The African American Book of Values: Classic Moral Stories

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Steven Barboza
Doubleday, 1998 - Literary Collections - 939 pages
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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.

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Contents

Frederick DouglassWriting
21
Malcolm XSelfDetermination
28
FolktaleThe TugofWar Between the Elephant and the Whale
38
Folk RhymeTeaching Table Manners
46
LeRoy Satchel PaigeSatchels System
52
Langston HughesHow to Be a Bad Writer in Ten Easy Lessons
61
Jim HaskinsCrispus Attucks First Blood
67
As Told by Rachel CruzeA Walk in the River
73
Arthur AsheWhy Me?
488
CopageKwanzaa and Its Principles
495
Chrisena ColemanAfrican American MamatoBe Prayer
507
Andy RazafMy Mothers Day Reflection
514
George Washington CarverCarvers Kids
527
Norma Jean and Carole DardenUncle John
533
John Edgar WidemanThe History of Things to Come
539
Recorded by Roland L FreemanQuilting
549

AnonymousThe AntiSlavery Alphabet
81
Signed Sealed and Delivered
87
William and Ellen Craft1000Mile Slipaway
102
Edward A Miller Jr The Slave Who Stole a Confederate Ship
109
Claude McKayIf We Must Die
118
Richard Bak and Jack JohnsonGreat Black Hope
129
Rosa ParksA Bus to Freedom
139
Beyond the Call of Duty
149
Sidney PoitierTo Act or Not to Act
155
Georgia Douglas JohnsonYour World
161
Ma hi EvansSpeak the Truth to the People
173
Joseph LangstaffBuilding on Truth
190
Chester HimesMamas Missionary Money
197
Jims Examination
204
The Perfect Doll
217
Lewis AlexanderNocturne Varial
228
Shelby SteeleNurturing the Believing Self
234
SpiritualThis Little Light of Mine
241
Dudley RandallOn Getting a Natural
242
Philip Durham and Everett L JonesHome on the Range
251
Folk SongThe Ballad of John Henry
257
Judith JamisonDancing Spirit
265
W E B Du BoisTeach Workers to Work
274
Booker T WashingtonCast Down Your Buckets
284
Reginald LewisHow to Make a Billion
298
Andy RazafAmbitious
308
LeRoy Satchel PaigeThe FortyTwoYearOld Rookie
315
Wilma RudolphThe Worlds Fastest Woman
322
Spike LeeSpikes Gotta Do It
330
Langston HughesMother to Son
339
Fannie Lou HamerFrom Picking Cotton to Picking Presidents
346
Recorded by Wallace TerryP O W A Soldiers Story of Survival
354
Benjamin O Davis Jr Silenced Knight
360
Alex HaleyAlex Haley Discovers His Roots
368
Phillis WheatleyOn Imagination
385
Dizzy Gillespie with Wilmot Alfred FraserMy BentUp Horn
392
Retold by Harold CourlanderHeat
398
Ned and Sam
404
Lewis Latimer
411
Garrett Morgan
418
Say What?
425
A Short Book of Jive
433
William Cool Surveys the Situation
443
A College Built on
453
Howard ThurmanThe Thread in My Hand
469
Freedom SongWe Shall Overcome
475
Joseph S Cotter Sr The Negros Ten Commandments
481
Los Angeles California Chicago Illinois Centralia Washington
559
James Weldon JohnsonBlack Manhattan
562
Willie MaysThe Negro Leagues
571
Berry Gordy Jr Hitsville U S A
584
Black Fraternities and Sororities Step Lively
591
Jo Ann RobinsonOrganizing the Bus Boycott
597
Lisa JonesJuneteenth
603
Gwendolyn BrooksBlack Love
617
George Moses HortonThe Lovers Farewell
623
Count Basie Ed Durham and Jimmy RushingGood Morning Blues
630
Slave Marriage Ceremony Supplement
636
Dudley RandallBlack Magic
647
Allison WestYou Were Never More Lovable
653
Ruby Dee and Ossie DavisA Lasting Love
655
James S WatsonWhen the Long Race Is Run
667
Vivian H GrastyUp the Hill
674
What Gaunt Wanted
689
Rebecca Lee
696
Ben CarsonSaving BoBo
702
Sincerely Your Escaped Slave
710
Jourdon AndersonHeres My Bill Old Master
717
Ernest J GainesA Hunter Feeds the Hunted
724
Clara McBride HaleMother Hale
733
Frederick DouglassWhat to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?
745
Richard Cain
752
The Giant Who Stood Up for His People
768
Marian Wright EdelmanTwentyFive Lessons for Life
773
Oath of a Million Black Men
781
Arthur Huff FausetSojourner Truth
795
Jon SwanThe Slave Who Sued Her Master
802
Cinque Kinna and KaleFriendly Rebels Correspondence
808
Warrior
815
Maya AngelouVoices of Respect
822
Naming Names
828
Freedoms Journal
835
Andy RazafReflections in a Public Library
846
Maya AngelouRadio Days
856
Lynched in Florida
862
Carrie Williams CliffordSilent Protest Parade
872
James Weldon Johnson and J Rosamond Johnson Lift Every Voice
878
William PickensReason vs Rithmetic
885
Collected by J Mason BrewerA Laugh That Meant Freedom
891
Retold by Steve SanfieldHonest Fool
892
The Fox and the Goose
905
Dick GregoryHow to Treat a Chicken
919
Robert HaydenThose Winter Sundays 654
927
INDEX
934

About the author (1998)

STEPHEN BARBOZA is the author of American Jihad and a professional journalist who has written for numerous national publications, including The New York Times and USA Today. He lives in New York City.


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