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This book presents a series of essays discussing the reasons for and the solutions to the rioting that took place in Los Angeles in 1992 and the violence that grew out of it in Atlanta. The contributors are some of the nation's leading Black intellectuals and writers.
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We Are More Than Just Here; Hard Facts; Media -- No Melody or Analysis; Atlanta -- What Happened to the New South?; Steps to Start the Dreams; From the Hard Heart; More to Remember.

About the Author

Haki R. Madhubuti Why LA Happened He founded Third World Press in 1967 and is also a founder of the Institute of Positive Education/New Concept School, co-founder of Betty Shabazz International Charter School, Barbara A. Sizemore Middle School, and DuSable Leadership Academy. Professor Madhubuti is also a founder and chairman of the board of the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent. He is an award-winning poet and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, American Book Award, and others. His distinguished fortythree- year teaching career includes faculty positions at Columbia College of Chicago, Cornell University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Howard University, Morgan State University, the University of Iowa and Chicago State University. Madhubuti most recently served as the 2010-2011 Ida B. Wells-Barnett University Professor at DePaul University. His latest book of poems is Honoring Genius: Gwendolyn Brooks: The Narrative of Craft, Art, Kindness and Justice.

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