This is a book about heroes: the heroes of over four hundred years of African-American history. Freedom fighters, singers and storytellers, explorers and sports stars and musicians - the great men and women whose names appear in history books as well as the everyday, anonymous heroes whose labor paved the road to freedom.
Striking archival engravings and photographs accompany these twenty-nine original poems, taking the reader on a journey of over 400 years on the African American road to freedom. Weatherford's poems, together with haunting black-and-white images, create portraits of captured Africans, slaves on the auction block, heroes of freedom, craftsmen and storytellers. These are the men and women, ordinary folks as well as legendary heroes, who made their people proud and strong and built the bridge to a promising future. Readers of all ages and cultures will treasure Remember the Bridge.
Carole Boston Weatherford lives in High Point, North Carolina.
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