This companion book to the PBS series examines black history from the passage of the Civil Rights Act to the election of Barack Obama and describes the contradictions in the modern African-American community.
Collects previously unpublished photographs from the New York Times archives that depict the lives and struggles of mid-twentieth century African Americans, images that include Rosa Parks arriving at the courthouse and the fire-bombed home of Malcolm X.
A portrait of the music artist credited as the “Voice of the Civil Rights Movement” traces Odetta’s early life in deeply segregated Alabama through her famed performances in major cities, demonstrating how she combatted racism through her powerful lyrics.
An award-winning poet explores the story behind the Chicago Race Riot of 1919, which lasted 8 days and resulted in 38 deaths and almost 500 injuries, through poems recounting the stories of everyday people trying to survive and thrive in the city.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hope of Glory presents a timely portrait of veteran congressman and civil rights hero John Lewis that details the life experiences that informed his faith and shaped his practices of non-violent protest.
Explores the complexities and achievements of iconic abolitionist Harriet Tubman, combining rare commentary with new and public-domain photographs to offering modern insights into Tubman’s role in the Civil War, suffrage and emancipation.
The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the civil-rights pioneer--now in one condensed, updated volume--chronicles Du Bois's long and storied career, detailing the momentous contributions to our national character that still echo today and offering over thirty archival photos.
Presents a never-before-published work that illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade—abducted from Africa on the last “Black Cargo” ship to arrive in the United States.
Presents a history of African American slaves who served in the White House from the time of George Washington up until the Civil War, discussing their daily lives and the sometimes conflicted relationships they had with the President and his family.
An intimate and uplifting memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.
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