Black Genius

Black Genius
Author: Walter Mosley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2000
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780393319781

From Spike Lee's encouragement of independent, community fundraising to Joycelyn Elders's warning about the failings of our "sick-care" system to Stanley Crouch's disputation on "heroic" versus "anarchic" individuality, Black Genius is an exceptional, unique colloquy. Conceived by acclaimed novelist Walter Mosley and sponsored by the New York University Africana Studies Program and the Institute of African American Affairs, this book originated as a series of community conversations where "visionaries with solutions" shared powerful views on personal and communal struggles, triumphs, and aspirations. The list of contributors suggests the range of perspectives and talents brought to bear on such issues as economics, political power, work, authority, and culture. Black Genius is a point of departure for vigorous discussion of our current realities and goals for the future-and a portrait of "genius" that leads the way to enriching American life in the twenty-first century.

Black Genius

Black Genius
Author: Dick Russell
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2009-02-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1602393699

In search of distinctly African-American qualities of genius, Russell has conducted interviews and historical research that explore the roots of black achievement in America. of photos.

Black Genius and the American Experience

Black Genius and the American Experience
Author: Dick Russell
Publisher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 497
Release: 1998
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780786705733

Explores the lives and contributions of African American greats, offering inspiration from mentors of past generations

The Black Man

The Black Man
Author: William Brown
Publisher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2014-09-13
Genre:
ISBN: 9781502360304

This is a history of African Americans in America written by a former slave during the 19th century. From the preface: " THE calumniators and traducers of the Negro are to be found, mainly, among two classes. The first and most relentless are those who have done them the greatest injury, by being instrumental in their enslavement and consequent degradation. They delight to descant upon the "natural inferiority" of the blacks, and claim that we were destined only for a servile condition, entitled neither to liberty nor the legitimate pursuit of happiness. The second class are those who are ignorant of the characteristics of the race, and are the mere echoes of the first. To meet and refute these misrepresentations, and to supply a deficiency, long felt in the community, of a work containing sketches of individuals who, by their own genius, capacity, and intellectual development, have surmounted the many obstacles which slavery and prejudice have thrown in their way, and raised themselves to positions of honor and influence, this volume was written. The characters represented in most of these biographies are for the first time put in print. The author's long sojourn in Europe, his opportunity of research amid the archives of England and France, and his visit to the West Indies, have given him the advantage of information respecting the blacks seldom acquired. If this work shall aid in vindicating the Negro's character, and show that he is endowed with those intellectual and amiable qualities which adorn and dignify human nature, it will meet the most sanguine hopes of the writer."

The Black Man: His Antecedents, His Genius, and His Achievements

The Black Man: His Antecedents, His Genius, and His Achievements
Author: William W. Brown
Publisher:
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2016-02-12
Genre:
ISBN: 9781530008445

This is a history of African Americans in America written by a former slave during the 19th century. From the preface: " THE calumniators and traducers of the Negro are to be found, mainly, among two classes. The first and most relentless are those who have done them the greatest injury, by being instrumental in their enslavement and consequent degradation. They delight to descant upon the "natural inferiority" of the blacks, and claim that we were destined only for a servile condition, entitled neither to liberty nor the legitimate pursuit of happiness. The second class are those who are ignorant of the characteristics of the race, and are the mere echoes of the first. To meet and refute these misrepresentations, and to supply a deficiency, long felt in the community, of a work containing sketches of individuals who, by their own genius, capacity, and intellectual development, have surmounted the many obstacles which slavery and prejudice have thrown in their way, and raised themselves to positions of honor and influence, this volume was written. The characters represented in most of these biographies are for the first time put in print. The author's long sojourn in Europe, his opportunity of research amid the archives of England and France, and his visit to the West Indies, have given him the advantage of information respecting the blacks seldom acquired. If this work shall aid in vindicating the Negro's character, and show that he is endowed with those intellectual and amiable qualities which adorn and dignify human nature, it will meet the most sanguine hopes of the writer."

The Negro Genius

The Negro Genius
Author: Benjamin Brawley
Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1966
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780819601841

The Black Man, His Antecedents, His Genius, And His Achievements

The Black Man, His Antecedents, His Genius, And His Achievements
Author: William W. Brown
Publisher:
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-03-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781892824790

The Black Man: His Antecedents, His Genius, and His Achievements is a book published in 1863 by William Wells Brown which sketches the lives of individuals Brown determined had by their "own genius, capacity, and intellectual development, surmounted the many obstacles which slavery and prejudice have thrown in their way, and raised themselves to positions of honor and influence."

How to Unlock Your Genius Using Black History

How to Unlock Your Genius Using Black History
Author: David Simon
Publisher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2018-11-24
Genre: African Americans
ISBN: 0244125597

This unique book uses fiction and non-fiction to tell the story of 150,000 years of Black history. It is about a disgraced Black politician named Percy who runs to a Nigerian therapist to help him save his marriage. The therapist, Dr. Eze gets hold of Black history notes from a local teacher and uses these notes to show Percy how to explore his mind and his people's history in order to find solutions to his problems.

The Black Man

The Black Man
Author: William Wells Brown
Publisher:
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1863
Genre: History
ISBN: