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Barracoon : the Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston
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The true story of the last known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade, illegally smuggled from Africa on the last "black cargo" ship to arrive in the United States.
Stamped from the Beginning : the Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi.
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Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America--more sophisticated and more insidious than ever.
Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America by Candacy Taylor
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The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists.
A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki
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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.
An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz
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A history of the United States from the viewpoint of People of Color argues that the "Global South" was a vital to the development of America and challenges the concept of "Manifest Destiny" by portrayal of the working class organizing against imperialism.
How we fight for our lives: a memoir by Saeed Jones
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Written from the crossroads of sex, race, and power in America, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir and a haunting reflection of the nation as a whole.
Born a crime: stories from a South African childhood by Trevor Noah
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One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.
Dream with me: race, love, and the struggle we must win by John M. Perkins
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Raised by his sharecropping grandparents, Perkins fled Mississippi in 1947 after his brother was fatally shot by a police officer. He led voter registration efforts in 1964, worked for school desegregation in 1967, and was imprisoned and tortured in 1970. Through it all, he has remained determined to seek justice and reconciliation based in Christ's redemptive work.
Hidden figures: the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly
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An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program; describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes.
They were her property: white women as slave owners in the American South by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
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Bridging women's history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave-owning women were sophisticated economic actors who directly engaged in and benefited from the South's slave market.
The warmth of other suns: the epic story of America's great migration by Isabel Wilkerson
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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. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.
Dreams of Africa in Alabama: the slave ship Clotilda and the story of the last Africans brought to America by Sylviane A. Diouf
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In the summer of 1860, more than fifty years after the United States legally abolished the international slave trade, 110 men, women, and children from Benin and Nigeria were brought ashore in Alabama under cover of night. They were the last recorded group of Africans deported to the United States as slaves.
Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur
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This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the experiences that led her to a life of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual demise of Black and White revolutionary groups at the hand of government officials.
The nickel boys: a novel by Colson Whitehead
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Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
Black Fortunes: the story of the first six African Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires by Shomari Wills
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The astonishing untold history of America’s first black millionaires—former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring Twenties
When they call you a terrorist: a Black Lives Matter memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
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A memoir by the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement explains the movement's position of love, humanity, and justice, challenging perspectives that have negatively labeled the movement's activists while calling for essential political changes.