Molly McArdle

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So Much Blue

Prolific and prodigiously talented novelist Everett tells the story of a painter who will not show his wife, children, or his best friend his work in progress, made up all of shades of blue...

He Calls Me by Lightning: The Life of Caliph Washington and the Forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty

A Samford University historian tells the story of Caliph Washington, who was a teenager when he was wrongfully convicted of killing a policeman in 1957, and who was saved—a dozen times—from execution by electric chair...

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé

In this book of poems about more than Beyoncé but also crucially about Beyoncé, poet Parker considers history and the future, performance and interiority, humor and tragedy, politics and art...

A Mind To Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland

A counterpoint to the history of the Great Migration, focusing on a community of black Americans who remained in the South, eventually becoming the owners of the land their enslaved ancestors worked...

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

A short but impassioned call to action against racism geared toward white readers in particular from Georgetown sociology professor and writer Dyson...

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?

Never-before-published short stories by writer Collins comprise this new collection...

African Americans and the Classics: Antiquity, Abolition and Activism

Malamud (ancient history & Islamic studies, New Mexico State Univ...

Begin with the Past: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture

The origin story of the museum, this history contextualizes the institution as visitors see it today, describing how, after its official establishment in 2003, its director was chosen, site selected, building designed, collection gathered, and exhibitions produced...

The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era

This new history from New York Times best-selling author Taylor follows the life of Daniel Murray, an exemplary member of postbellum Washington, DC, and America's wealthy and well-educated black elite...

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