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Author Smith, Anna Deavere, author.

Title Notes from the field / Anna Deavere Smith.

Publication Info. New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  812.54 SMI    Storage
Description xxiii, 158 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Gender group: gdr Women lcdgt
Nationality/regional group: nat Americans lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members lcdgt
Note "An Anchor Books original."
Summary "Notes from the Field--originally performed as a one-person play--portrays a host of real-life figures who have witnessed, experienced, and fought the system that pushes students of color out of the classroom and into prisons. (As Smith put it in a recent interview: "Stuff that for middle-class kids or rich kids, it'd be considered mischief; for poor kids, it's really that road to prison.") We are introduced to these figures one by one: Sherrilyn Iffil, president of the NAACP; Rev. Jamal Harrison Bryant, who spoke at the funeral of Freddie Gray; Niya Kenny, a high school student who was arrested for defending a classmate against a teacher's overzealous discipline; Bree Newsome, the activist who made headlines when she removed the Confederate flag from the state house grounds of South Carolina; and many others. Taken together, these voices bear powerful witness to a great injustice of our time--and inspire us with their accounts of perseverance, resistance, and progress"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Prologue: Sherrilyn Ifill -- The death of Freddie Gray -- Kevin Moore -- Allen Bullock -- Jamal Harrison Bryant -- Michael Tubbs -- On the river -- Taos proctor -- Judge Abby Abinanti -- Education and survival -- Leticia de Santiago -- Tony Eady -- The Shakara story -- Amanda Ripley -- Niya Kenny -- A candle in the village -- Sari Muhonen -- Denise Dodson -- Trauma -- Dr. Victor Carrion, MD -- Steven Campos -- Stephanie Williams -- Never give up -- James Baldwin -- Sherrilyn Ifill -- Bryan Stevenson -- Bree Newsome -- Congressman John Lewis.
Subject United States -- Race relations -- Drama.
Minority students -- United States -- Drama.
Monologues, American.
DRAMA / American / African American.
DRAMA / Women Authors.
Minority students. (OCoLC)fst01023387
Monologues, American. (OCoLC)fst01025634
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Monologues (Drama) (OCoLC)fst01921720
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Monologues (Drama)
Added Title Works. Selections
Other Form: Online version: Smith, Anna Deavere, author. Notes from the field New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019 9780525564607 (DLC) 2018051227
ISBN 9780525564591 (trade paperback alkaline paper)
0525564594 (trade paperback alkaline paper)
9780525564607 (ebook)
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