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Heart Full of Grace, A Thousand Years of Black Wisdom

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Edited by:
Venice Johnson, American  Search this
Designed by:
Robin Locke Monda, American  Search this
Published by:
Simon & Schuster, Inc., founded 1924  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Mahalia Jackson, American, 1911 - 1972  Search this
Countee Cullen, American, 1903 - 1946  Search this
Malcolm X, American, 1925 - 1965  Search this
Langston Hughes, American, 1902 - 1967  Search this
Nikki Giovanni, American, born 1943  Search this
Maya Angelou, American, 1928 - 2014  Search this
Ralph Ellison, American, 1913 - 1994  Search this
Louis Armstrong, American, 1901 - 1971  Search this
Rock Rest Tourist Home, American, 1948 - 1976  Search this
Owned by:
Clayton Sinclair, American  Search this
Hazel Sinclair, American  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product) with laminated plastic
H x W x D: 7 × 5 × 11/16 in. (17.8 × 12.7 × 1.7 cm)
Place collected:
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A softcover copy of Heart Full of Grace, A Thousand Years of Black Wisdom, edited by Venice Johnson. The soft covers of the book have been plasticized. The front cover is primarily white overlayed with a faint off-white diamond and square pattern. The cover edges are framed with dark pink and blue bands of varying widths. The title of the book is printed at the top in pink, blue, and black text of varying sizes and fonts that read [Heart Full of Grace / A THOUSAND YEARS OF BLACK WISDOM]. A few of the letters in the title are accented with dots and spirals. Below the title, at the center of the cover, is a square, dark pink frame with a cropped photograph of a blue, yellow, red, green, black, and orange kente cloth inside. Below is a list of some of the included authors, printed in black block text with dark pink bullet dots that reads [? MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. / ? MAHALIA JACKSON ? COUNTEE CULLEN ? MALCOLM X / ? LANGSTON HUGHES ? NIKKI GIOVANNI ? MAYA ANGELOU / ? RALPH ELLISON ? LOUIS ARMSTRONG]. At the bottom is the editor credit in small blue block text and large, dark pink, stylized text that reads [EDITED BY Venice Johnson]. On the spine, the title and editor’s name are printed in blue outlined stylized gold text and white block text. At the bottom of the spine is the publisher’s name, [FIRESIDE / SIMON & / SCHUSTER] printed above and below the logo, the letter [F] inside a rectangular box. The back cover is primarily dark pink with a large white box centered near the top edge. The box is outlined with three blue bands. Inside the box is a synopsis of the book and a short biography for Venice Johnson. Printed below in white text, is the publisher’s information and logo. Below is additional white text that reads [Cover design by Robin Locke Monda / Cover woven silk Kente cloth by A. Shanti, / Ghana The British Museum, London]. Below is the Simon & Schuster website, the book’s ISBN number, price, and barcode. The interior pages are white with primarily black text. There are light blue designs throughout the book, particularly at the start of each chapter, and the first letter of quotes and paragraphs are printed inside small, light blue boxes. The contents includes poems, quotes, and proverbs. The book has 317 pages, followed by an unnumbered page with permissions.
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Black interiors  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Identity  Search this
Literature  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, Inc.
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Restrictions & Rights:
© 1995 Elizabeth A. Ryan
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Collection title:
The Rock Rest Tourist Home Collection
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture