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Smith, Clint

1 hold on 7 copies

Summary: 'How the Word is Passed' is Clint Smith's revealing, contemporary portrait of America as a slave owning nation. Beginning in his own hometown of New Orleans, Smith leads the reader through an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks - those that are honest about the past and those that are not - that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nations...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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Boseman, Chadwick

Summary: Depicts the early career of Jackie Robinson as he became the first African American Major League Baseball player when he was signed to the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2013

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE FOR

Boseman, Chadwick

Summary: Depicts the early career of Jackie Robinson as he became the first African American Major League Baseball player when he was signed to the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2013

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA FOR

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD FOR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Fo

Baptist, Edward E.

Summary: Historian Edward Baptist reveals how the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 BAP

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.3 Baptist 2014

Williams, Juan

Summary: The political analyst and civil-rights expert presents a forceful critique of how key decisions by the Trump administration are rolling back advances in voting rights, integration, and racial discrimination.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 WIL

Summary: I wondered for many years, reveals the Rev. Billy Kyles, "why I was there at that crucial moment." Rev. Kyles stood only a few feet away from Dr. Martin Luther King when the eminent civil rights leader was assassinated. This Academy Award-nominated documentary features Rev. Kyles' reflections on the tragedy-and on the events leading up to it, most notably the sanitation workers' strike that Dr....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: In this classic interview with NewsHour correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Having Our Say authors Sarah and Bessie Delany discuss the trials and triumphs of their first 100 years. Their subjects include life in the South for African-Americans in the early 20th century, coping with the implementation of the Jim Crow laws, and bigotry in the North. Bessie touches on what it was like to grow up...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Despite the colossal and continuing legacy of America's civil rights era, the movement is often best understood through the historical moments in which it took place. This NBC News program presents original coverage from frontline correspondents and camera teams at work during critical junctures in America's battle for racial equality. Hosted by NBC anchor Lester Holt, the video examines the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Paying lip service to Dr. King's message is one thing, creating a national holiday is quite another. This is the story of how Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, birthday became a national holiday-of the unrelenting drive of his widow, Coretta Scott King, to carry on his work; of politicians (especially Representative John Conyers, Jr.) determined to memorialize Dr. King and offer hope as the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Gates, Henry Louis

Summary: "Beginning with the assassination of Malcolm X in February 1965, And Still I Rise: From Black Power to the White House explores the last half-century of the African American experience. More than fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the birth of Black Power, the United States has both a Black president and Black CEOs running Fortune 500 companies-- and a large Black...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2015

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

Bisson, Terry.

Summary: In a South where the Civil War never happened, a successful slave revolution spawns a socialist utopia, and a Black woman grieves for the loss of her astronaut husband on a mission to Mars.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PM 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BIS

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

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

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

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

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

Summary: Traces the history of black America back to ancient African civilization, examining attempts by the white establishment in the U.S. to conceal this knowledge as a means of undermining African American identity. Presents theories of scholars and social commentators which comprise a history in which African Americans have been systematically oppressed as a people.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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

Sorin, Gretchen Sullivan

2 holds 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

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

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

Whybrow, Peter C.

Summary: An analysis of the American consumer culture cites modern statistics in obesity, depression, and panic disorders, drawing on detailed case studies to explain how today's affluent society is directly related to key social and medical issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2006

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Summary: Continues the history of people of African descent, including topics such as the global African presence, the science of melanin, the truth about the prison industrial complex, how thriving black economic communities were undermined in America, hidden truths about Native Americans, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Summary: "In the rush to redefine the place of black Americans in contemporary society, many radical activists and academics have mounted a campaign to destroy traditional American history and replace it with a politicized version that few would recognize. According to the new radical orthodoxy, the United States was founded as a racist nation--and everything that has happened throughout our history...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Emancipation Books 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0496 RED

Summary: This installment of Hidden Colors tackles the taboo subject of systematic racism. The film explores how institutional racism effects all areas of human activity and the rules, laws and public policies that are utilized to maintain this system.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: Explores the motivation behind European global subjugation, the history of rarely discussed vast West African empires, how germ warfare is used on melanted people, and the history of slave breeding farms in America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Benjamin, Ruha.

Summary: "From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce white supremacy and deepen social inequity. Far from a sinister story of racist programmers scheming on the dark web, Benjamin argues that automation has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Polity 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 BEN

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