Black Genius and the American Experience - Dick RussellNew York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1998, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Faint tanning to the blanks otherwise a very well presented copy.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: “The findings from wide-ranging interviews and careful historical research, Black Genius explores the roots of black achievement in America. The results are surprising and inspiring. Interweaving past and present, beginning with this country’s inception, Russell covers the importance of continuity and tradition in nurturing black artists, scientists, and leaders.
Here are memorable portraits of Wynton Marsalis, Ralph Ellison, Louis Armstrong, Toni Morrison, Duke Ellington, James Baldwin, Paul Robeson, Muhammad Ali, Lois Mailou-Jones, and other black notables. Through their eyes, we see how they were inspired, fostered, and encouraged by their mentors, how the creative tradition was passed from one generation to the next.”