses.--amazon.com

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A Great History!

by MarieSanders (WorldCat user published 2017-12-29) Excellent Permalink

This book offers a different point of view on the history of the civil rights movement.  I felt like it contained details of events surrounding the lynching of Emmett Till that I really hadn't heard before.  It is important for us to tell our stories so that we do not forget the past.

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Great Book!

by AbelJoseph (WorldCat user published 2017-12-29) Excellent Permalink

I used this book in my African American History course and it was great for conveying a behind the scenes kind of history of the Emmett Till case.  It is a provocative and interesting work that reveals the profound pain African Americans endured in the course of forming our nation's history. ...
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Great Read

by SaraEdwards (WorldCat user published 2017-12-29) Excellent Permalink

Our library purchased several copies.  It is a great read in African American history!  It provides details on the civil rights movement and how the lynching of Emmett Till impacted the world.  It is so important in recording the history and ensuring that we do not make the mistakes...
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Excellent Selection for Library and Collector's Book

by catwilliams (WorldCat user published 2015-04-11) Excellent Permalink

This book offered an interesting perspective on the Emmett Till lynching and is a great selection for any library list.  It provided unique first hand and secondary accounts of key events, along with a running political commentary provided by civil rights activists.  Interesting read!

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