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March: Book Two
March: Book Two
by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
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Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, inspired by a 1950s comic book that helped prepare his... (read more)

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March: Book One
March: Book One
by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
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Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to... (read more)

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Malcolm X
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Alex Haley
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Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63
by Taylor Branch
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At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 (America in the King Years)
At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 (America in the King Years)
by Taylor Branch
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"A magnificent account of witness and sacrifice." andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; -- John Leonard, andlt;iandgt;Harper's Magazineandlt;/iandgt;... (read more)

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Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65
Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65
by Taylor Branch
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Scott Ellsworth andlt;Iandgt;The Oregonianandlt;/Iandgt; Magnificent...the birth of a masterwork akin to Carl Sandburg's andlt;Iandgt;Lincolnandlt;/Iandgt; or Shelby Foote's andlt;Iandgt;Civil War.andlt;/Iandgt;... (read more)

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Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age
Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age
by Kevin Boyle
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“Dr. Ossian Sweet bought a house in a white neighborhood in 1925. Detroit exploded as a result, and a largely forgotten, yet pivotal, civil rights moment in modern American history unfolded. Kevin Boyle's vivid, deeply researched Arc of Justice is... (read more)

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Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
by Hampton Sides
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From the acclaimed bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and Blood and Thunder, a taut, intense narrative about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the largest manhunt in American history. On April 23, 1967, Prisoner #416J, an inmate at... (read more)

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Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (King Legacy)
Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (King Legacy)
by Martin Luther King
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolence resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of fifty thousand Negroes who took to heart the... (read more)

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Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year
Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year
by Tavis Smiley
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A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led... (read more)

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One Mississippi, Two Mississippi: Methodists, Murder, and the Struggle for Racial Justice in Neshoba County
One Mississippi, Two Mississippi: Methodists, Murder, and the Struggle for Racial Justice in Neshoba County
by Carol V R George
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During Freedom Summer 1964, three young civil rights workers who were tasked with registering voters at Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Neshoba County, Mississippi were murdered there by law enforcement and Ku Klux Klansmen. The murders were hardly noticed... (read more)

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Warriors Don't Cry: The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
Warriors Don't Cry: The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
by Melba Patillo Beals
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andlt;Bandgt;Melba Pattillo Bealsandlt;/Bandgt; is a journalist and member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who were the first to integrate Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas.... (read more)

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Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
by Melba Pattill Beals
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In 1957, well before Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech, Melba Pattillo Beals and eight other teenagers became iconic symbols for the Civil Rights Movement and the dismantling of Jim Crow in the American South as they integrated Little... (read more)

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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
by Jeanne Theoharis
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2014 NAACP Image Award Winner: Outstanding Literary Work – Biography / Auto Biography 2013 Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians  Choice Top 25 Academic Titles for 2013 The definitive political biography... (read more)

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This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible
This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible
by Charles E. Cobb, Jr.
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Visiting Martin Luther King Jr. at the peak of the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. “Just for self defense,” King assured him. It was not the only weapon King kept for such a purpose... (read more)

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The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change
The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change
by Aldon D Morris
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A “valuable, eye-opening work” (The Boston Globe) about the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s. On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Mrs. Rosa Parks, weary after a long day at work, refused to give up her bus seat to a... (read more)

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The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement
The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement
by Taylor Branch
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Taylor Branch, author of the acclaimed America in the King Years, introduces selections from the trilogy in clear context and gripping detail. The King Years delivers riveting tales of everyday heroes who achieved miracles in constructive purpose and yet... (read more)

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The Children
The Children
by David Halberstam
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"POWERFUL . . . TOLD WITH SUCH PASSIONATE CONVICTION THAT THE READER IS TRANSFIXED." --The New York Times "David Halberstam is America's Alexis de Tocqueville. . . . In The Children, he returns to his roots as a young reporter for the... (read more)

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Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
by Manning Marable
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A new look at Malcolm X's life and times from his Pulitzer Prizeandndash;winning biographer, Manning Marableand#160;Manning Marable's Pulitzer Prizeandndash;winning biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, has already begun to reshape perceptions of... (read more)

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