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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

Kendall, Mikki

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "A collection of essays taking aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement, arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2020

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 KEN

Streeter, Leslie Gray

Summary: "Leslie Gray Streeter is not cut out for widowhood. She's not ready for hushed rooms and pitying looks. She is not ready to stand graveside, dabbing her eyes in a classy black hat. If she had her way she'd wear her favorite curve-hugging leopard print dress to Scott's funeral; he loved her in that dress! But, here she is, having lost her soulmate to a sudden heart attack, totally unsure of how...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STREETER, LESLIE GRAY STR

Lawson, Shayla

Summary: This collection of essays that focus on black girl culture features topics such as workplace microaggressions, how to become famous on Twitter, traveling while black, and reversing racist stereotypes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 LAW

Hartman, Saidiya V.

Summary: "A breathtaking exploration of the lives of young black women in the early twentieth century. In Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartman examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. Free love, common-law and transient marriages, serial partners, cohabitation outside of wedlock, queer relations,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.48 HAR

Byrd, Ayana D

Summary: A chronicle of black hair in America looks back at the styles, myths, and grooming techniques adopted by African Americans throughout their history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.4 BYR

Romney, Patricia

Summary: "Using archival documents, oral histories, and first-person memoir, WE WERE THERE is a history of the Third World Women's Alliance, a revolutionary, intersectional, socialist feminist organization that centered women of color and redefined second wave feminism in the 1970s"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 ROM

Blay, Zeba

Summary: "An Empowering and Celebratory Portrait of Black Women-from Josephine Baker to Aunt Viv to Cardi B. In 2013, film and culture critic Zeba Blay was one of the first people to coin the viral term #carefreeblackgirls on Twitter. As she says, it was "a way tocarve out a space of celebration and freedom for Black women online." In this collection of essays, Blay expands on this initial idea by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.48 BLA

Burke, Tarana

10 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "From the founder and activist behind one of the largest movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the "me too" movement, Tarana Burke debuts a powerful memoir about her own journey to saying those two simple yet infinitely powerful words-me too-and how she brought empathy back to an entire generation in one of the largest cultural events in American history. Tarana didn't always...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2021

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Summary: A painfully funny new comedy series which follows best friends Issa and Molly as they navigate the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles while facing the challenges of being two black women who defy all stereotypes. Insecure explores the black female experience in a subtle, witty, and authentic way, as Issa and Molly stumble their way toward pulling their lives together while...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Roberts, Blain.

Contents: Introduction -- Making up white Southern womanhood : the democratization of the Southern lady -- Shop talk : ritual and space in the Southern black beauty parlor -- Homegrown royalty : white beauty contests in the rural South -- Thrones of their own : body and beauty contests among Southern black women -- Bodies politic : beauty and racial crisis in the civil rights era -- Conclusion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Univ of North Carolina Pr 2014

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

Bernard, Emily

Summary: "A collection of essays on race"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 BER

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

Jones, Amy Robin

Summary: A biography of the African-American educator Mary McLeod Bethune, discussing her role in creating opportunities for African-Americans in education and government.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

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

Wright, Richard

Summary: The author grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard", hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other side by blacks who resented anyone trying to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial Modern Classics 2020

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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

Grande, Reyna

Summary: From bestselling author Reyna Grandewhose remarkable memoir The Distance Between Us has become required reading in schools across the country comes an inspiring account of one woman's quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time. When Reyna Grande was nine years...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRANDE, REYNA GRA

Summary: "National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The Progressive magazine republished one of its most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 FIR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.896 FIR

Gerster, Michelle

Summary: "A poignant bilingual YA graphic memoir about a teenage girl's harrowing experience crossing the Mexico-US border. This compelling young adult graphic memoir tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who crosses the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life. Their treacherous journey is filled with both heartbreak and hope. Will...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2021

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Davidson, James West.

Contents: Into a changing world -- A moral education -- Unladylike lady -- Edged tools -- Ambition to edit -- They say -- Do something -- Exiled.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2007

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Amoroso, Cynthia

Summary: A biography of Coretta Scott King, an American civil rights activist, and the wife of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2022

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

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

Brown, Adrienne M.

Summary: "How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Author and editor adrienne maree brown finds the answer in something she calls "pleasure activism," a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: AK Press 2019

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Bailey, Diane

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of the activist, educator, writer, journalist, suffragette, and pioneering voice against the horrors of lynching who set out to better the lives of African-Americans long before the Civil Rights Movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2019

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

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