Black History Month

Black History Month


  • A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

    By Alexis Okeowo

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316382922
    • Publisher: Hachette Books
    • Published: October 2018
    Pre-ordering does not guarantee a signed copy or grant event admission.
  • All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw

    By Theodore Rosengarten

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780525562856
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: July 2018
  • Answering the Call: An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America

    By Nathaniel R. Jones

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781620970751
    • Publisher: The New Press
    • Published: May 2016
    "Answering the Call is an extraordinary eyewitness account from an unsung hero of the battle for racial equality in America-a battle that, far from ending with the great victories of the civil rights era, saw some of its signal achievements in the desegregation fights of the 1970s and its most notable setbacks in the affirmative action debates that continue into the present in Ferguson, Baltimore, and beyond. Judge Nathaniel R. Jones's pathbreaking career was forged in the 1960s: as the first African American assistant U.S. attorney in Ohio; as assistant general counsel of the Kerner Commission; and, beginning in 1969, as general counsel of the NAACP. In that latter role, Jones coordinated attacks against Northern school segregation-a vital, divisive, and poorly understood chapter in the movement for equality-twice arguing in the pivotal U.S. Supreme Court case Bradley v. Milliken, which addressed school desegregation in Detroit. He also led the national response to the attacks against affirmative action, spearheading and arguing many of the signal legal cases of that effort. Judge Jones's story is an essential corrective to the idea of a post-racial America--his voice and his testimony offering enduring evidence of the unfinished work of ending Jim Crow's legacy. "--
  • A history of America's civil rights movement traces the pivotal influence of sexual violence that victimized African American women for centuries, revealing Rosa Parks's contributions as an anti-rape activist years before her heroic bus protest.
  • Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century

    By Kehinde Andrews

    Our Price: $12.50 - $22.45
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781786992789
    • Publisher: Zed Books
    • Published: September 2018
  • Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women

    By Susan Burton

    Our Price: $13.00 - $23.35
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781620972120
    • Publisher: The New Press
    • Published: May 2017
  • Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

    By Heather Ann Thompson

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400078240
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: August 2017
  • Blood on the Forge

    By William Attaway

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590171349
    • Publisher: NYRB
    • Published: January 2005
    Three African-American brothers leave their home in the Kentucky hills to work in the steel mills of Pittsburgh prior to World War One, in a saga of the great black migration and the harsh realities of industrialization. Reprint.
  • Boss of Black Brooklyn: The Life and Times of Bertram L. Baker

    By Ron Howell

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780823280995
    • Publisher: Empire State Editions
    • Published: October 2018
    "Bertram L. Baker could not have had a better biographer than Ron Howell, a gifted journalist and truth seeker. Howell's mesmerizing description of his grandfather's life and career also paints an indispensable portrait an entire borough, city, and nation. Following in the footsteps of another politician from Nevis--Founding Father Alexander Hamilton--Bertram L. Baker was a pioneer whose untold personal and political story is brilliantly depicted by a virtuoso and gifted writer who is well suited to revive him for all of us."--Edwidge Danticat "Crucial reading for anyone interested in the political history of New York, The Boss of Black Brooklyn provides us with a deep understanding of ethnic and racial urban politics of the early and mid-twentieth century. Howell skillfully traces the life of Brooklyn's first black elected official following Bertram Baker's start in politics, to his election to the New York State Assembly, to his appointment as chairman of the State Assembly's Education Committee, Waiting for Stuyvesant. An inspiration for the next generation of black politicians."--Clarence Taylor, Baruch College, The City University of New York "This warm, insightful, and deeply researched study of Bertram Baker, arguably the most important black political leader in Brooklyn's history, reveals how Afro-Caribbeans contributed centrally in the rise of black political influence in New York City. Both a biography of the author's grandfather and an autobiography of growing up as a third generation immigrant in Brooklyn today, Howell makes a brilliant contribution to understanding how our city came to be as it is."--John Mollenkopf, Director, Center for Urban Research, The Graduate Center, CUNY "Bertram Baker was a pioneer we must never forget. His voice still speaks to us from the first decades of black political power in New York City. He was a model in the New York State legislature for many of us who later went on to historic achievements of our own in New York City politics. I followed Bert Baker into the State Legislature, as did Charlie Rangel, who became the most significant black Congressman New York City ever sent to Washington; and as did Percy Sutton, who preceded me as Manhattan Borough President; and as did Basil Paterson, who joined with Bert Baker in the 1960s to make the voices of Harlem and Bedford Stuyvesant residents heard throughout the city. Basil Paterson later became the first black Secretary of the State of New York. We were all youngsters when Bert Baker entered the political arena, and we all stood on his shoulders. I have no doubt that when I became New York City's first black mayor in 1990, Bertram Baker was smiling with satisfaction from heaven. I am certain that Bert Baker is still watching, and we still have much to accomplish."--David N. Dinkins, 106th Mayor, City of New York "Through his powerful rendering of one irascible and determined political boss from first hurrah to last, Ron Howell uncovers the untold history of America's largest black community. It's a deeply researched story of strivers and failures, high hopes and backroom deals, of fighting racism and working the system. But most of all, it's a song of love: for Brooklyn, for its people, and especially for the author's gruff grandfather, his 'Daddy B.'--the Hon. Bertram Baker, 'the Chief.'"--Paul Moses author of An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York's Irish and Italians
  • Chokehold: Policing Black Men

    By Paul Butler

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.19
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781620974834
    • Publisher: The New Press
    • Published: September 2018
  • Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies

    By Dick Gregory

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062448712
    • Publisher: Amistad
    • Published: September 2018
  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

    By Angela Davis

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781608465644
    • Publisher: Haymarket Books
    • Published: January 2016
    In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today's struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles, from the Black Freedom Movement to the South African anti-Apartheid movement. She highlights connections and analyzes today's struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine.Facing a world of outrageous injustice, Davis challenges us to imagine and build the movement for human liberation. And in doing so, she reminds us that "Freedom is a constant struggle."
  • Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice

    By Raymond Arsenault

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195327144
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: February 2007
    (Pivotal Moments in American History series). 'In his exhaustive and dramatic account, Arsenault makes a persuasive case that the idealism, faith, ingenuity, and incredible courage of a relatively small group of American - both white and black - lit a fuse that drew a reluctant federal government into the [civil rights] struggle...For those interested in understanding 20th-century America, this is an essential book.' - Roger Wilkins. Appendix, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Illus., b&w photos. 690p.
  • Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom

    By Catherine Clinton

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316155946
    • Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN & COMPANY
    • Published: January 2005
    A biography of the fugitive slave turned "conductor" on the Underground Railroad describes Tubman's youth in the South, her escape to Philadelphia, her efforts to liberate slaves, and her work for the Union Army.
  • Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem

    By Gordon Parks

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783958291096
    • Publisher: Steidl/The Gordon Parks Foundation/The Art Institute of Chicago
    • Published: April 2016