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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

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"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Wallis, Jim.

Contents: You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free -- Race is a story -- The parables of Ferguson and Baltimore -- The original sin and its legacy -- Repentance means more than just saying you're sorry -- Dying to whiteness -- A segregated church or a beloved community? -- From warriors to guardians -- The new Jim Crow and restorative justice -- Welcoming the stranger -- Crossing the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Bartoletti, Susan

Contents: A note to the reader -- "Bottom rail top" -- "Boys, let us get up a club" -- "I was killed at Chickamauga" -- "Worms would have been eating me now -- "They say a man ought not to vote" -- "I am going to die on this land" -- "A whole race trying to go to school" -- "They must have somebody to guide them" -- "Forced by force, to use force" -- "The sacredness of the human person" -- Epilogue : "it...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 322.420 Bart

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

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

Wilder, Craig Steven

Summary: A leading African American historian of race in America exposes the uncomfortable truths about race, slavery, and the American academy, revealing that leading universities, dependent on human bondage, became breeding grounds for the racist ideas that sustained it.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 379.26 Wilder

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

Tyson, Timothy B.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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

Obama, Barack.

Contents: Originally published: New York : Times Books, c1995. With new introd. and text from keynote address to the Democratic Convention, 2004.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Three Rivers Press 2004

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

Kendi, Ibram X.

Summary: ""The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it -- and then dismantle it." Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America -- but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi asks us to think about what an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 Kendi 2019

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Publisher / Publication Date: Heard Museum 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.929 Archu

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2017

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

Morrison, Toni.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 379.26 Morr

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

Cose, Ellis.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 1997

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

Boyle, Kevin

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Publisher / Publication Date: H.Holt 2004

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Illinois Press 2010

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