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  • Life Is So Goodby George Dawson; Richard Glaubman

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.00

    † ?Things will be all right. People need to hear that. Life is good, just as it is. There isn?t anything I would change about my life.??George Dawson † In this remarkable book, George Dawson, a slave?s grandson who learned to read at age 98 and lived to the age of 103, reflects on his life and shares valuable lessons in living, as well... more...

  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99

    Frederick Douglass was an ex-slave and a great orator in early 19th-century USA. His autobiography details his experiences as a slave and is considered the most famous such work, though many similar were written by his contemporaries. This work also influenced and fueled the abolitionist movement, in which Douglass was an important figure. more...

  • The New African Diasporaby Isidore Okpewho; Nkiru Nzegwu

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 25.45

    The New York Times reports that since 1990 more Africans have voluntarily relocated to the United States and Canada than had been forcibly brought here before the slave trade ended in 1807. The key reason for these migrations has been the collapse of social, political, economic, and educational structures... more...

  • Somebody Scream!by Marcus Reeves

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 21.99

    For many African Americans of a certain demographic the sixties and seventies were the golden age of political movements. The Civil Rights movement segued into the Black Power movement which begat the Black Arts movement. Fast forward to 1979 and the release of Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight." With the onset of the Reagan years, we begin to see... more...

  • Sister Outsiderby Audre Lorde; Cheryl Clarke

    Ten Speed Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    † † † † † † †Reviews"...it's been almost a quarter of a century since Audre Lorde's essays and speeches in Sister Outsider made an indelible mark on 20th-century literature. But the words of the black lesbian feminist poet seem as lyrical and unforgettable, and, sadly, as relevant today as when she first tackled everything from racism and homophobia... more...

  • The White Image in the Black Mindby Mia Bay

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 22.99

    Historical studies of white racial thought have focused on white ideas about the "Negroes". Bay's study examines the reverse - black ideas about whites, and, consequently, black understandings of race and racial categories. more...

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor†black tobacco farmer whose cells?taken without her knowledge in 1951?became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more.†Henrietta's cells†have been bought and sold by... more...

  • Arc of Justiceby Kevin Boyle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 18.99

    An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in... more...

  • Marshall Lawby Marshall "Eddie" Conway; Dominque Stevenson

    AK Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    They framed Eddie Conway for murder and locked him away for life, but they couldn't stop him from organizing. more...

  • Recognizing Race and Ethnicityby Kathleen Fitzgerald

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 47.99

    This refreshing text stresses institutional and cultural themesórather than individual racial/ethnic categoriesóallowing students to grapple with the complexities of race, privilege, and racism within broad historical and sociological contexts. † more...