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Writing To Save a Life: The Louis Till File

Novelist Wideman turns to an underexamined figure in the historic and heartbreaking story of Emmett Till: Till's father, who was executed by the U...

Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties

Former Guardian columnist Marqusee investigates heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali's role as both sportsman and political figure during a decade of remarkable change...

Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American

Novelist and journalist Ndibe recalls his move from Nigeria to the United States, where he was invited by author Chinua Achebe to be the founding editor of the short-lived but acclaimed magazine, African Commentary...

Black History in Its Own Words

Portraits of and quotes from notable black artists, writers, politicians, and more are featured in this new collection, including Angela Davis, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Zadie Smith, and Spike Lee, among others...

They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement

One of the first books on the Black Lives Matter movement, Washington Post writer Lowery's debut draws upon journalism, memoir, and history...

True South: Henry Hampton and Eyes on the Prize, the Landmark Television Series That Reframed the Civil Rights Movement

In 1987, the multipart PBS documentary Eyes on the Prize told the story of the civil rights movement from the perspective of its ordinary members...

Finding Gideon

This latest novel from blockbuster author Dickey stars a hit man whose plans to destroy his rival include three complicated, competent women both aiding and interfering...

Miss Jessie's: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch—Naturally

With this family memoir, the Branch sisters reflect on their grandmother Miss Jessie, the namesake and inspiration for their hair care company...

My Soul Looks Back

In her memoir of New York in the 1970s, food writer Harris remembers James Baldwin reading an early draft of If Beale Street Could Talk aloud, Maya Angelou making food in her California kitchen, and spending time with Toni Morrison at Baldwin's Provence home...

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