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Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies

This book is about Dick Gregory
"Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies" presents a sweeping and incisive exploration of African American history through the unapologetically candid lens of Dick Gregory, a renowned activist and cultural force. Published on September 18, 2018, this collection of provocative essays traverses from African roots through pivotal moments such as the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights movement, and beyond. Gregory's compelling narrative intertwines significant events like Marian Anderson’s iconic Lincoln Memorial performance and Billie Holiday’s evocative "Strange Fruit," with his personal experiences alongside figures like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers. This powerful book not only educates but also entertains, making it an essential read for high school students interested in deepening their understanding of racial justice, indigenous rights, and gender equality. Gregory’s fearless truth-telling invites readers to reflect on the past and inspire action toward a more just future.
Published by Amistad on September 18, 2018
272 pages
ISBN: 9780062448712
Best for readers in High School
This book provides valuable insights into Gender EqualityIndigenous Rights, and Racial Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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