When Blackness was Golden - Observations from the front line.

Pemon Rami

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"When Blackness Was Golden", thrusts readers into an era when African American culture, pride, and love ruled supreme. In this chronicle of his coming of age in Bronzeville, Pemon Rami portrays a caring, neighborly Chicago many have never known. The camaraderie and kinship he developed in the Stateway Gardens Housing Projects laid the foundation for his life's work. One of the architects of the Black Arts movement, Pemon innately committed to protest social and political injustices. To quote film director and producer Mr. Robert Townsend from the book forward "As you read this book, Mr. Rami gives you a front-row seat as he brushes shoulders with a Who's Who of literary, political, and Civil Rights activists who have changed the course of history for Black people in this country."
: 5.5 x 8.5"
Materials: Softcover book

Pemon Rami
(Brownsville/Hyde Park)

Pemon Rami is an author, adjunct professor at Loyola University, international film producer, director, member of the Board of the Illinois Arts Council, a member of the Luminary Board of the Independent Film Alliance, former member of the Joseph Jefferson Theatre Awards committee, and former National Endowment for the Arts Program Evaluator. Mr. Rami served as Director of Education and Public Programs at the DuSable from 2011 through 2016. The first African American film casting director in Chicago, Rami provided talent for the classic feature films and television movies; "Blues Brothers", Mahogany", “Cooley High”, “The Spook Who Sat by the Door”, and “Uptown Saturday Night.” Pemon produced the feature film “Of Boys and Men” released by Warner Brothers and “93 Days” in Nigeria in starring Danny Glover. In 2019, he was selected for inclusion in the HistoryMakers Digital Archive, housed at the Library of Congress.