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Read until you understand, the profound wisdom of Black life and literature, Farah Jasmine Griffin

Label
Read until you understand, the profound wisdom of Black life and literature, Farah Jasmine Griffin
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-241) and index"Discography": pages 243-244
resource.biographical
contains biographical information
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Read until you understand
Nature of contents
bibliographydiscographies
Oclc number
1233268579
Responsibility statement
Farah Jasmine Griffin
Sub title
the profound wisdom of Black life and literature
Summary
"Farah Jasmine Griffin's beloved father died when she was nine, bequeathing her an unparalleled inheritance in closets full of remarkable books and other records of Black genius. In Read Until You Understand - a line from a note he wrote to her - she shares a lifetime of discoveries: the ideas that framed the United States Constitution and that inspired Malcolm X's fervent speeches, the soulful music of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, the daring literature of Phillis Wheatley and Toni Morrison, the artistry of Romare Bearden, and many others. Having taught a popular Columbia University survey course of Black literature, she explores themes such as grace, justice, rage, self-determination, beauty, and mercy to help readers grapple with the ongoing project that is American democracy. Joining her experiences in Black communities with her immersion in the glorious works of Black artists, [this] is a powerful testament to the enduring wisdom of Black culture and history"--, From the publisher's description
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