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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Alex Haley
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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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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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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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Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement, andlt;Iandgt;Parting the Watersandlt;/Iandgt; is destined to endure for generations. andlt;BRandgt;Moving from the fiery political baptism of Martin Luther King, Jr., to... (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 Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
by Jeanne Theoharis
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The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress... (read more)

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Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr
Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr
by Martin Luther King
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Using Stanford University's voluminous collection of archival material, including previously unpublished writings, interviews, recordings, and correspondence, King scholar Clayborne Carson has constructed a remarkable first-person account of Dr. King's... (read more)

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Malcolm X
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Carry Me Home: Birmingham, alabama--the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution
Carry Me Home: Birmingham, alabama--the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution
by Diane McWhorter
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Now with a new afterword, the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic account of the civil rights era’s climactic battle in Birmingham as the movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., brought down the institutions of segregation. “The Year of... (read more)

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Malcolm X
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Chosen by Time magazine as one of the ten most important nonfiction books of the century.<P>Honored on a new stamp. Immortalized in a classic book.... (read more)

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Last Man Standing: The Tragedy and Triumph of Geronimo Pratt
Last Man Standing: The Tragedy and Triumph of Geronimo Pratt
by Jack Olsen
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Jack Olsen's Last Man Standing is the gripping story of Geronimo Pratt, war hero and community leader, who was framed by the FBI in one of the greatest travesties of justice in American history. Geronimo Pratt did not commit the murder for which he... (read more)

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Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter's Civil Rights Journey (River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize)
Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter's Civil Rights Journey (River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize)
by Ana Maria Spagna
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Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus chronicles the story of an American family against the backdrop of one of the civil rights movement's lesser-known stories. In January 1957, Joseph Spagna and five other young men waited to board a city bus called the... (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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Brown Vs. Board of Education #1: Brown V. Board of Education: A Brief History with Documents
Brown Vs. Board of Education #1: Brown V. Board of Education: A Brief History with Documents
by Waldo E Martin
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This book addresses the origins, development, meanings, and consequences of the 1954 Supreme Court decision to end Jim Crow segregation. Using legal documents to frame the debates surrounding the case, Waldo Martin presents Brown v. Board of Education as... (read more)

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"All Labor Has Dignity" (King Legacy)
"All Labor Has Dignity" (King Legacy)
by Martin Luther Jr King
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An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice   People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. He fought throughout his... (read more)

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I Have a Dream - 40th Anniversary Edition: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
I Have a Dream - 40th Anniversary Edition: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
by Martin Luther King
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"HIS LIFE INFORMED US, HIS DREAMS SUSTAIN US" -from the Citation of the posthumous award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., July 4,1977 Martin Luther King's twenty most memorable writings and... (read more)

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life (Penguin Lives Biographies)
Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life (Penguin Lives Biographies)
by Marshall Frady
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Marshall Frady, the reporter who became the unofficial chronicler of the civil rights movement, here re-creates the life and turbulent times of its inspirational leader. Deftly interweaving the story of King’s quest with a history of the African... (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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In this electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided Detroit and ignited the civil rights struggle, Boyle weaves a tapestry of narrative history that documents the volatile America of the 1920s and recreates the Sweet family's journey... (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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Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice
Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice
by Raymond Arsenault
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The saga of the Freedom Rides is an improbable, almost unbelievable story. In the course of six months in 1961, four hundred and fifty Freedom Riders expanded the realm of the possible in American politics, redefining the limits of dissent and setting... (read more)

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