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James Forman

Born: October 4, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Forman was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Chicago Teachers College ans was a reporter for the ''Chicago Defender'' and a teacher in the Chicago public schools.

Biography: James Forman was a writer, educator, and civil rights activist. He was the founder of ''Washington Times'' and the ''Black American News Service''.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

James Forman on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

High tide of black resistance and other political & literary writings
ISBN: 0940880415 OCLC: 27224144

Open Hand Pub. ; Seattle, Wash. : ©1994.

This comprehensive account of U.S.-Bolivian relations presents startling contrasts between the histories, mythologies, and economies of the two countries, debunking the pop-culture myth that Bolivia is a poorer and less modern version of the United States. Kenneth D. Lehman focuses primarily on the countries' relationship during the twentieth century, highlighting periods when Bolivia became important to the United States as a provider of tin during World War II, as a potential source of regional instability during the Cold War, and as a supplier of cocaine to the U.S. market in recent years. While the partnerships forged in these situations have been rooted in mutual self-interest, the United States was -- and is -- clearly dominant. Repeatedly, the U.S. policy toward Bolivia has moved from assistance to frustration and imposition and the Bolivian response has intensified from submission to resentment and resistance Bolivia and the United States presents an illuminating discussion of the real as well as mythical bonds that these most distant and different neighbors, providing an abundance of evidence to show of culture and power complicate and limit ??? partnership.

Law and disorder.
ISBN: 0840761481 OCLC: 303674

T. Nelson New York, [1972]

  Sammy Younge, Jr. :
ISBN: 0940880121 OCLC: 13092087

Open Hand Pub., Washington, D.C. : ©1986.

  Self-determination & the African-American people /
ISBN: 0940880008 OCLC: 8112122

Open Hand Pub., Seattle : ©1981.

  Self-determination :
ISBN: 0940880083 OCLC: 11772050

Open Hand Pub., Washington, D.C. : ©1984.

The making of Black revolutionaries
ISBN: 0295976594 OCLC: 37001764

University of Washington Press, Seattle : ©1997.

This eloquent and provocative autobiography, originally published in 1972, records a day by day, sometimes hour by hour, compassionate account of the events that took place in the streets, meetings, churches, jails, and in people's hearts and minds in the 1960s civil rights movement.