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Summary: "In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2017

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Davis, Kenneth C.

Summary: "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

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Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.

Summary: Documents the history and origin of the Ku Klux Klan from its beginning in Pulaski, Tennessee, and provides personal accounts, congressional documents, diaries, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 322.42 BAR

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 322.4 BAR

Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine)

Summary: "This ... young adult adaptation brings her ideas to a new audience. When America achieves milestones of progress toward full and equal black participation in democracy, the systemic response is a consistent racist backlash that rolls back those wins. We Are Not Yet Equal examines five of these moments: The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with Jim Crow laws; the promise of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323 AND

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."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2019

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

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

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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

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

Benjamin, Rich (Richard M.)

Summary: An examination of a recent migration of white Americans to small, predominantly white cities describes the author's visits to "whitopias" throughout the country, where he met white citizens from myriad walks of life, learned the causes of the migration, and familiarized himself with each neighborhood's landscapes and social structures.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2009

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

Herzog, Brad

Summary: "Following the alphabet this book uses poetry and expository text to celebrate America's diverse population and showcase the remarkable achievements and contributions that have come from the many people who have chosen to make our country their home. Topics include well-known landmarks and famous citizens"--Provided by the publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.8 HER

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

Higginbotham, Anastasia

Summary: Explains that although many adults do not care to admit it, color does still matter in the United States; discusses racism and the fight against it; and argues that bias is a problem for whites, but that white people do not have to accept it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dottir Press 2018

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Ryan, April

Summary: In The Presidency in Black and White, journalist April Ryan gives readers a compelling and personal behind-the-scenes look at race relations in contemporary America from the epicenter of American power and policy making--the White House, her beat since 1997. On behalf of the American Urban Radio Networks, and through her "Fabric of America" news blog, she delivers her readership and listeners...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2015

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

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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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...

Format: text

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

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Hagerman, Margaret A.

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Summary: American kids are living in a world of ongoing public debates about race, daily displays of racial injustice, and for some, an increased awareness surrounding diversity and inclusion. In this heated context, sociologist Margaret A. Hagerman zeroes in on affluent, white kids to observe how they make sense of privilege, unequal educational opportunities, and police violence. In fascinating...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2018

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Summary: From A. Philip Randolph's defiant call in 1941 for African Americans to march on Washington to Alice Walker in 1973, Reporting civil rights presents firsthand accounts of the revolutionary events that overthrew segregation in the United States. This two-volume anthology brings together for the first time nearly 200 newspaper and magazine reports and book excerpts, and features 151 writers,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2003

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

Stefoff, Rebecca

Summary: Offers a survey of the country's history from colonization to the present that focuses on the plights and achievements of the minority groups who make up its multicultural population.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2012

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

Dray, Philip.

Summary: Presents a life of the African American journalist who was born a slave and went on to become a respected teacher and journalist, and who is best remembered for her campaign through her writings to eliminate lynching in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2008

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

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

Summary: From A. Philip Randolph's defiant call in 1941 for African Americans to march on Washington to Alice Walker in 1973, Reporting civil rights presents firsthand accounts of the revolutionary events that overthrew segregation in the United States. This two-volume anthology brings together for the first time nearly 200 newspaper and magazine reports and book excerpts, and features 151 writers,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2003

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

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: "A history of the African American civil rights movement, based on primary source documents and other historical artifacts. Features include period art works and photographs; excerpts from literary works, letters, speeches, broadcasts, and diaries; summary boxes; a timeline; maps; and a list of additional resources"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book 2011

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

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