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Strong men keep coming : the book of African American men
Bolden, Tonya.
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Publication Information:
New York : J. Wiley & Sons, [1999]

Physical Description:
xi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
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E185.86 .B65 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
E185.86 .B65 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
E185.86 .B65 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Black History Non-Circ

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AN EPIC, EVOCATIVE HISTORY-FROM JAMESTOWN TO THE MILLION MAN MARCH "In her own special, provocative language, Tonya Bolden gives a voice to the voiceless, a name to the nameless. Revelations abound in Strong Men Keep Coming, her singular take on the endless parade of black men who have fought, sung, cajoled, tricked, worked, wrote, or roped their way into the American experience. . . . She has assembled a most rewarding cast, a phenomenal coterie of role models and phantoms, and she has done a splendid job of telling their stories."-Herb Boyd, coeditor Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America "Strong Men Keep Coming is long overdue [and] told in glorious detail. Bolden does an excellent job of obtaining information that's hard to come by."-Mosaic "Tonya Bolden has assembled an eccentric, eclectic, and highly readable collection of portraits of black male achievers. Bolden blends heartfelt tributes with humorous anecdotes."-Washington Post Book World Spanning four centuries, Strong Men Keep Coming captures the dynamic essence of the black male experience in America, shedding new light on towering icons like Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Malcolm X, while illuminating the lives of numerous forgotten strivers and pioneers. By turns triumphant and tragic, this vital collection brings to life the strength, courage, and tenacity of a truly remarkable brotherhood of men.

Author Notes

Tonya Bolden is the author of ten books, including "Strong Men Keep Coming", "The Family Heirloom Cookbook", & "33 Things Every Girl Should Know". She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Broteer: "Colonial John Henry."
Tom Molineaux: Boxer
Abraham Camp: Would-be Emigrationist
Ira Aldridge: Actor
David Walker: Abolitionist
Josiah Henson: The Uncle Tom Who Ran to Freedom
James McCune Smith: Physician
Jim Beckwourth: Mountain Man
James Boon: Contractor
George Moses Horton: Poet
Robert Smalls: Union Navy Hero
George Washington: Town Founder
Frederick Douglass: Activist
Sons of The Dawn
W. E. B. Du Bois: Activist-Scholar
Booker T. Washington: Founder of Tuskegee Institute
Roland Hayes: Concert Singer
Carl Murphy: Newspaper Publisher
Jackson Jordan, Jr.: A "Drylongso" Fellow
Chester Himes: Writer
Vernon Johns: Spiritual and Moral Leader
Fred Hampton: Black Panther
Arthur Ashe: Tennis Player