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Smithsonian Institution Press
From School Library Journal
YA-- A reissue with a new forward by Gordon Parks and a new introduction by Maricia Battle. Forty-five black-and-white poignant photographs graphically recapture a lost era of Harlem during the Great Depression and beautifully document the eight first-person interviews conducted by such young writers as Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, and Zora Neale Hurston, all of whom were employed by the Federal Writers Project in the 1930s.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Book News, Inc.
Originally published in 1981 as Harlem documents; photographs 1932-1940 and reprinted to accompany an exhibit at the Smithsonian (November 1990--March 1991). Includes eight stories of individuals in Harlem, first-person narratives collected as part of the Federal Writers Project, with contributions by now-famous writers such as Ralph Ellison and Richard Wright. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.