This photographic journey of the African American struggle for equality begins with abolitionists like Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery in 1849 and then helped others to freedom, and continues to the present. Freedom chronicles the battle to eradicate slavery through the Civil War (1861-5) and, once slavery was officially outlawed, it traces the evolution of its dual legacy: segregation and racism. The struggle for equal rights involves small acts of personal bravery and sweeping proclamations of legal and moral import; it is the stuff of economics, war, tradition, despair, politics, hope, activism, vigilance and violence. It engages black and white, heroes and the unheralded, public acts of protest and private moments of introspection.
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A wonderful book with concise, illuminating text and astounding, infuriating, inspiring photographs.
I am falling in LOVE with this book....It is a must have for anyone that interested in the African-American experience, which is in essense the American experience. Excellent photography. This book rivals Deborah Willis' Reflections in Black.