My Soul Looks Back

Author: Jessica B. Harris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501125907
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In this captivating new memoir, award-winning writer Jessica B. Harris recalls a lost era—the vibrant New York City of her youth, where her social circle included Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and other members of the Black intelligentsia. In the Technicolor glow of the early seventies, Jessica B. Harris debated, celebrated, and danced her way from the jazz clubs of the Manhattan's West Side to the restaurants of the Village, living out her buoyant youth alongside the great minds of the day—luminaries like Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison. My Soul Looks Back is her paean to that fascinating social circle and the depth of their shared commitment to activism, intellectual engagement, and each other. Harris paints evocative portraits of her illustrious friends: Baldwin as he read aloud an early draft of If Beale Street Could Talk, Angelou cooking in her California kitchen, and Morrison relaxing at Baldwin’s house in Provence. Harris describes her role as theater critic for the New York Amsterdam News and editor at then burgeoning Essence magazine; star-studded parties in the South of France; drinks at Mikell’s, a hip West Side club; and the simple joy these extraordinary people took in each other’s company. The book is framed by Harris’s relationship with Sam Floyd, a fellow professor at Queens College, who introduced her to Baldwin. More than a memoir of friendship and first love My Soul Looks Back is a carefully crafted, intimately understood homage to a bygone era and the people that made it so remarkable.

My Soul Looks Back

Author: James H. Cone
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608330397
Size: 46.23 MB
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My Soul Looks Back In Wonder

Author: Juan Williams
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402722332
Size: 31.11 MB
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One of the most pivotal moments in American history is brought to light through stirring, thought-provoking eyewitness accounts from people who have played active roles in the civil rights movement over the past 50 years.

Souls Looking Back

Author: Andrew Garrod
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963363
Size: 79.69 MB
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.