Writing a History of Black Liberation: An Interview with Author Herb Boyd

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Herb Boyd is an award-winning author, scholar, and journalist who has authored and edited more than twenty books. He has been inducted into the Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent and the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame as a journalist. His books, Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination (HarperCollins Publishers, 2017); and Baldwin’s Harlem: A Biography of James Baldwin (Atria Books, 2008) were both finalists for NAACP Awards. In 1995, with Robert Allen, he was a recipient of an American Book Award for Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America–An Anthology (One World, 1996). His other popular books include Black Panthers for Beginners (Writers & Readers, 1995); Autobiography of a People: Three Centuries of African American History Told By Those Who Lived It (Doubleday, 2000); Race and Resistance: African Americans in the 21st Century (South End Press, 2002); The Harlem Reader (Crown Publishers, 2003); We Shall…

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