This, the fifth volume in the series Double Exposure, presents fifty images of African Americans in uniform, from the Civil War to the War in Iraq. The selection of photographs, which exemplify stories of patriotism, courage, and dignity, are enriched by the unique perspective of Frank Bolden, Jr., 12th Administrator of NASA and Gail Lumet Buckley, author of American Patriots. Photographers include Anthony Barboza, a staff photographer in the U.S. Navy, Henry Clay Anderson who studied photography at Southern University under the G.I. Bill, and Robert Scurlock whose famous photographs of the Tuskegee Airmen still live with us today.
Foreword by Lonnie G. Bunch, III
Pride in Service by Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr., USMC Retired
Heroes and Trailblazers by Gail Lumet Buckley
Main Photo Section (50 photos plus one gatefold)
Gail Lumet Buckley is the daughter of Lena Horne, and was married to the director, Sidney Lumet. In 1986 she published a chronicle of her family’s history along with the story of the black middle class in America. Shes is the author of American Patriots and The Black Calhouns.
Charles Frank Bolden, Jr. was the 12th Administrator of NASA, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General, and former NASA astronaut. He was the first African American to head the agency on a permanent basis. Bolden is also the virtual host of the Shuttle Launch Experience attraction at Kennedy Space Center.
Though only 80 pages long, this wonderful work beams with a racial pride that radiates out well beyond its diminutive dimensions.Publishers Weekly