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The Last Holiday A Memoir (Paperback)

Author:  Gil Scott-Heron
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0802120571
ISBN-13: 9780802120571
Sku: 231836583
Publish Date: 12/1/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  336
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A personal account by the late rap artist and poet best known for such iconic singles as "Home Is Where the Hatred Is" and "B Movie" traces the story of his life, career and history-making 1981 tour at the side of Stevie Wonder to raise support for the establishment of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
In this lyrically rendered memoir, the poet, recording artist, and proto-rapper Gil Scott-Heron writes about the national tour that he and Stevie Wonder embarked on in the summer of 1980 to raise public awareness about creating a holiday to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King. (Scott-Heron termed it the "last holiday," figuring that Americans couldn't afford another national holiday after that.) Not only was the tour (promoting Wonder's album HOTTER THAN JULY) musically successful, but the outreach helped to generate enough interest in the holiday to later inspire six million Americans to sign a petition to Congress to pass a law making the holiday official.


"Like his music, the book has flashes of brilliance . . . " - James Sullivan 01/25/2012

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Product attributePublisher:   Grove Press
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