African American Book of Values



African American Book of Values

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"The African American Book of Values". Ed. Steven Barboza. New York: Doubleday, 1998.

Publisher's description

"In "The African-American Book of Values," Steven Barboza has gathered together a wealth of stories that make up a moral map for modern living. Relying on the words and stories of (to name a few) the well-known: Langston Hughes, Frederick Douglas, Sojourner Truth, Zora Neale Hurston, Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou, Frances E.W. Harper, Malcolm X, Alex Haley, Benjamin Banneker, Phillis Wheatley—the unsung: ship captain, Robert Smalls; Underground Railroad "conductor" William Still; Stoplight inventor, Elijah McCoy (better known as the "Real McCoy") ; poet Georgia Douglas Johnson; etiquette maven Charlotte Hawkins Brown; Elizabeth Keckley, seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln; "The African-American Book of Values" illustrates for young and old, black and white the necessary characteristics by which we should lead our lives.
"Split into two sections, "The Book of Self-Mastery" and "The Book of Empathy," and, augmented by black-and-white photos, line drawings and color illustrations, "The African-American Book of Values" will be a stunning "must-have" addition to African-American and American households everywhere" (publisher's description).

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