New York Times best-selling author and NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar examines some of the leading political and cultural figures of the Harlem Renaissance-including Marcus Garvey,W.E.B. Du Bois, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Langston Hughes, and many more.
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by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
by James Tertius De Kay
by Elie Wiesel
by Walter Stahr
by Andrew Weil
"NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar presides over this informative and inspiring collection of accounts that highlight both the Harlem Renaissance era and defining moments in the author's own life. Using Harlem's unique and tumultuous history as his backdrop, Abdul-Jabbar showcases the many brilliant thinkers, innovators, artists, and athletes who influenced a nation while persevering through extreme hardships. Abdul-Jabbar's narration is assisted by a wide assortment of famous modern-day stars from all corners of popular culture who step in to share stories of influential mentors and introduce excerpts from famous works in African-American history. Speeches and ruminations from W.E.B Du Bois, Langston Hughes, and Martin Luther King, Jr., among many others, share space with timeless musical recordings, making this a truly multimedia experience. A.P.C. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"
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