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The Resource Being a black man : at the corner of progress and peril, staff of The Washington Post, with an introduction by Edward P. Jones ; [Kevin Merida, editor]

Being a black man : at the corner of progress and peril, staff of The Washington Post, with an introduction by Edward P. Jones ; [Kevin Merida, editor]

Label
Being a black man : at the corner of progress and peril
Title
Being a black man
Title remainder
at the corner of progress and peril
Statement of responsibility
staff of The Washington Post, with an introduction by Edward P. Jones ; [Kevin Merida, editor]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the last 100 years, perhaps no segment of the American population has been more analyzed than black males. The subject of myriad studies and dozens of government boards and commissions, black men have been variously depicted as the progenitors of pop culture and the menaces of society, their individuality often obscured by the narrow images that linger in the public mind. Ten years after the Million Man March, the largest gathering of black men in the nation's history, Washington Post staffers began meeting to discuss what had become of black men in the ensuing decade. How could their progress and failures be measured? Their questions resulted in a Post series which generated enormous public interest and inspired a succession of dynamic public meetings. It included the findings of an ambitious nationwide poll and offered an eye-opening window into questions of race and black male identity, questions gaining increasing attention with the emergence of Senator Barack Obama as a serious presidential contender. At the end of the day, the project revealed that black men are deeply divided over how they view each other and their country
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.38/896073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.B3777 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Merida, Kevin
  • Washington Post Company
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American men
  • African American men
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
Label
Being a black man : at the corner of progress and peril, staff of The Washington Post, with an introduction by Edward P. Jones ; [Kevin Merida, editor]
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
At the corner of progress and peril -- A portrait shaded with promise and doubt -- The young apprentice -- For the love of Ballou -- A path all his own -- The wrong man -- His last, best cause -- Dad, redefined -- Special agent -- Singled out -- A chance to get into the room -- The meaning of work -- In or out of the game? -- The old kinship -- Brothercool -- Why are so many Black men in prison? -- Bob Johnson on Black wealth -- Where are Black men spiritually? -- Not just any walk-on part
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 354 p.
Isbn
9781586485221
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007018223
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn133465423
  • (OCoLC)133465423
Label
Being a black man : at the corner of progress and peril, staff of The Washington Post, with an introduction by Edward P. Jones ; [Kevin Merida, editor]
Publication
Contents
At the corner of progress and peril -- A portrait shaded with promise and doubt -- The young apprentice -- For the love of Ballou -- A path all his own -- The wrong man -- His last, best cause -- Dad, redefined -- Special agent -- Singled out -- A chance to get into the room -- The meaning of work -- In or out of the game? -- The old kinship -- Brothercool -- Why are so many Black men in prison? -- Bob Johnson on Black wealth -- Where are Black men spiritually? -- Not just any walk-on part
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 354 p.
Isbn
9781586485221
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007018223
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn133465423
  • (OCoLC)133465423

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