YellowBlack The First Twenty-One Years of a Poet's Life

ISBN-10: 0883782758

ISBN-13: 9780883782750

Edition: N/A

Authors: Haki R. Madhubuti

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Powerful prose, poetry, and jazz riffs chronicle the first 21 years of the life of Haki R. Madhubuti, formerly Don L. Lee: poet, publisher, editor, and activist. He was raised by his mother Maxine, whose life is also recounted—including gritty details of how she used her body to feed, house, and shelter her children without help from their absentee father. Despite the obstacles in his childhood, music and literature molded the young Don Lee, effectively saving his life.
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List price: $15.95
Publisher: Third World Press
Publication date: 4/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 253
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Haki R. Madhubuti, an award-winning poet, educator, essayist, founder and publisher of Third World Press, is the author of thirty-one books. He is the co-founder of the Institute of Positive Education and the co-founder of four schools in Chicago. He is a retired university professor. Madhubuti's latest book of poems is Honoring Genius: Gwendolyn Brooks: The Narrative of Craft, Art, Kindness and Justice.

Prologue: Yes
Yellow Black
Don Luther Lee
Jimmy Lee: One
Little Rock
The World as We Knew it
The Book
"In Our House, There was God"
The First Poet
Jacklyn Ann
Maxine and Jimmy Lee
The Roads Between
Jimmy Lee: Two
Street Lesson: One
Jimmy Lee: Three
Camden, Arkansas
Grandfather Graves
Johnny Graves
Aunt Mayme
Books and Music
Used Books: Finding Things of Value
The Neighborhood
Jackie: "How Can I Protect You?"
Life Lesson: One
The Makings of a Poet
Aunt Sis
Helen Maxine
Don: Man of the House
Miss Barmaid of Detroit, 1948
Men of God
Helen Maxine: Two
The Catholic Church in Our Neighborhood
The First Time
Women Talk
Helen Maxine: Three
The Only Love that I Knew
Music and Art
Facing Our History Was Like Vinegar On Open Wounds
Helen Maxine: The Last Conversation
Making Transitions
For Helen Maxine Graves Lee
Jimmy Lee: A Lesson from My Father
Jimmy Lee and Don
Fathers and Priests
Door to Door: The Art of Language
The Making of Men
Basic Training
A Test of Leadership
I Waited
Learning in the Wilderness
Two Opposing Armies
January, 1961-El Paso, Texas
Last Trip to Juarez
Shaping Thoughts
Richard Wright
Paul Robeson
The Re-education of a Negro
W.E.B. Du Bois
Black Art Museums
Ebony Museum of Negro History
Charlie and Margaret Burroughs
Malcolm X
Continuing Education
The Self-Hatred of Don L. Lee
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