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Faculty Book: Leith Mullings

Manning Marable and Leith Mullings, authors; Sophie Spencer-Wood

FREEDOM: A Photographic History of the African American Struggle
(Phaidon Press, 2002; 512 pp.)

book cover image From nineteenth-century daguerreotypes to photos from Jesse Jackson's presidential campaigns; from the most iconic images of Martin Luther King, Jr., to many images of daily life never before published; FREEDOM tells the history of the African American struggle for equality through an unprecedented array of 600 photographs, the result of extensive archival research. With text by Manning Marable, professor at Columbia University, and Presidential Professor Leith Mullings of The Graduate Center's Ph.D. Program in Anthropology, this monumental book—in both size and scope—chronicles the battle to eradicate slavery through the Civil War and traces slavery's legacies of segregation and racism, with extensive coverage of the civil rights movement. The last chapter focuses on the societal conflicts and public figures (such as Colin Powell, Oprah Winfrey, and Michael Jordan) of today.

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Submitted on: OCT 10, 2002

Category: Anthropology, Faculty Books