Black Feeling, Black Talk

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Written by
Giovanni, Nikki, American, born 1943
Crosby, Barbara
Published by
Unidentified
Medium
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions
H x W x D (Closed): 8 1/2 × 5 9/16 × 1/8 in. (21.6 × 14.1 × 0.3 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 8 1/2 × 11 1/16 × 3/8 in. (21.6 × 28.1 × 1 cm)
Type
paperbacks
Place printed
United States, North and Central America
Date
1968
Description
A first edition, first printing of “Black Feeling, Black Talk" by Nikki Giovanni. The book has a olive paper binding held together using two metal staples at spine. The title of the book has been printed in black text, [BLACK FEELING / BLACK TALK], across the middle of the front cover. The name author is printed in black text on the bottom right. The interior of the front cover includes the copyright information, a notation that the book was [Privately Printed], and the following dedication: [This book is dedicated to Mommy, Daddy, Gary, Peppi, / and Calvin (if Gary hasn’t / changed her mind)]. The introduction was written by Barbara Crosby. The back cover is blank. The interior pages are off-white with black text and contains eighteen (18) poems and essays. The book has nineteen (19) pages which includes text that runs onto the interior back cover. Inscribed in pencil on the introduction page.
Topic
African American
Activism
Black power
Civil rights
Identity
Poetry
Politics (Practical)
Race relations
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.325
Restrictions & Rights
© Nikki Giovanni. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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