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The Resource Our America : life and death on the south side of Chicago, by LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman, with David Isay ; photographs by John Brooks

Our America : life and death on the south side of Chicago, by LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman, with David Isay ; photographs by John Brooks

Label
Our America : life and death on the south side of Chicago
Title
Our America
Title remainder
life and death on the south side of Chicago
Statement of responsibility
by LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman, with David Isay ; photographs by John Brooks
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Every once in a while, voices emerge from a part of the world that we have forgotten or chosen to ignore. Sometimes their words ignite our conscience and rekindle our sense of justice. Our America, the work of two young men living in one of the most notorious public housing projects in America, does just that. LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman have made it their mission to be loud voices out of a dark place, through two nationally acclaimed radio documentaries and now through this book. Informed by stunning photographs taken by a talented young photographer from the projects, Our America opens up the world of these two amazing young men, and tells the tragic story of the death of another, Eric Morse, a five year old who was dropped to his death from the fourteenth floor of a building in their project by two other little boys
  • The book is sometimes funny, often painful, but always full of the promise of Our America - that one day, the talent, the gift, the vision, of our children who are being raised in circumstances that should make us all weep will he heard and praised and understood. Our America is a step toward that goal
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Ghetto life 101 (Radio program)
  • Remorse (Radio program)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, LeAlan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Newman, Lloyd
  • Isay, David
  • Brooks, John Anthony
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Jones, LeAlan
  • Newman, Lloyd
  • African American boys
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Inner cities
  • Jones, LeAlan
  • Newman, Lloyd
  • African American boys
  • African Americans
  • Inner cities
  • Social conditions
  • Illinois
Label
Our America : life and death on the south side of Chicago, by LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman, with David Isay ; photographs by John Brooks
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0803/96054248.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Our America started out as two radio documentaries, 'Ghetto life 101' and 'Remorse: the 14 stories of Eric Morse'
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Kicking It
  • LeAlan
  • Lloyd
  • Ghetto Getaway
  • Peace Out: 1993
  • Death--1995
  • Messengers
  • The Scene of the Crime
  • From the Outside, Looking In
  • A Breakthrough
  • Preface
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Falling Through the Cracks
  • Both Sides of the Law
  • Shorties in the 'Hood
  • Closer Than We Imagined
  • Remorse
  • Life--1996
  • The Maze
  • The 'Hood
  • School
  • Dr. Cornel West
  • LeAlan
  • Lloyd
  • Parting Words
  • Our America
  • Introduction
  • David Isay
  • Life--1993
  • The Beginning
  • The 'Hood
  • School
Control code
ocm36165213
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9780684836164
Lccn
96054248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36165213
Label
Our America : life and death on the south side of Chicago, by LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman, with David Isay ; photographs by John Brooks
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0803/96054248.html
Publication
Note
Our America started out as two radio documentaries, 'Ghetto life 101' and 'Remorse: the 14 stories of Eric Morse'
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Kicking It
  • LeAlan
  • Lloyd
  • Ghetto Getaway
  • Peace Out: 1993
  • Death--1995
  • Messengers
  • The Scene of the Crime
  • From the Outside, Looking In
  • A Breakthrough
  • Preface
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Falling Through the Cracks
  • Both Sides of the Law
  • Shorties in the 'Hood
  • Closer Than We Imagined
  • Remorse
  • Life--1996
  • The Maze
  • The 'Hood
  • School
  • Dr. Cornel West
  • LeAlan
  • Lloyd
  • Parting Words
  • Our America
  • Introduction
  • David Isay
  • Life--1993
  • The Beginning
  • The 'Hood
  • School
Control code
ocm36165213
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9780684836164
Lccn
96054248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36165213

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