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Summary: Though often fighting for a country that did not recognize their rights or even their humanity, African Americans have fought courageously in every American war. Even though they often knew they would return to civilian lives of limited opportunities and unequal treatment, they served their nation with conviction and distinction. This volume offers inspiring profiles of African American service...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 AFR

Miller, Adrian

Summary: "Across America, the pure love and popularity of barbecue cookery has gone through the roof. Prepared in one regional style or another, in the South and beyond, barbecue is one of the nation's most distinctive culinary arts. And people aren't just eatingit; they're also reading books and articles and watching TV shows about it. But why is it, asks Adrian Miller--admitted 'cuehead and longtime...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The University of North Carolina Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.76 MIL

Summary: Hispanics and African-Americans-from politicians to poets to everyday people-speak candidly about the tensions between their communities. In Los Angeles, Mexican-Americans resent the African-American perception of them as mostly illegal immigrants who are taking their jobs. In Miami, the division between blacks and Hispanics leaves Cubans feeling culturally isolated. In New York, Puerto Ricans...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: From the top of Everest to the deepest recesses of previously unexplored caves, from the heart of the sea to the far reaches of space, African American explorers and adventurers have helped chart the unknown, push the boundaries of the frontier, scale the heights, and shoot for the stars. With profiles of courageous and pioneering figures like Arctic explorer Matthew Alexander Henson, the Lewis...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 AFR

Summary: This program looks at how African-Americans defined their freedom after slavery. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reviews courthouse records of land acquisitions, documents from the Freedmen's Bureau and the 1870 census—the first in which African-Americans were counted as citizens, not property—to trace his subjects’ lineages through Reconstruction. A vein that continues throughout the series is Gates'...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Through centuries of suffering, slavery, inequality, discrimination, segregation, and racist violence, African Americans have endured, resisted, fought, and, increasingly over time, won many battles. These victories were propelled by a groundswell of grassroots action, but they were also motivated and organized by courageous and inspirational leadership. Journalists, abolitionists, educators,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 AFR

Summary: In this episode, when the paper trail runs out, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. visits scientists who are using DNA analysis to trace ancestral roots. With results in hand he meets with leading historians of the slave trade and discovers more fascinating details about his own ancestry. Finally, Professor Gates and a guest journey to Africa, where they visit the port from which the guest’s patrilineal...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Donovan, Sandra

Summary: Spotlights African Americans and their contributions to American society, including artists, writers, sports stars, musicians, and political leaders.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.0496 DON

Summary: Imagine a world in which gospel, the blues, jazz, R & B, and rock 'n' roll didn't exist. These indigenous American musical forms are the product of, and a moving expression of the African American experience. Musical geniuses and innovators like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, B.B. King, and Jimi Hendrix turned individual and collective histories of suffering and injustice into...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 AFR

Lakin, Patricia

Summary: A brief biography of the woman who overcame her shyness to become a teacher, a nurse during the Civil War, and founder of the American Red Cross.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2004

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE LAK

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Contents: Essays. Collecting the image of America : Charles Willson Peale's The artist in his museum and Samuel F.B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre / Judith Russi Kirshner -- Painting the image of America : portraiture and genre in the 19th century / Elizabeth Milroy -- Americans in the landscape / D. Scott Atkinson -- American impressionism / Elizabeth Milroy -- America and the modernist spirit / D....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Terra Museum of American Art 1987

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709.73 PRO

African Head Charge (Musical group)

Contents: Free chant : churchical chant of the Iyabinghi -- Orderliness, godliness, discipline and dignity -- Hymn -- Dervish chant -- Hold some more -- Healing father -- Healing ceremony -- Cattle herders chant -- Ethiopian praises -- My God -- Gospel train -- Chant for the spirits -- God is great -- Deer spirit song.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: On-U Sound 1991

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD REGGAE AFR

Einboden, Jeffrey

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Summary: "On October 3, 1807, Thomas Jefferson was contacted by an unknown traveler from the American frontier, who urgently requested a private "interview" with the President, promising to disclose "a matter of momentous importance". By the next day, Jefferson held in his hands two astonishing manuscripts whose history has been lost for over two centuries. Authored by Muslims fleeing captivity in rural...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 EIN

Summary: "In the late 1930s, the federal government embarked on an unusual project. As a part of the Works Progress Administration's efforts to give jobs to unemployed Americans, government workers tracked down 3,000 men and women who had been enslaved before and during the Civil War. The workers asked them probing questions about slave life. What did they think about their slaveholders? What songs did...

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Publisher / Publication Date: CityFiles Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.362 RIV

Summary: Join Sprit, a young wild mustang, as he sets out against impossible odds to regain his freedom and save his homeland. On his courageous journey across the American frontier, Spirit forms a remarkable friendship with a Lakota brave, outwits a squadron of soldiers, and falls for a paint mare named Rain.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DreamWorks Home Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY SPI

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1 available in Children's videos, Call number: J DVD Spirit Stallion 2018

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Summary: Spirit, a wild young mustang, journeys across the wilderness of the American frontier to regain his freedom and save his homeland. Along the way he forms a friendship with a Lakota brave, falls in love with a mare named Rain, and outwits an Army General.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Summary: Dream A World Anew is the stunning gift book accompanying the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. It combines informative narratives from leading scholars, curators, and authors with objects from the museum's collection to present a thorough exploration of African American history and culture. The first half of the book bridges a major gap in our...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 DRE

Burgan, Michael.

Summary: Presents a brief history of African-Americans and of slavery in seventeenth and eighteenth century America.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.0496 BUR

Summary: The stakes have never been higher for KGB operatives Philip and Elizabeth Jennings than in this pulse pounding fourth season. Still grieving the death of her mother, Elizabeth berates Paige for telling her pastor about her parents' covert profession. A deadly bioweapon threatens Gabriel's life, and the couple shatters the lives of loved ones when Martha is told Clark's true identity and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2017

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV AME

Summary: Danger, disillusionment, and betrayal reach an all-time high in the suspense-laced fifth season of The Americans. KGB agents Philip and Elizabeth Jennings' unwavering dedication to their work comes at even more of a personal cost than before. And as Paige is drawn deeper into the reality of her parents' secret job, she realizes she will never have a normal life. Meanwhile, as Cold War tensions...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2018

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV AME

Eakin, Marshall C. (Marshall Craig)

Summary: Professor Marshall C. Eakin of Vanderbilt University delivers twenty-four lectures examining both the unity and diversity in the early history of the Americas. He discusses how Christopher Columbus's voyage to the Americas in 1492 created a collision between three distinct peoples and cultures, European, African, and Native-American, and gave birth to the distinctive identity of the Americas...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Co. 2002

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 970 EAK
Call number: CD 970 EAK PART 2

Summary: Giant steps presents a vibrant and wonderfully diverse collection of young black writing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perennial 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.8 GIA

Wills, Shomari

Summary: "The astonishing untold history of America's first black millionaires - former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring Twenties - self-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American business heroes such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison. Between the years of 1830...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WIL

Summary: Explore with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed-forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV AFR

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