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The Instill and Inspire volume is a comprehensive presentation of works lovingly and intentionally brought together by an African American couple, for African American artists, on behalf o

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Angela Jackson’s biography A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life and Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks comes on the eve of the 100th anniversary of Brooks’ birth.

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The history of the United States is still full of topics yet to be researched, explored, and revealed in book or other form.

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It is entirely possible that the vast majority of Americans have never thought of or even considered the possibility that their country and its white supremacist legislation of the 1930s would ever

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A Mind to Stay is a revealing history of much of the otherwise lost reality of thousands of plantations that lack documentation.”

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a potent cocktail of political anger and radical formal experimentation.”

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Written/Unwritten is a collection of essays by American academic faculty of color who have written poignant essays about the challenges, barriers, pain, and resilience required of being a

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This is not one Till tale but three. When young Emmett Till was murdered in Money, Mississippi, in 1955, his death changed the Civil Rights Movement and American history.

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Local history can be rich, exotic, complicated, personal, and dark but especially when an incident like the Scopes Monkey Trial serves as an “island” in regional and national social currents.

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Among historians certainly, it has been axiomatic that control of the authority and power of the Federal government was maintained by the so-called Southern plantation aristocracy for the first 75

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The last couple of decades have seen a steady stream of fully documented, honest, readable, and scholarly single works on American slavery.

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History as documented through the image has a short historiography. Until recently, even the nobility lacked multiple images or sometimes any likeness at all.

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And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK is a companion to a PBS series of the same name and chronicles the last 50 years of black history and culture in an illustrated timeline featuring

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“May we find the courage . . . to make this land . . . a more just, more reasonable, and more tolerant place.”

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In 1969 eight talented African American athletes risked their athletic scholarships and likely their NFL careers by demanding an end to institutional racism at Syracuse University.

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a funny, entertaining, lightweight highbrow novel . . .

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“What’s so good about the truth if it’s more awful than a lie?”

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“. . . an invaluable resource for the study of 20th century popular music.”

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“Wonderful writing, wonderful thoughts, and in the end an erudite and informed plea for tolerance and humanism.”

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“. . . while many of the stories in Life Upon These Shores give us pause, Mr.

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“In all, this is a graceful story about a talented woman whose poetry and prose have, for the most part, survived for over 200 years. Mr.