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Douglas, Deborah D.

Summary: The U.S. Civil Rights Trail offers a vivid glimpse into the story of Black America's fight for freedom and equality. From eye-opening landmarks to celebrations of triumph over adversity, experience a tangible piece of history with Moon U.S. Civil Rights Trail. Includes flexible itineraries, historic civil rights sites, the culture of the movement, expert insight, travel tools, and detailed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avalon Travel, Hachette Book Group 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.5 DOU

Kurtz, Jane.

Summary: In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech that proclaimed that it was time -- long overdue -- for all people to be treated as equals. Today his beliefs are more important than ever, and author Jane Kurtz explains Dr. King's words in language even the youngest reader can understand.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2008

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Alexander, Kwame

Summary: From the fireside tales in an African village, through the unspeakable passage across the Atlantic, to the backbreaking work in the fields of the South, this is a story of a people's struggle and strength, horror and hope. This is the story of American slavery, a story that needs to be told and understood by all of us. A testament to the resilience of the African American community, this book...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2023

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2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ALE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE ALE

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1 available in New Youth Materials, Call number: JE ALE

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

Winn, Kevin P.

Summary: "The Racial Justice in America: Histories series explores moments and eras in America's history that have been ignored or misrepresented in education due to racial bias. Jim Crow and Policing explores the unjust laws and law enforcement policies Black people have faced in a comprehensive, honest, and age-appropriate way. Developed in conjunction with educator, advocate, and author Kelisa Wing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Press 2022

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

Dolbear, Emily J.

Summary: "Learn the basics about Juneteenth, also called Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, and how the holiday celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the United States"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 394.263 DOL

Pryor, Shawn

Summary: "On February 1, 1960, four young black men sat down at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, and staged a nonviolent protest against segregation. At that time, many restaurants in the South did not serve black people. Soon, thousands of students were staging sit-ins across the South, and within six months, the lunch counter at which they'd first protested was integrated....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2022

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 975.6 PRY

Hunter-Gault, Charlayne

Summary: "Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an eminent Dean of American journalism, a vital voice whose work chronicled the civil rights movement and so much of what has transpired since then. My People is the definitive collection of her reportage and commentary. Spanning datelines in the American South, South Africa and points scattered in between, her work constitutes a history of our time as rendered by the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.48 HUN

Imani, Blair

Summary: "A powerful illustrated history of the Great Migration and its sweeping impact on Black and American culture, from Reconstruction to the rise of hip hop. Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration that sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.049 IMA

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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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 324.6 GOL

Avery, Jaha Nailah

Summary: The past is not past. We may think something ancient history, or something that doesn't affect our present day, but we would be wrong. Those Who Saw the Sun is a collection of oral histories told by Black people who grew up in the South during the time of Jim Crow. Jaha Nailah Avery is a lawyer, scholar, and reporter whose family has roots in North Carolina stretching back over 300 years....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Levine Querido 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: J 305.896 AVE

Summary: In a searing parody of American television and racial attitudes a young African American network executive, under pressure from his white boss, creates a minstrel show, hoping that it will fail and that he will be released from his network contract -- but the TV show becomes both a hit and the subject of much controversy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2001

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BAM

Gates, Henry Louis

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Summary: "A magnificent, foundational reckoning with how Black Americans have used the written word to define and redefine themselves, in resistance to the lies of racism and often in heated disagreement with each other, over the course of the country's history. Distilled over many years from Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s legendary Harvard introductory course in African American Studies, The Black Box:...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 908.996 GAT

Duncan, Alice Faye

Summary: "The true story of Black activist Opal Lee and her vision of Juneteenth as a holiday for everyone celebrates Black joy and inspires children to see their dreams blossom. Growing up in Texas, Opal knew the history of Juneteenth, but she soon discovered that many Americans had never heard of the holiday that represents the nation's creed of "freedom for all. "Every year, Opal looked forward to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tommy Nelson, an imprint of Thomas Nelson 2022

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

Bracks, Lean'tin L.

Summary: "Updated and revised for the first time in over a decade, the second edition of African American Almanac: 400 Years of Black Excellence is a comprehensive and inspiring book that celebrates the African American experience, highlighting the extraordinary people and their profound influence on American history. It covers a wide range of topics, including literature, art, music, the civil rights...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Visible Ink Press 2024

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

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt)

Summary: A definitive edition of the landmark book that forever changed our understanding of the Civil War's aftermath and the legacy of racism in America. Upon publication in 1935, W.E.B. Du Bois's now classic Black Reconstruction offered a revelatory new assessment of Reconstruction--and of American democracy itself. One of the towering African American thinkers and activists of the twentieth century,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.81 DU B

Delmont, Matthew F.

Summary: "The definitive history of World War II from the African American perspective, written by civil rights expert and Dartmouth history professor Matthew Delmont. Over one million Black men and women served in World War II. Black troops were at Normandy, Iwo Jima, and the Battle of the Bulge, serving in segregated units and performing unheralded but vital support jobs, only to be denied housing and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 DEL

Jefferson, Margo

Summary: "Stunning for her daring originality, the author of Negroland gives us what she calls "a temperamental autobiography," comprised of visceral, intimate fragments that fuse criticism and memoir. Margo Jefferson constructs a nervous system with pieces of different lengths and tone, conjoining arts writing (poem, song, performance) with life writing (history, psychology). The book's structure is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JEFFERSON, MARGO JEF

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

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: 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

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

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

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 Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0496 RED

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

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