And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK

Ecco - Even as it surveys the political and social evolution of black America, writers, And Still I Rise is also a celebration of the accomplishments of black artists, comedians, musicians, and thinkers who have helped to define American popular culture and to change our world. More than fifty years after the passage of the civil rights act and the birth of Black Power, inadequate education, the United States has both a black president and black CEOs running Fortune 500 companies—and a large black underclass beset by persistent poverty, and an epidemic of incarceration.

Harvard professor and scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. How did the african american community end up encompassing such profound contradictions? and what will “the black community” mean tomorrow?gates takes readers through the major historical events and untold stories of the sixty years that have irrevocably shaped both the African American experience and the nation as a whole, the murders of Amadou Diallo and Trayvon Martin, taking measure of such racial flashpoints as the Tawana Brawley case, into the 1970s and 1980s—eras characterized by both prosperity and neglect—through the turn of the century to today, from the explosive social and political changes of the 1960s, OJ Simpson’s murder trial, and debates around the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” policies.

And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK - The companion book to Henry Louis Gates, Jr. S pbs series, and still i rise—a timeline and chronicle of the past fifty years of black history in the U. S. Raises disturbing and vital questions about this dichotomy. In more than 350 photos.

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A Dream Deferred: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America

HarperCollins e-books - From the author of the award-winning bestseller The Content of Our Character comes a new essay collection that tells the untold story behind the polarized racial politics in America today. This "culture of preference" betrayed America's best principles in order to give whites and America institutions an iconography of racial virtue they could use against the stigma of racial shame.

A dream deferred is an honest, courageous look at the perplexing dilemma of race and democracy in the United States--and what we might do to resolve it. According to steele, 1960s liberalism had as its first and all-consuming goal the expiation of America guilt rather than the careful development of true equality between the races.

A Dream Deferred: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America - In four densely argued essays, afro-centrism, group preferences, multiculturalism, ethnicity, victimization--and what he deems to be the atavistic powers of race, and gender, Steele takes on the familiar questions of affirmative action, diversity, the original causes of oppression. In a dream deferred shelby steele argues that a second betrayal of black freedom in the United States--the first one being segregation--emerged from the civil rights era when the country was overtaken by a powerful impulse to redeem itself from racial shame.

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Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies

Amistad - An engaging look at black life that offers insightful commentary on the intricate history of the African American people, no-holds-bar history lesson that will provoke, Defining Moments in Black History is an essential, enlighten, and entertain. As an entertainer, he always kept it indisputably real about race issues in America, fearlessly lacing laughter with hard truths.

Martin luther King, Jr. And medgar evers, and the forebear of today’s popular black comics, including Larry Wilmore, W. Naacp 2017 image award winnerwith his trademark acerbic wit, and infectious paranoia, incisive humor, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.

A friend of luminaries including Dr. As a leading activist against injustice, he marched at selma during the Civil Rights movement, organized student rallies to protest the Vietnam War; sat in at rallies for Native American and feminist rights; fought apartheid in South Africa; and participated in hunger strikes in support of Black Lives Matter.

Kamau bell, and trevor noah, damon Young, Dick Gregory was a provocative and incisive cultural force for more than fifty years. In his unapologetically candid voice, the enjoyment of bacon and everything pig, the headline-making shootings of black men, he moves from African ancestry and surviving the Middle Passage to the creation of the Jheri Curl, and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies - A captivating journey through time, defining moments in black history explores historical movements such as The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as cultural touchstones such as Sidney Poitier winning the Best Actor Oscar for Lilies in the Field and Billie Holiday releasing Strange Fruit.

In this collection of thoughtful, provocative essays, Gregory charts the complex and often obscured history of the African American experience.

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The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America

Mariner Books - And he sheds light on identity issues within the black power structure, telling the fascinating story of how Obama has spurned traditional black power brokers, significantly reducing their leverage. President obama’s own voice—from an oval office interview granted to dyson for this book—along with those of Eric Holder, among others, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Maxine Waters, Andrew Young, add unique depth to this profound tour of the nation’s first black presidency.

A provocative and lively deep dive into the meaning of America's first black presidency, from “one of the most graceful and lucid intellectuals writing on race and politics today” Vanity Fair. Michael eric dyson explores the powerful, surprising way the politics of race have shaped Barack Obama’s identity and groundbreaking presidency.

The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America - How has president obama dealt publicly with race—as the national traumas of tamir rice, michael brown, eric garner, Trayvon Martin, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott have played out during his tenure? What can we learn from Obama's major race speeches about his approach to racial conflict and the black criticism it provokes?  Dyson explores whether Obama’s use of his own biracialism as a radiant symbol has been driven by the president’s desire to avoid a painful moral reckoning on race.

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The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man Dover Thrift Editions

Dover Publications - Revolutionary for its time, the Autobiography remains both an unrivaled example of black expression and a major contribution to American literature. Among his most famous works, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man in many ways parallels Johnson's own remarkable life. The human drama is powerful and revealing — from the narrator's persistent battles with personal demons to his firsthand observations of a Southern lynching and the mingling of races in New York's bohemian atmosphere at the turn of the century.

One of the most prominent african-americans of his time, James Weldon Johnson 1871–1938 was a successful lawyer, songwriter, educator, social reformer, and critic. But it was as a poet and novelist that he achieved lasting fame. First published in 1912, the novel relates, through an anonymous narrator, events in the life of an American of mixed ethnicity whose exceptional abilities and ambiguous appearance allow him unusual social mobility — from the rural South to the urban North and eventually to Europe.

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man Dover Thrift Editions - A radical departure from earlier books by black authors, this pioneering work not only probes the psychological aspects of "passing for white" but also examines the American caste and class system.

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What Happened, Miss Simone?: A Biography

Crown Archetype - Drawn from a trove of rare archival footage, this nuanced examination of nina simone’s life highlights her musical inventiveness and unwavering quest for equality, audio recordings and interviews including Simone's remarkable private diaries, while laying bare the personal demons that plagued her from the time of her Jim Crow childhood in North Carolina to her self-imposed exile in Liberia and Paris later in life.

Harnessing the singular voice of miss simone herself and incorporating candid reflections from those who knew her best, including her only daughter,  Light brings us face to face with a legend, examining the very public persona and very private struggles of one of our greatest artists. From the Hardcover edition.

What Happened, Miss Simone?: A Biography - . Inspired by the academy award-nominated netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, an intimate and vivid look at the legendary life of Nina Simone, the classically trained pianist who evolved into a chart-topping chanteuse and committed civil rights activist. From music journalist and former spin and vibe editor-in-chief Alan Light comes a biography of incandescent soul singer and Black Power icon Nina Simone, one of the most influential, provocative, and least understood artists of our time.

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Ballantine Books - A brilliant, painful, important book. The new york times   “A great book. The autobiography of malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. Now available as an ebook for the very first time! • one of time’s ten most important nonfiction books of the twentieth century  in the searing pages of this classic autobiography, Malcolm X, and anti-integrationist, firebrand, the Muslim leader, originally published in 1964, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement.

It has given me courage I didn’t know I had inside me. I’m one of hundreds of thousands whose lives were changed for the better. Spike lee “this book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle. I. F. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, martial in its discipline, promised a new and uncompromising order, his unadorned insistence on respect, forged through sheer force of will.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Barack obama, dreams from My Father“Extraordinary. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.

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Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only: The Life of America's First Black Filmmaker

HarperCollins e-books - Going on to produce or direct twenty-two silent and fifteen sound films in his lifetime, Micheaux became the king of the "race cinema" industry at a time when black-produced films had to scrounge for venues in a segregated society. In this searching exploration, mcgilligan tracks down long-lost financial records, unpublished letters, his tangled personal life, and unmarked pauper's graves, pinpointing Micheaux's birthplace, and the circumstances of his tragic death.

. Griffith: a bigger-than-life American folk hero whose important life story is nearly forgotten today. Oscar micheaux was the Jackie Robinson of film, the black D. The result is an epic that bridges a fascinating period in American history, and offers lessons for anyone who would understand the role of black America in forming the culture of our time.

Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only: The Life of America's First Black Filmmaker - He eagerly took credit for the work of others—including his unsung-heroine wife. Ever the entrepreneur, when Hollywood failed to bid high enough for film rights to his stories, he answered by forming his own film production company. W. In this groundbreaking new biography, award-winning film historian Patrick McGilligan offers a vivid and fascinating portrait of this little-known pioneer.

In his desperate later years, he even sunk to plagiarizing his final novel—a discovery McGilligan reveals here for the first time. He made a fortune and lost it again, and launched repeated con games that were followed by public arrests and bankruptcies.

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Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime that Changed America

Random House - Kennedy book award special Recognition • BlackBoard Nonfiction Book of the Year. A riveting account of a tragedy that upended her life and ultimately the Jim Crow system. Chicago tribune “The book will. The mother of emmett till recounts the story of her life, her son’s tragic death, and the dawn of the civil rights movement—with a foreword by the Reverend Jesse L.

. Inform or remind people of what a courageous figure for justice Mamie Till-Mobley was and how important she and her son were to setting the stage for the modern-day civil rights movement. The detroit News “Poignant. Jackson, Sr. Death of innocence is an essential document in the annals of American civil rights history, and a painful yet beautiful account of a mother’s ability to transform tragedy into boundless courage and hope.

Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime that Changed America - In his mother’s descriptions, Emmett becomes more than an icon; he becomes a living, breathing youngster—any mother’s child. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Powerful. Praise for death of innocence “A testament to the power of the indestructible human spirit that speaks as eloquently as the diary of Anne Frank.

The washington post book world “with this important book, Mamie Till-Mobley has helped ensure that the story of her son and her own story will not soon be forgotten. The killers were eventually acquitted.

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I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson

Ecco - The bestselling autobiography of american baseball and civil rights legend Jackie RobinsonBefore Barry Bonds, before Hank Aaron, before Reggie Jackson, baseball's stars had one undeniable trait in common: they were all white. In 1947, jackie robinson broke that barrier, striking a crucial blow for racial equality and changing the world of sports forever.

I never had it made is robinson's own candid, hard-hitting account of what it took to become the first black man in history to play in the major leagues. I never had it made recalls robinson's early years and influences: his time at ucla, on and off the field, where he became the school's first four-letter athlete; his army stint during World War II, when he challenged Jim Crow laws and narrowly escaped court martial; his years of frustration, with the Negro Leagues; and finally that fateful day when Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers proposed what became known as the "Noble Experiment"—Robinson would step up to bat to integrate and revolutionize baseball.

I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson - More than a baseball story,  i Never Had It Made also reveals the highs and lows of Robinson's life after baseball. He recounts his political aspirations and civil rights activism; his friendships with Martin Luther King, Jr. William buckley, Malcolm X, Jr. And nelson rockefeller; and his troubled relationship with his son, Jackie, Jr.

I never had it made endures as an inspiring story of a man whose heroism extended well beyond the playing field.

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Anytime Soon

BQB Publishing - Overwhelmed. Her family and friends demand much of Anaya, and she's struggling to balance herself in the mire. Overburdened. These are just a few ways to describe college senior Anaya Goode's life. Stressed. Frenzied. Facing an onslaught of grief, anaya must find herself, and maybe even true love and redemption, and a life that is full of deafening noise, complex relationships, amid old traditions and new beginnings.

A 2014 finalist award winner in the African American Fiction category of the Indie Next Generations Awards. Add to this no career prospects following a looming graduation, and Anaya quickly finds herself drowning in the chaos of her own life.

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