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Growing Up Black: From Slave Days to the Present: 25 African-Americans Reveal the Trials and Triumphs of Their Childhoods
by Jay David
An anthology of childhood experiences by leading African American writers, such as Booker T. Washington, Malcolm X, Ralph Abernathy, Maya Angelou, John Edgar Wideman and many more.
Paperback, 292 pages
Published February 1st 1992 by PerfectBound
(first published January 1968)
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An excellent and powerful collection of stories of growing up black in the United States. The recollections are by people like Maya Angelou, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Ralph Abernathy, Alex Haley, Angela Davis, and many more. The humiliations and challenges they faced are very enlightening.