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
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Named a notable book of 2019 by the New York Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, Time, and The Guardian
ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the authors vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lordes 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
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.
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"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
"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
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.
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 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.
A groundbreaking history demonstrating that America's economic supremacy was built on the backs of slaves
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.
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.$19.99ISBN: 9780306809293Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Da Capo Press - January 14th, 2000Here 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.This item is currently unavailable and can not be ordered.ISBN: 9780809337590Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$17.00ISBN: 9781400052189Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: 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$18.00ISBN: 9780679724674Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: Vintage - October 23rd, 1989
A classic and impassioned account of the first revolution in the Third World.$22.00ISBN: 9780143120322Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Books - December 28th, 2011
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, the definitive biography of Malcolm X.$7.99ISBN: 9781416948827Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon Pulse - July 24th, 2007
In this essential autobiographical account by one of the Civil Rights Movement’s most powerful figures, Melba Pattillo Beals of the Little Rock Nine explores not only the oppressive force of racism, but the ability of young people to change ideas of race and identity.$24.99ISBN: 9780062748201Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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