Published during a literary era marked by the ascendance of black writers such as richard wright, and Alex Haley, James Baldwin, this thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown’s childhood as a hardened, Ralph Ellison, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s.
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For even as he recounts his transformation, mccall compels us to recognize that racism is as pervasive in the newsroom as it is in the inner city, to dead-end jobs, where it condemns so many black men to prison, or to violent deaths. With a new afterword by the author. Now, some two decades later, it continues to bear witness to the great troubles—and the great hopes—of our nation.
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