Colored People: A Memoir
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., talked about his book Colored People: A Memoir, published by Alfred A. Knopf. It tells about the life of an African American between 1950 and 1970, when “colored” was the name used by both outsiders and members of the race themselves to self identify. Professor Gates talked about the black vernacular and said that he would like to write a book about each subsequent name, such as “Negro” and “black.” He talked about black culture during this time, including racial relations. He also talked about his life, work, and family and how he came to write the book. close
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