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The Resource On the shoulders of giants : my journey through the Harlem Renaissance, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with Raymond Obstfeld

On the shoulders of giants : my journey through the Harlem Renaissance, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with Raymond Obstfeld

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On the shoulders of giants : my journey through the Harlem Renaissance
Title
On the shoulders of giants
Title remainder
my journey through the Harlem Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with Raymond Obstfeld
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Language
eng
Summary
From 1920 to 1940, the Harlem Renaissance produced a bright beacon of light that paved the way for African-Americans all over the country. The unapologetic writings, the fervent fiction and poetry, the groundbreaking art, and the triumphant music gave voice and expression to the thoughts and emotions that Jim Crow segregation laws had long sought to stifle. Here, basketball star and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar invites the reader on a personal journey back to his birthplace, through one of the greatest political, cultural, literary, and artistic movements in our history, revealing the tremendous impact the Harlem Renaissance had on both American culture and his own life. Beginning with the rise of the Harlem Rens as pioneers of professional basketball, Kareem traces the many streams of historical influence that converged to create the man he is today.--From publisher description
Summary
A personal account by the basketball star traces his childhood in Harlem and the influence of the Harlem Renaissance on black culture in the United States, featuring interviews with Magic Johnson, Quincy Jones, Spike Lee, and Denzel Washington
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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165055
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.323092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV884.A24
LC item number
A32 2007
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1250
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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my journey through the Harlem Renaissance
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On the shoulders of giants : my journey through the Harlem Renaissance, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with Raymond Obstfeld
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Our future or our fate -- "Some technicolor bazaar": how Harlem became the center of the universe -- "Mad medley": how Harlem influenced my life -- "Master intellects and creative giants": the "talented tenth" paint the world black -- "The gifts that my ancestors gave": how Harlem writers influenced my life -- "Fairness creeps out of the soul": basketball comes to Harlem -- "Hoping against hope": how the Rens basketball team influenced my life -- "Musical fireworks": jazz lights up the heavens of Harlem -- "Everything was mostly fun": how jazz influences my life
Control code
3007781
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 274 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781416534884
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006051776
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm76168045
  • (OCoLC)76168045
Label
On the shoulders of giants : my journey through the Harlem Renaissance, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with Raymond Obstfeld
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Our future or our fate -- "Some technicolor bazaar": how Harlem became the center of the universe -- "Mad medley": how Harlem influenced my life -- "Master intellects and creative giants": the "talented tenth" paint the world black -- "The gifts that my ancestors gave": how Harlem writers influenced my life -- "Fairness creeps out of the soul": basketball comes to Harlem -- "Hoping against hope": how the Rens basketball team influenced my life -- "Musical fireworks": jazz lights up the heavens of Harlem -- "Everything was mostly fun": how jazz influences my life
Control code
3007781
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 274 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781416534884
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006051776
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm76168045
  • (OCoLC)76168045

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