“Together Vance and Smith debunk the myths that ‘therapy is only for white folks’ and ‘prayer is enough.’”
“offers as thorough an examination of the question of both race and the quarterback position in professional football, as can be found anywhere.”
“Bordewich’s book should serve as a cautionary tale to keep us alert to the modern incarnation of the KKK, which has traded its bed sheets and hoods for coats and ties.”
“The Green Book was more than just a road trip guide but a way of survival. Hall hopes that it’s history will live on.”
“Stamped from the Beginning is an excellent, accessible primer on the history of U.S. racism.
“J. C. Hallman explores the problems with historical conscience in Say Anarcha, the story of Dr.
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“Africatown, throughout, has a sense of immediacy and intimacy, the readers almost seem to learn this important saga of African American history with the author.”
At the July 2020 funeral of longtime congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, former president Bill Clinton struck a condescending and triumphalist note in his eulogy when he opined, “There we
“the narrative has clear writing and solid scholarship that does not promote an agenda, leaving the reader to imagine broader implications and slavery’s legacy.”
“The resilience of the Crafts, their determination not to allow racism to break their spirits, is the human core of their story . . .”
“Evette Dionne spares readers none of the agony she suffers being a large woman in a small-minded world . . .”
Ever since the music called jazz emerged in the Black and Creole communities of early 20th century New Orleans (as most histories of the music contend), the vast majority of journalists, authors, a
“Mary-Alice Daniel is an exquisitely elegant young writer.”
“engaging, well-written, and certain to please the strongly literary minded.”
“My Pinup may be brief, but it is amazingly rich, more a prose poem than a conventional essay. . . . My Pinup is a gem.”
“Dick Gregory was one of a kind, the genuine article.”
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“Throughout the book, O’Rourke mixes positive with negative as he discusses where the country is and how it got here, primarily with his focus on history in Texas.”
Ancestors and forerunners show up in the annals of American literature more often than readers imagine.
“African Founders is a Promethean work, a truly magisterial and magnificent book of cultural history that extracts from potentially dry demographi
“A sometimes painful read, this revealing deep dive into George Floyd’s life places his tragic story in the broader context of race in America.”
In 1982, at the age of 38, Alice Walker’s life pivoted dramatically and irrevocably with the publication of The Color Purple, her third published novel that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize
Caroline Johnson, an artist who met Lincoln said, “Mr. President I believe God has hewn you out of rock, for this great and mighty purpose.