Where to Buy Giving Back

Valaida Fullwood (author), Charles W. Thomas Jr. (photographer) and Casajulie (cover and book designer)

GIVING BACK: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists reframes portraits of philanthropy with inspiring photography and stories of generosity.

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WHERE TO BUY THE BOOK

GIVING BACK is available from these online retailers:

The book also is available in your town through your favorite bookseller.

In Charlotte, North Carolina, you can find it at these locations:

  • Gantt Center Museum Shop
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
  • Levine Museum of the New South Shop
  • Park Road Books

You also can purchase copies directly from members of the collective giving circle New Generation of African American Philanthropists. All books purchased support the circle’s ongoing grantmaking and mission, which are summarized at: New-Philanthropists.org.

MORE ABOUT GIVING BACK

“A story that has not been told!” asserts noted scholar on philanthropy Claire Gaudiani about Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists. Giving Back reframes philanthropy with a vast collection of photography and stories, revealing centuries-old customs that endure throughout the African Diaspora. During slavery and its aftermath in America, communities would have perished without the generosity, innovation and sacrifices of its members—who rarely are heralded as philanthropists.

Through inquiry, interviews and images, writer Valaida Fullwood and photographer Charles Thomas engage over 200 black donors and explore such questions as: How do you define philanthropy? Juxtaposing photographs and narratives, Giving Back illuminates transcendent truths and elicits new thinking about philanthropy.

A perfect gift, Giving Back is a well of inspiration for lovers of photography, culture and humanity. Every book purchased keeps giving, since proceeds are invested in philanthropic causes—and since the stories inspire readers to give.

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Oh Snap!

During our Washington, DC exhibition at the 2017 National Conference of the Association of African American Museums, an intrigued hotel attendant would stroll by regularly and gaze over at our installation. His preoccupation persisted the first few days. Eventually, he ventured into our exhibit space to inquire about the topic and to explore close up and more deeply the displays of photos, stories and interactive elements of The Soul of Philanthropy. And then he shared his story.

Years prior in his native Somalia, he had been on a boat that capsized and sank. While dozens of passengers perished, he was one of only nine survivors rescued by a passing ship. Since that day he said he’s been thankful and always gives back because he was helped once and was saved.

Later, without any our prompting, Nasir wrote his story on the exhibit’s blackboard.

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