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African American Studies
Black History Month


Since 1976, the month of February has been a time to study, to remember, and to celebrate the rich history of citizens of African descent in the United States. As the many books in this aisle demonstrate, African Americans are not just important to the American story — they are the American story. And these are also just excellent books. What better time to pick one up?

There are 53 books in this aisle.

Featured Titles in African American Studies - Black History Month
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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
by Isabel Wilkerson
Staff Pick
The Warmth of Other Suns is a fascinating epic narrative of the Great Migration by the brilliant and beautiful Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson.... (read more)

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Invisible Man
Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison
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Warmth of Other Suns (10 Edition)
Warmth of Other Suns (10 Edition)
by Isabel Wilkerson
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The Warmth of Other Suns is a fascinating epic narrative of the Great Migration by the brilliant and beautiful Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson.... (read more)

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Pimp: The Story of My Life
Pimp: The Story of My Life
by Iceberg Slim
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The book that brought black literature to the streets is back to show the Hip-Hop generation what it’s all about, where they came from. A blueprint. A bible. What Sun Tzu’s Art of War was to ancient China, Pimp is to the streets. This is the... (read more)

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Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
by Audre Lorde
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“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . .... (read more)

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A Lesson Before Dying (Vintage Contemporaries)
A Lesson Before Dying (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Ernest J Gaines
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Bluest Eye ((Rev)07 Edition)
Bluest Eye ((Rev)07 Edition)
by Toni Morrison
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston
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"Belongs in the category ... of enduring American literature." -- Saturday Review Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person -- no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s. Janie's quest for... (read more)

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
by Barack Obama
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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Martin Luther King Jr.andrsquo;s family comes together for the first time to share their reflections and memories of the great civil rights leader. Included are contributions from his sister (the only surviving member of his immediate family), his... (read more)

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Neon Vernacular : New and Selected Poems (93 Edition)
Neon Vernacular : New and Selected Poems (93 Edition)
by Yusef Komunyakaa
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"Yusef Komunyakaa is a poet whose work, over ten years and many books, continues to grow in complexity and beauty. Neon Vernacular includes some of the best Vietnam testimony, in verse or prose, that I've ever read. Komunyakaa's whole oeuvre explores and... (read more)

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Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
by Langston Hughes
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Penguin American Library)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Penguin American Library)
by Frederick Douglass
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An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new supplementary materials The preeminent American slave narrative first published in 1845, Frederick Douglasss Narrative powerfully details the life of the abolitionist from his birth... (read more)

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Down By the Riverside: a South Carolina Slave Community, Anniversary Edition ((Rev)09 Edition)
Down By the Riverside: a South Carolina Slave Community, Anniversary Edition ((Rev)09 Edition)
by Charles Joyner
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Acknowledged as the definitive edition of J.S. Mill, the complete set of volumes are now again available containing extensive notes, a new introduction and an index.... (read more)

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The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
by Wes Moore
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The Other Wes Moore is the fascinating tale of two men who shared a name and a birthplace; their lives started out in similar circumstances and ended up very differently (one a Rhodes Scholar, the other serving a life sentence in jail). A moving... (read more)

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Cane
Cane
by Jean Toomer
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A literary masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance, is a powerful work of innovative fiction evoking black life in the South. The sketches, poems, and stories of black rural and urban life that make up are rich in imagery. Visions of smoke, sugarcane, dusk,... (read more)

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Revolutionary Suicide: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
Revolutionary Suicide: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
by Huey P Newton
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Born the son of a Baptist minister in 1942 in Monroe, Louisiana, Huey P. Newton moved to Oakland, California, with his family at the age of three. Although functionally illiterate upon graduating from high school, he taught himself to read by studying... (read more)

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By Any Means Necessary
By Any Means Necessary
by Malcolm X
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"The imperialists know the only way you will voluntarily turn to the fox is to show you a wolf." In eleven speeches and interviews, Malcolm X presents a revolutionary alternative to this reformist trap, taking up political alliances, women's rights, U.S.... (read more)

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Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey (Dover Thrift Editions)
Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Marcus Garvey
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This anthology contains some of the African-American rights advocate's most noted writings and speeches, among them "Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World" and "Africa for the Africans."... (read more)

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The Black History of the White House (Open Media)
The Black History of the White House (Open Media)
by Clarence Lusane
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The Black History of the White House presents the untold history, racial politics, and shifting significance of the White House as experienced by African Americans, from the generations of enslaved people who helped to build it or were forced to work... (read more)

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