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  • Abdul, Raoul.
    BLACK ENTERTAINERS OF TODAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - Written for older children, illustrated with photographs. Includes interviews with young entertainers in many different areas: Alvin Ailey in dance, opera singer Martina Arroyo, actress Cicely Tyson, concert pianist Andre Watts, film-maker Melvin Van Peebles and more. Index. 159 pages. ISBN: 0-396-068499.

    Condition: Ex-library with few markings, overall tight and clean in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 19708
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  • BLACK PROFILES IN COURAGE: A Legacy of African American Achievement. by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem and Alan Steinberg.
    Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem and Alan Steinberg.
    BLACK PROFILES IN COURAGE: A Legacy of African American Achievement.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Studies of both well-known African Americans like Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, etc, and less well-known - Bass Reeves, Peter Salem, Joseph Cinque and Lewis H. Latimer. Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. Photographs, bibliography, Index. xxiv, 232 pp. ISBN: 0-688-130976.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (as new, but with remainder line).

    Book ID: 79078
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  • WRITINGS ON THE WALL: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White. by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem and Raymond Obstfeld.
    Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem and Raymond Obstfeld.
    WRITINGS ON THE WALL: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Liberty - Time, Inc, (2016.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book of essays in which Abdul-Jabbar "uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experience on the country's seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide - both racial and political, parenthood, and his own experiences as an athlete, African-American, and a Muslim. . . he also offers keen assessments of and solutions to problems such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on the court and off." SIGNED by Adbu-Jabbar on the title page. Index. 242 pp. ISBN: 978-1618931719.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 72357
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  • Abrahams, Roger D.
    DEEP DOWN IN THE JUNGLE: Negro Narrative Folklore from the Streets of Philadelphia.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hatboro, PA: Folklore Associates. 1964. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon first edition of this pioneering work on African-American folklore, unusual in that it focused in depth on an urban and northern ghetto, and in the often sexually explicit language contained in the 'toasts' and other examples of folk stories and rhymes. Here is Stagolee and Shine and the Titanic and the baboon and more. Includes a long introduction by the author discussing aspects of the urban neighborhood in which he collected these examples. Illustrated with line drawings. Appendices (including one on the use of 'obscenities'), glossary, bibliography, index. 287 pp. Black illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very good overall in black cloth (prev owner's name, book somewhat 'over-opened' before title page, some light pencil underlining in the introduction), lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 37756
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  • DARK SYMPHONY. by Adams, Elizabeth Laura (1909-1982)
    Adams, Elizabeth Laura (1909-1982)
    DARK SYMPHONY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Sheed and Ward, 1942. dj. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a young African American woman who was born in Santa Barbara, California to a family in "comfortable circumstances" although she grew up during the Depression, and who converted to Catholicism after her graduation from high school. This book attempts to reconcile both her sense of herself as a "new Negro" and her spiritual life as a Catholic who eventually became a Franciscan Tertiary. She recounts not only her spiritual awakening, but also the necessity to overcome racial prejudice even within the Church itself.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket (bookplate on front pastedown, mostly hidden by dj flap, significant rubbing and edgewear to the black dust jacket. Original price of $2.50 still present).

    Book ID: 71780
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  • DARK SYMPHONY and Other Works. by Adams, Elizabeth Laura (1909-1982); introduction by Celia Kaplan.
    Adams, Elizabeth Laura (1909-1982); introduction by Celia Kaplan.
    DARK SYMPHONY and Other Works.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: G. K. Hall, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the African-American Women Writers 1910-1940 series, under the general editorship of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Jennifer Burton. Originally published in 1942, this is the autobiography of a young African American woman who was born in Santa Barbara, California to a family in "comfortable circumstances" although she grew up during the Depression, and who converted to Catholicism after her graduation from high school. This book attempts to reconcile both her sense of herself as a "new Negro" and her spiritual life as a Catholic who eventually became a Franciscan Tertiary. She recounts not only her spiritual awakening, but also the necessity to overcome racial prejudice…

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    New York: G. K. Hall, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the African-American Women Writers 1910-1940 series, under the general editorship of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Jennifer Burton. Originally published in 1942, this is the autobiography of a young African American woman who was born in Santa Barbara, California to a family in "comfortable circumstances" although she grew up during the Depression, and who converted to Catholicism after her graduation from high school. This book attempts to reconcile both her sense of herself as a "new Negro" and her spiritual life as a Catholic who eventually became a Franciscan Tertiary. She recounts not only her spiritual awakening, but also the necessity to overcome racial prejudice even within the Church itself. Edited and with a long introduction by Celia Kaplan, in which she discusses both Adams' financial straits and the underlying rebellion and discontent in what is basically a conservative work. Also includes some of Adams' other writings - both on the Catholic religion and on racial issues like the long prose-poem "The Last Supper" which is about a Black man being wrongly executed. lviii, 282 pp. ISBN: 0-783814291.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81344
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  • Alexander, Adele Logan.
    AMBIGUOUS LIVES: Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia, 1789-1879.

    Edition: First printing.

    Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page, and dated in the year of publication ('To Deedee, with best wishes and thanks for your contribution to a wonderful event.') A study based on the lives of the women in her own family - neither black nor white, affluent nor impoverished, enslaved nor truly free, they lived and died in a shadowy realm. Photographs, charts, extensive notes and references, index. 268 pp. ISBN: 1-557282145.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 29471
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  • THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: Memoir. by Alexander, Elizabeth.
    Alexander, Elizabeth.
    THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2015). First edition - A beautifully written and very moving account of the sudden death of her husband by this noted African American poet - and also a picture of a rich and loving marriage. Ficre Ghebreyesus, born in Eritrea and a refuge from the war there, was known both as a gifted artist and a creative chef, when he died at just 50. 209 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 63252
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  • KING OF THE WORLD: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero. by [Ali, Muhammad] Remnick, David.
    [Ali, Muhammad] Remnick, David.
    KING OF THE WORLD: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Random House, 1998. dj. Hardcover - More than just a biography of Muhammad Ali, this shows how revolutionary his role was in the world of sports. Cassius Clay grew up in the segregated South but became a beloved figure in American life. Illustrated with photographs. Notes, index. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-375-500650.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47708
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  • KING OF THE WORLD: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero. by [Ali, Muhammad] Remnick, David.
    [Ali, Muhammad] Remnick, David.
    KING OF THE WORLD: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1999). More than just a biography of Muhammad Ali, this shows how revolutionary his role was in the world of sports. Cassius Clay grew up in the segregated South but became a beloved figure in American life. Illustrated with photographs. Notes, index. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-375-702296.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 83072
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  • THE CASSIUS CLAY STORY. by [Ali, Muhammad] Sullivan, George.
    [Ali, Muhammad] Sullivan, George.
    THE CASSIUS CLAY STORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, (1964.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by the book's subject with his birth name, "Cassius Clay" -- a rare signature and especially so in this rather hard-to-find book, the first published biography of the great heavyweight champion. Issued later in the same year in which Clay took the heavyweight crown away from Sonny Liston (in their February 1964 bout), the book includes an account of the turbulent months that followed -- including the new champ's relationship with Malcolm X and his conversion to Islam, the controversy over his draft status, his much-publicized trip to Africa, and his suspension by the World Boxing Association (in effect as the book ends), which delayed his…

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    New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, (1964.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by the book's subject with his birth name, "Cassius Clay" -- a rare signature and especially so in this rather hard-to-find book, the first published biography of the great heavyweight champion. Issued later in the same year in which Clay took the heavyweight crown away from Sonny Liston (in their February 1964 bout), the book includes an account of the turbulent months that followed -- including the new champ's relationship with Malcolm X and his conversion to Islam, the controversy over his draft status, his much-publicized trip to Africa, and his suspension by the World Boxing Association (in effect as the book ends), which delayed his rematch with Liston until May 1965. Illustrated with 8 pp of photographs. Includes his professional boxing record. 116 pp.

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    Condition: Good only in a good dustjacket (bumped at several corners, also bumped and dented at bottom center of front cover - hard enough to have created a short split in the board; jacket is price-clipped and has several ragged tears and associated creasing along the bottom edge of the front panel, along with internal tape repairs.

    Book ID: 49916
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  • Angelou, Maya.
    THE HEART OF A WOMAN.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Random House, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth volume in her autobiography. ISBN: 0-394-512731.

    Condition: Very good+ in a like dustjacket (a nice straight copy, but with an inconspicuous gift inscription, dj is price-clipped, has 1 closed tear on back cover.)

    Book ID: 16428
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  • MALCOLM X FOR BEGINNERS by Aquina Doctor, Bernard.
    Aquina Doctor, Bernard.
    MALCOLM X FOR BEGINNERS

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Writers and Readers Publishing, (1992.). First edition - From the preface: "Today when it seems like most of the gains in the area of civil rights are being rolled back one by one, it is more important than ever to rediscover the impact of leaders like Malcolm X on our society. A graphic book written for young adults, illustrated throughout with the author's black and white drawings. ii, 186 pp. ISBN: 0-86316-146-4.

    Condition: Very good+ in glossy illustrated wrappers (corners slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 53978
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  • GROWING UP BLACK IN RURAL MISSISSIPPI: Memories of a Family, Heritage of a Place. by Archer, Chalmers.
    Archer, Chalmers.
    GROWING UP BLACK IN RURAL MISSISSIPPI: Memories of a Family, Heritage of a Place.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which is part oral history, part autobiography - a memoir of "the extended Archer family, which weathered the Depression and other travails in Tchula, Mississippi. . . Growing up in the '30s and '40s in a large, warm, self-sufficient family, the author feels that he was in a way insulated from the racial harshness of the urban South. Although he experienced segregation, endured brushes with the Ku Klux Klan and was raised among the 'poorest of the poor,' Archer enjoyed singular richness in family and a heritage of religious faith, ambition and attachment to a bountiful land. , this reflective exploration of roots offers an intimate glimpse of…

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    New York: Walker, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which is part oral history, part autobiography - a memoir of "the extended Archer family, which weathered the Depression and other travails in Tchula, Mississippi. . . Growing up in the '30s and '40s in a large, warm, self-sufficient family, the author feels that he was in a way insulated from the racial harshness of the urban South. Although he experienced segregation, endured brushes with the Ku Klux Klan and was raised among the 'poorest of the poor,' Archer enjoyed singular richness in family and a heritage of religious faith, ambition and attachment to a bountiful land. , this reflective exploration of roots offers an intimate glimpse of how it once was for particular blacks in the rural Deep South." (Publishers Weekly) Illustrated with photographs. Includes resources for research into Black history, index. xvi, 156 pp. ISBN: 0-802711758.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84751
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  • THE SENATOR AND THE SHARECROPPER: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer. by Asch, Chris Myers.
    Asch, Chris Myers.
    THE SENATOR AND THE SHARECROPPER: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The New Press, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - This sensitive and thoroughly researched study intertwines the life histories of a James Eastland, a rich cotton planter and staunch segregationist Senator and Fannie Lou Hamer, a former sharecropper who grew up desperately poor just a few miles from the Eastland home, and became the spirtual leader of the Mississippi civil rights movement. It explores the contradictions found in a county like Sunflower, Mississippi. Illustrated with photographs, notes, index. xvi, 368 pp. ISBN: 1595583327.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 45613
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  • MAKE BELIEVE. A True Story. by Athill, Diana.
    Athill, Diana.
    MAKE BELIEVE. A True Story.

    Edition: First American edition.

    South Royalton, VT: Steerforth Press, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir by the Athill of the brief life, madness, and violent death of the Black radical Hakim Jamal. Born in Boston, he became a follower of Malcolm X in prison and changed his name to Jamal. He was a former lover of Jean Seberg (a relationship used by Seberg's husband, Gary Romain in one of his novels, and the author of 'From the Dead Level.' Athill was his friend, and his editor, but in the end was only able to watch in dismay as he destroyed his prospects - Jamal's girlfriend, Gale Benson, followed him to the West Indies, and her murder in Trinidad in 1972 was…

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    South Royalton, VT: Steerforth Press, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir by the Athill of the brief life, madness, and violent death of the Black radical Hakim Jamal. Born in Boston, he became a follower of Malcolm X in prison and changed his name to Jamal. He was a former lover of Jean Seberg (a relationship used by Seberg's husband, Gary Romain in one of his novels, and the author of 'From the Dead Level.' Athill was his friend, and his editor, but in the end was only able to watch in dismay as he destroyed his prospects - Jamal's girlfriend, Gale Benson, followed him to the West Indies, and her murder in Trinidad in 1972 was incorporated in Naipul's book "Guerrillas." A brief, but very interesting evocation of the late 60s. 139 pp. ISBN: 1-883642-213.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 43679
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  • LOST CHAMPIONS: Four Men, Two Teams, and the Breaking of Pro Football's Color Line. by Atwood, Gretchen.
    Atwood, Gretchen.
    LOST CHAMPIONS: Four Men, Two Teams, and the Breaking of Pro Football's Color Line.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A year before Jackie Robinson integrated major league baseball in 1947, four men broke pro football's color line - Kenny Washington and Woody Strode with the Los Angeles Rams and Bill Willis and Marion Motley with the Cleveland Browns. This book traces the history of the color line
    from the early 1930s--when NFL owners first instituted a ban on black players to the 1950 NFL Championship Game, which pitted the Rams and Browns against each other. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Photographs, notes, sources, index. 274 pp. ISBN: 978-1620406007.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 68668
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  • Bailey, Pearl
    TALKING TO MYSELF.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second book by this African American actress and singer. INSCRIBED on the page between the half title and the title page 'To Mr.... Love is truly the answer.' (Note: This book has also a printed inscription and signature on the dedication page, which is often mistaken for a real signature.). ISBN: 0-15-1879907.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (short tear on front cover of dj, prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 21497
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  • Bailey, Pearl.
    BETWEEN YOU AND ME: A Heartfelt Memoir on Learning, Loving and Living.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with photographs. 270 pp. ISBN: 0-385-262027.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (remainder line).

    Book ID: 29425
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  • Bailey, Pearl
    TALKING TO MYSELF.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second book by this African American actress and singer. ISBN: 0-15-1879907.

    Condition: Near fine in a good+ dustjacket (closed tear with associated creasing on front cover of dj, light fading to edges of boards.)

    Book ID: 21128
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  • Bailey, Pearl
    TALKING TO MYSELF.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second book by this African American actress and singer. ISBN: 0-15-1879907.

    Condition: Good+ in a good+ dustjacket (Some bleeding from the cloth on the rear board onto the interior of the dustjacket - except for a slight hint of crinkling this is not visible from the outside, pc.- otherwise, a very tight and clean book that barely appears read.)

    Book ID: 15161
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  • TALKING TO MYSELF. by Bailey, Pearl
    Bailey, Pearl
    TALKING TO MYSELF.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second book by this African American actress and singer. ISBN: 0-15-1879907.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (some fading to the cloth binding, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 40260
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  • [Baker, Josephine] Rose, Phyllis.
    JAZZ CLEOPATRA: Josephine Baker in Her Time.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of the singer and dancer who became renowned in Paris in the 1920's - but who also did undercover work for the French Resistance during World War II, adopted 12 children, spent many years in poverty, and had a gratifying comeback just before her death. Illustrated, notes, bibliography, index. 321 pages. ISBN: 0-385-248911.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22991
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  • [Baker, Josephine] Rose, Phyllis.
    JAZZ CLEOPATRA: Josephine Baker in Her Time.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of the singer and dancer who became renowned in Paris in the 1920's - but who also did undercover work for the French Resistance during World War II, adopted 12 children, spent many years in poverty, and had a gratifying comeback just before her death. Illustrated, notes, bibliography, index. 321 pages. ISBN: 0-385-248911.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (tight copy, but with a small piece approx 1 inch high missing from the bottom edge of the dj.

    Book ID: 23445
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  • [Baker, Josephine] Rose, Phyllis.
    JAZZ CLEOPATRA: Josephine Baker in Her Time.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of the singer and dancer who became renowned in Paris in the 1920's - but who also did undercover work for the French Resistance during World War II, adopted 12 children, spent many years in poverty, and had a gratifying comeback just before her death. Illustrated, notes, bibliography, index. 321 pages. ISBN: 0-385-248911.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 31233
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  • [Baker, Josephine] Rose, Phyllis.
    JAZZ CLEOPATRA: Josephine Baker in Her Time.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of the singer and dancer who became renowned in Paris in the 1920's - but who also did undercover work for the French Resistance during World War II, adopted 12 children, spent many years in poverty, and had a gratifying comeback just before her death. Illustrated, notes, bibliography, index. 321 pages. ISBN: 0-385-248911.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (corners slightly bumped, scratch on back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 22913
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  • WE ARE EACH OTHERS HARVEST: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy. by Baszile, Natalie.
    Baszile, Natalie.
    WE ARE EACH OTHERS HARVEST: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Amistad / Harper Collins, (2021). First edition - A book by the author of the novel 'Queen Sugar' which "brings together essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories to examine black peoples connection to the American land from Emancipation to today. In the 1920s, there were over one million black farmers; today there are just 45,000. Older black farmers explain why they continue to farm despite systemic discrimination and land loss. The 'Returning Generation' - young farmers, who are building upon the legacy of their ancestors - talk about the challenges they face as they seek to redress issues of food justice, food sovereignty, and reparations" Among the contributors are historians Analena Hope Hassberg and Pete…

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    New York: Amistad / Harper Collins, (2021). First edition - A book by the author of the novel 'Queen Sugar' which "brings together essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories to examine black peoples connection to the American land from Emancipation to today. In the 1920s, there were over one million black farmers; today there are just 45,000. Older black farmers explain why they continue to farm despite systemic discrimination and land loss. The 'Returning Generation' - young farmers, who are building upon the legacy of their ancestors - talk about the challenges they face as they seek to redress issues of food justice, food sovereignty, and reparations" Among the contributors are historians Analena Hope Hassberg and Pete Daniel, author Clyde W. Ford, who considers the arrival of Africans to American shores; and Michael Twitty, who discusses black culinary tradition and its African roots. An uncommon advance issue. Illustrated with photographs throughout, many from the author's personal collection. Slightly oversized square format. xi, 353 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84183
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  • Bates, Randolph
    RINGS: On the Life and Family of a Southern Fighter

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Collis Phillips, who became a successful boxer in New Orleans during the height of Jim Crow, and of his family, of the triumphs and the tragedies. Before writing this moving book, Bates spent 10 years with the Phillips family from Collis down thru his great-great grandson, as a friend and biographer. 421 pp plus a section of glossy photographs.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (as new except for small soiled spots to outside edge.)

    Book ID: 5576
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  • THE SEVENTH CHILD: A Lucky Life. by Baxter, Freddie Mae; edited by Gloria Bley Miller.
    Baxter, Freddie Mae; edited by Gloria Bley Miller.
    THE SEVENTH CHILD: A Lucky Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a remarkable woman, as well as the story of three generations of an African-American family. "The seventh of eight children, Freddie Mae Baxter was born in 1923 in rural South Carolina. When her father left the family, her mother had to raise the children alone, and Freddie Mae went to work - first picking cotton, then cooking for the white families in town. At seventeen, she decided to go up North in search of new horizons and a better life." In Harlem she played saxophone in an all-girls' band - and through good times and bad, she remained optimistic. Frontispiece. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-375406204.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69625
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  • Bell, Derrick
    GOSPEL CHOIRS: Psalms of Survival in an Alien Land Called Home

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books (HarperCollins), 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Review copy with publisher's material laid in.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 9160
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