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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

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

Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine)

Summary: Chronicles the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the Supreme Court's 2013 Shelby ruling, which allowed districts to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.6 Ander 2018

Colbert, Brandy

Summary: Marva Sheridan has always been driven to make a difference in the world, and what better way than to vote in her first election? Duke Crenshaw is so done with this election; he just wants to get voting over with so he can prepare for his band's first paying gig tonight. Only problem? Duke can't vote. When Marva sees Duke turned away from their polling place, she takes it upon herself to make...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney-Hyperion 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: Y FICTION Colbert

Whitehead, Colson

Summary: "As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone"... Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2017

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

Gerald, Casey

Summary: "Casey Gerald comes to our fractured times as a uniquely visionary witness whose life has spanned seemingly unbridgeable divides. His story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church to see which of them will be carried off. His beautiful, fragile mother disappears frequently and mysteriously;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2018

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

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

Barretta, Gene

Summary: When George Washington Carver was just a young child, he had a secret: a garden of his own. Here, he rolled dirt between his fingers to check if plants needed more rain or sun. He protected roots through harsh winters, so plants could be reborn in the spring. He trimmed flowers, spread soil, studied life cycles. And it was in this very place that George’s love of nature sprouted into something...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2020

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

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

Alexander, Kwame

Summary: "The Newbery Award-winning author of The Crossover pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 811.54 Alexander

Summary: Master documentary filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. A journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2017

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD I Am Not

Harasymiw, Therese

Contents: Setting the scene : a timeline -- The struggle against slavery -- A closer look at American slavery -- The rebellion at Stono River -- Gabriel's conspiracy -- The Vesey revolt -- Nat Turner's slave uprising -- Mutiny on the Amistad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 973.7 Harasymi 2018

Tarshis, Lauren.

Summary: Barry's family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in New Orleans. But when Barry's little sister gets terribly sick, they're forced to stay home and wait out the storm. At first, Katrina doesn't seem to be as bad as predicted. But overnight the levees break, and Barry's world is literally torn apart. He's swept away by the floodwaters, away from his family. Can he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JPB FIC Tarsh

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,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Randall, Alice

Summary: In the black-owned-and-operated Kirkwood Hospital, Joseph "Ziggy" Johnson reflects on his life. From the Great Depression through the post-World War II years, Ziggy had been the pulse of Detroit's famous Black Bottom. A celebrated gossip columnist for the city's African-American newspaper, the Michigan Chronicle, he was also the emcee of one of the hottest night clubs, where he rubbed elbows...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Randall

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 1997

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Jerkins, Morgan

Summary: An acclaimed cultural critic presents the story of her journey to understand her northern and southern roots, the Great Migration, and the displacement of black people across America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 Jerkins

Stone, Nic

Summary: Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: Y FICTION Stone

Thomas, Angie

Summary: Maverick feels strongly about family ties, making choices he feels necessary to help support his mom while his King father serves time, and leave him literally holding his son in a doctor's waiting room after he gets paternity test results back and his babymomma ghosts. Now the child he's raising is impacting the lives of his family and his girlfriend, and the gang life he led to support them...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: Y FICTION Thomas

Thomas, Angie

Summary: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: Y FICTION Thomas

Carbone, Elisa Lynn.

Summary: A runaway slave makes a daring escape to freedom with the help of his faithful hunting dog, Zeus. Based on the true story of James Smith's journey from Virginia to Ohio in the mid-1800s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Carbo

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