Civil Rights

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“Night Flyer reminds readers that even the most unlikely of persons can impact their worlds, for good or evil.

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Despite the horrific racism he’d seen, suffered, and fought against, John Lewis never allowed his heart to be consumed by hate.

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“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.”

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“Dick Gregory was one of a kind, the genuine article.”

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In his timely and necessary The Third Reconstruction, Peniel Joseph has written a book with the power to engender the same consuming and transforming passion that

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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.”

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“As the United States inches toward the long-overdue appointment of the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, Civil Rights Queen . . . tells a critically important and . . .

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“In this short, stunning work, with his inimitable use of language, Baldwin distills the essence of his pain and wisdom and points a way for our own time.”

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“[A] fascinating, beautifully written memoir . . .”

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In February of 1969, Duke University was on the cusp of national prominence, about to eclipse Emory and Vanderbilt as the South’s premier institution of higher learning and preparing what would be

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“Filled with vivid first-person accounts, Traveling Black is a superb history that captures a shameful aspect of the American story.”

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According to Wikipedia, the Reverend Al Sharpton preached his first sermon at the age of four.

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Vanguard serves both as a tocsin and an inspiring map forward if we are to protect voting rights for all.”

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“O’Neill’s first book is a dazzling reminder that American racism is robust and virulent.”

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“Olympic Pride, American Prejudice should not be read so much as a diatribe against racial inequity, although those evils are clearly outlined, but rather as a lif

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“Nicholas Buccola’s captivating new book, The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr.

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“This case had everything: ‘a vicious ax murder, a baby burned alive, a political scandal, murderers set free, an innocent man tortured with a blackjack and a pan of charred bones fighting

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“this graphic novel is for readers who know how to snap their fingers while turning the page.”

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Usually a work of nonfiction on the topic of a presidential commission is described as scholarly with a dash of dry.

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“Gordon argues that the Klan represents how some of the most primitive political passions are rooted in fear and hatred of otherness—and a willingness to exploit these sentiments for purpos

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“Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? is powerful, disturbing, well-written, and an important book for our day.”

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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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