Black Steel: Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali

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Written by
Gwendolyn Brooks, American, 1917 - 2000
Published by
Broadside Press, founded 1965
Subject of
Randall, Dudley, American, 1914 - 2000
Ali, Muhammad, American, 1942 - 2016
Frazier, Joe, American, 1944 - 2011
Madhubuti, Haki R., American, born 1942
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Type
poems
Place printed
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date
1971
Description
A poem printed in black ink on goldenrod colored paper. In black text at the top of the page is the title and the author’s name. Below the title in the upper right corner are two quotes by Dudley Randall and Don L. Lee. In the center of the page is the poem. The poem begins “The one hand is your language. The other hand is your art...” At the bottom of the page at center is the copyright and publisher information. The back of the page is inscribed with numbers.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Boxing
Identity
Literature
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.124.1
Restrictions & Rights
© 1971 Gwendolyn Brooks. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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