Black History Unheard Stories

A Black Women's History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #5) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807033555
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Published: Beacon Press - February 4th, 2020

A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are—and have always been—instrumental in shaping our country


Thick: And Other Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620975879
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Published: New Press - October 1st, 2019

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

Named a notable book of 2019 by the New York Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, Time, and The Guardian


Zami: A New Spelling of My Name: A Biomythography Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780895941220
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Published: Crossing Press - January 1st, 1982

“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . . . Lorde brings into play her craft of lush description and characterization. It keeps unfolding page after page.”—Off Our Backs


The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679763888
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER

LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE WINNER


The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

"Basically the finest essay I’ve ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone’s hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you.” --Ta-Nehisi Coates
 


Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805083354
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - July 10th, 2007

"Once in a while a book comes along that projects the spirit of an era; this is one of them . . . Vibrant and expressive . . . A well-researched and well-written work." —The Philadelphia Inquirer


Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude
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ISBN: 9780679771265
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Published: Vintage - January 26th, 1999

From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens.


The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982100544
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Published: Atria Books - August 6th, 2019

From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America.

Keah Brown loves herself, but that hadn’t always been the case.


Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812970388
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 13th, 2009

Sweet Land of Liberty is Thomas J. Sugrue’s epic account of the abiding quest for racial equality in states from Illinois to New York, and of how the intense northern struggle differed from and was inspired by the fight down South. Sugrue’s panoramic view sweeps from the 1920s to the present–more than eighty of the most decisive years in American history.


The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780465049660
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Published: Basic Books - October 25th, 2016

A groundbreaking, must-read history demonstrating that America's economic supremacy was built on the backs of slaves


Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Cover Image
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - September 1st, 2011

Giving voice to a population too rarely acknowledged, Sweet Tea collects more than sixty life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South. E.


Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination Cover Image
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - September 1st, 2013

Between its founding in 1966 and its formal end in 1980, the Black Panther Party blazed a distinctive trail in American political culture. The Black Panthers are most often remembered for their revolutionary rhetoric and militant action.


Along This Way: The Autobiography Of James Weldon Johnson Cover Image
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Published: Da Capo Press - January 14th, 2000

Here is, to quote the eminent historian Nathan Irvin Huggins, “one of the finest American autobiographies written in this century.” Born in 1871 in Jacksonville, Florida, James Weldon Johnson began his career as a high-school principal. He went on to attain success as a songwriter on Broadway and as the compiler of the definitive Book of American Negro Spirituals.


Duty beyond the Battlefield: African American Soldiers Fight for Racial Uplift, Citizenship, and Manhood, 1870–1920 Cover Image
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Published: Southern Illinois University Press - January 31st, 2020

In a bold departure from previous scholarship, Le’Trice D. Donaldson locates the often overlooked era between the Civil War and the end of World War I as the beginning of black soldiers’ involvement in the long struggle for civil rights.


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Broadway Books - March 8th, 2011

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The story of modern medicine and bioethics—and, indeed, race relations—is refracted beautifully, and movingly.”—Entertainment Weekly


The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - October 23rd, 1989

A classic and impassioned account of the first revolution in the Third World.


Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143120322
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Published: Penguin Books - December 28th, 2011

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, the definitive biography of Malcolm X.


Warriors Don't Cry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416948827
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Published: Simon Pulse - July 24th, 2007

In this compelling autobiographical account by one of the Civil Rights Movement’s most powerful figures, Beals explores not only the power of racism, but also the ideas of justice and identity.

In 1957, well before Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Melba Pattillo Beals and eight other teenagers became iconic symbols for the Civil Rights Movement an


Barracoon: The Story of the Last
By Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker (Foreword by), Deborah G. Plant (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780062748201
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Published: Amistad - May 8th, 2018

New York Times Bestseller •  TIME Magazine’s Best Nonfiction Book of 2018 • New York Public Library’s Best Book of 2018 • NPR’s Book Concierge Best Book of 2018 • Economist Book of the Year • SELF.com’s Best Books of 2018 • Audible’s Best of the Year • BookRiot’s Best Audio Boo