No More Lies: The Myth and Reality of American History

February 23, 2021
No More Lies: The Myth and Reality of American History

Republished as part of Amistad's Literary RevivalProgram, the groundbreaking, bestselling look at history from theperspective of African Americans: an essential classic thatcontinues to speak to us today, written by the voice of blackconsciousness, Dick Gregory—the incomparable satirist, human rightsand environmental activist, health advocate, social justicechampion, and NAACP Image Award–winning author.In 1972, during the Black Power Movement, iconoclast DickGregory challenged one of the foundations of America itself—itshistory, which had been written almost exclusively from the whitemale perspective. In No More Lies, this true trailblazer gave voiceto African Americans, speaking their truth about the past and racerelations in the United States.No More Lies offers this incomparable satirist's intellectual,conspiratorial, and humorous spin on the facts. No subject is offlimits from his critical eye—Gregory examines numerous aspects ofculture and history, from the slave trade, police brutality, thewretchedness of working-class life and labor unions to the 1968Civil Rights Act, the Founding Fathers, "happy slaves," andentrepreneurs.Although this absorbing book is more than forty years old, itsprovocative truths continue to reverberate in our lives today. WithNo More Lies, Gregory inspire a new generation to connect what ishappening today with what has happened in the past.