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Malcolm X : the great photographs / text by Thulani Davis ; photographs researched and edited by Howard Chapnick.

Davis, Thulani. (Author). Chapnick, Howard. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.

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Covington Branch B X1d (Text) 33126004338103 Adult Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1556703120
  • Physical Description: 167 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang : 1993.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Subject: X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 > Pictorial works
Black Muslims > Biography > Pictorial works
African Americans > Biography > Pictorial works.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Presents over one hundred photographs--taken by photographers such as Gordon Parks and Eve Arnold--that document Malcolm X's life
  • Blackwell North Amer
    The face of Malcolm X (1925-1965) has become a cultural icon. Depending on who is looking, his image conjures up various men: moral leader, black separatist leader, Black Muslim teacher, radical leader, pan-Africanist leader, pioneer in the spread of orthodox Islam. Malcolm X: The Great Photographs is an extensively researched collection of historical photographs of Malcolm X beginning with his childhood and focusing on the critical years 1959 to 1965, when he was in the public eye.
    The photographs, arranged chronologically, tell the story of Malcolm's mature life. Acclaimed writer Thulani Davis narrates these events and includes in her story the voices of activists whose lives were changed by contact with him. In an essay of astonishing breadth, Davis examines Malcolm's ideas and myths to find out why popular culture has so energetically laid claim to his image.
    Pictures from many of the great photographers of the time - including Gordon Parks, Eve Arnold, and Henri Cartier-Bresson - document Malcolm X's work as a teacher, militant, orator, and family man. A detailed chronology shows Malcolm's life set against the backdrop of U.S. and international political events, especially the independence of African nations. Through its pictures and text, Malcolm X: The Great Photographs offers unparalleled insight into the life of a major historical figure whose ideas and inspiration challenge a new generation.
  • Book News
    Black and white photographs of Malcolm X during his public career, 1960-65, by some of the best known photographers. Includes a chronology and an essay on his life and ideas. No index. Distributed by Workman. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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