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From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Keeanga Taylor · Haymarket Books
Pages: 270
Format: Print book

The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black people and punctured the illusion of a postracial America....
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Jackie Robinson: An Integrated Life

J. Christopher Schutz · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 178
Format: Print book

Jackie Robinson's story is not only a compelling drama of heroism, but also as a template of the African American freedom struggle. A towering athletic talent, Robinson's greater impact was on preparing the way for the civil rights reform wave following WWII. But Robinson's...
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Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots

Laura Visser-Maessen · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 456
Format: Print book

One of the most influential leaders in the civil rights movement, Robert Parris Moses was essential in making Mississippi a central battleground state in the fight for voting rights. As a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) , Moses presented himself as a mere...
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Black Prophetic Fire

Cornel West · Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover

An unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies In an accessible conversational format Cornel West with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf provides a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders Frederick...
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To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America's Police

Norm Stamper · Nation Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

American policing is in crisis. The last decade witnessed a vast increase in police aggression, misconduct, and militarization, along with a corresponding reduction in transparency and accountability. Nowhere is this more noticeable and painful than in African American and other ethnic...
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Greatness in the Shadows: Larry Doby and the Integration of the American League

Douglas M Branson · University of Nebraska Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Just weeks after Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, Larry Doby joined Robinson in breaking the color barrier in the major leagues when he became the first black player to integrate the American League, signing with the Cleveland Indians in July 1947. Doby went on to be a seven-time...
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New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America

Wendy Warren · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The most important work on seventeenth-century New England in a generation. In the tradition of Edmund S. Morgan, whose American Slavery, American Freedom revolutionized colonial history, a new generation of historians is fundamentally rewriting America's beginnings. Nowhere is this...
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Jackson, 1964: And Other Dispatches from Fifty Years of Reporting on Race in America

Calvin Trillin · Random House
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

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