Remember the Bridge by Carole Boston Weatherford
Poems of a People

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Striking archival engravings and photographs accompany these twenty-nine original poems, taking the reader on a journey of over 400 years on the African American road to freedom. Weatherford's poems, together with haunting black-and-white images, create portraits of captured Africans, slaves on the auction block, heroes of freedom, craftsmen and storytellers. These are the men and women, ordinary folks as well as legendary heroes, who made their people proud and strong and built the bridge to a promising future. Readers of all ages and cultures will treasure Remember the Bridge.

About Carole Boston Weatherford

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Carole Boston Weatherford lives in High Point, North Carolina.
Published January 14, 2002 by Philomel. 56 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Several poems graphically describe the capture, transport, sale, and mistreatment of slaves (with one accompanying photograph showing a horrifying image of a slave’s scarred back), other poems focus on famous African-Americans, and other works focus on aspects of culture both past and present, in...

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The presentation is consistently handsome, with photos and engravings done up in sober sepia shades keyed to brown fabric borders, but the solemnity and weight it lends the proceedings are ultimately undermined by the less rigorously conceived text.

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