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Goldstone, Lawrence

Summary: "Following the Civil War, the Reconstruction era raised a new question to those in power in the US: Should African Americans, so many of them former slaves, be granted the right to vote? In a bitter partisan fight over the legislature and Constitution, the answer eventually became yes, though only after two constitutional amendments, two Reconstruction Acts, two Civil Rights Acts, three...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Focus 2020

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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...

Format: text

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

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

Summary: Genealogical investigations and DNA analysis help participants discover where they come from and who they are.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2008

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

Greenfield, Eloise.

Summary: Describes the period of the 20th century when many African Americans left the South to make better lives for themselves in the northern states.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J811 GRE

King, Shani M.

Summary: Black lives matter. King affirms the message repeatedly, tenderly, with cumulative power and pride. She celebrates 116 -- just a tiny sample-- of the Black lives who deserve to shine. Her book honors the fortitude of Black role models and celebrates their achievements in sports, music, art, literature, journalism, politics, law, science, medicine, and social justice. The message is joyful,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tilbury House Publishers 2021

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

Ortiz, Paul

Summary: "Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the "Global South" was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar and activist Paul Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress as exalted by widely taught formulations such as "manifest destiny" and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.9 ORT

Gates, Henry Louis

Summary: "A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind. The abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the Civil War is a familiar story, as is the civil rights revolution that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 GAT

Gates, Henry Louis

Summary: "A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind. The abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the Civil War is a familiar story, as is the civil rights revolution that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 0000

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT 973 GAT

Donovan, Sandra

Summary: Spotlights African Americans and their contributions to American society, including artists, writers, sports stars, musicians, and political leaders.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.0496 DON

Cortez, Rio

Summary: "B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright! And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture. Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak,creativity and joy. It's a story of big ideas--P is for Power, S is for Science and Soul. Of significant moments--G is for Great Migration. Of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 COR

Hudson, Cheryl Willis

Summary: Profiles notable African American women in various fields from Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, and Ida B. Wells to Condoleeza Rice, Beyoncé, and the founders of Black Lives Matter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920.72 HUD

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1990

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1 HAM

Davis, Kenneth C.

Summary: "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 920 DAV

Taylor, Kimberly Hayes

Summary: Profiles the lives of eight Afro-American leaders, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Booker T. Washington, who were instrumental in abolishing slavery or helping former slaves achieve full citizenship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oliver Press 1996

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 TAY

Gates, Henry Louis.

Summary: "Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us a sumptuously illustrated, landmark book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama. Informed by the latest, sometimes provocative scholarship, and including more than eight hundred images--ancient maps, art, documents, photographs, cartoons, posters--Life Upon These Shores focuses on defining events,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2011

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 973.0496 GAT

Summary: The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Including archival footage, this film is an indispensable primary resource of a pivotal moment in American and world history. Originally screened in theaters for only a single night in 1970.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Hornsby, Alton.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Visible Ink Press 1993

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0496 HOR

Harrison, Vashti

Summary: Features female figures of black history, including abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 HAR

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of Frederick Douglass, a self-educated slave in the South who grew up to become a leader in the abolitionist movement, a celebrated writer, an esteemed speaker, and a social reformer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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

Smith, James Otis

Summary: ""Black Heroes of the Wild West" celebrates the extraordinary true tales of three black historical figures in the Old West: Mary "Stagecoach" Fields, a cardplaying coach driver; Bass Reeves, the first black Deputy S Marshall west of the Mississippi; and Bob Lemmons, a cowboy famous for his ability to tame mustangs"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: TOON Graphics 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 978.78 SMI

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 978.78 SMI

Gill, Joel Christian.

Summary: "Strange Fruit, Volume I, Uncelebrated narratives from Black history is a collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentaryon nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. Among the stories included are: Henry 'Box' Brown, who escaped...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fulcrum Publishing 2014

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

Woodson, Jacqueline.

Summary: A rope passed down through the generations frames an African American family's story as they journey north during the time of the Great Migration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE WOO

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WOO

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2001

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 973.0496 HAR

Joy, Angela

Summary: "A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JOY

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