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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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Chambers, Veronica

Summary: This timely book covers the rise of Black Lives Matter and how it has been shaped by United States history, telling the story of how a hashtag became a movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.1196 CHA

Summary: One hundred years after the destruction of the Black-owned Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in U.S. history, residents and descendants examine the history of the 1921 tragedy and its aftermath. Through the historical lens of white violence and Black resistance, the film explores vital issues of atonement, reconciliation and reparation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Weatherford, Carole Boston

3 holds on 2 copies

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"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2021

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Summary: In 1946, Isaac Woodard, a Black army sergeant on his way home to South Carolina after serving in WWII, was pulled from a bus for arguing with the driver. The local chief of police savagely beat him, leaving him unconscious and permanently blind. The shocking incident made national headlines and, when the police chief was acquitted by an all-white jury, the blatant injustice would change the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Abu-Jamal, Mumia

Summary: "'This collection of short meditations, written from a prison cell, captures the past two decades of police violence that gave rise to Black Lives Matter while digging deeply into the history of the United States. This is the book we need right now to find our bearings in the chaos'--Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States; 'Mumia's writings are a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: City Lights Books 2017

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Hinton, Elizabeth Kai

Summary: Drawing on new sources, a leading scholar presents a groundbreaking story of policing and "riots" that shatters our understanding of the post-civil rights era, arguing that we cannot understand the civil rights moment without coming to terms with the astonishing violence, and hugely expanded policing regime, that followed it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2021

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

Currie, Elliott

Summary: "In the United States today, a young black man has a sixteen times greater chance of dying from violence than his white counterpart. Violence takes more years of life from black men than cancer, stroke, and diabetes combined. Even black women are more affected by violence than white men, despite its usual gender patterns. These disparities translate into starkly divergent experiences of life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2020

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

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

Hinton, Elizabeth

Summary: Historian Elizabeth Hinton demonstrates that the nationwide protests that arose in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in 2020 had clear precursors, and any attempt to understand our current crisis requires a reckoning with the recent past. Presenting a new framework for understanding our nation's enduring strife, Hinton also issues a warning: rebellions will surely...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.8 HIN

Johnson, Ron

Summary: On August 14, 2014, five days after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown ignited race riots throughout the city of Ferguson, Missouri, the nation found an unlikely hero in Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol. Charged with the Herculean task of restoring peace between a hostile African American community and the local police, Johnson, a 30-year law enforcement veteran and an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale Momentum 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JOHNSON, RONALD JOH

Abranowicz, William

Summary: "This collection revisits key people and places in the civil rights movement, with photographs of locations throughout the south where significant events occurred during the Freedom Movement. The roughly 125 color photographs in the book range from portraits of prominent figures like John Lewis and Harry Belafonte to the barn where Emmett Till was murdered and the bus station where Freedom...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Texas Press 2021

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 323.0973 ABR

Ellsworth, Scott

Summary: "The definitive, newsbreaking account of the ongoing investigation into the Tulsa race massacre In the late spring of 1921, Tulsa, Oklahoma, erupted into the worst single incident of racial violence in American history. Over the course of sixteen hours, mobs of white men and women looted and burned to the ground a prosperous African American community, known today as Black Wall Street. More...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2021

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

Pink, Randi

Summary: Randi Pink's The Angel of Greenwood is a historical YA novel that takes place during the Greenwood Massacre of 1921, in an area of Tulsa, OK, known as the "Black Wall Street." "Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Wilson is, on the surface, a town troublemaker, but is hiding that he is an avid reader and secret poet, never leaving home without his journal. A passionate follower of W.E.B. Du Bois, he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC PIN

Summary: The aftermath of a black man being killing by a police officer. The story is told through the eyes of the bystander who filmed the act. A high school baseball phenomenon and an African-American police officer were inspired to take a stand.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2019

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3 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY MON

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

Ball, Alverne

Summary: "In Across the Tracks: Remembering Greenwood, Black Wall Street, and the Tulsa Race Massacre, author Alverne Ball and illustrator Stacey Robinson have crafted a love letter to Greenwood, Oklahoma. Also known as Black Wall Street, Greenwood was a community whose importance is often overshadowed by the atrocious massacre that took place there in 1921. Across the Tracks introduces the reader to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams ComicArts MEGASCOPE 2021

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 976.68 BAL

Hill, Marc Lamont

Summary: "Unarmed citizens shot by police. Drinking water turned to poison. Mass incarcerations. We've heard the individual stories. Now a leading public intellectual and acclaimed journalist offers a powerful, paradigm-shifting analysis of America's current state of emergency, finding in these events a larger and more troubling truth about race, class, and what it means to be "Nobody." Protests in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 HIL

Laughlin, Kara L.

Summary: "A brief introduction into the violent Tulsa Race Massacre that occurred on May 31-June 1 1921. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research." -- Amazon.com

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

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

Nelson, Stanley

Summary: "After midnight on December 10, 1964, in Ferriday, Louisiana, African American Frank Morris awoke to the sound of breaking glass. Outside his home and shoe shop, standing behind the shattered window, Klansmen tossed a lit match inside the store, now doused in gasoline, and instantly set the building ablaze. A shotgun pointed to Morris's head blocked his escape from the flames. Four days later...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Louisiana State University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 322.4 NEL

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