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When Black Girls Look at You: An Anti-Narrative Photo-Poem

Ruth Nicole Brown

in Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037979
eISBN:
9780252095245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037979.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter considers what it means to be seen and looked at as a Black girl. Building on the visual-poetic analysis of June Jordan's (1969) Who Look at Me and M. NourbeSe Philip's (2008) Zong!, the ... More


Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks

Katharine Capshaw

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816694044
eISBN:
9781452948294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694044.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Civil Rights Childhood shifts critical attention towards the qualities in black children's lives that received photographic attention during their day but that have faded from memory of the civil ... More


Friendship, Sympathy, Social Change

Katharine Capshaw

in Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816694044
eISBN:
9781452948294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694044.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The first chapter begins in the 1940s with fiction by Jane Dabney Shackelford and Ellen Tarry, and extends into the 1950s with The Sweet Flypaper of Life by Langston Hughes and Roy DeCarava. It ... More


Pictures and Nonfiction: Conduct and Coffee Tables

Katharine Capshaw

in Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816694044
eISBN:
9781452948294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694044.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The second chapter explores nonfiction of the 1940s and 1950s, focusing on Louis B. Reynolds, and Langston Hughes and Milton Meltzer. Books arguing for a revision of historical knowledge stage a form ... More


Today: Framing Freedom in Mississippi

Katharine Capshaw

in Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816694044
eISBN:
9781452948294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694044.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The third chapter investigates the Child Development Group of Mississippi's 1965 book, Today, arguing that it offers a new model for the photo book as a vehicle of psychological liberation through an ... More


The Black Arts Movement: Childhood as Liberatory Process

Katharine Capshaw

in Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816694044
eISBN:
9781452948294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694044.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The fourth chapter examines the Black Arts Movement's representation of childhood as both icon of the nation and that nation in generative process of development. It argues that the photo book became ... More


Blurring the Childhood Image: Representations of the Civil Rights Narrative

Katharine Capshaw

in Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816694044
eISBN:
9781452948294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694044.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The final chapter examines modern books by Walter Dean Myers, Toni Morrison, Ruby Bridges, and Carole Boston Weatherford, all of which acknowledge the pressure for consensus and closure in framing ... More


A Text for Trayvon

Katharine Capshaw

in Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816694044
eISBN:
9781452948294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694044.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The conclusion uses an image of a Trayvon Martin protestor in order to reflect on the way photo books argue for social change.


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