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    Jubilee

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    The Jim Crow laws and racism in American history

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    The Jim Crow laws and racism in American history

    Fremon, David K.

    Traces the struggles of African Americans from the end of slavery through the period of Jim Crow segregation in the South, to the civil rights movement and legal equality.

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    American slavery, 1619-1877

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    American slavery, 1619-1877

    Kolchin, Peter.

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    A new deal for blacks

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    Tell all the children our story

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    Tell all the children our story : memories and mementos of being young and Black in America

    Bolden, Tonya.

    Photographs, illustrations, and text describe the experiences of African-American children growing up in the United States from the first African-American baby born in the Jamestown colony through the children growing up in the middle of gang wars at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

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    Strange fruit

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    Strange fruit

    Gill, Joel Christian.

    A collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. Among the stories included are: Henry 'Box' Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia; Alexander Crummel and the Noyes Academy, the first integrated school in America, established in the 1830s; Marshall 'Major' Taylor, a.k.a. the Black Cyclone, the first Black champion in any sport; and Bass Reeves, the most successful lawman in the Old West. Written and illustrated by Joel Christian Gill, the diverse art beautifully captures the spirit of each remarkable individual and opens a window into an important part of American history.

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    On my journey now

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    On my journey now : looking at African-American history through the spirituals

    Giovanni, Nikki.

    "Giovanni tells the story of Africans in America through the words of 46 spirituals."--From source other than the Library of Congress

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    A raisin in the sun

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    A raisin in the sun

    Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965.

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    The African American experience during World War II

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    African Americans

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    African Americans : voices of triumph

    Surveys outstanding African-American men and women and describes their contributions in the fields of science, industry, religion, education, and politics.

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    History and memory in African-American culture

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    Dark sky rising

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    Dark sky rising : Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow

    Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., author.

    "This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, and the advent of racial segregation, the renowned Harvard scholar delivers a book that is illuminating and timely. Real-life accounts drive the narrative, spanning the half century between the Civil War and Birth of a Nation. Here, you will come face-to-face with the people and events of Reconstruction's noble democratic experiment, its tragic undermining, and the drawing of a new "color line" in the long Jim Crow era that followed. In introducing young readers to them, and to the resiliency of the African American people at times of progress and betrayal, Professor Gates shares a history that remains vitally relevant today."--Provided by publisher.

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    Stony the road

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    Stony the road : Reconstruction, white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow

    Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., author.

    "A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind"--Provided by publisher.

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    Legacy

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    Legacy : treasures of Black history

    The Black experience and its impact on our nation's culture and character are illustrated in twelve chapters, from ancient Africa and the slave trade to such key eras as the Civil War, Emancipation, and Reconstruction; the Harlem Renaissance and the Jim Crow Era; and the modern Civil Rights and Black Power/Black Arts movements. The more than 150 historic items showcased here include documents, letters, images, and artifacts, many never before published. Readers will find 18th-century maps of Africa; the pincushion of Elizabeth Keckley, Mrs. Lincoln's seamstress; Depression-era images by Robert M. McNeil; and a Langston Hughes letter in which he first shares his famous poem I, Too, Sing America. Rare photographs include a unique daguerreotype of Frederick Douglass in profile and the Fisk Jubilee Singers, circa 1880. Prominent Black scholars and activists offer expert insights on the collection, on subjects ranging from traditional African societies to 21st-century art and politics.--From publisher description.

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    1001 things everyone should know about African American history

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    To make our world anew

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    To make our world anew

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    American slavery

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    The African-American odyssey

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    Dream a world anew

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    Dream a world anew : the African American experience and the shaping of America

    Discover the sweeping history of black America: the path from slavery to freedom; the on-going struggle to define and realize freedom; and the major social, political and economic changes since 1968. You'll learn how the African American story transcends a single community, and shapes all those who call themselves Americans.

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    And still I rise

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    And still I rise : black America since MLK : an illustrated chronology

    Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., author.

    A companion book to the PBS series examines black history from the passage of the Civil Rights Act to the election of Barack Obama and describes the contradictions in the modern African-American community.

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    Children of fire

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    Children of fire : a history of African Americans

    Holt, Thomas C. (Thomas Cleveland), 1942-

    Synopsis: Ordinary people don't experience history as it is taught by historians. They live across the convenient chronological divides we impose on the past. The same people who lived through the Civil War and the eradication of slavery also dealt with the hardships of Reconstruction, so why do we almost always treat them separately? In this groundbreaking new book, renowned historian Thomas C. Holt challenges this form to tell the story of generations of African Americans through the lived experience of the subjects themselves, with all of the nuances, ironies, contradictions, and complexities one might expect. Building on seminal books like John Hope Franklin's From Slavery to Freedom and many others, Holt captures the entire African American experience from the moment the first twenty African slaves were sold at Jamestown in 1619. Each chapter focuses on a generation of individuals who shaped the course of American history, hoping for a better life for their children but often confronting the ebb and flow of their civil rights and status within society. Many familiar faces grace these pages - Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, and Barack Obama - but also some overlooked ones. Figures like Anthony Johnson, a slave who bought his freedom in late seventeenth century Virginia and built a sizable plantation, only to have it stolen away from his children by an increasingly racist court system. Or Frank Moore, a WWI veteran and sharecropper who sued his landlord for unfair practices, but found himself charged with murder after fighting off an angry white posse. Taken together, their stories tell how African Americans fashioned a culture and identity amid the turmoil of four centuries of American history.

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    A history of free Blacks in America

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    A dream deferred

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    The Harlem Renaissance

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    Bound for glory

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    The gathering storm

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    The gathering storm : from the framing of the Constitution to Walker's appeal, 1787-1829

    Sisson, Mary.

    Presents a partial history of slavery and the abolitionist movement in the United States.

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    Days of sorrow, years of glory, 1831-1850

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    Days of sorrow, years of glory, 1831-1850 : from the Nat Turner revolt to the fugitive slave law

    Paulson, Timothy J.

    Chronicles the years between Nat Turner's revolt and Congress's passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

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    Marching toward freedom, 1957-1965

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    Marching toward freedom, 1957-1965 : from the founding of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to the assassination of Malcom X

    Weisbrot, Robert.

    Photographs and text chronicle black America during an epochal time of social revolution, turmoil, and progress--1957 to 1965--years that witnessed deeds of brutality, determination, and steely courage.

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    The first passage

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    The first passage : Blacks in the Americas, 1502-1617

    Palmer, Colin A., 1942-

    Chronicles the experiences of the first Africans in the New World and the roles they played in the new societies.

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    Into the fire

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    Into the fire : African Americans since 1970

    Kelley, Robin D. G.

    Discusses the history of African-Americans from the 1970s after the civil rights movement to just after the Los Angeles riots of 1992.

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    Strange new land

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    Strange new land : African Americans, 1617-1776

    Wood, Peter H., 1943-

    Discusses the lives of blacks in the American colonies, from the 17th century when slaves were first brought over by the Spanish to the onset of the American Revolution.

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    Let my people go

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    Let my people go : African Americans, 1804-1860

    White, Deborah G. (Deborah Gray), 1949-

    Discusses the lives of African Americans from the early years of the nineteenth century to the start of the Civil War.

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    Break those chains at last

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    Break those chains at last : African Americans, 1860-1880

    Frankel, Noralee, 1950-

    Chronicles the experiences of African-Americans during the Civil War and reconstruction years, from 1860 through 1880, looking at their participation in the war effort, and their struggles as free people to claim their place in American society.

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    From a raw deal to a New Deal?

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    From a raw deal to a New Deal? : African Americans, 1929-1945

    Trotter, Joe William, 1945-

    Examines the plight of African-Americans during the economic depression of the 1930s and over the course of World War II, and discusses how the response of the people to unfair policies and unequal practices is linked to the beginnings of the modern civil rights movement.

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    African American history for dummies

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    African American history for dummies

    Penrice, Ronda Racha.

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    Liberty or death

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    Liberty or death : the surprising story of runaway slaves who sided with the British during the American Revolution

    Blair, Margaret Whitman.

    Presentation of the little-known story of the American Revolution told from the perspectives of the African-American slaves who fought on the side of the British Royal Army in exchange for a promise of freedom.

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    The Civil War and emancipation

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    From auction block to glory

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    Exodusters

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    Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglas, an American slave

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    A kid's guide to African American history

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    A kid's guide to African American history

    Sanders, Nancy I.

    Contains over seventy activities, songs, and games designed to teach children ages six through eleven about the history of African-Americans, from Africa through the late twentieth century; and includes brief profiles of notable African-Americans.

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    Beloved

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    Beloved : a novel

    Morrison, Toni.

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    No crystal stair

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    No crystal stair

    Rutland, Eva.

    A young African American woman leaves the shelter of Atlanta's priviledged black society when she falls in love with and marries a Tuskeegee Airman in 1942.

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    Slavery and resistance

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    Slavery and resistance

    Jordan, Anne Devereaux.

    Describes the history of slavery in the Americas from the early colonial times to the end of the Civil War and Emancipation.

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    From slave ship to freedom road

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    From slave ship to freedom road

    Lester, Julius.

    Presents the author's meditations on twenty paintings by artist Rod Brown, designed to encourage reflection on the hardships faced by African-American slaves until their emancipation.

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    African-Americans in the colonies

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    African-Americans in the colonies

    Williams, Jean Kinney.

    Illustrations and simple text profile the role African-Americans played in the development of the first English colonies.

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    Abolitionists

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    Abolitionists : a force for change

    De Capua, Sarah.

    Briefly describes the accomplishments of American abolitionists from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries as they struggled to end slavery.

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    Black hands, white sails

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    Black hands, white sails : the story of African-American whalers

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-.

    A history of African-American whalers between 1730 and 1880, describing their contributions to the whaling industry and their role in the abolitionist movement.

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    The Harlem Renaissance

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    The Harlem Renaissance : a celebration of creativity

    Raatma, Lucia.

    An introduction to the period in the 1920s known as the Harlem Renaissance, when the expression of African American creativity in many forms flourished.

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    On my journey now

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    On my journey now : looking at African-American history through the spirituals

    Giovanni, Nikki.

    Nikki Giovanni celebrates the courage, strength and character of Africans in America through the inspirational words of the spirituals.

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    The Great Migration

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    The Great Migration : journey to the North

    Greenfield, Eloise.

    Describes the journey of African Americans from their homes in the South to industrial cities in the North around the time of World War I, and includes paintings that depict the migration.

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    Our children can soar

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    Our children can soar : a celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the pioneers of change

    Cook, Michelle.

    Illustrations and brief text introduce early readers to the achievements of prominent African-Americans throughout history, and features George Washington Carver, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Barack Obama, and others.

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    Africa

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    Africa : a look back

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    Provides a history of African-American culture from the early transatlantic slave trade to the mid-nineteenth century through four slave narratives.

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    Welcome to Addy's world, 1864

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    Welcome to Addy's world, 1864 : growing up during America's Civil War

    Sinnott, Susan.

    Describes the conditions of African-Americans in the North and the South during and immediately after the Civil War.

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    Tell all the children our story

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    Tell all the children our story : memories and mementos of being young and Black in America

    Bolden, Tonya.

    Photographs, illustrations, and text describe the experiences of African-American children growing up in the United States from the first African-American baby born in the Jamestown colony through the children growing up in the middle of gang wars at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

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    Bound for the promised land

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    Bound for the promised land : the great black migration

    Cooper, Michael L., 1950-

    Text and photographs tell the story of the one million African Americans who left their homes in the South for the cities of the Northeast and Midwest between 1915 and 1930 and how they changed American history and culture.

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    African-Americans in the thirteen colonies

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    African-Americans in the thirteen colonies

    Kent, Deborah.

    Presents a brief history of African-Americans and of slavery in seventeenth and eighteenth century America.

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    Slavery

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    Slavery : the struggle for freedom

    Meadows, James, 1969-

    A history of slavery, looking at the conditions slaves faced in North America, examining slave revolts and other types of resistance, and discussing the end of slavery in the U.S.

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    Our people

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    Our people

    Medearis, Angela Shelf, 1956-

    Parent and child discuss their African-American heritage and the contributions made to civilization by their people.

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    Heart and soul

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    Heart and soul : the story of America and African Americans

    Nelson, Kadir.

    Examines the history of the United States, focusing on events that influenced African-Americans and how they advanced liberty and justice in America.

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    28 days

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    28 days : moments in Black history that changed the world

    Smith, Charles R., Jr., 1969-

    "A picture book look at many of the men and women who revolutionized life for African Americans throughout history"--Provided by publisher.

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    Answering the Cry For Freedom

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    Answering the Cry For Freedom : stories of African Americans and the American Revolution

    Woelfle, Gretchen, author.

    This engaging book provides a chance for young readers to learn about the death-defying attempts of black Americans to gain the inalienable rights promised in the Declaration of Independence.

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    African Americans and the Revolutionary War

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    African Americans and the Revolutionary War

    Harper, Judith E., 1953-

    Portrays the treatment and struggles of African Americans during the Revolutionary War and their contributions to the war effort.

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    Days of Jubilee

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    Days of Jubilee : the end of slavery in the United States

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Uses slave narratives, letters, diaries, military orders, and other documents to chronicle the various stages leading to the emancipation of slaves in the United States.

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    Traveling the freedom road

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    Traveling the freedom road : from slavery & the Civil War through Reconstruction

    Osborne, Linda Barrett, 1949-

    Collects accounts from slave narratives, journals, diaries, and other sources to provide a first-person perspective on the antebellum South, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

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    The Reconstruction era

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    The Reconstruction era

    Stroud, Bettye, 1938-

    Traces the history of Reconstruction, from the end of the Civil War in 1865 to 1877, when federal troops were removed from the South.

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    Frederick Douglass

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    Frederick Douglass : the lion who wrote history

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014.

    A picture book that chronicles the life of African-American social reformer Frederick Douglass.

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    Little leaders

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    Little leaders : bold women in black history

    Harrison, Vashti.

    Contains forty short biographies of notable African American women.

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    Papa's mark

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    Papa's mark

    Battle-Lavert, Gwendolyn.

    After his son helps him learn to write his name, Samuel T. Blow goes to the courthouse in his Southern town to cast his ballot on the first election day ever on which African-Americans were allowed to vote.

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    The Tuskegee Airmen story

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    The Tuskegee Airmen story

    Homan, Lynn M.

    When Joshua, Krista, and their friend, Charlene, find Granddad's souvenirs of World War II, he takes the opportunity to tell them about the war and his experiences as a Tuskegee Airman.

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    Lillian's right to vote

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    Lillian's right to vote : a celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Winter, Jonah, 1962-

    As an elderly woman, Lillian recalls that her great-great-grandparents were sold as slaves in front of a courthouse where only rich white men were allowed to vote, then the long fight that led to her right--and determination--to cast her ballot since the Voting Rights Act gave every American the right to vote.

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    This is the rope

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    This is the rope : a story from the Great Migration

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    A rope passed down through the generations frames an African American family's story as they journey north during the time of the Great Migration.

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    How to create your own African American library

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    Black history month resource book

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    Black history month resource book

    Details over 300 activities for participants of all ages and interests in celebration of African American heritage.

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    Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history

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    Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history

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    Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history

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    Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history

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    This comprehensive program chronicles the institution of slavery in North America, beginning with the notorious "middle passage" through Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction. Expert interviews and archival photographs help to describe family life, religion, resistance to enslavement, the Abolitionist Movement and post-war difficulties of newly emancipated people, dispelling the myth that slavery was a passive state and highlighting the persistant struggle by African Americans to end it.

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    Episode one opens in the 1620s with the introduction of 11 men of African descent and mixed ethnicity into slavery in New Amsterdam. Working side by side with white indentured servants, these men labored to lay the foundations of the Dutch colony that would later become New York. There were no laws defining the limitations imposed on slaves at this point in time. Enslaved people, such as Anthony d'Angola, Emmanuel Driggus, and Frances Driggus could bring suits to court, earn wages, and marry. But in the span of a hundred years, everything changed. By the early 18th century, the trade of African slaves in America was expanding to accommodate an agricultural economy growing in the hands of ambitious planters. After the 1731 Stono Rebellion (a violent uprising led by a slave named Jemmy) many colonies adopted strict "black codes" transforming the social system into one of legal racial oppression.

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    Episode 2. From the 1740s to the 1830s, the institution of slavery continued to support economic development. As the slave population reproduced, American planters became less dependent on the African slave trade. Ensuing generations of slaves developed a unique culture that blended elements of African and American life. Episode two follows the paths of several African Americans, including Thomas Jefferson's slave Jupiter, Colonel Tye, Elizabeth Freeman, David Walker, and Maria Stewart, as they respond to the increasingly restrictive system of slavery. At the core of this episode is the Revolutionary War, an event which reveals the contradictions of a nation seeking independence while simultaneously denying freedom to its black citizens.

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    Episode 3. One by one the Northern states, led by Vermont in 1777, adopted laws to abolish and phase out slavery. Simultaneously, slavery in the Southern United States entered the period of its greatest expansion. Episode three, which starts at the beginning of the 1800s, examines slavery's increasing divisiveness in America as the nation develops westward and cotton replaces tobacco as the country's most valuable crop. The episode weaves national events through the personal histories of two African American slaves -- Harriet Jacobs and Louis Hughes -- who not only managed to escape bondage, but also exposed the horrific realities of the slave experience in autobiographical narratives. These and other stories of physical, psychological, and sexual exploitation fed the fires of a reinvigorated abolitionist movement. With a diverse membership comprised of men and women, blacks and whites, and led by figures including Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Amy Post, abolitionist sentiment gathered strength in the North, contributing to the widening fissure and imminent break-up of the nation.

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    Episode 4. Looks at Civil War and Reconstruction through the experiences of South Carolina slave Robert Smalls. It chronicles Smalls' daring escape to freedom, his military service, and his tenure as a congressman after the war. As the events of Smalls' life unfold, the complexities of this period in American history are revealed. The episode shows the transformation of the war from a struggle for union to a battle over slavery. It examines the black contribution to the war effort and traces the gains and losses of newly freed African Americans during Reconstruction. The 13th amendment abolished slavery in 1865, the 14th and 15th amendments guaranteed black civil rights, and the Freedmen's Bureau offered aid to former slaves throughout the 1870s. Yet simultaneously, the formation of militant groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan threatened the future of racial equality and segregation laws began to appear across the country. Slavery's eradication had not brought an end to black oppression.

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    Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives

    When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record.

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    African American lives

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    A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa.

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    Every tone a testimony an African American aural history

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    Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years

    Vols. 1-6 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; v. 7-14 examines the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.

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    Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years

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    Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years

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    Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years

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    Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years

    Vols. 1-6 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; v. 7-14 examines the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.

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    First person singular

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    First person singular John Hope Franklin

    Many of the major events of 20th century African American history through the life of a noted scholar and teacher.

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    Eyes on the prize

    Contents: Two series episodes -- "Awakenings (1954-1956)" and "Fighting Back (1957-1962)"

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    A three-part video series that tells the story of the Great Migration, when one million African Americans left their homes in the South for the cities of the Northeast and Midwest between 1915 and 1930, and how they changed American history and culture.

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    A three-part video series that tells the story of the Great Migration, when one million African Americans left their homes in the South for the cities of the Northeast and Midwest between 1915 and 1930, and how they changed American history and culture.

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    Rhapsodies in black : music and words from the Harlem Renaissance / produced by Shawn Amos

    Music, prose and poetry from the the Harlem Renaissance, with a 100-page booklet of essays and art reproductions of the era.

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    Lorraine Hansberry audio collection

    Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965.

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    Roots

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    Roots 30th anniversary ed

    Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation.

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    Roots 30th anniversary ed

    Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation.

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    This house of power

    A tribute to the role of the church in the African-American experience, this documentary traces the development of the church from its origins as an "invisible institution" among the slaves to its present-day role as a major force for social change.

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    Carrier, Tim (dir.)

    Shows how scholars have uncovered he connections between the Gullah people of South Carolina and the people of Sierra Leone. Documents how the Gullahs incorporated many aspects of African culture in the daily life of the plantations.

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