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Double V

By: Rawn James Jr.

Price: $23.95

Publisher: Bloomsbury Press: January 2013

Seller ID: 18791

ISBN: 1608196089

Condition: New


Executive Order 9981, issued by President Harry Truman on July 26, 1948, desegregated all branches of the United States military by decree. EO 9981 is often portrayed as a heroic and unexpected move by Truman. But in reality, Truman's history-making order was the culmination of more than 150 years of legal, political, and moral struggle. Beginning with the Revolutionary War, African Americans had used military service to do their patriotic duty and to advance the cause of civil rights. The fight for a desegregated military was truly a long war-decades of protest and labor highlighted by br... View more info

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By: Rebecca Skloot

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Crown: February 2010

Seller ID: 16615

ISBN: 1400052173

Condition: New


Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells-taken without her knowledge-became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they'd weigh more than 50 million metric tons-as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets o... View more info

Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring

By: Richard Gergel

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books: January 2019

Seller ID: 17698

ISBN: 0374107890

Condition: New


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Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism

By: Roger Wilkins

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Beacon Pr: July 2001

Seller ID: 17875

ISBN: 0807009563

Condition: New


An outspoken participant in the civil rights movement, Roger Wilkins served as Assistant Attorney General during the Johnson administration. In 1972 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize along with Bernstein and Herblock for his coverage of Watergate. Yet this black man, who has served the United States so well, feels at times an unwelcome guest here. In Jefferson's Pillow, Wilkins returns to America's beginnings and the founding fathers who preached and fought for freedom, even though they owned other human beings and legally denied them their humanity. He asserts that the mythic accounts of ... View more info

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In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience

By: Schomburg Center For Research,Howard Dodson,Sylviane A. Diouf

Price: $21.95

Publisher: National Geographic: January 2005

Seller ID: 17425

ISBN: 0792273850

Condition: New


African Americans, more than any other populations in the Americas, have been shaped by migrations. Their culture and history are the products of black peoples' various movements, coerced and voluntary, that started, in the Western Hemisphere, five hundred years ago. Theirs is the story of men and women forced out of Africa; of enslaved people moved from the coastal southeast to the Deep South; of fugitives walking to freedom across the country and beyond; of colonists leaving their land to settle on foreign shores; of southerners migrating west and north; and of immigrants arriving from the C... View more info

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The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion

By: Stephen B. Oates

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Harper Perennial: September 2016

Seller ID: 16585

ISBN: 0062656554

Condition: New


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Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle over Civil Rights

By: Steven Levingston

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Hachette Books: June 2017

Seller ID: 4346

ISBN: 0316267392

Condition: New


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Killing the Messenger: A Story of Radical Faith, Racism's Backlash, and the Assassination of a Journalist

By: Thomas Peele

Price: $16.10

Publisher: Crown: February 2012

Seller ID: 16544

ISBN: 0307717550

Condition: New


"When a nineteen-year-old member of a Black Muslim cult assassinated Oakland newspaper editor Chauncey Bailey in 2007--the most shocking killing of a journalist in the United States in thirty years--the question was, Why? "I just wanted to be a good soldier, a strong soldier," the killer told police. A strong soldier for whom?"K"illing the Messenger "is a searing work of narrative nonfiction that explores one of the most blatant attacks on the First Amendment and free speech in American history and the small Black Muslim cult that carried it out. Award-winning investigative reporter Th... View more info

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The Souls of Black Folk, A Norton Critical Edition

By: W. E. B. Du Bois

Price: $17.05

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: April 1999

Seller ID: 16627

ISBN: 039397393X

Condition: New


This collection of essays on African American history, culture, and society probes fundamental issues of race and justice and documents Du Bois s conviction that the "soul" of the black community must be preserved and revered. The text reprinted here is that of the first book edition (1903). "Contexts" presents a fascinating collection of political and biographical documents related to the text. Also included are eighteen photographs that accompanied Du Bois s 1901 article "The Negro As He Really Is." "Criticism" offers thirteen contemporary and recent assessments of Du Bois and Souls, roundin... View more info