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Hardcover In Our Own Image: Treasured African-american Traditions, Journeys And Icons Book

ISBN: 0762410752

ISBN13: 9780762410750

In Our Own Image: Treasured African-american Traditions, Journeys And Icons

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The first visual document of black social and cultural history in America from World War II to the present, In Our Own Image is also a fascinating scrapbook that recounts simple, eloquent stories about home life, family reunions, worship, weddings, funerals, barbeques, barbershops, beauty parlors, nightclubs, civic organizations, and celebrations. The unique recollections of African-Americans from a variety of backgrounds and age groups accompany...

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY-EXCELLENT GIFT

I THINK KAREN PUGH DID A BEAUTIFUL JOB. SHE IS ONE OF THE GREAT ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHERS OF OUR TIME AND A BRILLIANT MIND. THIS BOOK IS EXCELLENT FOR THE KIDS. WE NEED MORE PRODUCTS AND BOOKS LIKE THIS THAT ARE GEARED TOWARDS PRESERVING OUR HISTORY AND HERITAGE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK. ITS A GREAT AND VALUED CONVERSATION PIECE.

Absolutely Beautiful!!!

"Our Own Image: Treasured African American Traditions, Journeys and Icons" is a beautiful coffee table book that is sure to bring back memories of a time gone by. This book has now become one of my most cherished items and I have it proudly displayed on my living room coffee table. It makes a perfect gift for any book lover.

In our own Image

This book is a must have for every African American Family. It recalls the very positive experiences and rituals that shape the landscape of our history. There is something in this book for everyone. The pictures and the stories will warm you heart and make you proud to be African American! It is a artistic and literary masterpiece. The photos are from the early 1800's to present day. The artist Karen Pugh has done paintings for this book that are the likes of nothing that I have every seen! Keep your eye out for this very talented women. You must have this book! Buy and few copies and share this very rich history with someone you love!

A Celebration of African American Life

This is an inspiring and beautiful collection of stunning photographs of the celebration of African American families, communities and their dignity and determination to prevail over historic changes. Award winning writer Patrik Henry Bass and photographer Karen Pugh share fantastic images of African American life, both past and present. A must see.
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