The Explosive, Contradictory, Triumphant, and Tragic 1980s as Experienced by African Americans (Previously Kno
By Nelson George
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143034476, 256pp.)
Publication Date: April 26, 2005
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One of the foremost chroniclers of the contemporary black experience offers an undeluded perspective on the 1980s. Here are crack, AIDS, and the Reagan rollback of the major advances of the civil rights movement. But Nelson George also shows how black performers, athletes, and activists made increasing inroads into the mainstream. This fast-paced, chronological retrospective profiles personalities from Bill Cosby to Louis Farrakhan and explores such flashpoints as the first rap single and the infamous Willie Horton ad campaign.
On the web: http://www.nelsongeorge.com/
Nelson George is an award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. He has written for Playboy, Billboard, Esquire, the Village Voice, Essence, and many other national magazines, as well as writing and producing television programs and feature films.