Colored People by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
A Memoir

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From an American Book Award-winning author comes a pungent and poignant masterpiece of recollection that ushers readers into a now-vanished "colored" world and extends and deepens our sense of African-American history, even as it entrances us with its bravura storytelling.

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About Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is the author of numerous books, including Colored People, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man, In Search of Our Roots, and the American Book Award-winning The Signifying Monkey. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Published January 1, 1994 by Knopf. 242 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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And in his joyfully exuberant memoir, "Colored People," he goes a long way back to recall his childhood in Piedmont, W.Va., which, as he writes in the opening sentence of his book, sits on the side of a hill in the Allegheny Mountains, "slathered along the ridge of 'Old Baldie' mountain like butt...

May 16 1994 | Read Full Review of Colored People: A Memoir

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Although personal details do not enter much into Gates' scholarly or political writing — especially when he throws himself into the breach and writes on such controversial topics as black-Jewish relations or the structure of African-American studies programs — his memoir is full of tender reminis...

Jun 03 1994 | Read Full Review of Colored People: A Memoir

Carlin Romano

Potter, Professor of History at The New School for Public Engagement, New York, NY.

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The Root

The Walker Building in Indianapolis no longer houses her state-of-the-art factory, salon and school, but instead holds the Madam Walker Theatre Center, a national historic landmark.

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