Products in African, African-American Interest
|A Century of Negro Migration |
by Carter Godwin Woodson
Traces the migration north and westward of southern blacks, from colonial era through early 20th century. Documented with information from newspapers, letters, academic journals, this study recounts decades of harassment, hope, achievement.
|The Chicago Race Riots: July, 1919 |
by Carl Sandburg, Walter Lippmann, Paul Buhle
Nearly a century ago, the segregation-related death of an African-American teenager at a Chicago beach set off days of violence. Contemporary account by distinguished author, who reported for local newspaper.
|The Chinaberry Tree: A Novel of American Life |
by Jessie Redmon Fauset
Within the tranquil setting of a small New Jersey town in the early 1900s, this novel by a noted Harlem Renaissance author explores tempestuous issues that range from racial identity to adultery, incest, and deception.
|Clotel or The President's Daughter |
by William Wells Brown
The first novel by an African-American, this dramatic tale tells the fate of a child fathered by Thomas Jefferson with one of his slaves. The author, a former slave, powerfully depicts racial injustice.
|Comedy: American Style |
by Jessie Redmon Fauset
An influential Harlem Renaissance author explores the tragic effects of color prejudice and self-hatred in this tale of a mother's determination for her children to pass as white and the devastating results for her family.
|Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil |
by W. E. B. Du Bois
The distinguished American civil rights leader first published these fiery essays, sketches, and poems nearly 80 years ago in various periodicals. This volume has long inspired readers with its militant cry for reforms for black Americans.
|Early Black American Writers |
by Benjamin Brawley
Varying in background and skill, from self-taught slave to college-trained professor, the writers of this collection were among the most important early shapers of Black American culture: Banneker, Douglass, Delany, many others.
|Famous African-American Women |
by Cal Massey
Informative coloring book highlights achievements of 45 notable women, among them Coretta Scott King, Maya Angelou, Hattie McDaniel, Toni Morrison, Ella Fitzgerald, Leontyne Price, and Shirley Chisholm. Captions.
|Famous African-American Women Paper Dolls |
by Tom Tierney
Sixteen well-researched dolls, each with one additional costume, depict Sojourner Truth, Mary McLeod Bethune, Zora Neale Hurston, Althea Gibson, Rosa Parks, Leontyne Price, Maya Angelou, Shirley Chisholm, 8 more. 32 color illustrations.
|Fifty Years in Chains |
by Charles Ball
Gripping account of southern slavery before the Civil War is a firsthand account of treatment by planters and slaveholders and the perils and suffering of fugitive slaves. An inspiring story of courage.
|Frederick Douglass |
by Charles Chesnutt
Examines the life of one of the most influential promoters of the civil rights movement. Covers Douglass' early life in slavery, his power and charisma as a public speaker, much more.
|Great African Americans Coloring Book |
by Taylor Oughton
Accurately rendered, ready-to-color collection of illustrations spotlights 45 remarkable individuals: Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall, Marian Anderson, Althea Gibson, Duke Ellington, many more. Captions.
|Great African-American Athletes |
by Taylor Oughton
Forty-five expertly rendered illustrations of Willie Mays, Jim Brown, Jesse Owens, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Arthur Ashe, many other remarkable athletes. Fact-filled captions.
|Great African-American Writers: Seven Books |
Contains Douglass' Narrative of his life; Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk; Washington's Up from Slavery; Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man; and much more.
|Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass |
by Frederick Douglass, James Daley
This inexpensive compilation of the great abolitionist's speeches includes "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" (1852), "The Church and Prejudice" (1841), and "Self-Made Men" (1859).
|Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People |
by Sarah Bradford
Inspiring story of bravery and self-sacrifice recalls the courageous life of one of the most well-known "conductors" on the Underground Railroad. Recalls the former slave's grim childhood, Union Army efforts, more.
|Hear Me Talkin' to Ya |
by Nat Shapiro, Nat Hentoff
In this marvelous oral history, the words of such legends as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Billy Holiday trace the birth, growth, and changes in jazz over the years.
|Henson at the North Pole |
by Matthew A. Henson
This thrilling memoir by the heroic African-American who was Peary's companion through two decades of Arctic exploration recounts a tale of danger, courage, and determination. "Fascinating and exciting." — Commonweal.