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Boyd, Herb 1938-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 139 publications in 1 language and 10,629 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Pictorial works  Portraits  Diaries  Discographies  Popular music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: E185, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Herb Boyd
Autobiography of a people : three centuries of African American history told by those who lived it by Herb Boyd( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Brotherman : the odyssey of black men in America( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this extraordinary anthology is made abundantly clear by the editors' stated intention: "to create a living mosaic of essays and stories in which Black men can view themselves, and be viewed without distortion." In this, they have succeeded brilliantly. Brotherman contains more than one hundred and fifty selections, some never before published--from slave narratives, memoirs, social histories, novels, poems, short stories, biographies, autobiographies, position papers, and essays. Brotherman books us passage to the world that Black men experience as adolescents, lovers, husbands, fathers, workers, warriors, and elders. On this journey they encounter pain, confusion, anger, and love while confronting the life-threatening issues of race, sex, and politics--often as strangers in a strange land. The first collection of its kind, Brotherman gathers together a multitude of voices that add a new, unforgettable chapter to American cultural identity
We shall overcome by Herb Boyd( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dramatic evocation of the forever poignant and courageous struggle of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s is told in words, pictures, and the voices of participants, and is accompanied by two audio CDs
Baldwin's Harlem : a biography of James Baldwin by Herb Boyd( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the iconic author offers insight into Baldwin's connection to the city of Harlem, from his relationship with poet laureate Countee Cullen and student writings at Frederick Douglass Junior High to his diverse views on Harlem's community life
Pound for pound : a biography of Sugar Ray Robinson by Herb Boyd( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed by Muhammad Ali as "the king, the master, my idol," Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest boxer America had seen since Joe Louis and is considered by many today to be, pound for pound, the best boxer the sport has ever known. With his graceful yet powerful style and Hollywood looks--which he would use to his advantage upon his final retirement from boxing--he embodied the very essence of the "sweet science." Before he finally hung up his gloves in 1965, at the age of forty-four, Sugar Ray Robinson won 125 consecutive fights. At a time still characterized by discrimination, his victories, like those of Jackie Robinson, represented victories for all black America. And they were all the more symbolic because of the place he chose to call home--Harlem. Co-written with Robinson's son, Ray Robinson II, and thoroughly researched by Amsterdam News reporter Herb Boyd, this book is not only a definitive portrait of an emotionally complex man and his family, it is also a portrait of Harlem at the apex of its creativity
Simeon's story : an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till by Simeon Wright( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the 1955 kidnapping and murder of teenage Emmett Till as remembered by his cousin, sharing descriptions of life in period Mississippi and how the ensuing murder trial became a catalyst for the civil rights movement
The Harlem reader : a celebration of New York's most famous neighborhood, from the renaissance years to the twenty-first century( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and other narratives provides a portrait of Harlem at diverse points in its history, from the early days through the Harlem Renaissance to the present day
Martin Luther King, Jr. by Herb Boyd( Book )

9 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Baptist minister from Georgia who led a non-violent crusade against racial segregation which resulted in new awareness among Americans of all colors of the principles on which their nation was founded
Race and resistance ; African-Americans in the twenty-first century( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former Portuguese colonies : Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé, and Príncipe by Herb Boyd( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Background and up-to-date facts and figures about six African countries
By any means necessary : Malcolm X-- real, not reinvented : critical conversations on Manning Marable's biography of Malcolm X by Herb Boyd( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By Any Means Necessary editors--Herb Boyd, Ron Daniels, Maulana Karenga and Haki Madhubuti--are in unison when stating: 'Our purpose here with this collection is to continue, and to expand, the debate arising from Marable's biography.'"--Back cover
African history for beginners by Herb Boyd( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at early African history, including that of ancient Egypt, and describes African folklore and culture
Black Panthers : for beginners by Herb Boyd( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the history of the Black Panthers, discusses their principles and accomplishments, and describes how both police hostility and internal dissension brought about their decline
Down the glory road by Herb Boyd( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African history for beginners by Herb Boyd( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African History For Beginners explores the rich history of this continent of contrasts. Discover the glory of the Pharaohs and Towers of Zimbabwe, the cosmology of the Yoruba, the courage of the Masai and the golden wonders of Mali, the art treasures of the Bushongo and the sophistication of the Egyptians. It is a unique documentary portrait of the Africans' struggle to preserve their cultural heritage and homeland. Recent archeological discoveries indicate that Africa was the birth place of humankind. Over the ages, the riches and wonders of Africa have attracted the world. Yet the Africans t
Harlem street portraits by Harvey Stein( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Well-known New York photographer Harvey Stein documents the humanity and spirit of the people of Harlem in 166 beautiful black and white photographs taken over 22 years, from 1990 to 2012"--Front jacket flap
The diary of Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, 1964 by Malcolm X( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart of the book is Malcolm's impressions, his personal observations on the people he meets and the circumstances he encounters, his own feelings of trepidation and inadequacy. There are segments in which the book will be complemented by passages from Malcolm's autobiography, though in our book his immediate reactions have not been disturbed by editors. And in several ways and instances the diary amplifies the autobiography
Pound for pound : a biography of Sugar Ray Robinson by Herb Boyd( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many consider "Sugar" Ray Robinson the greatest pound-for-pound boxer in history. And this riveting biography tells it all: Ray's rise from poverty, his Golden Gloves triumphs, his bouts with Jake LaMatta, his rumbles with Rocky Graziano, his stint with Uncle Sam, and his 125 consecutive victories. Listeners also join Ray in his struggles with the IRS and the Mafia
The gentle giant : the autobiography of Yusef Lateef by Yusef Lateef( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete Motown singles( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Autobiography of a people : three centuries of African American history told by those who lived it
Alternative Names
Herb Boyd Amerikaans journalist

Herb Boyd Journalist

Languages
English (111)

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Brotherman : the odyssey of black men in AmericaBaldwin's Harlem : a biography of James BaldwinPound for pound : a biography of Sugar Ray RobinsonSimeon's story : an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett TillThe Harlem reader : a celebration of New York's most famous neighborhood, from the renaissance years to the twenty-first centuryMartin Luther King, Jr.Race and resistance ; African-Americans in the twenty-first centuryAfrican history for beginners