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Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: Fifty years ago Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, 'Nothing.' Michael Eric Dyson believes he was wrong. Now he responds to that question. If society is to make real racial progress, people must face difficult truths, including being honest about how Black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.800973 DYS

Whitman, James Q.

Summary: Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis? The unsettling answer is yes. In Hitler's American Model, James Whitman presents a detailed investigation of the American impact on the notorious Nuremberg Laws, the centerpiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi regime. Contrary to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342 WHI

Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: "In 1963 Attorney General Robert Kennedy sought out James Baldwin to explain the rage that threatened to engulf black America. Baldwin brought along some friends, including playwright Lorraine Hansberry, psychologist Kenneth Clark, and a valiant activist, Jerome Smith. It was Smith's relentless, unfiltered fury that set Kennedy on his heels, reducing him to sullen silence. Kennedy walked away...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 DYS

McRae, Elizabeth Gillespie

Summary: "They are often seen in photos of crowds in the mid-century South--white women shooting down blacks with looks of pure hatred. Yet it is the male white supremacists who have been the focus of the literature on white resistance to Civil Rights. This groundbreaking first book recovers the daily workers who upheld the system of segregation and Jim Crow for so long--white women. Every day in rural...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 MCR

Freeman, Gregory A.

Summary: In the vein of Crimson Tide, with action pulled straight from a high seas thriller, this is the exciting story of a mutiny that the U.S. Navy denies to this day. In 1972, the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk was headed to her station in the Gulf of Tonkin when many of the five thousand men cooped up for the longest at-sea tour of the unpopular war rioted -- or, as Freeman claims, mutinied. Most disturbingly,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.704 FRE

Greenly, Larry W.

Summary: Presents the life of the African American pilot who flew missions for France during World War I, experienced racial discrimination in the United States, was beaten in the Peekskill Riots of 1949, and became a member of the French Legion of Honor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NewSouth Books 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 BUL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 Bullard 2013

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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: The year 1954 can now be seen as a clarifying point of convergence in American history. Among other things, it was the year that brought the Supreme Court's decision to outlaw racial segregation in the schools of the United States. In this program, Bill Moyers, Ossie Davis, and Ruby Dee tell the story of how the New Deal, World War II, and postwar social changes set the stage for a long-awaited...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: In this program, Bill Moyers returns to his hometown of Marshall, Texas-discovering, in his words, "a new town perched on the memory of one that's gone." Today it is hoped and expected that all of Marshall's citizens, regardless of racial background, share the responsibilities of living and working in a small town. But there was a time in recent history when the opposite was assumed and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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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: 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: Contains interviews with some of the protesters. In May of 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. asked black people of Birmingham, Alabama to go to jail in the cause of racial equality. The adults were afraid to go to jail and so the school children marched and over 5000 of them were arrested. This lead to President Kennedy sponsoring the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the march on Washington. Portions of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Southern Poverty Law Center 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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