Black: A Celebration of a Culture

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Hylas Pub., 2004 - Photography - 319 pages
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A celebration of African-American culture, vividly captured in more than 500 stunning photographs.

Black, A Celebration of a Culture, presents the vibrant panorama of 20th-century black culture in America and around the world in more than 500 photographs from the turn of the last century to the present day. Each photograph, hand-picked by Deborah Willis, America's leading historian of African-American photography, celebrates the world of music, art, fashion, sports, family, worship or play. From Saturday night parties to Sunday morning worship, Jessie Owens to Barry Bonds, Ella Fitzgerald to Halle Berry, Black: A Celebration of a Culture is joyous and inspiring.
A celebration of African-American culture, vividly captured in more than 500 stunning photographs.

Black, A Celebration of a Culture, presents the vibrant panorama of 20th-century black culture in America and around the world in more than 500 photographs from the turn of the last century to the present day. Each photograph, hand-picked by Deborah Willis, America's leading historian of African-American photography, celebrates the world of music, art, fashion, sports, family, worship or play. From Saturday night parties to Sunday morning worship, Jessie Owens to Barry Bonds, Ella Fitzgerald to Halle Berry, Black: A Celebration of a Culture is joyous and inspiring.

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Deborah Willis is Professor of Photography & Imaging at New York University. and a recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" award in 2000 for her services to archiving African-American photography. In 2002 she won the Exposure Group's award for Lifetime Achievement in Photography.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of the leading African-American historians, is an eloquent commentator and formidable intellectual voice on multicultural and African-American issues.

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