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  • 100 African-Americans who shaped American history

    100 African-Americans who shaped American history1995

    by Chrisanne Beckner

    (38)

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.0496 BEC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Slavery by another name [DVD]

    Slavery by another name2012

    Summary: Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the U.S. ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, by telling the harrowing story of how, in the...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 305.896 SLA

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black people in America from the Civil War to World War II / Douglas A. Blackmon.

    Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black people in America from the Civil War to World War II / Douglas A. Blackmon.2008

    by Douglas A Blackmon

    (5,441)

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.896 BLA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The undefeated

    The undefeated2019

    by Kwame Alexander

    (3,661)

    Summary: An ode to black American triumph and tribulation. Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J 811.6 ALE

    Location: Juvenile Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Juneteenth

    Juneteenth2019

    by Rachel A Koestler-Grack

    Summary: On June 19, 1865 -- two years after the Emancipation Proclamation -- Galveston, Texas became the last place in the country to learn the slaves were free. Today, Juneteenth is a joyful occasion with...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J READER 394.263 KOE

    Location: Juvenile Readers Nonfiction

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  • Life is so good

    Life is so good2001

    by George Dawson b

    (5,203)

    Summary: What makes a happy person, a happy life? In this remarkable book, George Dawson, a 101-year-old man who learned to read when he was 98, reflects on the philosophy he learned from his father--a belief...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 976.4 DAW

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Life is so good [downloadable ebook]

    Life is so good2000

    by George Dawson b

    (5,203)

    Summary: Mr. Dawson, a 101-year-old man who learned to read when he was 98, shares his life story and his "insights into humanity, history, America ... parenting ... [and] attitude."--Jacket.

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  • The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race

    The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race2016

    (6,132)

    Summary: In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The Progressive magazine republished one of its most famous pieces: James Baldwin's 1962 "Letter to My Nephew," which was later...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.896 FIR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • African Americans in Iowa : a chronicle of contributions, 1830-1992

    African Americans in Iowa : a chronicle of contributions, 1830-19921992

    by Frances E Hawthorne

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.7 HAW

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  • African Americans of Des Moines and Polk County

    African Americans of Des Moines and Polk County2011

    by Honesty Parker

    (6)

    Summary: Although African American pioneers arrived in Des Moines, Iowa, in the early 1860s, the population exploded in the 1880s due to the surrounding coal mines. In the 1860s, the Burns Methodist Episcopal...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.758 PAR IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The other Wes Moore [downloadable ebook] / one name, two fates

    The other Wes Moore / one name, two fates2010

    by Wes Moore

    (35,125)

    Summary: Two kids with the same name were born blocks apart in the same decaying city within a few years of each other. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, army officer, White House Fellow, and business...  more »

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  • Say it loud [eBook] / great speeches on civil rights and African American identity

    Say it loud / great speeches on civil rights and African American identity2010

    (21)

    Summary: Collects the text and audio recordings of famous African American political speeches, by individuals ranging from Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. to Condoleezza Rice and Barack Obama.

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  • African American lives [DVD]. 2

    African American lives . 22008

    Summary: Gates returns as host to guide more notable African Americans on a search for their ancestry. Genealogical investigations and DNA analysis help Maya Angelou, Bliss Broyard, Don Cheadle, Morgan...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 929.2 AFR

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Freedom summer [DVD]

    Freedom summer2014

    Summary: "In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 323.1196 FRE

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Dark sky rising : Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow

    Dark sky rising : Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow2019

    by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    (370)

    Summary: This is a story about America and the shaping of its democratic values during the Reconstruction era, one of our country's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In this stirring account of the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J 323.1 GAT

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Porch lies [downloadable audiobook] / tales of slicksters, tricksters, and other wily characters

    Porch lies / tales of slicksters, tricksters, and other wily characters2007

    by Pat McKissack

    Summary: A story anthology from award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack, who has been credited with changing the face of children's literature with her rich writing that celebrates the expressions of...  more »

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  • Sweet land of liberty [downloadable ebook] / the forgotten struggle for civil rights in the North

    Sweet land of liberty / the forgotten struggle for civil rights in the North2008

    by Thomas J Sugrue

    (261)

    Summary: Sweet Land of Liberty is an epic, revelatory account of the abiding quest for justice in states from Illinois to New York, and of how the intense northern struggle differed from and was inspired by the fight down South.
  • Black lives matter

    Black lives matter2019

    (4)

    Summary: In 2012, a seventeen-year-old African American boy named Trayvon Martin was murdered in cold blood by a neighborhood vigilante. When the murderer was acquitted, shock waves ran through African...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 323.1196 BLA YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Good hair [DVD]

    Good hair2010

    Summary: Comedian Chris Rock tackles the very personal issue of hair, and how attaining good hair can impact African American's activities, relationships, wallets, and a self-esteem. Engages in frank, funny...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 646.724 GOO

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Sojourner Truth : a voice for freedom

    Sojourner Truth : a voice for freedom1992

    by Pat McKissack

    (8)

    Summary: Describes the life of the anti-slavery and women's rights activist, from her beginnings in slavery to her tireless campaign for the rights and welfare of the freedmen.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B TRUTH

    Location: Juvenile Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Between the world and me [CD book]

    Between the world and me2015

    by Ta-Nehisi Coates (read by Ta-Nehisi Coates)

    (219,972)

    Summary: "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...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 305.8 COA

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Turning 15 on the road to freedom : my story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March

    Turning 15 on the road to freedom : my story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March2015

    by Lynda Blackmon Lowery

    (2,910)

    Summary: A 50th-anniversary tribute shares the story of the youngest person to complete the momentous Selma to Montgomery March, describing her frequent imprisonments for her participation in nonviolent...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J 323.1 LOW

    Location: Juvenile Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • With every drop of blood [downloadable audiobook] / a novel of the Civil War

    With every drop of blood / a novel of the Civil War2012

    by James Lincoln Collier

    Summary: A vivid portrayal of the Civil War. Johnny, 14, convinces his mother to let him join a wagon train carrying food to Confederate soldiers. He has been brought up to believe that all blacks are stupid;...  more »

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  • Child of the civil rights movement [downloadable ebook]

    Child of the civil rights movement2010

    by Paula Young Shelton

    (391)

    Summary: Paula Young Shelton shares her memories of the civil rights movement and her involvement in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.2002

    by Marshall Frady

    (601)

    BOOK

    Call #: B KING

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Freedom Summer : the 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

    Freedom Summer : the 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi2014

    by Susan Goldman Rubin

    (168)

    Summary: An account of the civil rights crusade in Mississippi 50 years ago that brought on shocking violence and the beginning of a new political order.

    BOOK

    Call #: J 323.1 RUB

    Location: Juvenile Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Between the world and me
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    Between the world and me2015

    by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    (219,976)

    Summary: "For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him -- most urgently, why he,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.8 COA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 2 details

  • Freedom in Congo Square

    Freedom in Congo Square2016

    by Carole Boston Weatherford

    (2,331)

    Summary: Six days a week, slaves labor from sunup to sundown and beyond, but on Sunday afternoons, they gather with free blacks at Congo Square outside New Orleans, free from oppression. Includes foreword...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J 976.3 WEA

    Location: Juvenile Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Reporting civil rights.

    Reporting civil rights.2003

    (41)

    BOOK

    Call #: 323.1 REP V.2

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I've got a home in glory land : a lost tale of the underground railroad

    I've got a home in glory land : a lost tale of the underground railroad2006

    by Karolyn Smardz Frost

    (159)

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.7115 SMA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Freedom walkers : the story of the Montgomery bus boycott

    Freedom walkers : the story of the Montgomery bus boycott2006

    by Russell Freedman

    (1,026)

    Summary: Covers the events surrounding and including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the end of segregation on buses.

    BOOK

    Call #: J 323.1 FRE

    Location: Juvenile Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • We troubled the waters : poems

    We troubled the waters : poems2009

    by Ntozake Shange

    (64)

    Summary: Poetry and paintings in tribute to the many individuals who acted with courage for justice and change during the civil rights movement.

    BOOK

    Call #: J 811.54 SHA

    Location: Juvenile Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The other Wes Moore [downloadable audiobook] / one name, two fates

    The other Wes Moore / one name, two fates2010

    by Wes Moore

    (35,129)

    Summary: Two kids with the same name were born blocks apart in the same decaying city within a year of each other. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, army officer, White House Fellow, and business leader....  more »

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  • Sahara special [downloadable audiobook]

    Sahara special2004

    by Esme Raji Codell

    (3,371)

    Summary: Struggling with school and her feelings since her father left, Sahara gets a fresh start with a new and unique teacher who supports her writing talents and the individuality of each of her classmates.

    E-AUDIOBOOK

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  • Mr. Chickee's messy mission [downloadable audiobook]

    Mr. Chickee's messy mission2007

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    Summary: The Flint Future Detectives are back in another hilarious adventure that's filled with more gizmos and gadgets. Steven and his best friend Russell are back! When Russell's dog, Rodney Rodent, jumps...  more »

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  • Vive la Paris [downloadable audiobook]

    Vive la Paris2008

    by Esme Raji Codell

    (302)

    Summary: Paris has just come for piano lessons, not chopped-liver sandwiches or French lessons or free advice. But when old Mrs. Rosen gives her a little bit more than she can handle, it might be just what...  more »

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  • The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963 [downloadable audiobook]

    The Watsons go to Birmingham--19632003

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    (57,534)

    Summary: Enter the world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the "weird" Watsons of Flint, Michigan. When Mom and Dad decide to visit Grandma, the Watsons head off to Birmingham, Alabama, where they witness a tragic historic event.

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  • The time of slavery

    The time of slavery2007

    by Elizabeth Sirimarco

    Series: American Voices From--

    Summary: "Describes the history of slavery in the United States--from the landing of the first enslaved Africans to the close of the Civil War--through various primary source documents, such as slave...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J 306.3 SIR

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  • The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation. [downloadable audiobook] / Volume one. the pox party

    The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation. / Volume one. the pox party2007

    by M. T Anderson

    (13,826)

    Summary: Octavian Nothing is raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers. He and his mother are the only people in their household assigned names. Young Octavian begins to question the...  more »

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  • Bucking the Sarge [downloadable audiobook]

    Bucking the Sarge2007

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    (1,686)

    Summary: Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan. As his best friend, Sparky, says, "Flint's nothing but the Titanic." And as Luther's mother, aka the Sarge, says, "Take my advice and stay off...  more »

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