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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

Mullenbach, Cheryl

Summary: An account of the lesser-known contributions of African-American women during World War II reveals how they helped lay the foundations for the Civil Rights Movement by challenging racial and gender barriers at home and abroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 MUL

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

Summary: Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the U.S. ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, by telling the harrowing story of how, in the South, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2012

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

Blackmon, Douglas A.

Summary: A sobering account of a little-known crime against African Americans, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today. From the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II, under laws enacted specifically to intimidate blacks, tens of thousands of African Americans were arbitrarily arrested, hit with outrageous fines, and charged for the costs of their own arrests....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2008

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

Florio, John

Summary: "...recount[s] the politically and racially charged rivalry between African-American boxing champion Joe Louis and white German boxer Max Schmeling, which grew between their 1936 and 1938 matches. Tracing both men's careers from inception until they hung up their gloves, the authors illuminate how emblematic each was to his country while exploring the social issues of the day."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.83 FLO

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

Trillin, Calvin

Summary: An anthology of previously uncollected essays, originally published in "The New Yorker," reflects the work of the eminent journalist's early career and traces his witness to the fledgling years of desegregation in Georgia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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

Gates, Henry Louis

Summary: "A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind. The abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the Civil War is a familiar story, as is the civil rights revolution that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 GAT

Contents: pt. 1. Fighting for my rights: one SNCC woman's experience, 1961-1964 -- pt. 2. Entering troubled waters: sit-ins, the founding of SNCC, and the freedom rides, 1960-1963 -- pt. 3. Movement leaning posts: the heart and soul of the southwest Georgia movement, 1961-1963 -- pt. 4. Standing tall: the southwest Georgia movement, 1962-1963 -- pt. 5. Get on board: the Mississippi movement through the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Illinois Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.43 HOL

Gordon, Linda

Summary: Examines the revival of the Ku Klux Klan in the early 1920s as an organization of white, Protestant, native-born citizens who combined Christian values with racial bigotry to become a major political force.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2017

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

Berger, Martin A.

Summary: Photographers shot millions of pictures of the black civil rights struggle between the close of World War II and the early 1970s, yet most Americans today can recall just a handful of images that look remarkably similar. In the popular imagination, the civil rights movement is remembered in dramatic photographs of protestors attacked with police dogs and fire hoses, firebombs and shotguns, tear...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Of California 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.119 FRE

Tyson, Timothy B.

Summary: "The event that launched the civil rights movement--the 1955 lynching of young Emmett Till--now reexamined by an award-winning author with access to never-before-heard accounts from those involved as well as recently recovered court transcripts from the trial,"--NoveList.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 TYS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.1 TYS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.1 Tyson 2017

Cobb, Charles E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 COB

Greenidge, Kerri

Summary: "This long-overdue biography reestablishes William Monroe Trotter's essential place next to Douglass, Du Bois, and King in the pantheon of American civil rights heroes. William Monroe Trotter (1872- 1934), though still virtually unknown to the wider public, was an unlikely American hero. With the stylistic verve of a newspaperman and the unwavering fearlessness of an emancipator, he galvanized...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Co. 2020

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Rothstein, Richard

Summary: In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation—that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2017

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

Theoharis, Jeanne

Contents: Introduction: the political uses and misuses of civil rights history and memorialization in the present -- The long movement outside the south: fighting for school desegregation in the "liberal" north -- Revisiting the uprisings of the 1960s and the history of injustice and struggle that preceded them -- Beyond the redneck: polite racism and "the white moderate" -- The media was often an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 THE

Parks, Rosa

Summary: On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was not trying to start a movement. She was simply tired of social injustice and did not think a woman should be forced to stand so that a man could sit down. Yet her simple act of courage set in motion a chain of events that changed forever the landscape of American race relations. Now, forty...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan Pub. House 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.092 PAR

Eig, Jonathan

Summary: "The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali's inner circle. He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us over and over again). Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth century's greatest radicals and most compelling figures. At his funeral in 2016, eulogists said...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALI, MOHAMMED EIG

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B ALI EIG

Carlos, John Wesley.

Summary: "Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith's Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Power movement.Here is the remarkable story of one of the men behind the salute, lifelong activist John Carlos"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARLOS, JOHN ZIR

Houtman, Jacqueline

Summary: Bayard Rustin was a major figure in the Civil Rights movement. He was arrested on a bus 13 years before Rosa Parks and he participated in integrated bus rides throughout the South 14 years before the Freedom Riders. He was a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., teaching him the techniques and philosophy of Gandhian nonviolent direct action. He organized the March on Washington in 1963, one of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: City Lights Books 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 RUS

Davis, Deborah

Summary: Documents the 1901 White House dinner shared by former slave Booker T. Washington and President Theodore Roosevelt, documenting the ensuing scandal and the ways in which the event reflected post-Civil War politics and race relations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.91 DAV

Hagedorn, Ann.

Summary: The surprising story of America in the year 1919--democracy under stress. In the aftermath of an unprecedented world war and a flu pandemic, Americans were full of hope for the benefits of peace. But instead, the fear of terrorism filled their days. Bolshevism was the new menace, and the federal government, utilizing a vast network of domestic spies, began to watch anyone deemed suspicious. A...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.913 HEG

Summary: "In 1915, African American newspaper editor and civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Birth of a Movement features commentary from Spike Lee, Reginald...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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