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The Underground Railroad Records: Narrating the Hardships, Hairbreadth Escapes, and Death Struggles of Slaves in Their Efforts for Freedom Cover Image
By William Still, Ta-Nehisi Coates (Introduction by), Quincy T. Mills (Editor)
ISBN: 9781984855053
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Published: Modern Library - September 24th, 2019

A riveting collection of the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and mortal struggles of enslaved people seeking freedom: These are the true stories of the Underground Railroad.

Featuring a powerful introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates

A Black Women's History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #5) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807033555
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Published: Beacon Press - February 4th, 2020

A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are—and have always been—instrumental in shaping our country

Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501169434
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Published: 37 Ink - October 15th, 2019

A gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice, reminiscent of Twelve Years a Slave and Never Caught.

Discover the astonishing, inspirational, and largely unknown true story of the eighteen African American athletes who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, defying the racism of both Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South.

Set against the turbulent backdrop of a segregated United States, sixteen black men and two black women are torn between boycotting the Olympic Games in Nazi Ger

Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451645132
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 4th, 2020

“For almost two decades, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. This book is his amazing story.

The End of White World Supremacy: Four Speeches Cover Image
By Malcolm X, Imam Benjamin Karim (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781628728293
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Published: Arcade - February 11th, 2020

The classic collection of major speeches, now bundled with an audio download of Malcolm X delivering two of them.

Malcolm X remains a touchstone figure for black America and in American culture at large. He gave African Americans not only their consciousness but their history, dignity, and a new pride.

Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream Cover Image
By Blair Imani, Patrisse Cullors (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781984856920
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Published: Ten Speed Press - January 14th, 2020

A powerful illustrated history of the Great Migration and its sweeping impact on Black and American culture, from Reconstruction to the rise of hip hop.

Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616209551
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Published: Algonquin Books - November 5th, 2019

“Dovey Johnson Roundtree set a new path for women and proved that the vision and perseverance of a single individual can turn the tides of history.”
—Michelle Obama

Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631495694
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Published: Liveright - February 11th, 2020

How the automobile fundamentally changed African American lifeā€”the basis of a major PBS documentary by Ric Burns.