This co-creation of former New York Times film critic Elvis Mitchell and photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders asks prominent African-Americans of various professions, disciplines and backgrounds about their diverse experiences of being black in America. With clarity and elegance, The Black List: Volumes One and Two present portraits of nearly fourdozen notable African Americans who share personal stories of how they became major successes in their fields.
From the public sphere (Al Sharpton, Angela Davis) to athletics (Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Serena Williams) to the arts (Toni Morrison, Slash, Laurence Fishburne), this staggeringly impressive group of subjects speaks candidly with Elvis Mitchell, who keeps his own undeniable charisma and charm off-camera. Taken together, these voices reflect the breadth and scope of the modern African American experience at its richest and most inspiring. [language]
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