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Moore, Wes

Summary: "When Freddie Gray was arrested for possessing an 'illegal knife' in April 2015, he was, by eyewitness accounts that video evidence later confirmed, treated 'roughly' as police loaded him into a vehicle. By the end of his trip in the police van, Gray wasin a coma he would never recover from. In the wake of a long history of police abuse in Baltimore, this killing felt like a final straw--it led...

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2020

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Perry, Imani

Summary: "Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry issues an unflinching challenge to society to see Black children as deserving of humanity. She admits fear and frustration for her African American sons in a society that is increasingly racist and at times seems irredeemable. However, as a mother, feminist, writer, and intellectual, Perry offers an unfettered expression of love--finding...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Perry 2019

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...

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

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

Coates, Ta-Nehisi

Summary: “We were eight years in power” was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 COAT 2017

Summary: A look at the drug scene in Baltimore through the eyes of the dealers, cops, and users.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2008

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Wire Season 5

Mortensen, Viggo

Summary: During the nineteen sixties, a bouncer, whose nightclub closes for renovations, finds a temporary employment as a driver for black pianist Don Shirley going on a tour into the Deep South states.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entert. 2018

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Green

Coates, Ta-Nehisi.

Summary: "For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him -- most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear. What were they afraid of? In Tremble for My Country, Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.800 Coat

Summary: Follows a single sprawling drug investigation in Baltimore, against the backdrop of the mayor's reelection campaign. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2007

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Wire Season 4

Summary: "In the summer of 1967, Detroit experienced one of the worst racially charged civil disturbances in United States history. Years of frustration generated by entrenched and institutionalized racism boiled over late on a hot July night. In an event that has been called a 'riot, ' 'rebellion, ' 'uprising, ' and 'insurrection, ' thousands of people took to the streets for several days of vandalism,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 303.6 Stone 2018

Boyd, Herb

Summary: The author of Baldwin’s Harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit—a blend of memoir, love letter, history, and clear-eyed reportage that explores the city’s past, present, and future and its significance to the African American legacy and the nation’s fabric.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2017

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 977.434 Boyd 2018

Summary: Chronicles a multi-generational family business dealing illegal drugs and the efforts of the Baltimore police to curb their trade, draws parallels between these organizations and the men and women on either side of the battle.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2005

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Wire Season 2

Putnam, Robert D.

Summary: "A groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. It's the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in--a nation of opportunity, constrained only by ability and effort. But during the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.513 Putnam

Schmidt, Gary D

Summary: Shows how the hardships of slavery, particularly the loss of her family, caused Isabella Baumfree to walk towards freedom, to re-invent herself as Sojourner Truth, and to continue walking to abolish slavery and for other reforms.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Schmidt

Summary: Presents the theory that the American dream, all but abandoned in the United States, has been adopted successfully in other countries, including Italy, France, Finland, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland, looking at such areas as worker benefits, public expenditure for the common good, and state-funded higher education.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 303.42 Where

Bergner, Daniel

Summary: The touching, triumphant story of a young black man's journey from violence and despair to one of the world's most elite artistic institutions. In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan Speedo Green won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.109 Berg

Summary: Follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2004

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Wire Season 1

McKissack, Pat

Summary: Gather as a family to sing well-loved songs like 'Amazing Grace' and 'Oh, Freedom,' or to read aloud the poetry of such African American luminaries as Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. And snuggle down to enjoy classic stories retold by the author, including Aesop's fables and tales featuring Br'er Rabbit and Anansi the Spider.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 305.896 McKIS

Stein, Joel

Summary: Stein spends a week in Roberts County, Texas, which had the highest percentage of Trump voters in the country. He goes to the home of Trump-loving Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams; meets people who create fake news; and finds the new elitist organizations merging both right and left to fight the populists.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.602 Stein 2019

Treuer, David

Summary: The received idea of Native American history -- as promulgated by books like Dee Brown's 1970 mega-bestselling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee -- has been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, but Native civilization did as well. Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 Treuer 2019

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- ).

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

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

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: A black woman recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2009

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

Baptist, Edward E.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.362 Bapt

Patterson, James

Summary: Detective Alex Cross tells an ancestor's story, in this astonishing account of one man's bold pursuit of justice in the face of racism and violence.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2009

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Patter

Philp, Drew

Summary: "A young writer's sincere search (with his dog) for an authentic life--buying a ruined house in Detroit for $500, fixing it up nail by nail, and, in the process, participating in the grassroots rebirth of the city itself."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Philip 2018

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