#Non-fiction Henry Louis Gates jr.
Finish date: 10 June 2022
Stony the Road (2019) (ISBN: 9780525559559)
This was an absolutely stunning book!
Henry Louis Gates jr. is a Harvard professor
and an excellent literary historian.
The book reads like a novel!
I discovered a wonderful writer: Henry Louis Gates jr.
His book would be an excellent choice for #NonFicNov challenge!
His contributions to the history of African American culture,
and in particular his inclusive approach to African American literature
are enlightening and enriching.
When reading about….
Redemption (1870s… the return of white supremacy and
…the removal of rights for blacks) – …still happening today!
Birth of a New Negro (1895-1925) – excellent overview of Harlem Renaissance literature!
…that made me think of the quote by William Faulkner:
The past is never dead. It’s not even past.
I NEVER learned about the period
1865 – 1925 in school
…and the obstacles placed before the African-Americans on
that stoniest of roads.
Stony the Road.
Title: J.W. Johnson’s poem “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
I’m convinced I would have learned MORE by devouring a good
reading list….than hours and hours wasted in the classroom!
Teach your (high-school) children
….put this book on their reading list!