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I Am Not Your Negro: A Major Motion Picture Directed by Raoul Peck by National Bestseller. Film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Filmmaker. Raoul Peck mined James Baldwin's published and unpublished works, selecting passages from his books, essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have ever been. The book is a transcript of the documentary film.
Call Number: E185.61 .B196 2017
The New Black Middle Class in the Twenty-First Century by There has always been some recognition of class diversity within the black population. Sociologist Bart Landry conducts a comprehensive examination of black middle class American life in the early decades of the 21st century, and investigates educational and occupational attainment, income and wealth, methods of child-rearing, community-building priorities, and residential settlement patterns of this growing segment of the U.S. population.
Call Number: E185.86 .L3526 2018
Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement by In May 1967, internationally renowned activist Fannie Lou Hamer purchased forty acres of land in the Mississippi Delta, launching the Freedom Farms Cooperative (FFC). A community-based rural and economic development project, FFC would grow to over 600 acres, offering a means for local sharecroppers, tenant farmers, and domestic workers to pursue community wellness, self-reliance, and political resistance.
Call Number: E185.86 .W38756 2018
Between the World and Me by Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place [as a black man] in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage.
Call Number: E185.615 .C6335 2015
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by "Elegantly written, this book is powerful in several areas: moving personal recollections; profound cultural analysis; and guidance for moral redemption. A work to relish." --Toni Morrison
Call Number: E185.615 .D97 2017
Streaming Media | Films | Documentaries
When I Rise. DVD, 73 min. by "An inspirational journey toward finding forgiveness within oneself. A gifted black music student at the University of Texas is cast in an opera to co-star with a white male classmate, fueling a racist backlash from members of the Texas legislature. This small-town girl, whose voice and spirit stem from her roots in East Texas, emerges as an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano and headlines on stages around the world."
Call Number: E185.93.T4 W44 2011
Guides and Studies
Star Tribune, 8/22/15 [Image Source]
Austin, Texas, 7/13/16 [Image Source]
Statistics, Guides, Projects, and Reports
Characteristics of Selected Sub-Saharan African and Caribbean Ancestry Groups
Black / African American
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Articles from Magazines, Journals, & Newspapers
Black History Month / African-American History Month
National Museum of African American History and Culture