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The Black Box: Writing the Race

Listeners who seek to engage in today’s debates about school curricula, inclusive perspectives on U.S. history, and forming a shared national culture will find this powerfully argued and narrated work an invaluable resource.

The Black Box: Writing the Race

A must for scholars, yet still accessible to general audiences, by arguably the preeminent scholar of African American studies. This gem brilliantly reflects multiple depictions of what it means to be a Black American amid complex, structured interracial and color-based discrimination discourses, in which writing and language are keys.

The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song

Readers of American religious and African American history will not want to miss this title.

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

An excellent introduction to the Redemption period for new readers and a reminder to experts of why the era is still so crucial to American history.

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro

An entertaining and informative read for those with an interest in black history and who enjoy historical trivia.

The Image of the Black in Western Art. Vol. 5: The Twentieth Century; The Rise of Black Artists

Of all the volumes in the series, this one has the most to offer to readers unfamiliar with the extent, diversity, and significance of the accomplishments of artists of color and deserves the highest recommendation for any library. [See "African American Lives: Books for February, Black History Month," LJ 11/1/14.]

Looking for Lincoln

Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth, this social history highlights myths surrounding the president, addressing questions about race, equality, religion, and more...

The Image of the Black in Western Art. Vol. 5: The Twentieth Century; Pt. 2: The Rise of Black Artists

The last volume in the series, this is the first to focus on representation of black people by black artists in the West...

Finding Your Roots: The Official Companion to the PBS Series

Gates provides practical information for beginning genealogists and recounts stories of celebrity ancestry, from John Lewis to Robert Downey Jr...

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