An incredible treasure trove of more than 150 illustrations detailing a small nation of African Americans prepared to make their mark on America
About the Author
A MacArthur Fellow, David Levering Lewis is the author of several books, including W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century and Du Bois: Biography of a Race. He was awarded the Pulizter for both books, which is unprecedented. A Professor of History at NYU, he has also taught at Rutgers University.
A photo historian, curator, and photographer, Deborah Willis is chair and professor of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Photography and Imaging. A Guggenheim, Fletcher, and MacArthur fellow, she lives in New York City.
“A landmark book.”
— Black Issues Book Review
“An eye opening treasure....The family album of black America.”
— Juan Williams, author of Eyes on the Prize and This Far by Faith
“Imbued with grace and dignity...A rare look at the progress being made by....forebearers in an important, longstanding tradition.”
— Thelma Golden, Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Programs, The Studio Museum in Harlem and author of Black Male
“A must read book for everyone and anyone concerned with the historical evolution of American history, culture and identity.”
— Leslie King-Hammond, Ph. D., Dean of Graduate Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art
“Impressive....Readers...will love this rare glimpse of photographs.
“More than just a pretty cover....[A Small Nation of People] will provide...enjoyment for months and years to come.”
— Richmond Times-Dispatch