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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

Dabiri, Emma

Summary: Despite increasingly liberal world views, black hair continues to be erased, appropriated, and stigmatized to the point of taboo. Through her personal and historical journey, Dabiri gleans insights into the way racism is coded in society's perception of black hair--and how it is often used as an avenue for discrimination. Dabiri takes us from pre-colonial Africa, through the Harlem Renaissance,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 391.5 DAB

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: 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

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

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Gates, Henry Louis

Summary: "From one of our premier writers, scholars, and public intellectuals: a surprising, inspiring, often boldly infuriating, highly instructive and entertaining compendium of curiosities regarding African Americans. In 1934, 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof: A Short Cut to the World History of the Negro was published by Joel A. Rogers, a largely self-educated black journalist...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 GAT

Curtis, Christopher Paul

Summary: In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC CUR

Kaufmann, Miranda

Summary: From long forgotten records, Kaufmann has unearthed the remarkable stories of Africans who lived free in Tudor England. They were present at some of the defining moments of the Tudor age. They were christened, married and buried by the Church. And their stories have remained untold. Kaufmann challenges preconceptions of sixteenth century attitudes toward race and slavery, and transforms how we...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oneworld Publications 2017

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Scott, Rebecca J. (Rebecca Jarvis)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 SCO

Summary: Black girls, including gender non-conforming individuals, star in this collection of sixteen stories of fantasy, science fiction, and magic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking Children's Books 2020

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

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

Riordan, James

Summary: An illustrated narrative of Nelson Mandela's fight against oppression in South Africa, from his imprisonment for public protest after the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960, to his release from prison and election as president in the 1990s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thameside Press 2001

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Mandela

Williams, Michael

Summary: "When Patson's family moves to [the] Marange region of Zimbabwe, he begins working in the mines, searching for blood diamonds, until government soldiers arrive and Patson is forced to journey to South Africa in search of his missing sister and a better life"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC WIL

Wilson, Jamia

Summary: "Join us on a journey across borders, through time and even through space to meet 52 icons of color from the past and present in a celebration of achievement. Meet figureheads, leaders, and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and sporting heroes, including Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey, and Serena Williams. Discover how their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wide Eyed Editions 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 WIL

Flowers, Ebony

Summary: "Hot Comb offers a poignant glimpse into black women's lives and coming of age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair salon while ladies gossip and bond over the burn. The titular story 'Hot Comb' is about a young girl's first perm--a doomed ploy to look cool and to stop seeming 'too white' in the all-black neighborhood her family has just moved to. In 'Virgin Hair', taunts of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 FLO

Contents: Disc 1. Santeria (Cuba) ; VudGu (Haiti) ; Canto Dugu (Honduras) ; Gospel (Belice) ; CandomblGe (Brasil) ; Canto Winti (Surinam) ; Congo (Republica Dominicana) ; Canto ArarGa (Cuba) ; Salve (Republica Dominicana) ; Culo eG puya (Venezuela) ; Tamborito (Panama) ; Punta (Guatemala) ; Columbia (Cuba) ; GuaguancGo (Cuba)

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Corason 1992

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/AFRICAN AFR

Anderson, Natalie C.

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Tina and two friends leave Kenya and slip into the Congo, from where she and her mother fled years before, seeking revenge for her mother's murder but uncovering startling secrets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC AND

Grant, Shauntay

Summary: "A celebration of natural hair, from afros to cornrows and everything in between, My Hair is Beautiful is a joyful baby board book with a powerful message of self-love. Governor General's Award-nominated author Shauntay Grant brings her unique spoken-word style to this fun read-aloud, featuring minimalist text and vibrant photos of toddlers sporting fresh dos."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nimbus Publishing 2019

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Kim, JiYu.

Summary: "Chief Wusuri is wise and solves the problems of the village. For each problem, he has a solution. When a piece of cornbread goes missing, Chief is sad. He feels he let his village go hungry. To solve this problem, the Chief orders his men to make cornbread for everyone. The village is thankful for Chief Wusuri"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norwood House Press 2015

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Mandela, Winnie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 1985

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 968 MAN

Summary: Raw and smoldering, the film follows a young reggae DJ in Thatcher-era Brixton as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front. Fearless and unsentimental, and set to a blistering reggae, dub, and lovers rock soundtrack featuring Aswad, Johnny Clarke, and more, anchored by legendary producer Dennis...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BAB

Curtis, Christopher Paul

Summary: Even though it is now 1901, the people of Buxton, Canada (originally a settlement of runaway slaves) and Chatham, Canada are still haunted by two events of half a century before--the American Civil War, and the Irish potato famine, and the lasting damage those events caused to the survivors.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC CUR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Curtis 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC CUR

Curtis, Christopher Paul.

Summary: In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD CUR

Carby, Hazel V.

Summary: "A haunting and evocative history of British empire, told through one woman's family story 'Where are you from?' Hazel Carby was continually asked as a girl, at a time when being Black and being British was understood to be an impossibility. To answer that question properly, eminent scholar Hazel Carby finds she needs to trace not just the family history of her Jamaican father and her Welsh...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 929.2 CAR

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