Test site for my book in progress

Roots of oppression


To whom it may concern

When I - here from Denmark - followed the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020, I couldn't just sit idle. Many young protesters focused mainly on the police killings of blacks and perhaps did not know much about the underlying historical roots behind much of today's anger. Many books have been written about it by black authors, but to my knowledge none with pictures. All movements quickly die out, so therefore I hope this book can be a visual supplement.

Since I have 22.000 photos in my archives from 50 years of traveling in the black community, I got the idea to make a visual book as an inspiration for the movement - about the "roots of the oppression" and systemic racism I personally have witnessed since I came to America 4 years after the triumph of the Civil Rights movement. It is my hope that the book can be published so fast that it can be useful in Trumps and Bidens divided America with its ever growing economic, social and racial inequality.

See the book here:

Download it as pdf file
in reduced file size, but otherwise ready for print.   

Download it as a Word file with layout and pictures
Here you can better mark and make comment in the text

Download it as a Word file with only the text
Read it with no distracting photos

Read the book on the web 
Here you can quickly find and send individual pages as low-resolution web images.

Read the book on Adobe net
Leaf through it here page by page and zoom in and out on pages


More on the book and my background

Technic details of proposed coffee table book
which I have set up in InDesign based on my old "American Pictures" layout with many newer and larger photos from my art exhibitions.

Background on myself
Many reading this know me from my previous books, exhibitions and my 7000 lectures in America and Europe, others do not.

With love
Jacob Holdt
Gernersgade 63
1319 Copenhagen
Phone +45-20-324412

Possible back cover which in the end will be decided by a publisher