"An important and inspiring collection of essays by some of the most important African-American leaders of the last 50 years."
"The 'elders'...share portions of their lifelong stories with humor, poignancy, and good old-fashioned 'mother wit' that can only come from years of living, loving, and overcoming." -- Chicago Sun-Times
"Inspiring, enlightening, and informative.... A companion to the slave narratives by our 19th-century forebearers."
-- Black Issues Book Review
About the Author
Camille Cosby is a producer and educator. She coproduced the Tony Award-nominated Having Our Say,
which won a 1999 Peabody Award for television, and has also served as executive producer of numerous film projects.Renee Poussaint
is a veteran network journalist and winner of three Emmy awards. She is the president and CEO of Wisdom Works, Inc., a major documentary production company, and a Senior Fellow at the University of Maryland's Academy of Leadership.