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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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The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Newmarket Words Of...)
The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Newmarket Words Of...)
by Coretta S King
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Martin Luther King, Jr., had hoped to be a Baptist preacher in a Southern city. Instead, by the time he was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39, he had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and had led millions of people in a nonviolent movement that... (read more)

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The African-American Century: How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Country
The African-American Century: How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Country
by Henry Louis Gates
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ONE HUNDRED ORIGINAL PROFILES OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AFRICAN AMERICANS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Without Louis Armstrong or Miles Davis, we would not have jazz. Without Toni Morrison or Ralph Ellison, we would miss some of our greatest novels. Without Dr.... (read more)

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Race Rules: Navigating the Color Line
Race Rules: Navigating the Color Line
by Michael Eric Dyson
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"You couldn't ask for a fairer-minded, better-informed, or more enjoyable guide." --Elle As a former welfare father who is also an ordained Baptist minister and a Princeton Ph.D., Michael Eric Dyson is one of those rare intellectuals who act... (read more)

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No Disrespect
No Disrespect
by Sister Souljah
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Cane
Cane
by Jean Toomer
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A literary masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance, Cane 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 Cane are rich in imagery. Visions of smoke... (read more)

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The Cayton Legacy: An African American Family
The Cayton Legacy: An African American Family
by Richard S Hobbs
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Experience the saga of a distinguished African American family that played a significant role in U.S. history from the Civil War to the present. Residing primarily in Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle, several generations of the Horace and Susie Cayton... (read more)

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My Confederate Kinfolk: A Twenty-First Century Freedwoman Discovers Her Roots
My Confederate Kinfolk: A Twenty-First Century Freedwoman Discovers Her Roots
by Thulani Davis
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Starting from a photograph and writings left by her grandmother, acclaimed African-American novelist Thulani Davis goes looking for the “white folk” in her family, a Scots-Irish family of cotton planters unknown to her-and uncovers a history... (read more)

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The Black Revolution on Campus
The Black Revolution on Campus
by Martha Biondi
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The Black Revolution on Campus is the definitive account of an extraordinary but forgotten chapter of the black freedom struggle. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Black students organized hundreds of protests that sparked a period of crackdown... (read more)

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Slavery in the Development of the Americas
Slavery in the Development of the Americas
by David Eltis
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New work and perspectives from leading historians of slavery in the Americas.... (read more)

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The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill: The Untold Story of Arthur Shores and His Family's Fight for Civil Rights
The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill: The Untold Story of Arthur Shores and His Family's Fight for Civil Rights
by Helen Shores Lee
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These are the firsthand accounts of sisters Helen and Barbara Shores growing up with their father, Arthur Shores, a prominent Civil Rights attorney, during the 60s in the Jim Crow south Birmingham district---a frequent target of the Ku Klux Klan. Between... (read more)

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Can You Hear Me Now?: The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson
Can You Hear Me Now?: The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson
by Michael Eric Dyson
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"Before I wanted to write the world, I sought to right it," declares Michael Eric Dyson. As one of America's most visible, inspirational, and quotable public intellectuals, Dyson has weighed in on a vast array of issues. In his books and newspaper... (read more)

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Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion: Including the 1831 "Confessions"
Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion: Including the 1831 "Confessions"
by Herbert Aptheker
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In the summer of 1831, a band of some forty slaves led by Nat Turner attacked slave-owning residents of Southampton County, Virginia. One of the largest and most violent revolts in the history of the young nation, the rebellion took the lives of some... (read more)

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Stepping Over the Color Line: African-American Students in White Suburban Schools
Stepping Over the Color Line: African-American Students in White Suburban Schools
by Amy Stuart Wells
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This book takes the discussion of racial inequality in America beyond simplistic arguments of white racism and black victimization to a more complex conversation about the separate but unequal situation in many schools today.... (read more)

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Slavery
Slavery
by Peter J Parish
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This study of slavery focuses initially on the drastic revisions in the historical debate on slavery and the present understanding of “the peculiar institution.” It gives a concise explanation of the nature of American slavery and its impact... (read more)

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Beyond Black: Race and Celebrity in Obama's America
Beyond Black: Race and Celebrity in Obama's America
by Ellis Cashmore
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Beyond Black is Ellis Cashmore's compelling appraisal of the impact of black celebrities on the cultural landscape of contemporary America. In recent years a new variety of African American celebrity has emerged: acquisitive, ambitious, flamboyantly... (read more)

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American Poets Continuum #112: Voices
American Poets Continuum #112: Voices
by Lucille Clifton
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In 2007, Lucille Clifton became the first African American woman to win the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, one of the most prestigious American poetry awards and one of the largest literary honors for work in the English language. Clifton has also won the... (read more)

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Great Black Way: L.A. in the 1940s and the Lost African-American Renaissance
Great Black Way: L.A. in the 1940s and the Lost African-American Renaissance
by R J Smith
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This book, like a major archaeological dig, unearths a littleknown, now vanished civilization and changes how we understand history. In the 1940s, when FDR opened up the defense industry to black workers, it inspired a massive wave of black migration to... (read more)

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Up from the Projects: An Autobiography (Hoover Inst Press Publication)
Up from the Projects: An Autobiography (Hoover Inst Press Publication)
by Walter E Williams
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In this very frank and compelling autobiography, Walter E. Williams sets the record straight on his very public life, and in the process discusses some of the past in general— contrasting growing up black and poor in the 1940s and 1950s to the... (read more)

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Bad Girlz
Bad Girlz
by Shannon Holmes
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Shannon Holmes, #1 "Essence bestselling author of "B-More Careful, takes his legion of fans on another wild adventure into the streets with a new novel.... (read more)

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