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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

Summary: Chronicling the riveting history and personal experiences, at once liberating and challenging, harrowing and inspiring, deeply revealing and profoundly transforming, of African Americans on the road from the advent of the automobile through the seismic changes of the 1960s and beyond, it explores the deep background of a recent phrase rooted in realities that have been an indelible part of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Sorin, Gretchen Sullivan

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life-the true history beyond the Best Picture-winning movie. The ultimate symbol of independence and possibility, the automobile has shaped this country from the moment the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford's assembly line. Yet cars have always held distinct importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many...

Format: text

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

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

Miller, Karl Hagstrom

Summary: Karl Hagstrom Miller argues that the categories that we have inherited to think and talk about southern music bear little relation to the ways that southerners long played and heard music. Focusing on the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth, Miller chronicles how southern music--a fluid complex of sounds and styles in practice--was reduced to a series of distinct genres linked to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.64 MIL

Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Summary: "A biography of Claudette Colvin in the She Persisted series"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2021

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

Bowers, Rick

Summary: In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 323.11 BOW

Hoose, Phillip M.

Summary: Presents the life of the Alabama teenager who played an integral role in the Montgomery bus strike, once by refusing to give up a bus seat, and again, by becoming a plaintiff in the landmark civil rights case against the bus company.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Square Fish 2011

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Whitehead, Colson

Summary: "As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone"... Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WHI

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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Bay, Mia

Summary: "What was it like to travel while Black under Jim Crow? Mia Bay brings this dramatic history to life. With gripping stories and a close eye on the rail, bus, and airline operators who implemented segregation, she shows why access to unrestricted mobilityhas been central to the Black freedom struggle since Reconstruction and remains so today"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2021

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Coles, Robert.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1967

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

Kornweibel, Theodore.

Summary: "For over a century, railroading provided the most important industrial occupation for blacks. Brakemen, firemen, porters, chefs, mechanics, laborers - African American men and women have been essential to the daily operation and success of American railroads. The connections between railroads and African Americans extend well beyond employment. Civil rights protests beginning in the late 19th...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Johns Hopkins University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 385 KOR

Haygood, Wil

Summary: When acclaimed Washington Post writer Wil Haygood had an early hunch that Obama would win the 2008 election, he thought he'd highlight the singular moment by exploring the life of someone who had come of age when segregation was so widespread, so embedded in the culture, as to make the very thought of a black president inconceivable. He struck gold when he tracked down Eugene Allen, a butler...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALLEN, EUGENE HAY

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.92 HAY

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.92 Haygood 2013

Haygood, Wil

Summary: When acclaimed Washington Post writer Wil Haygood had an early hunch that Obama would win the 2008 election, he thought he'd highlight the singular moment by exploring the life of someone who had come of age when segregation was so widespread, so embedded in the culture, as to make the very thought of a black president inconceivable. He struck gold when he tracked down Eugene Allen, a butler...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audioworks 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.92 HAY

Whitehead, Colson

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone." Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2019

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1 available in New Large Print, Call number: LP FIC WHI
1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC WHI

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Taylor, Candacy A

Summary: The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists. Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the "black travel guide to America." At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because black travelers couldn't eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned businesses. The Green...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.980 TAY

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

Walker, Anders

Summary: A startling and gripping reexamination of the Jim Crow era, as seen through the eyes of some of the most important American writers In this dramatic reexamination of the Jim Crow South, Anders Walker investigates how prominent intellectuals like Robert Penn Warren, James Baldwin, Eudora Welty, Ralph Ellison, Flannery O'Connor, and Zora Neale Hurston handled the paradoxical relationship between...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970 WAL

Hoose, Phillip M.

Summary: "Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melanie Kroupa Books 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB COLVIN HOO

Litwack, Leon F.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 LIT

Kennedy, Peggy Wallace

Summary: "From the daughter of one of America's most virulent segregationists, a memoir that reckons with her father George Wallace's legacy of hate -- and illuminates her journey towards redemption. Peggy Wallace Kennedy has been widely hailed as the 'symbol of racial reconciliation' (Washington Post). In the summer of 1963, though, she was just a young girl watching her father stand in a schoolhouse...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, PEGGY WALLACE KEN

Arsenault, Raymond.

Summary: They were black and white, young and old, men and women. In the spring and summer of 1961, they put their lives on the line, riding buses through the American South to challenge segregation in interstate transport. Their story is one of the most celebrated episodes of the civil rights movement, yet a full-length history has never been written until now. In these pages, acclaimed historian...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 ARS

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