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
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  • 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: $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: $16.15
    • 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: $15.00 - $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780823280995
    • Publisher: Empire State Editions
    • Published: October 2018
    Boss of Black Brooklyn presents a riveting and untold story about the struggles and achievements of the first black person to hold public office in Brooklyn. Bertram L. Baker immigrated to the United States from the Caribbean island of Nevis in 1915. Three decades later, he was elected to the New York state legislature, representing the Bedford Stuyvesant section. A pioneer and a giant, Baker has a story that is finally revealed in intimate and honest detail by his grandson Ron Howell. Boss of Black Brooklyn begins with the tale of one man's rise to prominence in a fascinating era of black American history, a time when thousands of West Indian families began leaving their native islands in the Caribbean and settling in New York City. In 1948, Bert Baker was elected to the New York state assembly, representing the growing central Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant. Baker loved telling his fellow legislators that only one other Nevisian had ever served in the state assembly. That was Alexander Hamilton, the founding father. Making his own mark on modern history, Baker pushed through one of the nation's first bills outlawing discrimination in the sale or rental of housing. Also, for thirty years, from 1936 to 1966, he led the all-black American Tennis Association, as its executive secretary. In that capacity he successfully negotiated with white tennis administrators, getting them to accept Althea Gibson into their competitions. Gibson then made history as the first black champion of professional tennis. Yet, after all of Baker's wonderful achievements, little has been written to document his role in black history. Baker represents a remarkable turning point in the evolution of modern New York City. In the 1940s, when he won his seat in the New York state assembly, blacks made up only 4 percent of the population of Brooklyn. Today they make up a third of the population, and there are scores of black elected officials. Yet Brooklyn, often called the capital of the Black Diaspora, is a capital under siege. Developers and realtors seeking to gentrify the borough are all but conspiring to push blacks out of the city. A very important and long-overdue book, Boss of Black Brooklyn not only explores black politics and black organizations but also penetrates Baker's inner life and reveals themes that resonate today: black fatherhood, relations between black men and black women, faithfulness to place and ancestry. Bertram L. Baker's story has receded into the shadows of time, but Boss of Black Brooklyn recaptures it and inspires us to learn from it.
  • Chokehold: Policing Black Men

    By Paul Butler

    Our Price: $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: $8.00 - $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