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DeAngelis, Gina.

Summary: Explains the events leading up to the formation of the Massachusetts 54th, a regiment of free blacks, and its participation in the Civil War. Sidebars include quotations from leaders of the time and facts about African American soldiers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bridgestone Books 2003

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.7 DEA

Brooks, Max.

Summary: "From bestselling author Max Brooks, the riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment--the Harlem Hellfighters. The Harlem Hellfighters is a fictionalized account of the 369th Infantry Regiment--the first African American regiment mustered to fight in World War I. From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg, South Carolina, to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 BRO

Steward, T. G. (Theophilus Gould)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Humanity Books 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.8933 STE

Summary: Gain an unprecedented look at the experiences and accomplishments of African Americans in the military, and learn why such a group of heroic men and women would fight for the freedom of others that they themselves weren't able to enjoy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FOR

Blair, Margaret Whitman.

Contents: Liberty to slaves -- And some joined the patriots -- War and its aftermath -- Nova Scotia and freedom -- Africa: the promised land.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.341 BLA

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Marlow, L. Y. (Lydia Y.)

Summary: "From the author of Color Me Butterfly, the poignant story of a decades-long love affair that creates complicated and unbreakable ties between two families that live worlds apart. When Morris Sullivan joins the navy in 1940, his hopes are high. Though he leaves behind his new wife and their baby daughter, he is thrilled to be pursuing his lifelong dream--only to be shipped off to Pearl Harbor...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

Summary: From the initial sparks of revolution in Boston to the climactic Siege of Yorktown and beyond, hear the story of the war within the Revolutionary War through the eyes of some of the most significant African American figures of our country's foundation, including Crispus Attucks, Peter Salem, Phillis Wheatley, and James Armistead Lafayette. Executive produced and narrated by NBA legend,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Harris, Bill

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carroll & Graf 1993

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.412 HAR

Egerton, Douglas R

Summary: Almost immediately after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, abolitionists began to call for the raising of black regiments. The South and most of the North responded with outrage. Southerners vowed to enslave black soldiers captured in battle, while many northerners claimed that blacks lacked the courage to fight. Yet Boston's Brahmins, always eager for a moral crusade,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 EGE

Baker, Brynn.

Summary: "Discusses the heroic actions and experiences of the Buffalo Soldiers and the impact they made during times of war or conflict"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 355 BAK

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...

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 973.7 SHE

Willis, Deborah

Summary: Though both the Union and Confederate armies excluded African American men from their initial calls to arms, many of the men who eventually served were black. Simultaneously, photography culture blossomed--marking the Civil War as the first conflict to be extensively documented through photographs. In The Black Civil War Soldier, Deb Willis explores the crucial role of photography in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 WIL

Harrison, Carlos.

Summary: Tells the unforgettable story of patriotism about twenty-two Mexican American families who lived on one street in a small Illinois railroad town that sent fifty-seven of their children to fight in World War II and Korea--more than any other place that size in the country. Eight of those children died. Based on interviews with relatives, friends, and soldiers it is the compelling account of a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.868 HAR

Withers, Ernest C.

Summary: "Ernest C. Withers was one of the most prominent African-American photographers during the civil rights years. During the course of his work, he took thousands photographs that document the Movement--from the Emmett Till trial in 1955 to the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. What set his work apart was that he goes beyond the political struggles to show the human face of Movement....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: CityFiles Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 WIT

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food, covering its roots in Western Africa, its incarnation in the American South, and the role it plays in the health crisis in the African American community. Examines the socioeconomics of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from producing cheap calories while healthy options remain expensive and hard to find.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD E-TV SOU

Mullenbach, Cheryl

Summary: An account of the lesser-known contributions of African-American women during World War II reveals how they helped lay the foundations for the Civil Rights Movement by challenging racial and gender barriers at home and abroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 MUL

Jones, Martha S.

Summary: This volume explores the roles black women played in their communities' social movements and the consequences of elevating women into positions of visibility and leadership. Martha Jones reveals how, throughout the 19th century, the "woman question" was at the core of movements against slavery and for civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2007

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.6 Jon

Douglas, Deborah D.

Summary: The U.S. Civil Rights Trail offers a vivid glimpse into the story of Black America's fight for freedom and equality. From eye-opening landmarks to celebrations of triumph over adversity, experience a tangible piece of history with Moon U.S. Civil Rights Trail. Includes flexible itineraries, historic civil rights sites, the culture of the movement, expert insight, travel tools, and detailed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avalon Travel, Hachette Book Group 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 917.5 DOU

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.896 DAW

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Imani, Blair

Summary: "A powerful illustrated history of the Great Migration and its sweeping impact on Black and American culture, from Reconstruction to the rise of hip hop. Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration that sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 IMA

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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