Book Talk: Black history reads
Black History month is upon us and I have some excellent suggestions for a variety of reading taste. First, let us start with “Life Upon these Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008” by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. It is a comprehensive account of the first blacks arriving to the Americas along with the conquistadors and progresses in timeline fashion to Barack Obama’s presidency.
The book includes a variety of visuals including maps, manuscripts, sheet music, cartoons, posters, portraits, film stills, etc. Gates said after looking through the book that he is, “struck by the sheer diversity of African American expression throughout our nation’s history - how there has never been only one way to be black, religiously, politically, socially, artistically, professionally, sexually, or stylistically.”
Manhunt ends with arrest A manhunt that started...
Cookin with The Columns: Bring home the bacon! These bacon rollups are...
Debate introduces District 3 supervisor candidates to voters race first up The candidate debate...
New business opens downtown Delta Mini Mall owner...
Aldermen set new water, sewer rates; hearing planned The Board of Aldermen...