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Goldstone, Lawrence

Summary: "On Easter Sunday of 1873, just eight years after the Civil War ended, a band of white supremacists marched into Grant Parish, Louisiana, and massacred over one hundred unarmed African Americans. The court case that followed would reach the highest court in the land. Yet, following one of the most ghastly and barbaric incidents of mass murder in American history, not a single person was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Focus 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 976 GOL

Lane, Charles

Summary: Following the Civil War, Colfax, Louisiana, was a town, like many, where Negroes and whites mingled uneasily. But on April 13, 1873, a small army of white ex-Confederate soldiers, enraged after attempts by freedmen to assert their new rights, killed more than sixty Negroes who had occupied a courthouse. Now, journalist Charles Lane transforms this nearly forgotten incident into a historical...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.367 LAN

Censer, Jane Turner

Summary: "Tells the life of Amelie Rives, a talented, privileged young woman who was one of the most famous women in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. This account of Rives's substantial literary career and her personal saga provides insights into the limits imposed on and actions taken by ambitious, elite young women in the late nineteenth-century South. Censer contextualizes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Virginia Press 2022

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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

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

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

Patrick, Denise Lewis

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, but how did she come to be so brave?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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

Baker, Andrew D.

Summary: "An explosive, long-forgotten story of police violence in New Orleans that exposes the historical roots of today's criminal justice crisis"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 BAK

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

Colbert, Brandy

Summary: "In the early morning of June 1, 1921, a white mob marched across the train tracks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and into its predominantly Black Greenwood District--a thriving, affluent neighborhood known as America's Black Wall Street. They brought with them firearms, gasoline, and explosives. In a few short hours, they'd razed thirty-five square blocks to the ground, leaving hundreds dead. The Tulsa...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 976.6 COL

Crowe, Chris.

Summary: Presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old, Emmett Till, in Mississippi, in 1955.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Phyllis Fogelman Books 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1523 CRO

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: "Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 976.6 WEA

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 976.6 WEA

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

Summary: Explores the intersecting lives of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson at the historic moment when their joined voices inspired landmark changes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.092 PIN

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB KING PIN

Beard, Hilary

Summary: A young adult adaptation of Tim Madigan's The Burning, which discusses the circumstances of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 976.6 BEA

De Capua, Sarah

Summary: In a time when the U.S. military was segregated, the Tuskegee Airmen proved that blacks could fight as well and with as much courage as anyone. Learn about this group of exceptional pilots, whose outstanding flying and performances paved the way for the integration of the military.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 DE C

Reynoso, Naibe

Summary: Brief biographies in rhyme of 11 notable Latinos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Con Todo Press 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J SPANISH 920 REY

Smith, Sherri L.

Summary: "During World War II, black Americans were fighting for their country and for freedom in Europe, yet they had to endure a totally segregated military in the United States, where they weren't considered smart enough to become military pilots. After acquiring government funding for aviation training, civil rights activists were able to kickstart the first African American military flight program...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Summary: Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the U.S. ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, by telling the harrowing story of how, in the South, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2012

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

Blackmon, Douglas A.

Summary: A sobering account of a little-known crime against African Americans, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today. From the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II, under laws enacted specifically to intimidate blacks, tens of thousands of African Americans were arbitrarily arrested, hit with outrageous fines, and charged for the costs of their own arrests....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 BLA

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET PARKS

Luxenberg, Steve

Summary: Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court case synonymous with "separate but equal," created remarkably little stir when the justices announced their near-unanimous decision on May 18, 1896. Yet it is one of the most compelling and dramatic stories of the nineteenth century, whose outcome embraced and protected segregation, and whose reverberations are still felt into the twenty-first. Separate...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 342.73 LUX

Crowe, Chris

Summary: "Presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 and the lasting impact of his death"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Speak 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 364 CRO

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

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

Harper, Judith E.

Summary: Portrays the treatment and struggles of African Americans during the Revolutionary War and their contributions to the war effort.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.3 HAR

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

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 BRO

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