IN THE AMERICAS: A HISTORY OF THE BLACK DIASPORA.
Michael L. Conniff and Thomas J. Davis.
The divergent histories of African slaves
and their descendants in the United States, the
Caribbean, Brazil, and Spanish America.
FIRSTS: FAMOUS, LITTLE-KNOWN, AND UNSUNG TRIUMPHS
OF BLACKS IN AMERICA. Joan Potter and Constance
From the first African-American federal
employee to the first millionaire-- a resource for
research or trivia.
AMERICANS AT MARS BLUFF, SOUTH CAROLINA. Amelia
They came as slaves and stayed to form
community. A thought-provoking local history.
FREEDOM ROAD: HYDE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA AND THE
FATE OF BLACK SCHOOLS IN THE SOUTH. David S.
The provocative story of the Brown
decision's impact on one Tidewater county.
AMERICANS: THE FBI FILES. Kenneth O'Reilly.
Interviews, wire taps, field reports, and
memos were all stored in the FBI files on Malcom X,
James Baldwin, Paul Robeson, Martin Luther King,
Jr. and even W.E.B. DuBois.
RED, AND DEADLY: BLACK AND INDIAN GUNFIGHTERS OF
THE INDIAN TERRITORY, 1870-1907. Arthur Burton.
"Everyone knows there are no black
cowboys," the author believed as a child, and then
he discovered 'Cherokee Bill.'
OF IRON: MASTER AND SLAVE AT BUFFALO FORGE. Charles
Slavery-- the factory experience.
RIGHTS AND WRONGS: A MEMOIR OF RACE AND POLITICS
1944-1994. Harry S. Ashmore.
A history of segregation from a gifted
CITY: RACE, POWER, AND THE DECLINE OF WASHINGTON,
D.C. Harry Jaffe.
The rise and fall of Marion Barry.
SLAVERY TO FREEDOM: A HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICANS.
John H. Franklin and Alfred A. Moss.
A classic brought up to the 1980s.
GATHERING OF HEROES: REFLECTIONS ON RAGE AND
RESPONSIBILITY. Gregory Alan-Williams.
One man's bravery during the 1992 L.A.
PEOPLE: THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IN
MISSISSIPPI. John Dittmer.
From World War II through the 1960s, a
document of the civil rights movement in
EYES: THE SHOCKING TRUTH BEHIND THE CORRUPTION AND
BRUTALITY OF THE L.A.P.D. AND THE BEATING OF RODNEY
KING. Tom Owens with Rod Browning.
A first-hand account from a former member
of the Los Angeles police.
PROTEST: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., CHICAGO, AND THE
CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. James R. Ralph, Jr.
The fullest account yet of the 1966 civil
rights campaign in Chicago.
OTHER BRAHMINS: BOSTON'S BLACK UPPER CLASS,
1750-1950. Adelaide M. Cromwell.
Race and the social caste system in an
OF A RACIST: THE MAN WHO KILLED MEDGAR EVERS? Reed
A disturbing biography of Byron de la
SHADOW OF THE PANTHER: HUEY NEWTON AND THE PRICE OF
BLACK POWER IN AMERICA. Hugh Pearson.
History and biography-- another
OF SCOTTSBORO. James Goodman.
A carefully documented look at the
sensational 1931 gang rape case against nine
homeless black teenagers.
DON'T CRY: A SEARING MEMOIR OF THE BATTLE TO
INTEGRATE LITTLE ROCK'S CENTRAL HIGH. Melba P.
Based on the diary of 15-year-old Melba,
one of the nine black teenagers who entered Central
High School in 1957.
DUBOIS: BIOGRAPHY OF A RACE 1868-1919. David
The personal and the political; Dubois'
first fifty years and the civil rights movement of
the late 19th and early 20th century.
FOR FREEDOM: AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOICES ON RACE,
SLAVERY, AND EMANCIPATION. C. Peter Ripley, editor.
selected list was compiled by: Moonyean
Carlton, General Library Reader and Information
Services; Catherine Clancy, General Library Teen Services; Marylou Coveney, South End Branch; Sara Markell, Codman Square Branch. Winsome Hudson, Brighton
Branch, Committee Chairperson.