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Describes the experiences of young Blacks who were involved in significant events in the civil rights movement, including Brown vs. Board of Education, the Montgomery bus boycott, and the sit-in movement.
These are just some of the works of art you will find in this stunning collection that pairs twenty poems by distinguished African-American poets with twenty works of art by acclaimed African-American artists. Alice Walkers poem "Women"--about women who "Battered Down/Doors/And Ironed/Starched White/Shirts" so their children would get a good education--is paired with the breathtaking portrait Harriet Tubman, by William H. Johnson. The tender "Little Brown Baby." by poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and artist Romare Bearden's Family reflect the deep love parents feel for their children. African-American identity and history are powerfully evoked in art and poetry about slavery, racism, and black pride. But African-American poetry and art have no boundaries, and these poets and artists explore many other themes as well that, will touch your heart, and dazzle your eyes. This important collection inspires imagination as it pairs splendid poets and artists in a way that has never been done before.
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