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On Display at Clarkston - Deep Archive: On Display -- February 2006

This board features older display pages from the summer of 2006 to January of 2010

On Display -- February 2006

Featured Websites

The Biography Channel
A cable channel that features stories of celebrities and other famous people. At the web site you can watch many of these shows on demand.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

ASALH- Association for the Study of African American Life and History
ASALH's mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about Black History, to be, in short, the nexus between the Ivory Tower and the global public.

Digital Schomburg
Relying on the expertise of distinguished curators and scholars, Digital Schomburg provides access to trusted information, interpretation and scholarship on the global black experience. Users worldwide can find, in this virtual Schomburg Center, exhibitions, books, articles, photographs, prints, audio and video streams, and selected external links for research in the history and cultures of the peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora.

To see more displays in the deep archive, visit the Welcome to the Deep Archive page.

This display celebrates Black History Month with books and web sites about African American history, biographies of famous African Americans, and the Civil Rights Movement. The selection is not large, but even six years after this display was made, it is still timely.

Adrienne Langston created the original web page for this display. The book descriptions appear courtesy of Book Index with Reviews to which the library no longer subscribes. The image in the logo appears courtesy of Baseball Collection and is available under a Creative Commons license.

Black History Month 2006 with Jackie Robinson

After the Glory by Shaffer, Donald Robert
A study of the two boxing competitions between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling, in 1936 and 1938, examines the global significance of the sporting events in terms of a world on the brink of war.

Autobiography of Medgar Evers, The by Evers, Medgar Wiley
Presents the life of the assassinated NAACP leader as revealed through his correspondence, notes, and transcribed speeches, describing his strong commitment to the cause of civil rights despite threats to his personal safety.

Beyond Glory by Margolick, David
A study of the two boxing competitions between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling, in 1936 and 1938, examines the global significance of the sporting events in terms of a world on the brink of war.

Black Diva by Weaver, David
The life of Ruby Elzy

Can't Stop Won't Stop by Chang, Jeff
A history of hip-hop cites its origins in the post-civil rights Bronx and Jamaica, drawing on interviews with performers, activists, gang members, DJs, and others to document how the movement has influenced politics and culture.

Footprints by Mercer, Michelle
A portrait of jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter traces the course of his fifty-year career, from his youth in 1930s Newark, New Jersey, to the present day, and assesses his influence on the development of modern jazz.

Hell Without Fires by Pierce, Yolanda Nicole

I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You by Dobkin, Matt
The story of Aretha Franklin's creation of her first hit album sets her music against a background of the feminist and civil rights movements of the late 1960s, offering insight into the artist's complex personality and cultural impact.

Louis Armstrong & Paul Whiteman by Berrett, Joshua
Juxtaposes the lives and careers of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong and bandleader Paul Whiteman.

Room Full of Mirrors by Cross, Charles R
A biography of Jimi Hendrix.

She Would not be Moved by Kohl, Herbert R
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott, Kohl has expanded and updated his groundbreaking discussion of Rosa Parks and her part in the boycott. Kohl, a recipient of the National Book Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, was the first author to dispel the myth that Parks acted on impulse and emotion rather than moral conviction.

Thunder of Angels, The by Williams, Donnie
The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the people who broke the back of Jim Crow.

What I learned from Jackie Robinson by Erskine, Carl
The former Brooklyn Dodger recalls lessons learned from Jackie Robinson, sharing memories from Robinson's widow and his own recollections of Yogi Berra, Sandy Koufax, Pee Wee Reese, Whitey Ford, Billy Martin, and others.

Why not Every Man? by Hendrick, George
African Americans and civil disobedience in the quest for the dream.

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