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Amstutz, Lisa J.

Summary: "It's time to celebrate Kwanzaa! Light the kinara. Eat a big feast with your family. During Kwanzaa, people come together. They celebrate African-American heritage." -- Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 394.26 AMS

Nelson, Robin

Summary: Examines the history of Juneteenth and describes some of the ways the holiday is celebrated.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Co. 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE NEL BASKET

Cooper, Floyd

Summary: Little Mazie wants the freedom to stay up late, but her father explains what freedom really means in the story of Juneteenth, and how her ancestors celebrated their true freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Young Readers, a Capstone imprint 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE COO

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food, covering its roots in Western Africa, its incarnation in the American South, and the role it plays in the health crisis in the African American community. Examines the socioeconomics of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from producing cheap calories while healthy options remain expensive and hard to find.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD E-TV SOU

Kuklin, Susan.

Summary: African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic-American children describe their families' cultural traditions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bradbury Press 1992

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.8 KUK

McKinney-Whetstone, Diane.

Summary: Diane McKinney-Whetstone's nationally bestselling novel, Tumbling, immersed us into Philadelphia's black community during the Civil Rights era, and she returns to the city in this new historical novel about a cast of nineteenth-century characters whose colorful lives intersect at the legendary Lazaretto--America's first quarantine hospital. Isolated on an island where two rivers meet, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCK

Thedford, Steven C.

Summary: My daughter, Kennedy I.Thedford, inspired me to write about why the African American holiday of Kwanzaa has two A s when the Swahili word has only one. She asked the question because all other holidays, such as Christmas and Hanukkah, have a story behind them. What was the story of Kwanzaa? I didn't have an answer, so I began researching the holiday. In conducting that research, I ran across...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New World Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE THE

Summary: Explores the social and cultural background of the blues, including interviews and performances throughout the Mississippi Delta. Includes work songs of the muleskinners in the levee camps, of river roustabouts, of sharecroppers, of churchgoers, and the toasts told in the barrooms.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC LAN

Summary: Comedian Chris Rock tackles the very personal issue of hair, and how attaining good hair can impact African American's activities, relationships, wallets, and a self-esteem. Engages in frank, funny conversations with haircare professionals, beautyshop and barbershop patrons, as well as featuring interviews with Dr. Maya Angelou, Nia Long, Ice-T, Raven Symone, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South - trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming - despite the odds"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: The flowering of the Jazz Age is a tale of two great cities, Chicago and New York, and two extraordinary artists whose achievements spanned nearly three-quarters of a century. Louis Armstrong was a fatherless waif who grew up on the rough streets of New Orleans, developing his extraordinary gifts before moving to Chicago, where his transcendent sound inspired a new generation of musicians. Duke...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2000

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Stepto, Robert B.

Summary: Stepto, an English and Afro-American Studies professor at Yale, vividly portrays the sights and sounds of a black resort in the 1940s and 1950s and the racially changing Chicago neighborhoods of his youth. In his lyrically written memoir, he recalls summers at Idlewild, a resort in Michigan, where black families determinedly built enclaves for themselves, a place to bring their families and not...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STEPTO, ROBERT STE

Summary: The story of jazz begins in New Orleans, 19th-century America's most cosmopolitan city. Here, in the 1890s, African-American artists created a new music out of ragtime syncopations, Caribbean rhythms, marching band instrumentation, and the soulful feeling of the blues. This program introduces the pioneers of this revolutionary art form: half-mad cornet player Buddy Bolden, pianist Jelly Roll...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2000

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Summary: Explore with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed-forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Cole, Harriette.

Summary: Brimming with sample menus, easy-to-follow recipes, and unique ideas, this guide to celebrations for African-American families is by the bestselling author of "Jumping the Broom" and an award-winning photographer.--From publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jump at the Sun 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.8089 COL

Summary: Hosted by Eli Wallach, this program dissects Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun through the sharp insights of Joe Morton (Walter Lee Younger); Kim Yancey (Beneatha Younger); Phylicia Rashad (Lena Younger); Ruby Dee, Audra McDonald, Starletta DuPois, and Ernestine Jackson (Ruth Younger); Ralph Carter (Travis Younger); John Fiedler (Carl Lindner); directors Lloyd Richards and Jack Hofsiss;...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Jess, Tyehimba

Summary: "Part fact, part fiction, Tyehimba Jess's much anticipated second book weaves sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African American performers directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I. Olio is an effort to understand how they met, resisted, complicated, co-opted, and sometimes defeated attempts to minstrelize them,"--Amazon.com

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wave Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 JES

Summary: This program uses in-depth interviews with two generations of five African families now living in the Denver area to explore the dynamic process that is ethnic identity. Having emigrated from Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria, the families bring unique traditions to a shared experience: life in America. The interviews reveal the hopes of the first generation for the second, the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Gordon-Reed, Annette

Summary: Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed provides a historian's view of the country's long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African-Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Summary: As the Depression dragged on, jazz came as close as it ever would to being America's popular music. Now it was often called swing, and, as this program illustrates, it became the defining music of a generation. Suddenly, jazz bandleaders were the new matinee idols, with Benny Goodman hailed as the "King of Swing," while teenagers jitterbugged just as hard to the music of his rivals: Tommy...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Young, Kevin.

Summary: Essays, cultural criticism, and lyrical observations illuminate the African American tradition of tall-tale storytelling while arguing that African American culture and art are central to American life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.6 YOU

Murray, Julie

Summary: Kwanzaa is an important holiday that celebrates African heritage and African-American culture. Readers will learn that African Americans celebrate this holiday with gift giving, lighting Kinara candles each day, a big feast, and much more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Kids Junior is an imprint of Abdo Kids 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 394.2 MUR

Summary: In the early 20th century, community centers called settlement houses were established across America. This documentary relates the history of one such facility-the Phyllis Wheatley Settlement House, known in its time as "the greatest settlement house in the U.S. for Negroes." The program profiles its first director, W. Gertrude Brown, who touched the lives of generations of African-Americans,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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