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Montgomery, Ben

Summary: A true tale of justice in the Jim Crow south relates the story of George Dinning, a freed slave who was wrongfully convicted of murder after defending himself against a white mob and later won damages against them in court with the help of a Confederate war hero-turned-lawyer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown Spark 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.904 Montgomery

Tyson, Timothy B.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.134 Tyson

Imani, Blair

Summary: "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. Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration that sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 973.9 Imani

Summary: Chronicling the riveting history and personal experiences, at once liberating and challenging, harrowing and inspiring, deeply revealing and profoundly transforming, of African Americans on the road from the advent of the automobile through the seismic changes of the 1960s and beyond, it explores the deep background of a recent phrase rooted in realities that have been an indelible part of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 323 Driving

Neiman, Susan

Summary: "As an increasingly polarized America fights over the legacy of racism, Susan Neiman, author of the contemporary philosophical classic Evil in Modern Thought, asks what we can learn from the Germans about confronting the evils of the past."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8009 Neiman 2019

Walker, Martin

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Walker

Smith, Clint

Summary: 'How the Word is Passed' is Clint Smith's revealing, contemporary portrait of America as a slave owning nation. Beginning in his own hometown of New Orleans, Smith leads the reader through an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks - those that are honest about the past and those that are not - that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nations...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 Smith

Orgill, Roxane

Summary: When Esquire magazine planned an issue to salute the American jazz scene in 1958, graphic designer Art Kane pitched a crazy idea: how about gathering a group of beloved jazz musicians and photographing them? He didn't own a good camera, didn't know if any musicians would show up, and insisted on setting up the shoot in front of a Harlem brownstone. Could he pull it off? In a captivating...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 781.65 Orgill

Hurston, Zora Neale

Summary: The true story of the last known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade, illegally smuggled from Africa on the last "black cargo" ship to arrive in the United States.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2018

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 921 Lewis

Jeffers, Honorée Fanonne

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Summary: To come to terms with who she is and what she wants, Ailey, the daughter of an accomplished doctor and a strict schoolteacher, embarks on a journey through her family's past, helping her embrace her full heritage, which is the story of the Black experience in itself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Magoon, Kekla

Summary: "A chapter book biography of Ruby Bridges, part of the She Persisted series"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 921 Bridges

Lippman, Laura

Summary: In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know--everyone, that is, except Madeline "Maddie" Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she's bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life. Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2019

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Lippm

Hurston, Zora Neale

Summary: In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Lewis

Summary: A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Get

Egerton, Douglas R.

Contents: The travelers -- The Brahmins -- Readville -- The Sea Islands -- Battery Wagner -- Hospitals and home fronts -- The siege -- Florida -- Liberation -- Occupation -- The veterans -- Epilogue: the legacy of the regiments.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.741 Egert

Kotlowitz, Alex

Summary: "The numbers are staggering: Over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. What does that do to the spirit of individuals and communities? Drawing on his decades of experience, Alex Kotlowitz set out to chronicle one summer in the city, writing of those who have emerged from the violence and whose stories reveal the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.150 Kotlow

Davis, Kenneth C.

Summary: "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920.0092 Davis

Neubauer, Erica Ruth

Summary: "Well-heeled travelers from around the world flock to the Mena House Hotel--an exotic gem in the heart of Cairo where cocktails flow, adventure dispels the aftershocks of World War I, and deadly dangers wait in the shadows . . . Egypt, 1926. Fiercely independent American Jane Wunderly has made up her mind: she won't be swept off her feet on a trip abroad. Despite her Aunt Millie's best efforts...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Neubauer

Hinton, Elizabeth Kai

Summary: Drawing on new sources, a leading scholar presents a groundbreaking story of policing and "riots" that shatters our understanding of the post-civil rights era, arguing that we cannot understand the civil rights moment without coming to terms with the astonishing violence, and hugely expanded policing regime, that followed it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 Hinton

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 920 She

Contents: pt. 1. Fighting for my rights : one SNCC woman's experience, 1961-1964 -- pt. 2. Entering troubled waters : sit-ins, the founding of SNCC, and the freedom rides, 1960-1963 -- pt. 3. Movement leaning posts : the heart and soul of the southwest Georgia movement, 1961-1963 -- pt. 4. Standing tall : the southwest Georgia movement, 1962-1963 -- pt. 5. Get on board : the Mississippi movement through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Illinois Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.433 Hols

Jones, Stephen Mack

Summary: "When the body of an anonymous young Hispanic woman dressed as Queen Marie Antoinette is dredged from the Detroit River, the Detroit Police Department wants the case closed out fast. Wayne County Coroner Dr. Bobby Falconi gives the woman's photo to his old pal August Snow, insisting August show it around his native Mexican town to see if anyone recognizes her. August's good friend Elena, a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Jones

Mathis, Ayana.

Summary: Traces the story of Great Migration-era mother Hattie Shepherd, who in spite of poverty and a dysfunctional husband uses love and Southern remedies to raise nine children and prepare them for the realities of a harsh world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2013

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK FICTION Mathis

Lewis, John

Summary: This graphic novel is a first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book one spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: GRNOV 741.59 Lewis

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