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Anti-racists Selected Works
Good Talk by
Publication Date: 2019-03-26
A "beautiful and eye-opening" (Jacqueline Woodson), "hilarious and heart-rending" (Celeste Ng) graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing.
How to Be an Antiracist by
Publication Date: 2019-08-13
In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas--from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilites--that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their posionous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.
Between the World and Me by
Publication Date: 2015-07-14
In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis.
White Fragility by
Publication Date: 2018-06-26
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
When They Call You a Terrorist by
Publication Date: 2018-01-16
From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity.
Publication Date: 2014-10-07
A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine's long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media.
Mindful of Race by
Publication Date: 2018-06-01
Exploring a crucial topic seldom addressed in meditation instruction, this revered teacher takes to her pen to shine a compassionate, provocative, and practical light into a deeply neglected and world-changing domain profoundly relevant to all of us.
Tears We Cannot Stop by
Publication Date: 2017-01-17
Tears We Cannot Stop is powerful in several areas: moving personal recollections; profound cultural analysis; and guidance for moral redemption.
This Book Is Anti-Racist by
Publication Date: 2020-01-07
Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation.
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by
Publication Date: 2020-03-10
A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America This is NOT a history book. This is a book about the here and now. A book to help us better understand why we are where we are. A book about race.
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by
Publication Date: 1999-06-24
Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black youth seated together in the cafeteria. Of course, it’s not just the Black kids sitting together--the White, Latino, Asian Pacific, and in some regions, American Indian youth, are clustered in their own groups, too. The same phenomenon can be observed in college dining halls, faculty lounges, and in corporate cafeterias.What is going on here? Is this self-segregation a problem we should try to fix, or a coping strategy we should support? How can we get past our reluctance to talk about racial issues to even discuss it? And what about the other questions we and our children have about race?
Stamped from the Beginning by
Publication Date: 2016-04-12
The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.
The Meaning of Freedom by
Publication Date: 2012-08-14
In this collection of twelve searing, previously unpublished speeches, Davis confronts the interconnected issues of power, race, gender, class, incarceration, conservatism, and the ongoing need for social change in the United States.
Videos and films
I Am Not Your Negro by
Publication Date: 2017-02-07
National Bestseller Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary To compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck mined James Baldwin's published and unpublished oeuvre, selecting passages from his books, essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have ever been. Peck's film uses them to jump through time, juxtaposing Baldwin's private words with his public statements, in a blazing examination of the tragic history of race in America.
Publication Date: 2013-08-13
Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figuresof the civil rights movement. March is a vivid first-hand account of 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.
March Book Two by
Publication Date: 2015-01-20
Congressman John Lewis, an American iconand one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues hisaward-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin andartist Nate Powell, inspired by a 1950s comic book that helped preparehis own generation to join the struggle.
March Book Three by
Publication Date: 2016-08-02
Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation,urgently relevant for today's world.
The Blacker the Ink by
Publication Date: 2015-07-16
When many think of comic books the first thing that comes to mind are caped crusaders and spandex-wearing super-heroes. Perhaps, inevitably, these images are of white men (and more rarely, women). It was not until the 1970s that African American superheroes such as Luke Cage, Blade, and others emerged. But as this exciting new collection reveals, these superhero comics are only one small component in a wealth of representations of black characters within comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels over the past century.
Strange Fruit by
Publication Date: 2014-05-01
Strange Fruit Volume I is a collection of stories from early African American history that represent the oddity of success in the face of great adversity. Each of the nine illustrated chapters chronicles an uncelebrated African American hero or event. From the adventures of lawman Bass Reeves, to Henry "Box" Brown's daring escape from slavery.
Voice of Freedom by
Publication Date: 2015-08-04
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book A 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book A 2016 John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner Stirring poems and stunning collage illustrations combine to celebrate the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights.
My People by
Publication Date: 2009-01-06
Langston Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribue to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.
I, Too, Am America by
Publication Date: 2012-05-22
Winner of the Coretta Scott King illustrator award, I, Too, Am America blends the poetic wisdom of Langston Hughes with visionary illustrations from Bryan Collier in this inspirational picture book that carries the promise of equality.
Remembering Jim Crow by
Publication Date: 2001-11-01
Remembering Jim Crow, the groundbreaking sequel to Remembering Slavery, is an extraordinary opportunity to read and hear the voices of black southerners who were firsthand witnesses to one of the most heartbreaking and troubling chapters in America's history. 50 photos.
Just Mercy by
Publication Date: 2014-10-21
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice--from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
Encyclopedia of African-American Civil Rights by
Publication Date: 1992-05-30
The African-American's struggle for freedom and equality has been one of the truly heroic episodes in American history. Yet, until now, there has been no reference book presenting an overview of the century-long struggle for civil rights under a single cover. This encylopedia fills that void.
A Different Mirror by
Publication Date: 2008-12-08
This new edition of A Different Mirror is a remarkable achievement that grapples with the raw truth of American history and examines the ultimate question of what it means to be an American.
Radical Equations by
Publication Date: 2001-01-18
Bob Moses's work to organize black voters in Mississippi famously transformed the political power of entire communities. Nearly forty years later, Moses is organizing again, this time as teacher and founder of the national math literacy program called the Algebra Project. Moses argues for a crisis in math literacy in poor communities as urgent as the crisis of political access in Mississippi in 1961. Through personal narrative and impassioned argument, he shows the lessons of the civil rights movement at work in a remarkable educational movement today.
Dreams from My Father by
Publication Date: 2004-08-10
In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American.
From Black Power to Hip Hop by
Publication Date: 2006-02-28
A provocative analysis of the new contours of Black nationalism and feminism in the context of the changing politics of race in America.
Black Americans' Views of Racial Inequality by
Publication Date: 1991-02-22
Although the opinions of whites on issues of race and inequality have been examined in depth, the perceptions of blacks about these issues have been largely ignored. This book is a path-breaking analysis of black opinions about the sources of their inequality in American society and the appropriate means for redressing this imbalance.
Voices of Freedom by
Publication Date: 1991-02-01
In this monumental volume, Henry Hampton, creator and executive producer of the acclaimed PBS series Eyes on the Prize, and Steve Fayer, series writer, draw upon nearly one thousand interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and hundreds of ordinary people who took part in the struggle, weaving a fascinating narrative of the civil rights movement told by the people who lived it.
Black Lives, White Lives by
Publication Date: 1989-12-05
Bob Blauner and a team of interviewers began to record the words of those caught up in the crucible of rapid racial, social, and political change. Unlike most restrospective oral histories, these interviews capture "live" the intense racial tension of 1968 as people talk with unusual candor about their deepest fears and prejudices. The diverse experiences and changing beliefs of these individuals, most of whom were interviewed again in 1979 and 1986, become an extraordinary commentary on the development of race relations since the 1960s.
The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader by
Publication Date: 1991-11-01
The most comprehensive anthology of primary sources available, spanning the entire history of the American civil rights movement. A record of one of the greatest and most turbulent movements of this century, The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader is essential for anyone interested in learning how far the American civil rights movements has come and how far it has to go.
The New Jim Crow by
Publication Date: 2010-01-05
Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it."
And Still I Rise by
Publication Date: 2015-10-27
The companion book to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s PBS series, And Still I Rise—a timeline and chronicle of the past fifty years of black history in the U.S. in more than 350 photos. Beginning with the assassination of Malcolm X in February 1965, And Still I Rise: From Black Power to the White House explores the last half-century of the African American experience. More than fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the birth of Black Power, the United States has both a black president and black CEOs running Fortune 500 companies—and a large black underclass beset by persistent poverty, inadequate education, and an epidemic of incarceration.
Free at Last by
Publication Date: 1993-05-20
The story of the modern civil rights movement is one of the most powerful and significant of 20th century American experience. Now Free at Last brings those turbulent years of struggle to life. It begins with an illustrated history of slavery and moves through the Civil War to the modern era and the ongoing fight for tolerance and equality.
The Promised Land by
Publication Date: 1992-03-31
A New York Times bestseller, the groundbreaking authoritative history of the migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North. A definitive book on American history, The Promised Land is also essential reading for educators and policymakers at both national and local levels.
Lay Bare the Heart by
Publication Date: 1986-03-01
Not just an autobiography of the civil rights worker and founder of CORE but also a history of the recent black struggle for equality.
Women, Race, and Class by
Publication Date: 1983-02-12
A powerful study of the women's movement in the U.S. from abolitionist days to the present that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders.
The Fire Next Time by
Publication Date: 1985-11-01
The author expresses the anger and frustration felt by black Americans in today's America.
The Fire This Time by
Publication Date: 2016-08-02
National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America," The Fire Next Time," as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time.
Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? by
Publication Date: 2017-07-04
"This collection of short meditations, written from a prison cell, captures the past two decades of police violence that gave rise to Black Lives Matter while digging deeply into the history of the United States. This is the book we need right now to find our bearings in the chaos." --Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
America's Original Sin by
Publication Date: 2017-02-14
America's problem with race has deep roots, with the country's foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. Racism is truly our nation's original sin.
I'm Still Here by
Publication Date: 2018-05-15
From a powerful new voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female in middle-class white Americ
The Color of Law by
Publication Date: 2017-05-02
In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation.
The Mis-Education of the Negro by
Publication Date: 2010-03-01
This is a beautiful designed large format edition of the classic THE MIS-EDUCATION OF THE NEGRO by Carter G. Woodson. One of the most important books on education ever written.
From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by
Publication Date: 2016-02-23
In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment. In this context, she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation.
The Intersectional Approach by
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Intersectionality, or the consideration of race, class, and gender, is one of the prominent contemporary theoretical contributions made by scholars in the field of women's studies that now broadly extends across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Taking stock of this transformative paradigm, The Intersectional Approach guides new and established researchers to engage in a critical reflection about the broad adoption of intersectionality that constitutes what the editors call a new "social literacy" for scholars.
Separate Societies by
Publication Date: 2010-06-18
OC Economic and political forces no longer combat povertyOCothey generate poverty exclaim William Goldsmith and Edward Blakely in their report on the plight of American's urban poor.
The Most Segregated City in America by
Publication Date: 2005-07-19
This book uncovers the impact of Birmingham's urban planning decisions on its black communities and reveals how these decisions led directly to the civil rights movement. Also included is: the evolution of black neighborhood empowerment.
Justice in America by
Publication Date: 2010-06-28
The authors tackle two important questions in this book: what explains the widely differing perceptions, and why do such differences matter?