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On Display at Clarkston: February 2019

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

February 2019

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African American History.

Discover the people and events that shaped African American history, from slavery and abolitionism to the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights Movement.

American Black Journal.
Georgia Public Broadcasting

American Black Journal is an historic television program that has been presenting issues and events from African-American perspectives since 1968. It is designed to be fast-paced with more segments and a mix of field and studio elements. The segments feature topics about the arts and culture and also cover community issues such as politics, race, and religion.

Black History Timeline
The History Channel

The history of African-Americans begins with slavery, as white European settlers first brought Africans to the continent to serve as slaves. The fate of slaves in the United States would divide the nation during the Civil War. And after the war, the racist legacy of slavery would persist, spurring movements of resistance, including the Underground Railroad, the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Selma to Montgomery March. Through it all, black leaders, artists and writers would emerge and help shape the character and identity of a nation.

Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter
The Black Lives Matter Global Network is a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes…We are working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically targeted for demise.We affirm our humanity, our contributions to this society, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.

Race Forward
A progressive-leaning web 'zine that includes articles on issues that effect immigrants, African Americans, poor people and more. Issues covered include: mass incarceration, environmental justice, economic issues. and more.
Eileen H. Kramer

Posing Beauty
The Pursuit of Happyness
A Shining Thread of Hope

Combat Hate and Protect Communities
Anti-Defamation League.

ADL’s dual mission includes a mandate to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Hate and violence have a chilling effect on society. In ADL’s tradition of calling out what divides us and shining a light on what can unite people, we work with diverse communities and with law enforcement to identify hate and then to mobilize people to work vigorously against it.

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

National Urban League
National Urban League
The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs,

Prison Policy Initiative.
Prision Policy Initiative
The non-profit, non-partisan Prison Policy Initiative produces cutting edge research to expose the broader harm of mass criminalization, and then sparks advocacy campaigns to create a more just society.

Black History of the Whitehouse
American Grown
Daisy Turner's Kin
Daughter of the Revolution

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The Story of the Negro
Powerful Days
Upon These Shores

Akure by Pree Bright see credits below

IMAGE CREDIT Bright, Sheila Pree. "Akure." Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890's to the Present. by Deborah Willis, W.W. Norton, 2009, p. 213

This is more than just another Black History Month Display. There are biographies of African American celebrities, some well known, and some that deserve to be known better. There are books and other resources on multi-racial activism. There is of course Black History, but there are also photographs, pottery, painting, and song. There is something for everybody if you look hard enough.

Biography, Memoir, and Personal Stories

Arsenault, Raymond Editor. Arthur Ashe: A Life.
Simon & Schuster, 2018.
Call # Browsing Collection
In this revelatory biography, Raymond Arsenault chronicles Ashe’s rise to stardom on the court. But much of the book explores his off-court career as a human rights activist, philanthropist, broadcaster, writer, businessman, and celebrity. In the 1970s and 1980s, Ashe gained renown as an advocate for sportsmanship, education, racial equality, and the elimination of apartheid in South Africa. But from 1979 on, he was forced to deal with a serious heart condition that led to multiple surgeries and blood transfusions, one of which left him HIV-positive. In 1988, after completing a three-volume history of African-American athletes, he was diagnosed with AIDS, a condition he revealed only four years later. After devoting the last ten months of his life to AIDS activism, he died in February 1993 at the age of forty-nine, leaving an inspiring legacy of dignity, integrity, and active citizenship.

Beck, Jane C. Daisy Turner's Kin: An African American Family Saga,
University of Illinois Press, 2015.
Call # ProQuest Ebook Central E185.97.T93 B43 2015
A daughter of freed African American slaves, Daisy Turner became a living repository of history. The family narrative entrusted to her--"a well-polished artifact, an heirloom that had been carefully preserved"--began among the Yoruba in West Africa and continued with her own century and more of life. In 1983, folklorist Jane Beck began a series of interviews with Turner, then one hundred years old and still relating four generations of oral history.
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Crossman, Matt. " Frank Robinson, Barrier-Breaking Hall of Fame Baseball Player and Manager, Dies at 83. " The Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2019. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, < Accessed 8 February 2019.
Decades before Frank Robinson became the Washington Nationals' first manager in 2005, he had already had one of the most distinguished and trailblazing careers in baseball history. He was the first - and still the only - player to win the MVP award in both the National and American leagues, and in 1975 he became major league baseball's first African-American manager.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Eig, Jonathan. Ali: A Life.
oughton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
Call # Browsing Collection
The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali's inner circle. He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us over and over again). Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth century's greatest radicals and most compelling figures.

Gardner, Chris P., Quincy Troupe, and Mim Eichler Rivas. The Pursuit of Happyness.
Amistad. 2006.
Call # Audiobook HG4928.5 .G365 2006
At the age of twenty, African American Gardner arrived in San Francisco to pursue a promising career in medicine. However, he surprised everyone and himself by setting his sights on the competitive world of high finance. Yet no sooner had he landed an entry level position at a prestigious firm, Gardner found himself caught in a web of challenging circumstances that left him part of the city's working homeless with his toddler son. Motivated by the promise he made to himself as a fatherless child to never abandon his own children, the two spent almost a year in shelters, "HO-tels", and soup-lines. Never giving in to despair, Gardner went from being part of the city's invisible to being a powerful player in its financial district.

Joseph, Peniel E. Stokeley: A Life.
Basic Books, 2014.
Call # ProQuest Ebook Central E185.97.C27 .J63 2014
tokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped onto the pages of history when he called for ?Black Power” during a speech one Mississippi night in 1966. A firebrand who straddled both the American civil rights and Black Power movements, Carmichael would stand for the rest of his life at the center of the storm he had unleashed that night.
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Linde, Barbara M. frican Americans in Political Office: From the Civil War to the White House,
Greenhaven Publishing LLC, 2017.
Call # ProQuest Ebook Central E185.6 .L56 2018
Barack Obama made history when he became president in 2008, but his election was made possible partially by the hard work of the many African American politicians who came before him. Even before the abolition of slavery, African Americans held political office, although they have not had an easy time of it. This historical overview of black politicians in the United States enhances classroom learning by bringing to light little-known facts, supported by primary sources and a timeline of important events.
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Obama, Michelle et. al. American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.
Random House Audio, 2012.
Call # Audiobook SB466.U7 W48352 2012
In April 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama planted a vegetable garden on the White House's South Lawn. As fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs sprouted from the ground, this White House Kitchen Garden inspired a new conversation all across the country about the good we feed our families and the impact it has on the health and well-being of our children

Smith, Tommie et. al. Silent Gesture: Autobiography of Tommie Smith,
Temple University Press, 2008.
Call # ProQuest Ebook Central GV697.S65 A3 2007
[I]n 1968, Tommie Smith and his teammate John Carlos won the gold and silver medals, respectively, for the 200 meter dash. Receiving their medals on the dais, they raised their fists and froze a moment in time that will forever be remembered as a powerful day of protest. In this, his autobiography, Smith tells the story of that moment, and of his life before and after it, to explain what that moment meant to him. In Silent Gesture, Smith recounts his life before and after the 1968 Olympics: his life-long commitment to athletics, education, and human rights. He dispels some of the myths surrounding his and Carlos' act on the dais -- contrary to legend, Smith wasn't a member of the Black Panthers, but a member of the US Olympic Project for Human Rights -- and describes in detail the planning and risks involved in his protest. Smith also details his many years after Mexico City of devotion to human rights, athletics, and education. A unique resource for anyone concerned with international sports, history, and the African American experience, Silent Gesture contributes a complete picture of one of the most famous moments in sports history, and of a man whose actions always matched his words.
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Winslow, Barbara. Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change,
Routledge, 2018.
Call # ProQuest Ebook Central E840.8.C48 W56 2014
A staunch proponent of breaking down racial and gender barriers, Shirley Chisholm had the esteemed privilege of being a pioneer in many aspects of her life. She was the first African American woman from Brooklyn elected to the New York State legislature and the first African American woman elected to Congress in 1968. She also made a run for the Democratic Party nomination for president in 1972. Focusing on Chisholm's lifelong advocacy for fair treatment, access to education, and equal pay for all American minority groups, this book explores the life of a remarkable woman in the context of twentieth-century urban America and the tremendous social upheaval that occurred after World War II.
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Literature, Art, Music, and Photography

Battle, Thomas C., and Donna M. Wells. Legacy: Treasures of Black History.
National Geographic, 2006.
Call # E185.53.W3 M66 2006
The Black experience and its impact on our nation's culture and character are illustrated in twelve chapters, from ancient Africa and the slave trade to such key eras as the Civil War, Emancipation, and Reconstruction; the Harlem Renaissance and the Jim Crow Era; and the modern Civil Rights and Black Power/Black Arts movements. The more than 150 historic items showcased here include documents, letters, images, and artifacts, many never before published.

Boyd, Herb, Ossie Davids, and Ruby Dee. We Shall Overcome.
Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks mediaFusion, 2004.
Call # E185.61 .B774 2004
his dramatic evocation of the forever poignant and courageous struggle of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s is told in words, pictures, and the voices of participants, and is accompanied by two audio CDs.

Conwill, Kinshasha, and National Mseum of African American History and Culture Dream a World Anew: The African American Experience and the Shaping of America.
Smithsonian Books, 2016.
Call # E185 .D66 2016
he National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in September 2016, is the realization of the dream, centuries-long, of creating a public monument to the vital role of African Americans have played in shaping our nation. Dream A World Anew uses objects and stories from this museum, unprecedented, to take readers on a journey through the African American experience. This book presents the sweeping history of Black America: the path from slavery to freedom; the struggle to define and realize that freedom during Reconstruction and The Civil Rights movement; and the swell of major changes since 1968, socially, politically, and economically.

Gates, Henry Louis Jr., Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, and American Council of Learned Societies. Harlem Renaissance Lives from the American National Biography.
Oxford University Press, 2009.
Call # E185.6 .H265 2009
While celebrating black dignity and creativity, African Americans during the Harlem Renaissance explored their identities, focusing their attention on black culture as it emerged out of slavery, as well as their cultural ties to Africa.

deGroft, Aaron.
"Vessels/Poetics of Power: The Heroic Stoneware of 'Dave the Potter.' " Winterthur Portfolio,
Vol. 33, No. 3, 1998, 249-260. JSTOR, . Accessed 8 February, 2019.
One of the ost remarkable figures in the history of southern ceramics-and certainly the most accomplished, well- known African American potter in the antebel- lum South was a slave known only as Dave. He lived and worked nearly his entire life in the Edgefield district of west-central South Carolina. He was an integral part of the unique, distinguished, nineteenth-century Edgefield stoneware tradition that was characterized by the use of alkaline glazes, unusual decoration, distinctive forms, and African American slave labor for the manu- facture of pottery.

Hopkins, Pauline E., and Ira Dworkin. Daughter of the Revolution: The Major Nonfiction Works of Pauline E. Hopkins.
Rutgers University Press, 2007.
Call # E185.6 .H7 2007
auline E. Hopkins (1859-1930) came to prominence in the early years of the twentieth century as an outspoken writer, editor, and critic. Frequently recognized for her first novel, Contending Forces, she is currently one of the most widely read and studied African American novelists from that period.While nearly all of Hopkins's fiction remains in print, there is very little of her nonfiction available. This reader brings together dozens of her hard-to-find essays, including longer nonfiction works such as Famous Men of the Negro Race and The Dark Races of the Twentieth Century, some of which are published here for the first time in their entirety.

Kirschke, Amy Helene. Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance,
University Press of Mississippi, 2014.
Call # ProQuest Ebook Central N6538.N5 .W66 2014
Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance dealt with issues that were unique to both their gender and their race. They experienced racial prejudice, which limited their ability to obtain training and to be taken seriously as working artists. They also encountered prevailing sexism, often an even more serious barrier
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Merida, Kevin, and Washington Post Company. Being a Black Man: At the Corner of Progress and Peril.
Public Affairs, 2007.
Call # E185.86 .B3777 2007
en years after the Million Man March, the largest gathering of black men in the nation's history, Washington Post staffers began meeting to discuss what had become of black men in the ensuing decade. How could their progress and failures be measured?

Moore, Charles, and Michael S. Durham. Powerful Days: The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore.
Stewart, Tabori, and Chang, 1991.
Call # E185.61 .D94 1990
Significant pictures of Civil rights movement in the South from 1958 to 1965 photographed by Charles Moore.

Pecknold, Diane Hidden in the Mix : The African American Presence in Country Music.
Call # ProQuest Ebook Central ML3479 .H53 2013
ountry music's debt to African American music has long been recognized. Black musicians have helped to shape the styles of many of the most important performers in the country canon. The partnership between Lesley Riddle and A. P. Carter produced much of the Carter Family's repertoire; the street musician Tee Tot Payne taught a young Hank Williams Sr.; the guitar playing of Arnold Schultz influenced western Kentuckians, including Bill Monroe and Ike Everly. Yet attention to how these and other African Americans enriched the music played by whites has obscured the achievements of black country-music performers and the enjoyment of black listeners. The contributors to Hidden in the Mix examine how country music became "white," how that fictive racialization has been maintained, and how African American artists and fans have used country music to elaborate their own identities.
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Tauber, Mike, and Pamela Singh. Blended Nation: Portraits and Interviews of Mixed-race America.
Berkeley, CA: Channel Photographics, 2010.
Call # E184.A1 T38 2010
On the 2000 U.S. Census, for the first time, multiracial individuals were allowed to indicate more than one race. Nearly seven million Americans did so. This book features individuals from this rapidly growing demographic, and through words and images, it explores the concept of race in America through the personal experiences of people of mixed race heritage.

Willis, Deborah. Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890's to the Present.
W.W. Norton, 2009.
Call # TR680 .W53 2009
Showcases portrait photography of African Americans taken from the 1890s through the 2000s, along with text discussing the evolution of the idea of beauty for men and women.

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History and Political Life and Movements

Brazile, Donna et. al. For Colored Girls who have Considered Politics.
St Martin's press, 2018.
Call # Browsing Collection
The lives of black women in American politics are remarkably absent from the shelves of bookstores and libraries. For Colored Girls Who Have Consider Politics is a sweeping view of American history from the vantage points of four women who have lived and worked behind the scenes in politics for over thirty years--Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore--a group of women who call themselves The Colored Girls. Like many people who have spent their careers in public service, they view their lives in four-year waves where presidential campaigns and elections have been common threads.

Bynoe, Yvonne. Stand and Deliver: Political Activism, Leadership, and Hip Hop Culture.
Brooklyn, NY: Soft Skull Press, 2004.
Call # E185.86 .B94 2004
Bynoe is passionate about the need for a new generation of Black leadership and civic and political organizations to instead actively engage in a policy-centered relationship with the White power structure, not only in field of government but also in economics and media. This understanding, Bynoe argues, should be premised on the principle that political power comes from influence and influence comes from the ability to delivery (or deny) money, votes or both to a political candidate, legislator or political party; in the words of MC Lyte, all the rest is "chitter chatter".

Estes, Steve. I am a man! Race, Manhood, and the Civil Rights Movement.
University of North Carolina Press, 2005.
Call # E185.61 .E76 2005
he civil rights movement was first and foremost a struggle for racial equality, but questions of gender lay deeply embedded within this struggle. Steve Estes explores key groups, leaders, and events in the movement to understand how activists used race and manhood to articulate their visions of what American society should be. Estes demonstrates that, at crucial turning points in the movement, both segregationists and civil rights activists harnessed masculinist rhetoric, tapping into implicit assumptions about race, gender, and sexuality.

Ezra, Michael. Civil Rights Movement: People and Perspectives.
ABC-CLIO, 2009.
Call # E185.61 .C6167 2009
Presents a collection of essays about the history of the civil rights movement, focusing on the efforts of clergy, student activists, black nationalists, and such organizations as the NCAAP and Core to bring about racial equality.

Fanning, Sara. Caribbean Crossing: African Americacns and the Hatian Emigration Movement.
NYU Press, 2015.
Call # E185.18 .F36 2014
Shortly after winning its independence in 1804, Haiti's leaders realized that if their nation was to survive, it needed to build strong diplomatic bonds with other nations. Haiti's first leaders looked especially hard at the United States, which had a sizeable free Black population that included vocal champions of Black emigration and colonization. In the 1820s, President Jean-Pierre Boyer helped facilitate a migration of thousands of Black Americans to Haiti with promises of ample land, rich commercial prospects, and most importantly, a Black state. His ideas struck a chord with both Blacks and whites in America.

Franklin, John Hope, and Alfred A. Moss. From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans.
A.A. Knopf, 2000.
Call # E185 .F825 2000b
From Slavery to Freedom describes the rise of slavery, the interaction of European and African cultures in the New World, and the emergence of a distinct culture and way of life among slaves and free Blacks. The authors examine the role of Blacks in the nation's wars, the rise of an articulate, restless free Black community by the end of the eighteenth century, and the growing resistance to slavery among an expanding segment of the Black population.

Goff, Kelli. Party Crashing: HOw the HIp-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence.
Basic Books, 2008.
Call # E185 .G55 2008
For the last forty years the label "black voter" has been virtually synonymous with "Democrat" but a new generation of voters is changing that. In her provocative new book Party Crashing, political commentator Keli Goff introduces America's newest swing voter. Like soccer moms and Nascar dads before them, young, black voters born after the Civil Rights Movement are becoming increasingly up for grabs, politically speaking.

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Greenberg, Cheryl Lynn. A Circle of Trust: Remembering SNCC.
Rutgers University Press, 1998.
Call # E185.61 .C58 1998
Activists and historians reflect together on the civil rights movement and its meanings, and on the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's place in American history.

Gregory, Dick. Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies.
HarperCollins Publisheres, 2017.
Call # Browsing Collection
With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.

Harris, Laurie Lanzen. . The Great Migration North: 1910-1970.
Omnigraphics, 2012.
Call # E185.6 .H27 2011
Provides a comprehensive overview of the movement of millions of African Americans out of the South during the twentieth century, including the political, social, and economic factors that drove their migration.

Hine, Darlene Clark, and Kathleen Thompson. A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America.
Broadway Books, 2009.
Call # E185.86 .H68 1999
A survey of the trials and accomplishments of African-American women, from the days of slavery in the American colonies through the civil rights movement of the twentieth century.

Ifill, Gwen. The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.
Doubleday, 2009.
Call # E185.615 .I34 2009
Veteran journalist Ifill sheds new light on the impact of Barack Obama's presidential victory and introduces the emerging African American politicians forging a new path to political power. Ifill argues that the Black political structure formed during the Civil Rights movement is giving way to a generation who are the direct beneficiaries of the struggles of the 1960s.

Jeffries, J.L. On the Ground: The Black Panther Party in Communities Across America.
University Press of Mississippi, 2010.
Call # E185.615 .O57 2010
he Black Panther Party suffers from a distorted image largely framed by television and print media, including the Panthers' own newspaper. These sources frequently reduced the entire organization to the Bay Area where the Panthers were founded, emphasizing the Panthers' militant rhetoric and actions rather than their community survival programs. This image, however, does not mesh with reality. The Panthers worked tirelessly at improving the life chances of the downtrodden regardless of race, gender, creed, or sexual orientation.

Lusane, Clarence. The Black History of the White House.
City Lights Books, 2011.
Call # F204.W5 L86 2011
In this work, the author presents a comprehensive history of the White House from an African American perspective, illuminating the central role it has played in advancing, thwarting, or simply ignoring efforts to achieve equal rights for all. Here are the stories of those who were forced to work on the construction of the mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the determined leaders who pressured U.S. presidents to outlaw slavery. They include White House slaves, and servants who went on to write books, Secret Service agents harassed by racist peers, Washington insiders who rose to the highest levels of power, the black artists and intellectuals invited to the White House, community leaders who waged presidential campaigns, and many others.

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Reid, Debra A., and Evvan P. Bennett. Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule : African American Landowning Families since Reconstruction.
University Press of Florida, 2012.
Call # ProQuest Ebook Central E185.6 .B49 2012
his collection chronicles the tumultuous history of landowning African American farmers from the end of the Civil War to today. Each essay provides a case study of people in one place at a particular time and the factors that affected their ability to acquire, secure, and protect their land. The contributors walk readers through a century and a half of African American agricultural history, from the strivings of black farm owners in the immediate post-emancipation period to the efforts of contemporary black farm owners to receive justice through the courts for decades of discrimination by the U.S Department of Agriculture. They reveal that despite enormous obstacles, by 1920 a quarter of African American farm families owned their land, and demonstrate that farm ownership was not simply a departure point for black migrants seeking a better life but a core component of the African American experience.
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Salzman, Jack, and Cornell West. Struggles in the Promised Land: Towards a Histry of Black-Jewish Relations in the United States.
Oxford University Press, 1997.
Call # E185.61 .S915 1997
To communicate that history, the essays gathered here move from the common demonization of Blacks and. Jews in the Middle Ages, to an accurate assessment of Jewish involvement in the slave trade; to the confluence of Black migration from the South and Jewish immigration from Europe into Northern cities between 1880 and 1935; to the meaningful alliance forged during the Civil Rights movement and the conflicts over Black Power and the struggle in the Middle East that effectively ended that alliance.

Scott, William R., and William G. Shade. Upon These Shores: Themes in the African-American Experience, 1600 to the Present.
Routledge, 2000.
Call # E185 .U63 2000
his one-volume, comprehensive overview of African American history brings together original essays by some of the foremost authorities in the field. Arranged both thematically and chronologically, these papers discuss a wide range of topics - from the Middle Passage to the Civil Rights Movement; from abolition to the Great Migration; from issues in religion, class and family to literature, education and politics.

Shames, Stephen. The Black Panthers.
Aperture Foundation, 2006.
Call # E185.615 .S44 2006
Shames was prolific and his archive of Panther images is the largest in the world, presenting an uncommonly nuanced portrait of this dynamic social movement. Released on the occasion of the Party's fortieth anniversary, this illuminating publication gathers an astonishing collection of never-before-published images, offering an electrifying visual history. Panther newspapers, posters and other ephemera help convey the ethos of the Panthers and of a transformative period of social upheaval for the whole nation.

Thompson, Kathleen, and Hilary Austin The Face of our Past: Image of Black Women from Colonial America to the Present.
Indiana University Press, 1999.
Call # E185.86 .F33 1999
What do black women look like? What do they look like at work or with their families? What faces do they choose to present to the world, and what faces has the world forced them to acquire? We can look in vain to most pictorial histories of America and even of African America for images of Black women. With noteworthy exceptions, even scholarly studies in Black women's history tend to include few, if any, photographic images. Of the images that previously have been presented in print, the majority have been of famous Black women.The Face of Our Past brings the ordinary Black woman to center stage, showing how she lives, loves her family, works to survive, fights for her people, and expresses her individuality. In addition to 302 cartefully chosen images, Kathleen Thompson and Hilary Mac Austin provide quotations from letters, diaries, journals, and other sources

Thum, Marcella. Hippocrene U.S.A. Guide to Black America: A Directory of Historic and Cultural Sites Relating to Black America.
Hippocrene Books, 1991.
Call # E185.53.A1 .T58 1991
A guidebook to museums, monuments, and historic sites commemorating the achievements of black Americans and discussions of the aspects of black history and culture the sites represent.

Washington, Booker T. The Story of the Negro: The Rise of the Race from, Slavery.
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.
Call # E185 .W316 2005
Booker T. Washington mastered the nuances of the political arena in the late 19th century, which enabled him to manipulate the media, raise money, strategize, network, pressure, reward friends and distribute funds while punishing those who opposed his plans for uplifting blacks. His long-term goal was to end the disenfranchisement of the vast majority of African Americans, who still lived in the South. Washington also was a key proponent of African-American businesses and one of the founders of the National Negro Business League

Wilkerson, Isabel. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration.
Random House, 2011.
Call # E185.6 .W685 2011
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.

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