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On Display at the Clarkston Library 2022 and Beyond: Februrary 2022 B

The third in a collection of Clarkston Library Displays.

February 2022 B

Politics and the Supreme Court

Fausset, Richard.
"Georgia Prosecutor in Inquiry of Trump Seeks Security Help."
The New York Times National Desk, 1 February, 2022
ProQuest News and Newspapers

The Fulton County prosecutor, Fani T. Willis, is planning to impanel a special grand jury in May to look into accusations that Mr. Trump and his allies tried to improperly influence the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. Among other things, the investigation is looking into a call that Mr. Trump made to Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's secretary of state, to pressure him to "find 11,780 votes" -- the margin by which Mr. Trump lost the state.Ms. Willis, a Democrat, made her request for a security assessment in a letter on Sunday to J.C. Hacker, the special agent in charge of the F.B.I.'s Atlanta field office.
Fausset, Richard. "Georgia Prosecutor in Inquiry of Trump Seeks Security Help."

Fritze, John
"Who is Justice Leondra Kruger? For Starters, She's Argued a Dozen Supreme Court Cases."
USA Today, (Online), 4 February 2002.
ProQuest News and Newspapers

Kruger is widely considered among the top candidates President Joe Biden is considering to replace Associate Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. Supporters describe Kruger as a deliberate, precedent-focused jurist. Colleagues say she manages to do legal battle in a modest way that doesn't leave her adversaries with scars.
Fritze, John. "Who is Justice Leondra Kruger?"

Green, Erica L., and Rick Rojas.
"A Product of Public Universities, Michelle Childs Would Be an Unconventional Court Pick."
The New York Times, 9 February 2022.

Kruger is widely considered among the top candidates President Joe Biden is considering to replace Associate Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. Supporters describe Kruger as a deliberate, precedent-focused jurist. Colleagues say she manages to do legal battle in a modest way that doesn't leave her adversaries with scars.
Green Erica, L., and Rick Rojas. "Michelle Childs Would Be an Unconventional Court Pick."

Shear, Michael D., and Charlie Savage.
"Biden Expected to Nominate a Black Woman to the Supreme Court."
The New York Times, 26 January, 2022.

The decision by Justice Stephen G. Breyer to retire will give Mr. Biden his most high-profile opportunity since taking office to reshape the federal judiciary, having already nominated dozens of district and appeals court judges from a range of racial, ethnic and legal backgrounds. His promise also underscores how much Black women have struggled to become part of a very small pool of elite judges in the nation’s higher federal courts. Speculation on Wednesday focused on a rarefied group of well-credentialed Black women who have elite educations and experience on the bench. The short list included Ketanji Brown Jackson, a 51-year-old judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit who graduated from Harvard Law School and clerked for Justice Breyer, and Leondra R. Kruger, a 45-year-old justice on the California Supreme Court who graduated from Yale Law School and clerked for former Justice John Paul Stevens.
Shear, Michael D., and Charlie Savage. "Biden Expected to Nominate a Black Woman to the Supreme Court."

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Fani T. Willis, Fulton County Prosectuor

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Kentaji Brown Jackson, possible Supreme Court Justice

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Leondra Kruger. Possible Supreme Court Justice

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Civil Rights and Activism

Beals, Melba. Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High.
Pocket Books, 1994.
Call # LC214.23.L56 B43 1994
n 1957, Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, she was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock's Central High School. This is her remarkable story.

Davis, Angela Y. Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday.
Pantheon Books, 1998.
Call # Alexander Street Press: Black Thought and Culture
Jazz, it is widely accepted, is the signal original American contribution to world culture. Angela Davis shows us how the roots of that form in the blues must be viewed not only as a musical tradition but as a life-sustaining vehicle for an alternative black working-class collective memory and social consciousness profoundly at odds with mainstream American middle-class values. And she explains how the tradition of black women blues singers - represented by Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday - embodies not only an artistic triumph and aesthetic dominance over a hostile popular music industry but an unacknowledged proto-feminist consciousness within working-class black communities.

Height, Dorothy I. Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir.
1st ed., PublicAffairs, 2003.
Call # E185.97.H444 A3 2003
[The author] marched at major civil rights rallies, sat through tense White House meetings, and witnessed every significant victory in the struggle for racial equality. Yet as the sole woman among powerful, charismatic men, and as someone whose personal ambition was always secondary to her passion for her cause, she has received little mainstream recognition ... In [this] memoir, [she] reflects on a life of service and leadership

Hooks, Bell. Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood.
1st ed., Henry Holt and Co., 1996.
Call # E185.97.H77 A3 1996
Stitching together girlhood memories with the finest threads of innocence, feminist intellectual bell hooks presents a powerfully intimate account of growing up in the South. A memoir of ideas and perceptions, Bone Black shows the unfolding of female creativity and one strong-spirited child's journey toward becoming a writer.

McGuire, Danielle L. At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance - A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power.
1st ed., Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Call # E185.61 .M4777 2010
A history of America's civil rights movement traces the pivotal influence of sexual violence that victimized African American women for centuries, revealing Rosa Parks's contributions as an anti-rape activist years before her heroic bus protest. Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery's city buses, and whose supposedly spontaneous act sparked the 1955 boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the boycott is far different from anything previously written.

Moody, Anne. Coming of Age in Mississippi.
Dell Pub. Co., 1970.
Call # E185.97.M65 A3 1976
Born to a poor couple who were tenant farmers on a plantation in Mississippi, Anne Moody lived through some of the most dangerous days of the pre-civil rights era in the South. The week before she began high school came the news of Emmet Till's lynching. Before then, she had "known the fear of hunger, hell, and the Devil. But now there was . . . the fear of being killed just because I was black." In that moment was born the passion for freedom and justice that would change her life.

Painter, Nell Irvin. Sojourner Truth: A Life, a Symbol.
First edition., W.W. Norton & Company, 1996.
Call # E185.97.T8 P35 1996
Sojourner Truth: ex-slave and fiery abolitionist, figure of imposing physique, riveting preacher and spellbinding singer who dazzled listeners with her wit and originality. Straight talking and unsentimental, Truth became a national symbol for strong black women - indeed, for all strong women. Like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, she is regarded as a radical of immense and enduring influence; yet unlike them, what is remembered of her consists more of myth than of historical fact.

Pinkney, Andrea Davis, and Stephen Alcorn. Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters.
First edition., Harcourt, 2000.
Call # E185.96 .P5 2000
The lives these 10 women led are part of an incredible story about courage in the face of oppression, about the challenges and triumphs of the battle for civil rights, and about speaking out for what you believe in-- even when it feels like no one is listening.

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Freedom in Congo Square

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At the Dark End of the Street

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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

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Let it Shine

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Silliman, Jael. Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice.
Haymarket Books, 2004.
Call # EBSCOHost Academic eBook Collection
Undivided Rights presents a textured understanding of the reproductive rights movement by placing the experiences, priorities, and activism of women of color in the foreground. Using historical research, original organizational case studies, and personal interviews, the authors illuminate how women of color have led the fight to control their own bodies and reproductive destinies. Undivided Rights shows how women of color-starting within their own Latina, African American, Native American, and Asian American communitieshave resisted coercion of their reproductive abilities. Projected against the backdrop of the mainstream pro-choice movement and radical right agendas, these dynamic case studies feature the groundbreaking work being done by health and reproductive rights organizations led by women-of-color.

Sister Souljah. No Disrespect.
Vintage Books, 1996.
Call # E185.86 .S67 1996
In this honest look at growing up as an African American female in the inner city. Sister Souljah offers an account of the tense relationship that exists between African American women and men, the black church, guns and drugs, and black nationalism.

Weatherford, Carole Boston, et al. Freedom in Congo Square.
First edition., Little Bee Books, 2016.
Call # PZ8.3.W374 Fre 2016
This poetic, nonfiction story about a little-known piece of African American history captures a human's capacity to find hope and joy in difficult circumstances and demonstrates how New Orleans Congo Square was truly freedom's heart.

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Who Inspires You? Black History Month 2022

This Black History Month display (February 2022) is dedicated to individuals who inspire us. These include activists in the civil right strugal, fictional characters, authors, scientists, physicians, nurses, and those fighting injustice today or who may soon serve on the Supreme Court.

Literature and Fiction

Angelou, Maya. The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou.
Modern Library ed., Modern Library, 2004.
Call # PS3551.N464 Z466
For the first time, these six celebrated and bestselling autobiographies are available in this one-volume edition. The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou traces the best and worst of the American experience in an achingly personal way. Angelou has chronicled her journey and inspired people of every generation and nationality to embrace life with commitment and passion.

Butler, Octavia E. Fledgling: Novel.
Seven Stories Press, 2005.
Call # PS3552.U827 F47 2005
A young girl suffering from amnesia wakes up to find that she's actually a middle-aged vampire.

Butler, Octavia E. Kindred.
Beacon Press, 2004.
Call # PS3552.U827 K5 2009
Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

Butler, Octavia E. Wild Seed.
Open Road Integrated Media, Inc., 1999.
Call # Ebook Central
When two immortals meet in the long-ago past, the destiny of mankind is changed forever. For a thousand years, Doro has cultivated a small African village, carefully breeding its people in search of seemingly unattainable perfection. He survives through the centuries by stealing the bodies of others, a technique he has so thoroughly mastered that nothing on Earth can kill him. But when a gang of New World slavers destroys his village, ruining his grand experiment, Doro is forced to go west and begin anew. He meets Anyanwu, a centuries-old woman whose means of immortality are as kind as his are cruel. She is a shapeshifter, capable of healing with a kiss, and she recognizes Doro as a tyrant. Though many humans have tried to kill them, these two demi-gods have never before met a rival. Now they begin a struggle that will last centuries and permanently alter the nature of humanity.

Campbell, Bebe Moore. Brothers and Sisters.
Berkley, 2000.
Call # PS3553.A4395 B76
Esther Jackson is a bank manager who's worked hard to keep her passions in check. Sensitive to injustice, but struggling against hostility and mistrust, she forms a tentative friendship with Mallory Post, a white coworker who seems sometimes to live in a different--and unreachable--world. But when an attractive black man is hired as a senior vice president at the bank, with troubling and unexpected consequences for both of these women, Esther is forced to question her deepest loyalties and desire--and what really makes us "brothers and sisters."

Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. [a novel]
Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2006.
Call # PS3515.U789 T5 2006
Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose.

Little, Benilde. Who Does She Think She Is?
Large print ed., Thorndike Press, 2006.
Call # #: PS3562.I78276 W47
Twenty-six-year-old Aisha Branch has always gotten what she wants. Now she's getting an incredibly wealthy, white husband--unless self-made black man Miles changes enjoying a richly deserved sexual re-awakening. And her grandmother Geneva, who defied convention years ago by marrying a jazz musician, has plenty to say about all the romantic excitement.

Bone Black     Claire of the Sea Light

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Naylor, Gloria. Mama Day.
Vintage Books, 1993.
Call # PS3564.A895 M3 1993
In a small Georgia town, Mama Day, uses her gifts as a seer and healer, but her powers are ultimately tested when her beloved niece's life hangs in the balance.

Rae, Issa. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.
First 37 Ink/Atria books, 2015.
Call # E185.97.R24 A3 2015
I'm awkward--and Black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start?" Being an introvert in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits and Black as cool isn't easy. But when Issa Rae is that introvert--whether she's navigating love, work, friendships, or 'rapping'--it sure is entertaining.

Shange, Ntozake. . For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide, When the Rainbow Is Enuf: AChoreopoem.
MacMillan, 1977.
Call # PS3569.H3324 F6 1977
From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp's Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country. Passionate and fearless, Shange's words reveal what it is to be of color and female in the twentieth century.

Sinclair, April. Coffee Will Make You Black.
Harper, 2007.
Call # PS3569.I5197 C64
Chronicles the experiences of Stevie, a bookish African American girl growing up on Chicago's South Side during the 1960s.

Walker, Alice. The Color Purple.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.
Call # PS3573.A425 C6 1992
The lives of two sisters--Nettie, a missionary in Africa, and Celie, a southern woman married to a man she hates--are revealed in a series of letters exchanged over thirty years.

Walker, Alice. In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1974.
Call # PS3573.A425 I5 1974
: Here are stories of women traveling with the weight of broken dreams, with kids in tow, with doubt and regret, with memories of lost loves, with lovers who have their own hard pasts and hard edges. Some from the South, some from the North, some rich and some poor, the characters that inhabit InLove & Trouble all seek a measure of self-fulfillment, even as they struggle with difficult circumstances and limiting social conventions.

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Wild Seed     The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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Around the World

Cleave, Chris. Little Bee.
Brombergs, 2012.
Call # Ebook Central
The lives of a sixteen-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British woman collide in this page-turning #1 New York Times bestseller, book club favorite, and affecting story of human triumph.

Danticat, Edwidge. Claire of the Sea Light.
First edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Call # PS3554 .A5815 C57
The interconnected secrets of a coastal Haitian town are revealed when one little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, goes missing.

Danticat, Edwidge. Krik? Krak!
Soho Press, 1995.
Call # PS3554.A5815 K75
Ten stories on life in Haiti. In A Wall of Fire Rising, an unemployed worker dreams of escaping to America in a balloon, while in Caroline's Wedding, a woman gives her daughters red underwear to wear as protection from sexual advances by the spirit of their dead father.

Hirsi Ali, Ayaan. Infidel.
Free Press, 2007.
Call # DJ292.H57 A3 2007
Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, the author's story tells how a bright little girl evolved out of dutiful obedience to become an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter. As Western governments struggle to balance democratic ideals with religious pressures, no story could be timelier or more significant. In this memoir she tells her astonishing life story, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, to her intellectual awakening and activism in the Netherlands, and her current life under armed guard in the West

Kamara-Umunna, Agnes, and Emily Holland. And Still Peace Did Not Come: A Memoir of Reconciliation.
Hyperion, 2011.
Call # DT636.53.K36 A3 2011
In 1990, when bullets hit Agnes Fallah Kamara-Umunna's home in Monrovia, Liberia, she and her father hastily fled, along with thousands of others. After years of exile, Agnes returned to Liberia--now devastated by years of civil war. Families had been torn apart, villages destroyed, and it seemed as though no one had been spared. Agnes accepted a job at the local UN-run radio station. Their mission is peace and their method is reconciliation through understanding. Soon, she came up with a daring plan: find the former child soldiers and record their stories

Kamkwamba, William, and Bryan Mealer. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope.
HarperCollinsPublishers, 2010.
Call # TJ820 .K36
An enterprising teenager in Malawi builds a windmill from scraps he finds around his village and brings electricity, and a future, to his family.

Resau, Laura., and Maria Virginia. Farinango. The Queen of Water.
1st ed., Delacorte Press, 2011.
Call # PS3618.E83 Q44 2011
Born in an Andean village in Ecuador, Virginia lives with her family in a small, earthen-walled dwelling. In her Indigenous community, it is not uncommon to work in the fields all day, even as a child, or to be called a longa tonta--stupid Indian--by members of the privileged class of mestizos, or Spanish descendants. When seven-year-old Virginia is taken from her home to be a servant to a mestizo couple, she has no idea what the future holds. In this poignant novel based on her own story, the inspiring María Virginia Farinango has collaborated with acclaimed author Laura Resau to recount one girl's unforgettable journey to find her place in the world. It will make you laugh and cry, and ultimately, it will fill you with hope.

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And Still Peace Did Not Come     A Quantum Life

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Science and Medicine

Bedini, Silvio A. The Life of Benjamin Banneker: The First African-American Man of Science.
Maryland Historical Society, 1999.
Call # QB36.B22 B4
Benjamin Banneker, a free, black tobacco planter in Baltimore County in the 1700s, taught himself mathematics and astronomy late in life, earning a place among early American scientists.

Byrd, W. Michael., and Linda A. Clayton. . An American Health Dilemma?: A Medical History of African Americans and the Problem of Race: Beginnings To 1900.
1st ed., Taylor & Francis Group, 2000.
Call # Ebook Central
At times mirroring and at times shockingly disparate to the rise of traditional white American medicine, the history of African-American health care is a story of traditional healers; root doctors; granny midwives; underappreciated and overworked African-American physicians; scrupulous and unscrupulous white doctors and scientists; governmental support and neglect; epidemics; and poverty. Virtually every part of this story revolves around race.

Carnegie, Mary Elizabeth. . The Path We Tread: Blacks in Nursing, 1854-1990.
2nd ed., National League for Nursing Press, 1991.
Call # RT83.5 .C3
This is the only resource to examine over 140 years of black nurses' contributions to the nursing field. This new edition is expanded and international in scope, looking at black nurses' involvement as leaders, innovators, and caregivers in Africa, the Caribbean, and across the globe. It explores black nurses' participation in the military, nursing education at historically black institutions, the struggle for black nurses to be recognized by national nursing organizations, and features early leaders who paved the way for black nurses today.

Carson, Ben., and Cecil B. Murphey. Gifted Hands: the Ben Carson Story.
Zondervan, 1996.
Call # RD592.9.C37 A3
Carson tells of his odyssey from his childhood in inner-city Detroit to his position as director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33, and of the affect of his mother and his religion on his journey.

Cyrus, Kali D.
"A Piece of My Mind: Medical Education and the Minority Tax."
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 317, no. 18, May 2017, pp. 1833–34.

Since beginning my medical education, I have supplied diversity to institutions by not only being present in my medical community as an “other,” but also enthusiastically educating those around me through culturally competent curriculum design, starting an LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning) organization, or giving lectures on implicit bias. While I am proud of the diversity I could offer my medical school and residency program, and hope to offer to a future academic medical center, it is emotionally exhausting to put your “difference” on display.
Cyrus, Kali D. "Medical Education and the Minority Tax."

Hart, Carl L. High Price: a Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society.
1st ed., Harper, 2013.
Call # QP353.4.H37 A3
As a youth, Carl Hart didn't realize the value of school; he studied just enough to stay on the basketball team. At the same time, he was immersed in street life. Today he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist--Columbia University's first tenured African American professor in the sciences--whose landmark, controversial research is redefining our understanding of addiction. In this provocative and eye-opening memoir, he recalls his journey of self-discovery and weaves his past and present. Hart goes beyond the hype of the antidrug movement as he examines the relationship among drugs, pleasure, choice, and motivation, both in the brain and in society. His findings shed new light on common ideas about race, poverty, and drugs, and explain why current policies are failing.

Hereford, Sonnie W., and Jack D. Ellis. . Beside the Troubled Waters a Black Doctor Remembers Life, Medicine, and Civil Rights in an Alabama Town.
University of Alabama Press, 2011.
Call # Ebook Central
Beside the Troubled Waters is a memoir by an African American physician in Alabama whose story in many ways typifies the lives and careers of black doctors in the south during the segregationist era while also illustrating the diversity of the black experience in the medical profession.

Hine, Darlene Clark. Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950.
Indiana University Press, 1989.
Call # EBSCOHost Academic eBook Collection
Analyzes the impact of racism on the development of the nursing profession in both the northern and southern US. Traces the growth of a parallel networks of hospitals, training schools, and nurses' associations in reaction to white hospitals excluding black patients, nurses, and doctors. Examines the exploitation of racism in white nurses' struggles for autonomy, status, and freedom within the white male medical establishment.

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Warriors Don't Cry     Black Women in White

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Kessler, James H. et. al. Distinguished African American Scientists of the 20th Century.
Greenwood, 1996.
Call # EBSCOHost Academic eBook Collection
From George Washington Carver to Dr. Mae Jemison, African Americans have been making outstanding contributions in the field of science. This unique resource goes beyond the headlines in chronicling not just the scientific achievements but also the lives of 100 remarkable men and women. Each biography provides an absorbing account of the scientist's struggles, which often included overcoming prejudice, as they pursued their educational and professional goals.
EBSCOHost Academic eBook Collection

Manning, Kimberly D.
"A Piece of My Mind. The Nod."
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 312, no. 1, July 2014, pp. 133–34.

Let me explain: In my experience, the black-on-black nod of acknowledgment is usually given in situations where only a few other black people are sprinkled through an environment together. For example—when I enter a PTA meeting at my sons’ school (where the attendees are predominantly nonblack), without fail the handful of ethnically similar parents in the room automatically exchange nods with me.
Manning, Kimberly D. "The Nod."

Oluseyi, Hakeem M., and Joshua Horwitz. A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars.
Ballantine Books, 2021.
Call # Dunwoody Browsing
In this inspiring coming-of-age memoir, a world-renowned astrophysicist emerges from an impoverished childhood and crime-filled adolescence to ascend through the top ranks of research physics.

Sullivan, Louis Wade, et al. Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine
The University of Georgia Press, 2014.
Call # Ebook Central
In Breaking Ground , Sullivan recounts his extraordinary life beginning with his childhood in Jim Crow south Georgia and continuing through his trailblazing endeavors training to become a physician in an almost entirely white environment in the Northeast, founding and then leading the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Vella, Christina. George Washington Carver: A Life.
Louisiana State University Press, 2015.
Call # S417.C3 V45
A keen painter who chose agricultural studies over art, he focused the majority of his research on peanuts and sweet potatoes. His scientific breakthroughs with the crops--both of which would replenish the cotton-leached soil of the South--helped spare multitudes of sharecroppers from poverty. Despite Carver's lifelong difficulties with systemic racial prejudice, when he died in 1943, millions of Americans mourned the passing of one of the nation's most honored and well-known scientists.

Watson, Wilbur H. Against the Odds: Blacks in the Profession of Medicine in the United States.
Routledge, 2017.
Call # EBSCOHost eBook Collection
Racial separatism, gender discrimination, and white dominance have historically thwarted black Americans' occupational aspirations. Access to medical education has also been limited, and mobility within the profession, leading to unequal access to health care. There have, however, been notable triumphs. In Against the Odds, Wilbur Watson describes successful efforts by determined individuals and small groups of black Americans, since the early nineteenth century, to establish a strong black presence in the medical profession.

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