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Alexander, Michelle

Summary: Argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2020

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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

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

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

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

Summary: "'Strange Victory' was the first solo film by Leo Hurwitz, a central character in the radical Frontier Film movement. It is both an exposé and inside view of the facts of the Cold War as experienced at the very moment of its birth. The director's vision amounts to an almost surrealist network of images and sounds about the perverse consequences of the "strange victory"--How high hopes are...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2014

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

Xu, Kenny

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Even in the midst of a nationwide surge of bias and incidents against them, Asians from coast to coast have quietly assumed mastery of the nation's technical and intellectual machinery and become essential American workers. Yet, they've been forced to do so in the face of policy proposals-written in the name of diversity-excluding them from the upper ranks of the elite. Going beyond the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Diversion Books 2021

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Roithmayr, Daria.

Summary: "This book is designed to change the way we think about racial inequality. Long after the passage of civil rights laws and now the inauguration of our first black president, blacks and Latinos possess barely a nickel of wealth for every dollar that whites have. Why have we made so little progress? Legal scholar Daria Roithmayr provocatively argues that racial inequality lives on because white...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York Univ Pr 2014

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

Kuo, Michelle

Summary: Michelle Kuo arrived in the rural town of Helena, Arkansas, as a Teach for America volunteer in 2004, bursting with optimism and drive. But she soon encountered the jarring realities of life in one of the poorest counties in America. In this unforgettable memoir, Michelle shares the story of her complicated but rewarding mentorship of one student, Patrick Browning, and his remarkable literary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 371.826 KUO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KUO, MICHELLE KUO

Alexander, Michelle.

2 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status - much like their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.973 ALE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.973 ALE

Eaton, Susan E.

Summary: "Integration Nation takes readers on a spirited and compelling cross-country journey, introducing us to the people challenging America's xenophobic impulses by welcoming immigrants and collaborating with the foreign-born as they become integral members oftheir new communities. In Utah, we meet educators who connect newly arrived Spanish-speaking students and U.S.-born English-speaking students,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.9 EAT

Glaude, Eddie S.

Summary: "A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society America's great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans. But today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth by the police, to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act, to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2016

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

Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine)

Summary: Chronicles the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the Supreme Court's 2013 Shelby ruling, which allowed districts to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 324.6 AND

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.6 AND

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crump, Benjamin

Summary: "[Ben Crump] shows that there is a persistent, prevailing, and destructive mindset regarding colored people that is rooted in our history as a slave-owning nation. This biased attitude has given rise to mass incarceration, voter disenfranchisement, unequal educational opportunities, disparate health care practices, job and housing discrimination, police brutality, and an unequal justice...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CRUMP, BENJAMIN CRU

Allen, Reniqua

Summary: "In the last few decades, any hope of economic progress for black Americans has been slowly and steadily undermined. This quiet crisis was only exacerbated by the recession, which cut black households' wealth by over 30 percent. Black millennials watched their parents try to play by the rules, buying homes and aspiring to the trappings of middle-class life, only to sink deeper and deeper into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.9 Allen 2019

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

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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

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT 921 Bullard 2013

Summary: Many Americans believe theyre living in a post-racial society, pointing to the election of Barack Obama to the presidency as evidence. Others believe that, despite the advances achieved by the civil rights movement, people of color are treated as second-class citizens. Is race overemphasized in America? Have government programs and policies done enough to level the playing field? Can the United...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenhaven Publishing 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.8 RAC

Coates, Ta-Nehisi

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: "For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him--most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear ... In [this book], Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2015

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

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.8 Coates 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.8009 COA

Lazarre-White, Khary

Summary: "Passage tells the story of Warrior, a young black man navigating the snowy winter streets of Harlem and Brooklyn in 1993. Warrior is surrounded by deep family love and a sustaining connection to his history, bonds that arm him as he confronts the urban forces that surround him--both supernatural and human--including some that seek his very destruction. For Warrior and his peers, the reminders...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAZ

James, Rawn.

Summary: "The Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education is widely considered the milestone victory of the civil rights movement, but it was only the culmination of a decades-long legal campaign, brilliantly and relentlessly waged. 'Root and Branch' is the epic story of the two fiercely dedicated lawyers who led that fight, from county courthouses to the marble halls of the Supreme Court"...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347.7314 JAM

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