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  • Delta Jewelsby Alysia Burton Steele

    Center Street 2015; Not Available

    Inspired by memories of her beloved grandmother, photographer and author Alysia Burton Steele--picture editor on a Pulitzer Prize-winning team--combines heart-wrenching narrative with poignant photographs of more than 50 female church elders in the Mississippi Delta. These ordinary women lived extraordinary lives under the harshest conditions... more...

  • Getting Away with Murderby Vanessa A. Holloway

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 28.99

    During the early twentieth century, nearly 200 anti-lynching proposals were introduced in the United States Congress. Getting Away with Murder argues that constitutional defenses for these proposals were merely excuses for Southern Democrats? racist attitudes toward black Americans and for giving private citizens a license to murder. more...

  • Ain't I a Womanby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, hooks attempts to move... more...

  • Black Lies, White Liesby Tony Brown

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    PBS television commentator and syndicated radio talk-show host Tony Brown has been called an "out-of-the-box thinker" and, less delicately, and "equal opportunity ass kicker." Those who attempt to pigeonhole him do so at their own peril. This journalist, media commentator, self-help advocate, entrepreneur, public speaker, film director, and author... more...

  • White Guiltby Shelby Steele

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In 1955 the murderers of Emmett Till, a black Mississippi youth, were acquitted of their crime, undoubtedly because they were white. Forty years later, O. J. Simpson, whom many thought would be charged with murder by virtue of the DNA evidence against him, went free after his attorney portrayed him as a victim of racism. Clearly, a sea change had... more...

  • Black Ball and the Boardwalkby James E. Overmyer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Giants' accomplishments took place against an historical backdrop of a change in the African-American experience. The original players from Jacksonville, Florida, joined the northward black migration during World War I. The team was named after Harry Bacharach--an Atlantic City politician running for mayor--as a way to keep his name before... more...

  • Drawing New Color Linesby Monica Chiu

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 69.00

    The global circulation of comics, manga, and other such visual mediums between North America and Asia produces transnational meanings no longer rooted in a separation between "Asian" and "American." Drawing New Color Lines explores the culture, production, and history of contemporary graphic narratives that depict Asian Americans... more...

  • America I AM Black Factsby Robert Holden

    Hay House 2009; US$ 9.95

    This invaluable reference timeline charts African American history from 1601-2008 against the backdrop of American and world history. AIA Black Facts reveals the unexpected relationships between people and events, and the often unrecognized causes and effects that created African Americans’ indelible imprint on our nation. more...

  • America I AM Journalby The Smiley Group

    Hay House 2009; US$ 11.95

    What will you leave behind? It’s time to discover the unique and indelible life imprint that only you can create. Filled with inspiring quotations from those who have made a lasting impression on our culture and left a rich legacy, the AIA Journal will encourage you to reflect on what makes your life worth living. Record the positive imprints... more...

  • A Member of the Clubby Lawrence Otis Graham

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Member of the Club is a searching book of essays ranging from examining life as a black Princetonian and corporate lawyer to exploring life as a black busboy at an all white country-club. From New York magazine cover stories Invisible Man and Harlem on My Mind to such new essays as "I Never Dated a White Girl" and "My Dinner with Mister Charlie:... more...