"Know whence you came. If you know whence you came, there is really no
limit to where you can go."
In these troubled times, wisdom often seems in short supply. But as
this magnificent volume reminds us, African Americans have been blessed
with a precious legacy of wisdom, gained through long hard years of
struggle by those who have gone before. Wisdom is the most hallowed
gift born of experience and endurance.
The life-affirming guidance in The Wisdom of the Elders has been
gleaned from this bountiful harvest and includes some of the most
electrifying and deeply moving writings and speeches ever produced.
Here are the unedited works of such luminaries as Sojourner Truth, W.
E. B. DuBois, Martin Luther King Jr., Elijah Muhammad, Lorraine
Hansberry, Thurgood Marshall, Zora Neale Hurston, Adam Clayton Powell,
Mary McLeod Bethune, Marcus Garvey, Barbara Jordan, Paul Robeson, Jean
Toomer, and many others.
The elders' empowering messages and Robert Fleming's interpretations
offer us mother wit, cultural truths, and spiritual sustenance. These
words challenge and inspire us to build on the best of our past, to
insure our future.
The Wisdom of the Elders
by Robert Fleming
One World/Ballantine (Random House) Publication Date:
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