V: THE CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLE OF THE TUSKEGEE
AIRMEN. Lawrence P. Scott and William M.
A celebrated flying unit battles
segregation during World War II.
FIRE IN THE BONES: REFLECTIONS ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN
RELIGIOUS HISTORY. Albert J. Raboteau.
How the faith of a people adapted to a new
culture without losing its roots.
OF MISSISSIPPI: THE MURDER OF MEDGAR EVERS, THE
TRIALS OF BYRON DE LA BECKWITH AND THE HAUNTING OF
THE NEW SOUTH. Maryanne Vollers.
HARLEM RENAISSANCE: HUB OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN
CULTURE, 1920-1930. Steven Watson.
SHARED THE DREAM: THE PRIDE, PASSION AND POLITICS
OF THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN SENATOR FROM KENTUCKY.
Georgia Davis Powers.
The only black woman to sit in the
Kentucky State Senate. Also a companion of Martin
UNKNOWN PRIVATE LIFE: AN ORAL HISTORY BY HIS BLACK
HOUSEKEEPER MARIAH VANCE 1850-1860. Edited by Lloyd
Ostendorf and Walter Oleksy.
TIME COMING: AN INSIDER'S STORY OF THE BIRMINGHAM
CHURCH BOMBING THAT ROCKED THE WORLD. Elizabeth H.
Cobbs and Petric J. Smith.
Told by the perpetrator's niece who sealed
MARTINSVILLE SEVEN: RACE, RAPE, AND CAPITAL
PUNISHMENT. Eric W. Rise.
Hostility, prejudice, and a flawed
judicial system condemned seven men to death.
MEMPHIS DIARY OF IDA B. WELLS. Edited by Miriam
The youthful frustrations and aspirations
of this powerful crusader against lynching.
WHITE'S HISTORY OF COLORED BASEBALL: WITH OTHER
DOCUMENTS ON THE EARLY BLACK GAME 1886-1936.
Compiled by Jerry Malloy.
Firsthand account by a player and manager
in the Negro Leagues.
NOW AGAINST THE DAY: THE GENERATION BEFORE THE
CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN THE SOUTH. John
Forerunners in the battle against
REVISTED: WOMEN, WAR, AND THE PLANTATION LEGEND.
Black and white women face the Civil War.
OF COLOR, DAUGHTER OF PRIVILEGE: AMANDA AMERICA
DICKSON, 1849-1893. Kent Anderson Leslie.
The life of a mulatto ex-slave who died
the richest African American in the South.
selected list was compiled by Alan Babner, Fields
Corner Branch; Elisa Birdsseye-Clark,
General Library Reader and Information Services;
Sara F. Ennis, Brighton/Faneuil Branch Libraries;
Jacquelyn Hogan, Egleston Square/Grove Hall Branch
Libraries; Marilyn Poindexter, General Library,
Teen Services; Karen L. Williams, Connolly
Branch; Sara Markell, Chairperson, Codman