Black Samson: The Untold Story of an American Icon by Jeremy Schipper, Nyasha Junior
English | June 4th, 2020 | ISBN: 0190689781 | 192 pages | EPUB | 9.07 MB
Before Harriet Tubman or Martin Luther King was identified with Moses, African Americans identified those who challenged racial oppression in America with Samson. In Black Samson: The Untold Story of an American Icon, Nyasha Junior and Jeremy Schipper tell the story of how this biblical character became an icon of African American literature. Along the way, Schipper and Junior introduce readers to a cast of historical characters—many of whom became American icons themselves—including Fredrick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Huey P. Newton and others.