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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

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: "Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 976.6 Weatherford

Saslow, Eli

Summary: "From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a powerful account of Derek Black's journey from white supremacist hero to apostle of tolerance"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.540 Saslow 2018

Tyson, Timothy B.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne

Summary: "The common assumption that the United States is a "nation of immigrants" camouflages the reality that the US is a colonialist settler state"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2021

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

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

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

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

Summary: In a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s, widowed lawyer Atticus Finch agrees to defend a young black man accused of raping a white woman, teaching his children valuable lessons about prejudice and empathy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD To Kill

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

Miles, Tiya

Summary: Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. In this paradigm-shifting book, celebrated historian Tiya Miles reveals that slavery was at the heart of the Midwest's iconic city: Detroit. In this richly researched and eye-opening book, Miles has...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2017

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 977.4340 Mile 2017

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

Colbert, Brandy

Summary: "In the early morning of June 1, 1921, a white mob marched across the train tracks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and into its predominantly Black Greenwood District--a thriving, affluent neighborhood known as America's Black Wall Street. They brought with them firearms, gasoline, and explosives. In a few short hours, they'd razed thirty-five square blocks to the ground, leaving hundreds dead. The Tulsa...

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

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 976.6 Colbert

Summary: "A "choral history" of African Americans covering 400 years of history in the voices of 80 writers, edited by the bestselling, National Book Award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain. Last year marked the four hundredth anniversary of the first African presence in the Americas--and also launched the Four Hundred Souls project, spearheaded by Ibram X. Kendi, director of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.049 Four

Boyle, Kevin

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H.Holt 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 345.73 Boyle

Summary: "The animating idea of The 1619 Project is that our national narrative is more accurately told if we begin not on July 4, 1776, but in late August of 1619, when a ship arrived in Jamestown bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival inaugurated a barbaric and unprecedented system of chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This is sometimes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2021

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

Meacham, Jon

Summary: "A president who governed a divided country has much to teach us in a twenty-first-century moment of polarization and political crisis. Abraham Lincoln was president when implacable secessionists gave no quarter in a clash of visions inextricably bound up with money, power, race, identity, and faith. He was hated and hailed, excoriated and revered. In Lincoln we can see the possibilities of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2022

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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

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"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Demos, John.

Summary: Near the start of the nineteenth century, a group of eminent Protestant ministers formed a grand scheme for gathering the rest of mankind into the redemptive fold of Christianity. Its core element was a special school for youth drawn from all parts of the earth, including the Pacific Islands, China, India, and the native nations of North America. If all went well, graduates would return to join...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.829 Demos

Cleland, Charles E.

Summary: For many thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans, Michigan's native peoples, the Anishnabeg, thrived in the forests and along the shores of the Great Lakes. Theirs were cultures in delicate social balance and in economic harmony with the natural order. Rites of Conquest details the struggles of Michigan Indians - the Ojibwa, Ottawa, and Potawatomi, and their neighbors - to maintain...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Michigan Press 1992

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 970.1 Cle

Ball, Edward

Summary: "An examination of the history of the author's family and its ties to white supremacist movements."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020

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

Leckie, Robert.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Castle Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.2 Leckie 2020

Summary: "In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 Tales 2017

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