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  • Jackie Robinson TRGby Kent Publishing

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95

    In an America dominated by bigotry and racism, Jackie Robinson had the courage and ability to stand tall and let actions speak louder than words. The story of his dignity and perseverance will inspire anyone seeking to make a better world. Guided by Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people, this series of softcover 64-page biographies... more...

  • The Civil Rights Movementby Wendy Conklin

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2007; US$ 8.99

    Although slavery was illegal at the beginning of the twentieth century, segregation was prevalent, especially in the South. Through many uprisings, protests, and demonstrations, segregation was finally abolished and civil rights were established for people of varying colors, races, and genders. Today, we celebrate diversity in our nation because of... more...

  • Martin Luther King Wendy Conklin

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2007; US$ 8.99

    Martin Luther King Jr. grew up knowing that there needed to be a change in the way that African Americans were treated, and he held a dream from the time he was a young boy that he would help make that change happen. Unlike most of the activists in the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr. was committed to nonviolence. more...

  • Don't Let My Mama Read Thisby Hadjii

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 12.95

    Meet Hadjii. He?s got a loving family, a taste for making trouble, and a wicked sense of humor. His first book, Don?t Let My Mama Read This , is a rarity?an upbeat memoir about a blessedly normal childhood written by a natural-born storyteller. In it, he offers a warm, witty look at the pleasures and pitfalls of growing up in a close-knit Southern... more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99

    Up From Slavery (1901) is an autobiography by Booker T. Washington that served as a powerful and potent voice in the battle for African-American equality and for the abolition of slavery in turn-of-the-century America. The autobiography depicts the life of the author as a slave child during the Civil War, his early struggles and education, and his... more...

  • A Century and Some Changeby Ann Nixon Cooper; Karen Grigsby Bates

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 15.99

    President-elect Barack Obama reflected on the life of Ann Nixon Cooper on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, singling her out of millions of voters, he said, because she was ?born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky, when someone like her couldn?t vote for two reasons?because she was a woman and because... more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.50

    Delve into the turbulent roots of race relations in the United States with this inspirational account from Booker T. Washington, a one-time slave who became an important advocate for African-American education and founded several well-known institutions of higher learning, including the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Up From Slavery details Washington's... more...

  • Democracy's Reconstructionby Lawrie Balfour

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    In Democracy's Reconstruction , the latest addition to Cathy Cohen and Fredrick Harris's Transgressing Boundaries series, noted political theorist Lawrie Balfour challenges a longstanding tendency in political theory: the disciplinary division that separates political theory proper from the study of black politics. Political theory rarely engages... more...

  • Paul Robeson: Entertainer and Activistby Louise Chipley Slavicek

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 36.00

    Paul Robeson rose from humble circumstances to become a Phi Beta Kappa honoree and college football star. Discouraged by the limited opportunities for black lawyers in the United States, he gave up a law career to become a professional actor and singer. His rich bass-baritone voice, personal charisma, and exceptional acting abilities soon made him... more...

  • W.E.B. Du Boisby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2001; US$ 54.00

    -- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights. -- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world -- from the English medievalists to contemporary writers more...