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Elder Grace: The Nobility of Aging
by Maya Angelou
Publisher's Description
Elder Grace is a love song to the nobility of aging, with a personal foreword from Maya Angelou. This powerful book based on the traveling photographic exhibition of the same name features eighty personal portraits of African American elders and their thoughts about the experience of aging. The process of aging for some elder people can translate into a mysterious reservoir of wisdom—people who miraculously blossom, seasoned by years of living. Through the lens of his camera, Chester Higgins Jr. takes a look at eighty thriving African-American men and women who found beauty within themselves and are experiencing aging with energy, wit, and grace. Alongside each portrait are comments from the subjects that express a collective wisdom about life and aging. As our population grows older and begins to sift through and reflect upon life experiences, the real-life inspiring models of elderhood in Elder Grace are sure to bring comfort and inspiration to many. This powerful book based on the traveling photographic exhibition of the same name features eighty personal portraits of African American elders and their thoughts about the experience of aging. Through the lens of his camera, Chester Higgins Jr. looks at eighty thriving African American men and women who are aging with energy, wit, and grace. Alongside each portrait are comments from the subjects that express a collective wisdom about life and aging. The real-life inspiring models in Elder Grace are sure to bring comfort and inspiration to many. • A photographic exhibition will open at the Schomburg Center in New York City and travel to many other national venues through 2001. • Elder Grace will be a source of inspiration for grandparents, children, grandchildren, African Americans and anyone thinking about issues of aging. Recent population estimates indicate that there are more elderly people living longer than even before.
ISBN: 0821226878
Publisher: Bulfinch
Hardcover : 128 pages
Language: English
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