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Merida, Kevin

Works: 7 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 2,988 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Portraits  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author
Classifications: KF8745.T48,
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kevin Merida
Supreme discomfort : the divided soul of Clarence Thomas by Kevin Merida( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracks the personal odyssey of perhaps the least understood man in Washington, from his poor childhood in Pin Point and Savannah, Georgia, to his educational experiences in a Catholic seminary and Holy Cross, to his law school years at Yale during the Black Power era, to his rise within the Republican political establishment. It offers a window into a man who straddles two different worlds and is uneasy in both--and whose divided personality and conservative political philosophy will deeply influence American life for years to come. This book originated from a profile of Clarence Thomas that appeared in The Washington Post Magazine. In it, Merida and Fletcher, both Post staffers, both black, crafted a haunting portrait of an isolated and bitter man, savagely reviled by much of the black community yet not entirely comfortable in white society.--From publisher description
Obama : the historic campaign in photographs by Deborah Willis( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographic chronicle of Barack Obama's historic presidential campaign documents his family, his fellow candidates, the voters who selected him, his speeches, and memorable campaign moments and events
Being a black man : at the corner of progress and peril by D.C.) Fort Lesley J. McNair (Washington( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last 100 years, perhaps no segment of the American population has been more analyzed than black males. The subject of myriad studies and dozens of government boards and commissions, black men have been variously depicted as the progenitors of pop culture and the menaces of society, their individuality often obscured by the narrow images that linger in the public mind. Ten years after the Million Man March, the largest gathering of black men in the nation's history, Washington Post staffers began meeting to discuss what had become of black men in the ensuing decade. How could their progress and failures be measured? Their questions resulted in a Post series which generated enormous public interest and inspired a succession of dynamic public meetings. It included the findings of an ambitious nationwide poll and offered an eye-opening window into questions of race and black male identity, questions gaining increasing attention with the emergence of Senator Barack Obama as a serious presidential contender. At the end of the day, the project revealed that black men are deeply divided over how they view each other and their country. Collected in one volume with several new essays as well as an introduction by Pulitzer Prizewinning novelist Edward P. Jones, these articles let us see and hear black men like they have never been seen and heard before
The L.A. unrest and beyond : an NABJ Print Task Force report( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being a Black Man: At the Corner of Progress and Peril by Washington Post Company( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Race and the White House Press Corps( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mr. Fennell moderated a panel discussing "Blacks in the White House Press Corps: Does Race Matter?" The panel was part of a forum held by the Institute for Advanced Journalism at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The panelists talked about their careers, the importance of their mentors, and about the occasions when they were the first blacks to hold various positions or the only blacks at a job. The discussion included the public perception of their role as being a spokesperson for the president and the problem of being regarded as a "sell-out" if they do not focus on black issues or as being unprofessional if they do. They discussed whether the race of a reporter affects his access and discussed the politics of the newsroom
The newshour with Jim Lehrer 5-23-07( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Supreme discomfort : the divided soul of Clarence Thomas
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Obama : the historic campaign in photographsBeing a black man : at the corner of progress and peril