History Books - African American

His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope Cover Image
By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781984855022
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Published: Random House - August 25th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America 

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631491665
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Published: Liveright - October 20th, 2020

Longlisted • National Book Award (Nonfiction)
Best Books of Fall 2020 • O, the Oprah Magazine

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541618619
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Published: Basic Books - September 8th, 2020

The epic history of African American women's pursuit of political power -- and how it transformed America.

The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate Over Race in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691210773
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Published: Princeton University Press - September 1st, 2020

How the legendary debate between a civil rights firebrand and the father of modern conservatism illuminates America's racial divide

The Antiracist: How to Start the Conversation about Race and Take Action Cover Image
By Kondwani Fidel, Devin Allen (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781510764200
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Published: Hot Books - September 22nd, 2020

What would happen if people started moving beyond the conversation and took action to combat racism?
We are in an era where many Americans express the sentiment, “I thought we were past that,” when a public demonstration of racism comes across their radar.

Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World (Early American Studies) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812252385
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Published: University of Pennsylvania Press - August 28th, 2020

The story of freedom and all of its ambiguities begins with intimate acts steeped in power. It is shaped by the peculiar oppressions faced by African women and women of African descent. And it pivots on the self-conscious choices black women made to retain control over their bodies and selves, their loved ones, and their futures.

Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062873040
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Published: Harper - August 4th, 2020

Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by ELLE, Buzzfeed, Esquire, Bitch Media, Good Housekeeping, Electric Literature, Parade and BookRiot 

The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982107529
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Published: Gallery/Jeter Publishing - August 18th, 2020

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks meets Get Out in this landmark investigation of racial inequality at the core of the heart transplant race.

In 1968, Bruce Tucker, a black man, went into Virginia’s top research hospital with a head injury, only to have his heart taken out of his body and put into the chest of a white businessman.

Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393358278
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 4th, 2020

An “engrossing narrative history” (Joanna Scutts, The Lily) of the enslaved girl whose photograph transformed the abolition movement.

Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525510536
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 7th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Dapper Dan is a legend, an icon, a beacon of inspiration to many in the Black community. His story isn’t just about fashion.

The Kidnapping Club: Wall Street, Slavery, and Resistance on the Eve of the Civil War Cover Image
ISBN: 9781568587523
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Published: Bold Type Books - October 20th, 2020

In a rapidly changing New York, two forces battled for the city's soul: the pro-slavery New Yorkers who kept the illegal slave trade alive and well, and the abolitionists fighting for freedom.

To Make Their Own Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes Cover Image
By Ilisa Barbash (Editor), Molly Rogers (Editor), Deborah Willis (Editor)
ISBN: 9781597114783
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Published: Aperture - September 22nd, 2020

To Make Their Own Way in the World is a profound consideration of some of the most challenging images in the history of photography: fifteen daguerreotypes of Alfred, Delia, Drana, Fassena, Jack, Jem, and Renty--men and women of African descent who were enslaved in South Carolina.

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