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February is African-American History Month. To celebrate a magnificent legacy of achievement, we offer this outstanding collection of History, Literature, Fine Art, Music, Children's Books, and more for readers of all ages.
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|Courage in the Moment: The Civil Rights Struggle, 1961-1964 |
by Jim Wallace, Paul Dickson
Taken by a student journalist, these remarkable photographs range from sit-ins to a Klan rally to the historic March on Washington. An absorbing narrative of reminiscences accompanies the 100 black-and-white images, most of them taken in 1963 and previously unpublished.
|The Chicago Race Riots: July, 1919 |
by Carl Sandburg, Walter Lippmann, Paul Buhle
Nearly a century ago, the segregation-related death of an African-American teenager at a Chicago beach set off days of violence. Contemporary account by distinguished author, who reported for local newspaper.
|Great Speeches by African Americans: Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, and Others |
by James Daley
Tracing the struggle for freedom and civil rights across two centuries, this anthology comprises speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Barack Obama, and many other influential figures. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
|History of the Civil Rights Movement Coloring Book |
by Steven James Petruccio
Thirty full-page illustrations chronicle the milestones of one of the 20th century's most important social movements. Informative captions accompany dramatic scenes from the movement's history, including milestones of the 1950s and '60s.
|Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass |
by Frederick Douglass, James Daley
This inexpensive compilation of the great abolitionist's speeches includes "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" (1852), "The Church and Prejudice" (1841), and "Self-Made Men" (1859).
|The Mind of the Negro As Reflected in Letters During the Crisis 1800-1860 |
by Carter G. Woodson, Bob Blaisdell
This treasury of hundreds of historically valuable letters features correspondence exchanged by African Americans and abolitionists. Contributors include slaves, freemen, and political and philosophical leaders, including Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison.
|African Design |
Capture the spirit of African design with this stunning resource of 287 color and black-and-white designs featuring familiar imagery — birds, animals, and faces — as well as abstracts — lines, geometrics, and patterns.
|Book of African-American Quotations |
by Joslyn Pine
This original collection of quotations cites approximately 100 well-known African Americans from all walks of life, including Maya Angelou, Louis Armstrong, Muhammad Ali, Julian Bond, George Washington Carver, Frederick Douglass, and Ralph Ellison.
|Great African Americans Coloring Book |
by Taylor Oughton
Accurately rendered, ready-to-color collection of illustrations spotlights 45 remarkable individuals: Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall, Marian Anderson, Althea Gibson, Duke Ellington, many more. Captions.
|Brown Girl, Brownstones |
by Paule Marshall
Set in Brooklyn during the Depression and World War II, this 1953 coming-of-age novel centers on the daughter of Barbadian immigrants. "Passionate, compelling." — Saturday Review. "Remarkable for its courage." — The New Yorker.
|Voices from the Great Black Baseball Leagues: Revised Edition |
by John B. Holway, Frank Ceresi
The foremost historian of the "blackball" era spent nearly 10 years researching this acclaimed oral history, interviewing 17 outstanding players including Cool Papa Bell, Buck Leonard, and Willie Wells. Over 80 vintage photographs.
|Three Narratives of Slavery |
by Sojourner Truth, Harriet Jacobs, Mary Prince
Straightforward, yet often poetic, accounts of the battle for freedom, these memoirs by three courageous black women vividly chronicle their struggles in the bonds of slavery, their rebellion against injustice, and their determination to attain equality.