Monday, September 28, 2020

Meacham writes informative, intimate, inspirational biography of Lewis

“His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope’’ by Jon Meacham. Random House. 354 pages. $30. BY DR. GLENN ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO...

‘Caste’ is a study of culture and power

BY DR. GLENN ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Review of “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents’’ by Isabel Wilkerson. Random House.  476 pages $32. In November...

‘Memorial Drive’ an intimate account of love, loss, grief and guilt

BY DR. GLENN ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER In May 1985, 19-year-old Natasha Trethewey had a dream. Natasha and her mother are walking side by...

‘Saving Ruby King’ deals with race, family, faith and redemption

BY DR. GLENN ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER “It was a good service they gave Alice. Everything laid out so pretty,” Sister Ellison says to...

‘James Baldwin’s America’ is subject of Glaude’s new book

BY DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER “People who imagine that history flatters them,” James Baldwin once wrote, “are impaled in their history...

Hero of her own story

Young eyewitness to George Floyd's killing writing a children's book BY JENNIFER BROOKS STAR TRIBUNE/TNS MINNEAPOLIS – Judeah Reynolds watched the police officer grind his knee into...

Review of ‘Being Property Once Myself’

BY DR. GLENN ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER BOOK REVIEW “Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man’’ by Joshua Bennett. Harvard University Press....

Books to learn more about Black history, racism, social justice

BY MOIRA MACDONALD AND NAOMI ISHISAKA THE SEATTLE TIMES/TNS The killing of George Floyd by police has sparked nationwide protests against violence toward Black people. With...

Book review of ‘Being Property Once Myself’

BY DR. GLENN ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER “Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man’’ by Joshua Bennett. Harvard University Press. 224...

‘Navigate Your Stars’ a story of pain, passion, persistence

BY DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER In these sad, scary, and surreal times, all of us need some inspiration. Jesmyn Ward, a professor...