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Carter, Stephen L.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in the New York of the 1930s--and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARTER, EUNICE HUNTON CAR

Tubbs, Anna Malaika

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Summary: "In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates Black motherhood by telling the story of the three women who raised and shaped some of America's most pivotal heroes: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin. Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin's son James, about Alberta King's son Martin Luther, and Louise Little's son...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2021

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Haley, Alex.

Summary: Alex Haley traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. He follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boy's abduction to America and continued throughout the generations that followed.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Audiobooks America/Sound library 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 929.2 HAL

Gordon-Reed, Annette.

Summary: Historian and legal scholar Gordon-Reed presents this epic work that tells the story of the Hemingses, an American slave family and their close blood ties to Thomas Jefferson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.4 GOR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B Hemings Gor

Jackson, Mitchell S.

Summary: With a poet's gifted ear, a novelist's sense of narrative, and a journalist's unsentimental eye, Mitchell S. Jackson candidly explores his tumultuous youth in the other America. Survival Math takes its name from the calculations Mitchell and his family made to keep safe--to stay alive--in their community, a small black neighborhood in Portland, Oregon blighted by drugs, violence, poverty, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Shuster, Inc. 2019

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JACKSON, MITCHELL JAC

Davis, Bridgett M

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: An homage to the author's mother relates how she cleverly played Detroit's illegal lottery in the 1970s to support the family while creating a loving, joyful home and mothering her children to the highest standards.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 DAV

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DAVIS, FANNIE DAV

Broom, Sarah M.

Summary: "Sarah M. Broom's [memoir] The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America's most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother's struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 BRO

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BROOM, SARAH M. BRO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BROOM BRO

Austin, Nefertiti

Summary: "When Nefertiti Austin, a single African-American woman, decided to adopt two black children through the foster system, she was unprepared for the fact that there is no place for black women in the 'mommy wars.' Austin set off on her path with no place to seek guidance from others who looked like her or shared her experience. She soon realized that she would not only have to navigate skepticism...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AUSTIN, NEFERTITI AUS

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 920 SHE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 SHE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 Shetterly 2018

Perry, Imani

Summary: "Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry issues an unflinching challenge to society to see Black children as deserving of humanity. She admits fear and frustration for her African American sons in a society that is increasingly racist and at times seems irredeemable. However, as a mother, feminist, writer, and intellectual, Perry offers an unfettered expression of love--finding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PERRY, IMANI PER

Dray, Philip.

Summary: Presents a life of the African American journalist who was born a slave and went on to become a respected teacher and journalist, and who is best remembered for her campaign through her writings to eliminate lynching in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WEL

Kearse, Bettye

Summary: A descendant of a slave named Coreen, and-according to oral tradition-her owner, President James Madison, finally shares her family's story.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 920 KEA

Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Shares the story of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in World War II, centering the story around Charity Adams, the woman who commanded the only black WAAC battalion sent overseas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FAR

Buckley, Gail Lumet

Summary: Gail Lumet Buckley, daughter of actress Lena Horne, delves deeply into her family history, detailing the experiences of an extraordinary African American family from Civil War to civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2016

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 BUC

Brown, Cupcake.

Summary: This book is unlike any memoir you'll ever read. Moving in its frankness, it is a relentless tale of a resilient spirit who took on the worst of contemporary urban life and survived it with a furious wit and unyielding determination. Cupcake Brown is a dynamic and original storyteller who will guide you on the most satisfying, startlingly funny, and genuinely affecting tour through hell you'll...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B BROWN Bro

Herrera, Juan Felipe

Summary: "When Juan Felipe Herrera was very young, he picked flowers, helped his mama feed the chickens, slept under the starry sky, and learned to say goodbye to his amiguitos each time his migrant family moved on. When he grew up, Juan Felipe Herrera became a poet. His breathtaking poem "Imagine" and Lauren Castillo's evocative illustrations will speak to every reader and dreamer searching for this...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Library Ideas, LLC] 2019

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Summary: The documentary examines the relationship between the civil right legend Rosa Parks and Carolyn Green and discusses Green's quest to continue her cousin's legacy of black activism in America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOC MY

Brown, India Hill

Summary: When eleven-year-old Iris sneaks out at night to make snow angels, she was not expecting to raise the ghost of Avery Moore, a girl her own age; but bringing to light the segregated and abandoned black cemetery seems like the perfect way to help Avery get the recognition she craves, and it will also be a good idea for the school project about the history of her small North Carolina town, where...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BRO

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BRO

Shetterly, Margot Lee

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these "colored computers," as they were known, used slide...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

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Greenidge, Kerri

Summary: "This long-overdue biography reestablishes William Monroe Trotter's essential place next to Douglass, Du Bois, and King in the pantheon of American civil rights heroes. William Monroe Trotter (1872- 1934), though still virtually unknown to the wider public, was an unlikely American hero. With the stylistic verve of a newspaperman and the unwavering fearlessness of an emancipator, he galvanized...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Co. 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TROTTER, WILLIAM MONROE GRE

Dawson, Keila V.

Summary: "A nonfiction picture book about The Green Book, a travel guide for African Americans during segregation, and the man who wrote it"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [Beaming Books] 2021

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Shepard, Ray Anthony

Summary: Here is the riveting dual biography of two little-known but extraordinary men in Civil War history George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding. These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well-known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields. Their dispatches told the truth of their lives at camp, their...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, An Imprint of Highlights 2017

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Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Anderson, Beth

Summary: After being denied a seat on a New York City streetcar, Elizabeth Jennings begins the fight for equality by telling her story in churches, to newspapers, and finally in the courtroom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JEN

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