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BEING A BLACK MAN : AT THE CORNER OF PRO

By: Washington Post

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Over the last 100 years, perhaps no segment of the American population has been more analyzed than black males. The subject of myriad studies and dozens of government boards and commissions, black men have been variously depicted as the progenitors of pop culture and the menaces of society, their individuality often obscured by the narrow images that linger in the public mind. Ten years after the Million Man March, the largest gathering of black men in the nation's histo... View more info

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HOMELANDS AND WATERWAYS : THE AMERICAN J

By: ADELE LOG ALEXANDER

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THERE ARE NO CHILDREN HERE

By: ALEX KOTLOWITZ

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THERE ARE NO CHILDREN HERE: The Story of Two Boys

By: ALEX KOTLOWITZ

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THERE ARE NO CHILDREN HERE: The Story of Two Boys

By: ALEX KOTLOWITZ

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BEING BLACK : ZEN AND THE ART OF LIVING

By: ANGEL KYOD WILLIAMS

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Being Black has gained an enthusiastic following in African American and Zen communities. Angel Kyodo Williams shows black Americans how to develop a "warrior-spirit" of truth and responsibility that can lead to happiness and personal transformation. The principles and tools she offers provide a framework for addressing the African American community's unique worries, hopes, challenges, and expectations. Williams uses an eloquent, hip, and honest approach to share person... View more info

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ABOLITION DEMOCRACY : BEYOND PRISONS TO

By: ANGELA Y. DAVIS

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Revelations about U.S policies and practices of torture and abuse have captured headlines ever since the breaking of the Abu Ghraib prison story in April 2004. Since then, a debate has raged regarding what is and what is not acceptable behavior for the world's leading democracy. It is within this context that Angela Davis, one of America's most remarkable political figures, gave a series of interviews to discuss resistance and law, institutional sexual coercion, politics... View more info

BLUES LEGACIES AND BLACK FEMINISM : GERT

By: ANGELA Y. DAVIS

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BEYOND THE RIVER : THE UNTOLD STORY OF T

By: ANN HAGEDORN

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"Beyond the River" brings to brilliant life the dramatic story of the forgotten heroes of the Ripley, Ohio, line of the Underground Railroad.The decades preceding the Civil War were rife with fierce sectarian violence along the borders between slave and free states. The Ohio River was one such border. Here in the river towns of Ohio and Kentucky, abolitionists and slave chasers confronted each other during the "war before the war." Slave masters and bounty hunters cha... View more info

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FINDING FISH : A MEMOIR

By: ANTWONE FISHER

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Baby Boy Fisher was raised in institutions from the moment of his birth in prison to a single mother. He ultimately came to live with a foster family, where he endured near-constant verbal and physical abuse. In his mid-teens he escaped and enlisted in the navy, where he became a man of the world, raised by the family he created for himself.Finding Fish shows how, out of this unlikely mix of deprivation and hope, an artist was born -- first as the child who painted the f... View more info

DOWN TO THE CROSSROADS : CIVIL RIGHTS B

By: ARAM GOUDSOUZIAN

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The engrossing story of a march that became the key turning point in the history of the civil rights movementOn June 5, 1966, the civil rights hero James Meredith left Memphis, Tennessee, on foot. Setting off toward Jackson, Mississippi, he hoped his march would promote black voter registration and defy racism. The next day, he was shot by a mysterious white man and transferred to a hospital. What followed was one of the key dramas of the civil rights era. ... View more info

GREAT SLAVE NARRATIVES

By: ARNA BONTEMPS

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WHITE POWER BLACK FREEDOM

By: ARNOLD SCHUCHTER

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PIERRE TOUSSAINT

By: ARTHUR JONES

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This richly detailed portrait of Pierre Toussaint, who was born into slavery, became one of the most admired men of his time, and is now a candidate for canonization, reveals both the journey of an extraordinary man and a fascinating glimpse into nineteenth-century America. Pierre Toussaint was born in Saint Domingue (now known as Haiti) in 1781. The child of a slave on a plantation owned by the Berards, a prosperous French family, he was raised as a devout Catholic.... View more info

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PRISONER'S WIFE : A MEMOIR

By: ASHA BANDELE

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As a favor for a friend, a bright and talented young woman volunteered to read her poetry to a group of prisoners during a Black History Month program. It was an encounter that would alter her life forever, because it was there, in the prison, that she would meet Rashid, the man who was to become her friend, her confidant, her husband, her lover, her soul mate. At the time, Rashid was serving a sentence of twenty years to life for his part in a murder. "The Prisoner's Wi... View more info

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ASSATA : AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

By: ASSATA SHAKUR

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On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J. Edgar Hoover's campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her c... View more info

MY SOUL IS A WITNESS : A CHRONOLOGY OF T

By: BETT COLLIER-THOMAS

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A powerful and inspiring record of one of the most significant periods in America's history, which presents the full historic scope of the hard-fought battle for civil rights. From the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which legal segregation in public schools was declared unconstitutional, to the Nashville sit-ins organized by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and from the Freedom Rides to the March on Washington, to the subsequent passa... View more info

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HER DREAM OF DREAMS : THE RISE AND TRIUM

By: BEVERLY LOWRY

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PARALLEL TIME

By: BRENT STAPLES

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PARALLEL TIME : GROWING UP IN BLACK AND

By: BRENT STAPLES

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In this evocative memoir, Brent Staples poses some compelling questions: Where does the family end the self begin? What do we owe our families and what do we owe ourselves? What part of the past is a gift and what part a shackle?As the oldest son among nine children, Brent grew up in a small industrial town near Philadelphia. Scholarship opportunities pulled him out of the black world where he had grown up into a world largely defined by whites. Meanwhile, as the i... View more info

MEN WE CHERISH

By: BROOKE M. STEPHENS

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One evening in 1994, writer Brooke Stephens was listening to the news while working on a tribute to her grandfather for an upcoming family reunion. The evening's newscast began with three negative reports about black men--as rapists, muggers and murderers. The contrast between the black men on the news and the black man she was writing about suddenly seemed enormous. Where were the black men she knew? Stephens wondered. Why were they never featured on the evening news? N... View more info

DELTA MINISTRY

By: BRUCE HILTON

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DREAM MAKERS DREAM BREAKERS : THE WORLD

By: CARL T. ROWAN

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SOUL SURVIVORS : AN AFRICAN AMERICAN SPI

By: CARLYLE FIE STEWART

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Publisher: SPRING ARBOR DISTRIBUTORS*:

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At the roots of African American Christian life is a powerful force of soul, a dynamic spirituality that provides joy and hope. This African American spirituality empowers a celebration of life that transforms culture. The dynamic experience of African American churches establishes a new kind of freedom that sets an example for all other peoples in their struggles for liberation from the world's shackles. "Soul Survivors" is a stirring call to celebrate the depths and... View more info

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ALL OUR KIN

By: CAROL B. STACK

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"This landmark study debunked the misconception that poor families were unstable and disorganized. Here is the chronicle of a young white woman's sojourn into The Flats, an African-American ghetto comm" View more info