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Image For Baumgartner - In Pursuit of Knowledge

Baumgartner - In Pursuit of Knowledge

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The story of school desegregation in the United States often begins in the mid-twentieth-century South. Drawing on archival sources and genealogical records, Kabria Baumgartner uncovers the story’s origins in the nineteenth-century Northeast and identifies a previously overlooked group of activists: African American girls and women.

ISBN-10: 1479823112
ISBN-13: 9781479823116
Release Year: 2019
Publisher: NYU Press

Item: 147982311

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Image For Bernstrom - Big Papa and the Time Machine

Bernstrom - Big Papa and the Time Machine

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Both tender and whimsical, Daniel Bernstrom’s third picture book follows a grandfather and grandson who travel through time in a beloved 1952 Ford, in and out of poignant moments in Big Papa’s twentieth-century life where they discover the true meaning of being brave.

ISBN-10: 0062463314
ISBN-13: 9780062463319
Release Year: 2020
Publisher: HarperCollins

Item: 006246331

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Image For Clavin - The Battle of Negro Fort

Clavin - The Battle of Negro Fort

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During its existence, Negro Fort was a powerful symbol of black freedom that subverted the racist foundations of an expanding American slave society. Its destruction reinforced the nation’s growing commitment to slavery, while illuminating the extent to which ambivalence over the institution had disappeared since the nation’s founding. Indeed, four decades after declaring that all men were created equal, the United States destroyed a fugitive slave community in a foreign territory for the first and only time in its history, which accelerated America’s transformation into a white republic. The Battle of Negro Fort places the violent expansion of slavery where it belongs, at the center of the history of the early American republic.

ISBN-10: 1479837334
ISBN-13: 9781479837335
Release Year: 2019
Publisher: NYU Press

Item: 147983733

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Image For Duane - Educated for Freedom

Duane - Educated for Freedom

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In the 1820s, few Americans could imagine a viable future for black children. Even abolitionists saw just two options for African American youth: permanent subjection or exile. Educated for Freedom tells the story of James McCune Smith and Henry Highland Garnet, two black children who came of age and into freedom as their country struggled to grow from a slave nation into a free country.

ISBN-10: 147984747X
ISBN-13: 9781479847471
Release Year: 2020
Publisher: NYU Press

Item: 147984747

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Image For Gaillard - The Slave Who Went to Congress

Gaillard - The Slave Who Went to Congress

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In 1870 Benjamin Turner, who spent the first 40 years of his life as a slave, was elected to the U.S. Congress. He was the first African American from Alabama to earn that distinction. In a recreation of Turner's own words, based on speeches and other writings that Turner left behind, co-authors Marti S. Rosner and Frye Gaillard have crafted the story of a remarkable man who taught himself to read when he was young and began a lifetime quest for education and freedom. As a candidate for Congress, and then as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Turner rejected the idea of punishing his white neighbors who fought for the Confederacy—and thus for the continuation of slavery—believing they had suffered enough. At the same time, he supported the right to vote for former slaves, opposed a cotton tax that he thought was hurtful to small and especially black farmers, supported racially mixed schools, and argued that land should be set aside for former slaves so they could build a new life for themselves. In this bicentennial season for the state of Alabama, the authors celebrate the life of a man who rejected bitterness even as he pursued his own dreams. His is a story of determination and strength, the story of an American hero from the town of Selma, Alabama, who worked to make the world a better place for people of all races and backgrounds.

ISBN-10: 1588383563
ISBN-13: 9781588383563
Release Year: 2020
Publisher: NewSouth Books

Item: 158838356

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Image For Imani - Making Our Way Home

Imani - Making Our Way Home

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Making Our Way Home explores issues like voting rights, domestic terrorism, discrimination, and segregation alongside the flourishing of arts and culture, activism, and civil rights. Imani shows how these influences shaped America’s workforce and wealth distribution by featuring the stories of notable people and events, relevant data, and family histories. The experiences of prominent figures such as James Baldwin, Fannie Lou Hamer, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X), Ella Baker, and others are woven into the larger historical and cultural narratives of the Great Migration to create a truly singular record of this powerful journey.

ISBN-10: 1984856928
ISBN-13: 9781984856920
Release Year: 2020
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Item: 198485692

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Image For Jerkins - This Will Be My Undoing

Jerkins - This Will Be My Undoing

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From one of the fiercest critics writing today, Morgan Jerkins’ highly-anticipated collection of linked essays interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism with her own experiences to confront the very real challenges of being a black woman today—perfect for fans of Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist, Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me, and Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists.

ISBN-10: 0062666150
ISBN-13: 9780062666154
Release Year: 2018
Publisher: Harper Perennial

Item: 006266615

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Image For Kim - American Struggle: Teens Respond to Jacob Lawrence

Kim - American Struggle: Teens Respond to Jacob Lawrence

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In the spirit of Lawrence’s project, this collection includes brief interpretive texts written by teens in response to the Struggle series. This illustrated book features a chorus of thirty singular young adult voices expressing how Lawrence and his Struggle series speaks to them on a personal, emotional level. The young writers come from a broad variety of races and ethnicities, nationalities, religions, genders, sexualities, and abilities, and underrepresented voices. As Jacob Lawrence mined American history to reflect upon events he saw happening around him in segregation-era America, these young adults use these panels to comment on their experiences in today’s America.

ISBN-10: 164442021X
ISBN-13: 9781644420218
Release Year: 2020
Publisher: Six Foot Press

Item: 164442021

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Image For Kimberly - Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents

Kimberly - Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents

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PREJUDENTIAL is a concise, authoritative exploration of America’s relationship with race and black Americans through the lens of the presidents who have been elected to represent all of its people. Throughout the history of the United States, numerous presidents have left their legacies as slaveholders, bigots, and inciters of racial violence, but were the ones generally regarded as more sympathetic to the plight and interests of black Americans—such as Lincoln, FDR, and Clinton—really much better? And what of all the presidents whose relationship with black America is not even considered in the pages of most history books? Over the course of 45 chapters—one for each president—Margaret Kimberley enlightens and informs readers about the attitudes and actions of the highest elected official in the country. By casting sunlight on an aspect of American history that is largely overlooked, Prejudential aims to increase awareness in a manner that will facilitate discussion and understanding.

ISBN-10: 1586422480
ISBN-13: 9781586422486
Release Year: 2020
Publisher: Truth to Power

Item: 158642248

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Lloyd - Coming Full Circle

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Wanda Smalls Lloyd’s Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism—with a foreword by best-selling author Tina McElroy Ansa—is the memoir of an African American woman who grew up privileged and educated in the restricted culture of the American South in the 1950s–1960s. Her path was shaped by segregated social, community, and educational systems, religious and home training, a strong cultural foundation, and early leadership opportunities. Despite Jim Crow laws that affected where she lived, how she was educated, and what civil rights she would be denied, Lloyd grew up to realize her childhood dream of working as a professional journalist. In fact, she would eventually hold some of the nation’s highest-ranking newspaper editorial positions and become one of the first African American women to be the top editor of a mainstream daily newspaper. Along the way she helped her newspapers and other media organizations understand how the lack of newsroom and staff diversity interfered with perceptions of accuracy and balance for their audiences. Her memoir is thus a window on the intersection of race, gender, culture and the media’s role in our uniquely American experiment in democracy. How Lloyd excelled in a profession where high-ranking African American women were rare is a memorable story that will educate, entertain, and inspire. Coming Full Circle is a self-reflective exploration of the author’s life journey from growing up in coastal Savannah, Georgia, to editing roles at seven daily newspapers around the country, and circling back to her retirement in Savannah, where she now teaches journalism to a new generation.

ISBN-10: 1588384071
ISBN-13: 9781588384072
Release Year: 2020
Publisher: NewSouth Books

Item: 158838407

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Image For Lowery - Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

Lowery - Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

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As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today's young readers what it means to fight nonviolently (even when the police are using violence, as in the Bloody Sunday protest) and how it felt to be part of changing American history.

ISBN-10: 0803741235
ISBN-13: 9780803741232
Release Year: 2015
Publisher: Dial Books

Item: 080374123

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Image For Naison - Before the Fires

Naison - Before the Fires

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People associate the South Bronx with gangs, violence, drugs, crime, burned-out buildings, and poverty. This is the message that has been driven into their heads over the years by the media. As Howard Cosell famously said during the 1977 World’s Series at Yankee Stadium, “There it is, ladies and gentlemen, the Bronx is burning.” In this new book, Naison and Gumbs provide a completely different picture of the South Bronx through interviews with residents who lived here from the 1930s to the 1960s.

ISBN-10: 0823273539
ISBN-13: 9780823273539
Release Year: 2016
Publisher: Empire State Editions

Item: 082327353

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Image For Purnell - The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North

Purnell - The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North

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Jim Crow was not a regional sickness, it was a national cancer. Even at the high point of twentieth century liberalism in the North, Jim Crow racism hid in plain sight. Perpetuated by colorblind arguments about “cultures of poverty,” policies focused more on black criminality than black equality. Procedures that diverted resources in education, housing, and jobs away from poor black people turned ghettos and prisons into social pandemics. Americans in the North made this history. They tried to unmake it, too.

ISBN-10: 1479820334
ISBN-13: 9781479820337
Release Year: 2019
Publisher: NYU Press

Item: 147982033

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Image For Reid - African American Cinema

Reid - African American Cinema

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African American Cinema through Black Lives Consciousness uses critical race theory to discuss American films that embrace contemporary issues of race, sexuality, class, and gender. Its linear history chronicles black-oriented narrative film from post–World War II through the presidential administration of Barack Obama. Editor Mark A. Reid has assembled a stellar list of contributors who approach their film analyses as an intersectional practice that combines queer theory, feminism/womanism, and class analytical strategies alongside conventional film history and theory. Taken together, the essays invigorate a "Black Lives Consciousness," which speaks to the value of black bodies that might be traumatized and those bodies that are coming into being-ness through intersectional theoretical analysis and everyday activism.

ISBN-10: 0814345484
ISBN-13: 9780814345481
Release Year: 2019
Publisher: Wayne State University Press

Item: 081434548

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Image For Shird - The Colored Waiting Room

Shird - The Colored Waiting Room

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Extraordinary conversations between a confidant of Martin Luther King Jr. and a modern-day activist lead to the game-changing realizations that a second-wave civil rights movement is unfolding and that we must embrace the lessons of the past to effect lasting change.

ISBN-10: 1948062011
ISBN-13: 9781948062015
Release Year: 2018
Publisher: Apollo Publishers

Item: 194806201

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Image For Theoharis - The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Theoharis - The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

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The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement.

This revised edition includes a new introduction by the author, who reflects on materials in the Rosa Parks estate, purchased by Howard Buffett in 2014 and opened to the public at the Library of Congress in February 2015. Theoharis contextualizes this rich material—made available to the public for the very first time and including more than seven thousand documents—and deepens our understanding of Parks’s personal, financial, and political struggles.

ISBN-10: 0807076929
ISBN-13: 9780807076927
Release Year: 2015
Publisher: Beacon Press

Item: 080707692

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Trotter - Workers on Arrival

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In his engrossing new history, Workers on Arrival, Joe William Trotter, Jr. refutes these perceptions by charting the black working class’s vast contributions to the making of America. Covering the last four hundred years since Africans were first brought to Virginia in 1619, Trotter traces black workers’ complicated journey from the transatlantic slave trade through the American Century to the demise of the industrial order in the 21st century. At the center of this compelling, fast-paced narrative are the actual experiences of these African American men and women. A dynamic and vital history of remarkable contributions despite repeated setbacks, Workers on Arrival expands our understanding of America’s economic and industrial growth, its cities, ideas, and institutions, and the real challenges confronting black urban communities today.

ISBN-10: 0520299450
ISBN-13: 9780520299450
Release Year: 2018
Publisher: University of California Press

Item: 052029945

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