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Ellington Was Not a Street

By Ntozake Shange

In a reflective tribute to the African-American community of old, noted poet Ntozake Shange recalls her childhood home and the close-knit group of innovators that often gathered there. These men of vision, brought to life in the majestic paintings of artist Kadir Nelson, lived at a time when the color of their skin dictated where they could live, what schools they could attend, and even where they could sit on a bus or in a movie theater.
Yet in the face of this tremendous adversity, these dedicated souls and others like them not only demonstrated the importance of Black culture in America, but also helped issue in a movement that "changed the world." Their lives and their works inspire us to this day, and serve as a guide to how we approach the challenges of tomorrow.

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Publish Date

2004

ISBN

0689828845


Format: Book
Author: Shange, Ntozake
Title: Ellington was not a street / written by Ntozake Shange ; illustrations by Kadir Nelson.
Publisher Date: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2004.
Subject: African American civil rights workers -- Juvenile poetry. African American artists -- Juvenile poetry. African American girls -- Juvenile poetry. Children's poetry, American African Americans -- Juvenile poetry
Isbn: 0689828845
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 16
System Items Total: 17
Call Number: 811.54 Sha
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Bib Id: 206996

Format: Book
Author: Shange, Ntozake
Title: Ellington was not a street / written by Ntozake Shange ; illustrations by Kadir Nelson.
Publisher, Date: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2004.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 31 cm.
Subjects: African American civil rights workers -- Juvenile poetry.
Subjects: African American artists -- Juvenile poetry.
Subjects: African American girls -- Juvenile poetry.
Subjects: Children's poetry, American
Subjects: African Americans -- Juvenile poetry
Other Author: Nelson, Kadir ill.
LCCN: 00045060
ISBN: 0689828845
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 16
Total Copies: 17
Call Number: 811.54 Sha