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1998-10-22

A Great and Mighty Walk: The Life and Work of John Henrik Clarke

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African American historian John Henrik Clarke, was internationally renowned for his unique blend of activism and scholarship on Africa and Africans in America. As a leading proponent of an Afrocentric view of history and culture, Dr. Clarke was a central figure in the Harlem community. He was an advisor of Ghana’s independence fighter and first President, Kwame Nkrumah, and a close confidant of Malcolm X. His writings on the history, politics and culture of Black America include "The Boy that Painted Christ Black," a short story he wrote while in his early twenties, as well as over thirty books translated into more than a dozen languages.

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  • A recent documentary by filmmaker St. Clair Bourne called "John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk" offers a rare opportunity to stroll through 5,000 years of African history through the eyes of a man who knew this history inside out.

To buy a copy of "A Great and Mighty Walk" call The Cinema Guild at 1-800-723-5522


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