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  • [King, Martin Luther, Jr.] Bishop, Jim.
    THE DAYS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition -

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 12977
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  • MY BROTHER MARTIN: A Sister Remembers. Growing up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by [King, Martin Luther Jr.] Farris, Christine King; llustrated by Chris Soentpiet.
    [King, Martin Luther Jr.] Farris, Christine King; llustrated by Chris Soentpiet.
    MY BROTHER MARTIN: A Sister Remembers. Growing up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Martin Luther King's older sister remembers him as a young boy, as he discovers that the South he is growing up in is segregated. Illustrated by Chris Soentpiet. Includes an author's afterword and a note from the illustrator. Unpaginated. Oversized oblong format. ISBN: 0-689-843879.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57831
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  • CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE: Sportswriters and the Long Campaign to Desegregate Baseball. by Lamb, Chris.
    Lamb, Chris.
    CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE: Sportswriters and the Long Campaign to Desegregate Baseball.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (2012). First edition - "The campaign to desegregate baseball was one of the most important civil rights stories of the 1930s and 1940s. . . Even today, as far as most Americans know, the integration of baseball revolved around Branch Rickey's signing of Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945. This book shows how Rickey's move, critical as it may well have been, came after more than a decade of work by black and left-leaning journalists to desegregate the game. Drawing on hundreds of newspaper articles and interviews with journalists, Chris Lamb reveals how differently black and white newspapers, and black and white America, viewed racial equality. He shows how white mainstream…

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    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (2012). First edition - "The campaign to desegregate baseball was one of the most important civil rights stories of the 1930s and 1940s. . . Even today, as far as most Americans know, the integration of baseball revolved around Branch Rickey's signing of Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945. This book shows how Rickey's move, critical as it may well have been, came after more than a decade of work by black and left-leaning journalists to desegregate the game. Drawing on hundreds of newspaper articles and interviews with journalists, Chris Lamb reveals how differently black and white newspapers, and black and white America, viewed racial equality. He shows how white mainstream sportswriters perpetuated the color line by participating in what their black counterparts called a 'conspiracy of silence.' Between 1933 and 1945, black newspapers and the Communist Daily Worker published hundreds of articles and editorials calling for an end to baseball's color line. The efforts of the alternative presses. . constitute one of baseball's - and the civil rights movement's - great untold stories." Notes, bibliography. xiii, 374 pp plus several blank pages.

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    Condition: Fine in gray illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63224
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  • Lincoln, C. Eric.
    SOUNDS OF THE STRUGGLE: Persons and Perspectives in Civil Rights.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 14 pieces on such diverse topics as extremist attitudes among the Black Muslims, the Negro minister in the South, the absent father, Malcolm X, theological and ethical implications of the black ghetto, and more.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 23874
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  • PRINCE EDWARD. by McFarland, Dennis.
    McFarland, Dennis.
    PRINCE EDWARD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2004). First edition - A blend of fiction and fact, this novel is set in the memorable summer of 1959 - when Prince Edward County, ordered to desegregate its public schools after the Supreme Court decision of Brown vs the Board of Education, decides instead to close all of the schools and have only private, white-only schools - and how it affected two boys, 10 year old Benjamin whose family is involved in setting up the new schools, and his friend, Burghardt, the son of the hired hand who works for his grandfather. Author's note.354 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Publisher's material laid in.

    Book ID: 60169
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  • McFarland, Dennis.
    PRINCE EDWARD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A blend of fiction and fact, this novel is set in the memorable summer of 1959 - when Prince Edward County, ordered to desegregate its public schools after the Supreme Court decision of Brown vs the Board of Education, decides instead to close all of the schools and have only private, white-only schools - and how it affected two boys, 10 year old Benjamin whose family is involved in setting up the new schools, and his friend, Burghardt, the son of the hired hand who works for his grandfather. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 354 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-68333.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (small abraded spot on dj).

    Book ID: 37473
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  • THE GHOSTS OF MEDGAR EVERS: A Tale of Race, Murder, Mississippi, and Hollywood. by Morris, Willie.
    Morris, Willie.
    THE GHOSTS OF MEDGAR EVERS: A Tale of Race, Murder, Mississippi, and Hollywood.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the making of the movie "Ghosts of Mississippi" and an examination of the assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers in 1963 and the trial over 30 years later of his killer. Reading list, index. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-679-459561.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57948
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  • Muse, Benjamin.
    THE AMERICAN NEGRO REVOLUTION: From Nonviolence to Black Power 1963-1967.

    Edition: First printing.

    Bloomington & London: Indiana University Press, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive account of those critical years in the civil rghts movement. Index. 345 pages.

    Condition: Ex-school-library, but a very tight clean copy with relatively few markings in a good dustjacket (chip on front cover, fading to the spine.)

    Book ID: 16014
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  • [Norton, Eleanor Holmes] Lester, Joan Steinau; Foreword by Coretta Scott King.
    FIRE IN MY SOUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster (Atria Books), 2003. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - This authorized biography tells the remarkable story of controversial US Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, an impassioned civil rights crusader and a hard-driving legislator. Foreword by Coretta Scott King. Illustrated with photographs, extensive notes, index. 370 pp. ISBN: 0-7434-07873.

    Condition: SIGNED by Lester on the title page. Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 27470
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  • [Norton, Eleanor Holmes] Lester, Joan Steinau; Foreword by Coretta Scott King.
    FIRE IN MY SOUL.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster (Atria Books), 2003. dj. SIGNED hardcover - This authorized biography tells the remarkable story of controversial US Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, an impassioned civil rights crusader and a hard-driving legislator. Foreword by Coretta Scott King. Illustrated with photographs, extensive notes, index. 370 pp. ISBN: 0-7434-07873.

    Condition: SIGNED by Lester on the title page. Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 27471
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  • MISS HAZEL AND THE ROSA PARKS LEAGUE. by Odell, Jonathan.
    Odell, Jonathan.
    MISS HAZEL AND THE ROSA PARKS LEAGUE.

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

    Bronxville, NY: Maiden Lane Press, (2014). First edition - A "new rendering" of a novel originally published in 2004 under the title 'The View from Delphi,' this is the story of two women, one black and one white, in a small Southern town in the pre-Civil Rights era. At first they only share two things - the devasting loss of their children and a loathing for each other - but gradually they come to learn that they have much more in common and together they turn the town of Delphi upside down. 440 pp plus a note from the author and a reading guide. ISBN: 9781940210049.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy).

    Book ID: 61836
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  • Odum, Howard W.
    RACE AND RUMORS OF RACE: Challenge to American Crisis.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. A work originally published in 1943, this covers the changes to the American racial situation brought on by World War II, by focusing on the period from July 1942- July 1943. Among the topics covered are the situation in the South, the rumors surrounding Eleanor Roosevelt and the 'Eleanor Clubs' and the Negro in the war services. 245 pages. Bound in brown cloth with gold lettering on the spine, issued without a dustjacket.

    Condition: Very near fine condition.

    Book ID: 13039
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  • Patterson, Haywood; Conrad, Earl.
    SCOTTSBORO BOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1950. dj. Hardcover first edition - Patterson, one of the nine Scottsboro Boys, told his story to Earl Conrad, scholar and journalist of black America, after his escape from prison and while he was still being hunted for a crime he did not commit. The book begins with the fight in the train and the trial, but focuses on PattersonÕs experience in numerous Alabama prisons. 309pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good- dust jacket with several closed tears.

    Book ID: 23837
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  • Raymond, Charles.
    ENOCH.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of 12-year-old Enoch Parnell's experience when his family moves into a balck ghetto - where his father has just bought a hardware store - and where Enoch is one of the few white boys. The tensions - between Enoch and the black gangs, between Enoch and his parents - accelerate, although his family is befriended by a black handyman who helps them adjust. Interesting story for older children about race relations and civil rights, culmininating in the riots that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King. Illustrated by Marvin Friedman. 185 pp.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (some edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 32814
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  • Redding, J. Saunders.
    ON BEING NEGRO IN AMERICA.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1964.). A very personal book, eloquent in its simplicity, on what it meant to be black in the United States during the first half of the 20th century - he talks about the impact of the Scottsboro case, about a college student of his who was lynched in Georgia, but most of all he talks about the fact that he is tired of living in a country where there is a "race problem" although he admits he has no specific remedies for our "American sickness." 115 pp.

    Condition: Good condition - usual toning to the pages, minor wear to covers (bookstore stamp on first page)

    Book ID: 81343
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  • ON BEING NEGRO IN AMERICA. by Redding, J. Saunders.
    Redding, J. Saunders.
    ON BEING NEGRO IN AMERICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1951.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A very personal book, eloquent in its simplicity, on what it meant to be black in the United States during the first half of the 20th century - he talks about the impact of the Scottsboro case, about a college student of his who was lynched in Georgia, but most of all he talks about the fact that he is tired of living in a country where there is a "race problem" although he admits he has no specific remedies for our "American sickness." 156 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (light edgewear to the dj, especially at the ends of the spine).

    Book ID: 61444
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  • [Robeson, Paul] Duberman, Martin Bauml
    PAUL ROBESON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Hardcover first edition - Massive biography of the great African American singer, actor and outspoken advocate of racial equality. 804 pgs including extensive notes, index. Photographs.

    Condition: NF/NF (pc.)

    Book ID: 11464
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  • COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK. by Sinclair, April
    Sinclair, April
    COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion Press, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Author's first novel - a story of growing up black and female in Chicago in the 1960's. The title is one of the sayings that bookish Stevie, who is determined to break away from the South Side, grew up with - along with the dictums that nice young women don't fight, talk trash, or sleep with boys. Cover praise from Dorothy Allison and others. 239 pp. ISBN: 1-56282-7960.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 17077
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  • Sinclair, April
    COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion Press, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED on the title page. Author's first novel - a story of growing up black and female in Chicago in the 1960's. The title is one of the sayings that bookish Stevie, who is determined to break away from the South Side, grew up with - along with the dictums that nice young women don't fight, talk trash, or sleep with boys. Cover praise from Dorothy Allison and others. 239 pp. ISBN: 1-56282-796-0.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dustjacket (gift inscription, spine slant)

    Book ID: 17078
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  • COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK. by Sinclair, April
    Sinclair, April
    COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Hyperion Press, 1994. SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Author's first novel - a story of growing up black and female in Chicago in the 1960's. The title is one of the sayings that bookish Stevie, who is determined to break away from the South Side, grew up with - along with the dictums that nice young women don't fight, talk trash, or sleep with boys. 239 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in white printed wrappers (crease on rear cover.)

    Book ID: 3633
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  • COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK. by Sinclair, April
    Sinclair, April
    COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Hyperion Press, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover - SIGNED on the title page. Author's first novel - a story of growing up black and female in Chicago in the 1960's. The title is one of the sayings that bookish Stevie, who is determined to break away from the South Side, grew up with - along with the dictums that nice young women don't fight, talk trash, or sleep with boys. Cover praise from Dorothy Allison and others. 239 pp. ISBN: 1-56282-796-0.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50315
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  • THE HELP. by Stockett, Kathryn.
    Stockett, Kathryn.
    THE HELP.

    Edition: First printing (with a full number line beginning with '1')

    New York: Putnam, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, which focuses on the lives of black women who work as servants in a small Mississippi town in 1962 at the dawn of the Civil Rights era. A surprise bestseller, which went quickly into many later printings, this was also the basis of the movie of the same name. 451 pp. ISBN: 978-0399155345.

    Condition: Very near fine in a first issue dustjacket with seven blurbs on the rear cover, but no reviews (some light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 64265
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  • THE HELP. by Stockett, Kathryn.
    Stockett, Kathryn.
    THE HELP.

    Edition: First printing (with a full number line beginning with '1')

    New York: Putnam, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, which focuses on the lives of black women who work as servants in a small Mississippi town in 1962 at the dawn of the Civil Rights era. A surprise bestseller, which went quickly into many later printings, this was also the basis of the movie of the same name. 451 pp. ISBN: 978-0399155345.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket -second state dj with the original price of $24.95 but "national bestseller" overprinted on front cover.

    Book ID: 64011
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  • LINDA BROWN, YOU ARE NOT ALONE: The Brown V. Board of Education Decision. by Thomas, Joyce Carol, editor. (illustrated by Curtis James).
    Thomas, Joyce Carol, editor. (illustrated by Curtis James).
    LINDA BROWN, YOU ARE NOT ALONE: The Brown V. Board of Education Decision.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Jump at the Sun / Hyperion, (2003.) dj. First edition - Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of this significant Supreme Court decision, this is an anthology by ten of today's top writers for children - both African American and white - including Eloise Greenfield, Ishmael Reed, Quincy Troupe, Lois Lowry, Jean Craighead George, Jerry Spinelli, Katherine Patterson, Michael Cart, Leona Nicholas Welch and Thomas herself - which presents their experiences and recollections of life before the historical Supreme Court decision that desegregated public schools in 1954, and afterwards. .Illustrated with full page color pastel drawings by James Curtis. Printed on heavy glossy stock throughout. 114 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (pages are loosely laid into the dust jacket, not bound)

    Book ID: 68161
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  • LINDA BROWN, YOU ARE NOT ALONE: The Brown V. Board of Education Decision. by Thomas, Joyce Carol, editor. (illustrated by Curtis James).
    Thomas, Joyce Carol, editor. (illustrated by Curtis James).
    LINDA BROWN, YOU ARE NOT ALONE: The Brown V. Board of Education Decision.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Jump at the Sun / Hyperion, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of this significant Supreme Court decision, this is an anthology by ten of today's top writers for children - both African American and white - including Eloise Greenfield, Ishmael Reed, Quincy Troupe, Lois Lowry, Jean Craighead George, Jerry Spinelli, Katherine Patterson, Michael Cart, Leona Nicholas Welch and Thomas herself - which presents their experiences and recollections of life before the historical Supreme Court decision that desegregated public schools in 1954, and afterwards. SIGNED by TWO authors: by Joyce Carol Thomas on the title page and by Ishmael Reed on the dedication page, and uncommon thus. Illustrated with full page color pastel drawings by James Curtis. Printed on heavy glossy stock throughout. 114 pp. ISBN: 0-786808217.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74203
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  • Walton, Anthony.
    MISSISSIPPI: An American Journey.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - African American writer's first book - a combination of travel writing, memoir and history. ISBN: 0-679-446001.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 29074
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  • THE SOUTH AND THE NATION. by Watters, Pat.
    Watters, Pat.
    THE SOUTH AND THE NATION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - An analysis of Southern culture and lifestyles in the 1960s and their possible influence on the rest of the United States by a former journalist and information director for the Southern Regional Council, whose major concern has been with race relations and the civil rights movement. Bibliography, index. xviii, 390 pp.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (bit of foxing to edges of textblock, stamp on top edge)

    Book ID: 79382
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  • THE ANGRY BLACK. by Williams, John A., editor. James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, Shirley Jackson, Langston Hughes and others, contributors.
    Williams, John A., editor. James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, Shirley Jackson, Langston Hughes and others, contributors.
    THE ANGRY BLACK.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Lancer Books, n.d. [1962.]. First edition - "A Brutal & Shocking Look at How 18,000,000 Americans Really Think, Feel, & Love."
    Lancer 25052, Includes contributions by Williams, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, Shirley Jackson, Seymour Krim, John Howard Griffith, Langston Hughes, Junius Edwards and others. 160 pp.

    Condition: Good condition overall - underlining on several pages in one essay, prev owner's name, light crease to back cover, straight spine, usual toning to the pages.

    Book ID: 46404
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