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by Hannibal B. Johnson


Acres of Aspiration: The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma. I had the privilege of hearing Mr. Johnson speak while on a visit to Tulsa

Acres of Aspiration: The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma. Johnson speak while on a visit to Tulsa. Because I'm a native Oklahoman, I very much liked that his book gives a full history of all-black towns but includes the Native American freedmen and women who migrated to Indian Territory with the blacks. Both were seeking a home free of racial cruelty, a hope that over the years was dashed. However, the story is about survival and rebuilding and being a community - universal human ambitions.

My book, Acres of Aspiration, recently referenced in the New York Times, explores the roots of the all-Black towns, their formation, success/failure, and prospects for the future. Take the time to learn your history. Prominently in Kansas, then principally in Oklahoma, all-Black towns founded by Black seekers mushroomed in the post-Reconstruction era. Weary Southern migrants formed their own frontier communities, largely self-sustaining.

Acres of Aspiration: The All Black Towns in Oklahoma. The book is highly factual but I would have preferred more of a literary theme on top of the facts, some type of more powerful overlay to tie the different facets and stories together to bring it home a bit more. 1571686649 (ISBN13: 9781571686640).

This book contained some good information about black towns in Oklahoma following the Civil War into the 1930’s. He failed to acknowledge many of the questions his work raised, and thereby missed opportunities to offer valuable insights. Although it is accurate and factual, I was hoping for a bit more narrative flair to tie the histories together. 2 people found this helpful.

Acres of Aspiration : The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma. by Hannibal B. Johnson. Some sixty all-Black towns, along with Tulsa's Greenwood District, bear witness to the deep creativity and incredible human spirit of the people who built them. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9780978915032. Release Date: August 2007.

Book Oklahoma Consultant & Attorney, Hannibal B Johnson, to speak at your event. Based on his book, Acres of Aspiration, Johnson examines the life and legacy of some of America's best known all-Black towns. Watch video, read bio, fee quote. Prominently in Kansas, then principally in Oklahoma, all-Black towns founded by Black seekers mushroomed.

And all-Black towns proliferated there. See all 2 brand new listings. Acres of Aspiration: The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma by Hannibal B Johnson (Paperback, softback, 2007). Brand new: lowest price.

Acres of Aspiration: The All-Black Towns in Oklahoma. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9780978915032 (978-789150-3-2) Softcover, Eakin Press, 2007. Find signed collectible books: 'Acres of Aspiration: The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma'.

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kewdiepie
This book contained some good information about black towns in Oklahoma following the Civil War into the 1930’s. However, the research tended to be very shallow and spotty. He failed to acknowledge many of the questions his work raised, and thereby missed opportunities to offer valuable insights.
Thetalen
I had the privilege of hearing Mr. Johnson speak while on a visit to Tulsa. Because I'm a native Oklahoman, I very much liked that his book gives a full history of all-black towns but includes the Native American freedmen and women who migrated to Indian Territory with the blacks. Both were seeking a home free of racial cruelty, a hope that over the years was dashed. However, the story is about survival and rebuilding and being a community - universal human ambitions. Mr. Johnson has worn many hats in his life so far and is now working to include the "full" history of Oklahoma Indian Territory in textbooks. Like the blacks in his book, his will likely be a long hard struggle. I am recommending this book even if you have no ties to Oklahoma..
Wild Python
I've lived in Oklahoma for 9 years and was amazed at how ignorant I had remained about the Black towns. This book is not only informative about Black towns, readers also get a healthy dose of post-Civil-war American history. The author's talent for engaging the reader keeps this from being a set of sterile facts. He does a great job of explaining the context of the towns and their histories. My only complaint is that it is becoming out of date. There are many pages of interesting photos, but they are mostly dated 1998. I'd love to see a new edition!
Gribandis
I got this book from the library and it is a excellent book for studying and learning about Black history. I could hardly put this book down after I started reading it. It had some very interesting facts in it and I had to buy this book to highlight these facts.
Funky
This book gives a unique historical review of all-black towns in the southern U.S. Although it is accurate and factual, I was hoping for a bit more narrative flair to tie the histories together. Well researched but needs the touch of a fiction writer to give it more life.
Acres of Aspiration: The All-Black Towns in Oklahoma ebook
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Hannibal B. Johnson
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