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Summary: Based on the acclaimed movie, this is an episodic series that tells the story of a group of black students navigating the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college that's not nearly as post-racial as it thinks.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Bausum, Ann

Summary: Explores the March Against Fear, a protest started by James Meredith and taken up by other civil rights leaders after Meredith was shot.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Partners 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323 BAU

Summary: Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Weinstein Co. 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GRE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Great 2008

Garrett, Kent

Summary: The untold story of the Harvard class of '63, whose Black students fought to create their own identities on the cusp between integration and affirmative action. In the fall of 1959, Harvard recruited eighteen 'Negro' boys as an early form of affirmative action. Four years later they would graduate as African Americans. Some fifty years later, one of these trailblazing Harvard grads, Kent...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 378.1 GAR

Smith, Juliana "Jewels"

Summary: "This unflinching visual and literary tour-de-force tackles the most pressing issues of the day--including racism, patriarchy, gentrification, police violence, and the housing crisis--with humor and biting satire. When gentrification strikes the neighborhood surrounding Ronald Reagan University, Naima Pepper recruits a group of disgruntled undergrads of color to launch the first and only...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PM Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 741.5 SMI

Iloh, Candice

Summary: "Ada" means first daughter, means oldest girl, means most pressure. When Ada leaves home for her freshman year at a historical Black college, it's the first time that she's been able to make her own choices. As she stumbles deeper into the world of dance and explores her sexuality, she also begins to wrestle with her past-- her mother's struggle with addiction, her Nigerian father's attempts to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ILO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: YA FIC ILO

Long, Mark

Summary: This semi-autobiographical tale is set in 1967 Texas, against the backdrop of the fight for civil rights. A white family from a notoriously racist neighborhood in the suburbs and a black family from its poorest ward cross Houston's color line, overcoming humiliation, degradation, and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2012

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 LON

Garrett, Kent

Summary: "The untold story of the Harvard class of '63, whose Black students fought to create their own identities on the cusp between integration and affirmative action. In the fall of 1959, Harvard recruited eighteen "Negro" boys as an experiment, an early formof affirmative action. Four years later they would graduate as African Americans. Some fifty years later, one of these trailblazing Harvard...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 378.1 GAR

Goudsouzian, Aram.

Summary: "The engrossing story of a march that became the key turning point in the history of the civil rights movement On June 5, 1966, the civil rights hero James Meredith left Memphis, Tennessee, on foot. Setting off toward Jackson, Mississippi, he hoped his march would promote Black voter registration and defy racism. The next day, he was shot by a mysterious white man and transferred to a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 323.11 Goudsouzian 2014

Bandele, Asha.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAN

Summary: Will and Carlton enter the University of Los Angeles, home of the Peacocks--and college life is fly. Gorgeous coeds, their own place, fraternity parties, and even some education.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2006

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Fr 4

Summary: An inner-city teenager from Philly is sent by his mother to live with his relatives in Bel-Air, and everybody is in for a surprise. This season, Will meets Lisa, falls in love, gets engaged, and elopes. Carlton finds his soul sister through online dating. In one of the series' most memorable episodes, Will grapples with a bullet with his name on it.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Fr 5

Summary: A sharp and funny comedy about a group of African-American students as they navigate campus life and racial boundaries at a predominately white college. A sly, provocative satire about being a black face in a white place.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY DEA

Tanabe, Karin

Summary: "Since childhood, Anita Hemmings has longed to attend the country's most exclusive school for women, Vassar College. Now, a bright, beautiful senior in the class of 1897, she is hiding a secret that would have banned her from admission: Anita is the only African-American student ever to attend Vassar. With her olive complexion and dark hair, this daughter of a janitor and descendant of slaves...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Washington Square Press 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P TAN

Kann, Claire

Summary: Alice's last girlfriend, Margo, ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual. Now Alice is sure she's done with dating ... and then she meets Takumi. She can't stop thinking about him or the rom-com-grade romance feelings she did not ask for. When herblissful summer takes an unexpected turn and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library-employee badge, Alice has to decide if she's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Swoon Reads 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC KAN

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