12 MILLION BLACK VOICES by Richard Wright

12 MILLION BLACK VOICES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An extraordinary book, a documentary record in pictures and text of the unsung millions who have come up from slavery to another form of slavery, -- share cropping, tenant farming, destitution, migratory work and virtual ghettos in the large cities. From cultural backgrounds in Africa, through the medium of the slave traffic, the rise and fall of slavery, emancipation without preparation, and victimization at the hands of our social and economic system. A fearful indictment of America's treatment of one of her minorities, done in few words, but those searing, tragic, frequently poetic. Gorgeous pictures beautifully produced.
ISBN: 1560254467
Page count: 172pp
Publisher: Viking
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1941




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