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  • OUR TIME IS NOW: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America. by Abrams, Stacy.
    Abrams, Stacy.
    OUR TIME IS NOW: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2020) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which "offers a blueprint to end voter suppression -about how and why we fight for our democracy and win." After her loss in the gubernatorial election in Georgia. Abrams has become a leader in organizing voter education campaigns and get out the vote efforts to increase representation by all people, but especially young voters of color. SIGNED on the title page. Index. 291 pp. ISBN: 978-1250257703.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (usual light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 87119
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  • Allen, Bonnie.
    WE ARE OVERCOME: Thoughts on Being Black in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Irreverent essays dissecting the current state of affairs between blacks and whites by this black female political/social humorist. ISBN: 0517597594.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16015
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  • UP AGAINST THE WALL: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party. by Austin, Curtis J.
    Austin, Curtis J.
    UP AGAINST THE WALL: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Fayetteville, University of Arkansas Press, 2006. First edition - A book which "chronicles how violence brought about the founding of the Black Panther Party in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, dominated its policies, and finally destroyed the party as one member after another Eldridge Cleaver, Fred Hampton, Alex Rackley left the party, was killed, or was imprisoned. Austin shows how the partys early emphasis in the 1960s on self-defense, though sorely needed in black communities at the time, left it open to mischaracterization, infiltration, and devastation by local, state, and federal police forces and government agencies. . . [A book which puts] the violent history of the party in perspective and shows that the survival programs,…

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    Fayetteville, University of Arkansas Press, 2006. First edition - A book which "chronicles how violence brought about the founding of the Black Panther Party in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, dominated its policies, and finally destroyed the party as one member after another Eldridge Cleaver, Fred Hampton, Alex Rackley left the party, was killed, or was imprisoned. Austin shows how the partys early emphasis in the 1960s on self-defense, though sorely needed in black communities at the time, left it open to mischaracterization, infiltration, and devastation by local, state, and federal police forces and government agencies. . . [A book which puts] the violent history of the party in perspective and shows that the survival programs, such as the Free Breakfast for Children program and Free Health Clinics, helped the black communities they served to recognize their own bases of power and ability to save themselves." Foreword by Elbert "Big Man" Howard; chronology of the Black Panther Party, several appendices, notes, bibliographic essay, bibliography. xxix, 438 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 85262
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  • THE EDUCATION OF A BLACK RADICAL: A Southern Civil Rights Activist's Journey, 1959-1964. by Bailey, DArmy with Roger Easson. Foreword by Nikki Giovanni.
    Bailey, DArmy with Roger Easson. Foreword by Nikki Giovanni.
    THE EDUCATION OF A BLACK RADICAL: A Southern Civil Rights Activist's Journey, 1959-1964.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A first hand account of the early days of America's civil rights struggle. Inspired by the actions of the four black college students who refused to leave the whites-only lunch counter of a Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth's on February 1, 1960, D'Army Bailey, the freshman class president at Southern University - the largest predominantly black college in the nation - joined with his classmates in their battle against segregation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Now a circuit court judge in Tennessee, this is a look at the years that changed America and shaped his life. Warmly INSCRIBED by Bailey on the half title page. Foreword by Nikki Giovanni. Illustrated with photographs, index. xiv, 257 pp. ISBN: 978-0807134764.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 86869
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  • ELLA BAKER: Freedom Bound. by [Baker, Ella 1903-1986] Grant, Joanne
    [Baker, Ella 1903-1986] Grant, Joanne
    ELLA BAKER: Freedom Bound.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: John Wiley & Sons, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first complete story of the life of a remarkable woman who rose from poverty and oppression to become a hero of the civil rights movement. Born in Virginia in 1903, she moved North in 1927 to New York at the height of the Harlem Renaissance, where she began organizing consumer co-operatives and working for the NAACP. Although Ella Baker was a vital grass roots organizer in the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the establishment of Dr. Martin Luther King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference, she remains a relatively obscure figure compared to male colleagues such as Dr. King, Ralph Abernathy, and Stokely Carmichael. Grant…

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    New York: John Wiley & Sons, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first complete story of the life of a remarkable woman who rose from poverty and oppression to become a hero of the civil rights movement. Born in Virginia in 1903, she moved North in 1927 to New York at the height of the Harlem Renaissance, where she began organizing consumer co-operatives and working for the NAACP. Although Ella Baker was a vital grass roots organizer in the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the establishment of Dr. Martin Luther King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference, she remains a relatively obscure figure compared to male colleagues such as Dr. King, Ralph Abernathy, and Stokely Carmichael. Grant first met Ella Baker in 1960, and they remained friends and coworkers until Miss Baker's death in 1986; in this book she draws on many sources, including extensive interviews with Ella Baker and her friends, relatives, and colleagues. Chronology, notes, bibliography, index. xvii, 270 pp. ISBN: 0-471020206.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87075
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  • Baker, Liva.
    THE SECOND BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS: The Hundred-Year Struggle to Integrate the Schools.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - A powerful and moving book, about the legal challenges and about the courage of those involved: 6 year old Ruby Bridges and the 3 other black first graders in 1960, their parents, and the parents of the white students who persisted in sending their children to a desegrated school, of federal district judge J. Skelly White, and black Creole attorney A. P. Tureaud and more. Photographs, notes, bibliography and sources, index. 564 pgs.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 11898
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  • Berman, Daniel B.
    IT IS SO ORDERED: The Supreme Court Rules on School Segregation.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Norton, (1966.). Covers events from the filing of the original suit on behalf of 13 African American children in Topeka, Kansas to the decision in the 1954 landmark case, Brown v. The Board of Education. Index of juridical terms and general index. 161 pp.

    Condition: Good condiiton.

    Book ID: 30685
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  • NEGRO PROTEST THOUGHT IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. by Broderick, Francis L. & August Meier, editors.
    Broderick, Francis L. & August Meier, editors.
    NEGRO PROTEST THOUGHT IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Anthology of original source documents compiled from the writings of African-American activists from 1895 through 1965, including Monroe Trotter, Bayard Rustin, W.E.B. DuBois, A. Philip Randolph, Marcus Garvey, Angelo Herndon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Thurgood Marshall, John Lewis, and many others. Information on the founding and aims of the various protest movements: The Niagara Movement, NAACP, CORE, SNCC, SCLC, etc. The first book publication of some of the documents. A title in The American Heritage Series under the general editorship of Leonard W. Levy and Alfred Young. Index. xliii, 444 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fair only dustjacket. with chips on the top of the spine and the back cover (previous owner's name mostly hidden by dj flap)

    Book ID: 84116
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  • DIE NIGGER DIE! by Brown, H. Rap (Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin)
    Brown, H. Rap (Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin)
    DIE NIGGER DIE!

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Allison & Busby, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - Political autobiography by this black revolutionary - who became the 5th head of SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee, from 1967-68, when he was just 23 years old. A galvanizing figure, he converted to Islam while serving a prison term and after his release in 1976, he became a respected Muslim spiritual leader and community activist in Atlanta, preaching against drugs and gambling. Nevertheless, in 2002, in a case with many unanswered questions, he was convicted of murdering a sheriff's deputy and wounding another, and has been serving a life sentence ever since. Index.117 pp. ISBN: 0-85031-0245.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 69562
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  • THE FLASHLIGHT. by Cleaver, Eldridge.
    Cleaver, Eldridge.
    THE FLASHLIGHT.

    Edition: First thus.

    Frankfurt, Germany: Verlag Moritz Diesterweg (1977). First edition - A short story by this Black Panther leader and activist which was originally published in 1969 in Playboy Magazine. The story of a gang leader in Southern California who steals a powerful flashlight from a car and relishes the sense of power it gives him - although he also feels it is the beginning of a new direction in his life. This separate publication is a small pamphlet with the text in English, a title in the Diesterwegs Neusprachliche Bibliothek. Includes an introduction and annotations. "File copy, Joan Daves" stamped on front cover and title page. An interesting association copy with "File copy, Joan Daves" stamped on front cover and…

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    Frankfurt, Germany: Verlag Moritz Diesterweg (1977). First edition - A short story by this Black Panther leader and activist which was originally published in 1969 in Playboy Magazine. The story of a gang leader in Southern California who steals a powerful flashlight from a car and relishes the sense of power it gives him - although he also feels it is the beginning of a new direction in his life. This separate publication is a small pamphlet with the text in English, a title in the Diesterwegs Neusprachliche Bibliothek. Includes an introduction and annotations. "File copy, Joan Daves" stamped on front cover and title page. An interesting association copy with "File copy, Joan Daves" stamped on front cover and title page. Joan Daves (1919-1997) who escaped from the Nazi regime in the 1930s, later became an editor at Harper and was perhaps best known as Martin Luther King's literary agent. 65 pp. Ê

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    Condition: Very near fine in a blue stapled wrappers with a photograph of Cleaver on the front cover.

    Book ID: 75544
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  • BLACK RIOT IN LOS ANGELES: The Story of the Watts Tragedy. by Crump, Spencer.
    Crump, Spencer.
    BLACK RIOT IN LOS ANGELES: The Story of the Watts Tragedy.

    Edition: First edition.

    Los Angeles: Trans-Anglo Books, (1966) dj. Hardcover first edition - An attempt to present a balanced look at the Watts Riot, illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, that tell the story far more graphically than words can. Includes an Appendix: The text of the McCone Commission report. Maps, bibliography, index. Large format. 160 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Good only in a good dust jacket (tear to side of spine, dj has remnants of a spine label, some short closed tears)

    Book ID: 66724
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  • MARXISM AND THE NEGRO STRUGGLE. by Cruse, Harold; George Breitman and Clifton DeBerry
    Cruse, Harold; George Breitman and Clifton DeBerry
    MARXISM AND THE NEGRO STRUGGLE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Pioneer Publishers, 1965. First edition - A slim brochure which collects three significant articles on this topic: a two part article on 'Marxism and the Negro' and Clifton Berry's 'Reply to Harold Cruse' both originally published in 'The Liberator' in 1964 and George Breitman's five part series on 'Marxism and the Negro Struggle which appeared in August and September 1964 in the weekly newspaper 'The Militant.' 48 pp. Uncommon in the original edition.

    Condition: Very good in stapled wrappers (some soiling to the cover, contents tight and clean)

    Book ID: 85402
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  • MALCOLM A TO X: The Man and His Ideas. by Gallen, David, compiler.
    Gallen, David, compiler.
    MALCOLM A TO X: The Man and His Ideas.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback..

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (1992). First edition - An introduction to the basic views of Malcolm X in an alphabetical format, which includes brief quotations from interviews with Malcolm X, as well as short reminiscences by those who knew him. Illustrated with photographs. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-881849103.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (remainder line)

    Book ID: 84750
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  • THE FUTURE OF THE RACE. by Gates Jr., Henry Louis and Cornel West.
    Gates Jr., Henry Louis and Cornel West.
    THE FUTURE OF THE RACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collaboration between these two noted Black scholars and writers, two essays which look at W.E.B. DuBois's concept of the talented tenth, and address the dreams, fears, aspirations, and responsibilities of the Black community - especially the Black middle class and elite - on the eve of the 21st century. Appendix with the DuBois's Talented Tenth address, notes. xvii, 196 pp. ISBN: 0-67944405X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80117
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  • Greene, Melissa Fay.
    THE TEMPLE BOMBING.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. An examination of a chapter in the history of Civil Rights in the US and in Georgia. In the wake of the US Supreme Court's Brown decision outlawing segregated schools, violence erupted in the South. The young rabbi of Atlanta's oldest synagogue spoke up for racial justice, and in October1958, the synagogue was blown apart by dynamite. Winner of the Southern Critics Nonfiction Award. Photographs, notes, index, 502 pages. ISBN: 0-224-040510.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (donation stamp inside front cover, some rubbing to the dj.)

    Book ID: 21505
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  • Greene, Melissa Fay.
    PRAYING FOR SHEETROCK.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Addison-Wesley, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover - SIGNED on the title page. The author's first book, this is the story of the political awakening of a tiny black community in coastal Georgia in the 1970's. Shortlisted for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. 335 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-201-550482.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16338
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  • Hall, Wade.
    REST OF THE DREAM: Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lexington,KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1988 dj. Hardcover first edition - Records in his own words the story of Johnson, a Kentucky teacher, and grassroots leader in the civil rights struggle since the 1930's. Photographs, index. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-813116740.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 23182
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  • CLAUDETTE COLVIN: Twice Toward Justice. by Hoose, Phillip M.
    Hoose, Phillip M.
    CLAUDETTE COLVIN: Twice Toward Justice.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2009). First edition - An account written for young adults of the role of teenager Claudette Colvin in sparking the Montgomery bus boycott - " On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2009). First edition - An account written for young adults of the role of teenager Claudette Colvin in sparking the Montgomery bus boycott - " On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and swept away the legal underpinnings of the Jim Crow South. Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, [this is the] first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history." Winner of the 2009 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. a 2010 Newbery Honor Book, and more. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Bibliography, notes. Slightly oversized square format. 122 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 84449
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  • SOLEDAD BROTHER: The Prison Letters of George Jackson. by Jackson, George L. [1941-1971] (introduction by Jean Genet.)
    Jackson, George L. [1941-1971] (introduction by Jean Genet.)
    SOLEDAD BROTHER: The Prison Letters of George Jackson.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of the most influential books in the Black Power movement, a book which is a condemnation of both the racism of white America and of the injustices of the prison system. Introduction by Jean Genet, translated by Richard Howard. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-224005383.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a very good dust jacket (some foxing to the edges of the textblock, and a bit of creasing and wear to the bottom edge of the front cover of the dj, but overall a tight and straight copy.)

    Book ID: 80724
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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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  • HOUSE DIVIDED: The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King. by [King, Martin Luther] Lokos, Lionel.
    [King, Martin Luther] Lokos, Lionel.
    HOUSE DIVIDED: The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - A conservative's take on the legacy of Martin Luther King - the creation of a "house divided" for the second time - but this time, it is not between slavery and freedom, but "between law and lawlessness." Notes, index. 567 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth with gold lettering on the spine in a good dust jacket (edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 79347
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  • JESSE JACKSON AND THE POLITICS OF RACE. by Landess, Thomas H. and Richard Quinn; Foreword by Ralph Abernathy.
    Landess, Thomas H. and Richard Quinn; Foreword by Ralph Abernathy.
    JESSE JACKSON AND THE POLITICS OF RACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Ottawa, IL: Jameson Books Inc., (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - A rather controversial look at the life of Jesse Jackson - As it discusses his contributions to the civil rights movement, and examines his political career, the authors contend that Jackson used race politics to advance his own aspirations for wealth and power. Foreword by Ralph Abernathy. Notes on sources, index. viii, 269 pp. ISBN: 0-915463083.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 76542
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  • Lerner, Michael and West, Cornel.
    JEWS AND BLACKS: Let the Healing Begin.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the historical alliances and difference between the two communities in the hopes that once again they can understand each other and work together. 276 pages. ISBN: 0-399-140468.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20866
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  • POLITICAL PROCESS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF BLACK INSURGENCY, 1930-1970. by McAdam, Doug.
    McAdam, Doug.
    POLITICAL PROCESS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF BLACK INSURGENCY, 1930-1970.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1985). A classic work of sociology which "focuses on the crucial role of three institutions that foster protest: black churches, black colleges, and Southern chapters of the NAACP. . . the political opportunities, a heightened sense of political efficacy, and the development of these three institutions played a central role in shaping the civil rights movement." Notes, bibliography, index. viii, 304 pp. ISBN: 0-226555526.

    Condition: Very good condition overall - some sunning and wear to the spine, previous owner's name, but otherwise clean and tight.

    Book ID: 84742
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  • CARRY ME HOME: Birmingham ,Alabama; The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution. by McWhorter, Diane.
    McWhorter, Diane.
    CARRY ME HOME: Birmingham ,Alabama; The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution.

    Edition: Large trade paperback.

    New York Simon & Schuster, (2001.). Winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. A definitive study of a cataclysmic year in the Civil Rights struggle - a year that saw fire hoses and police dogs turned on non-violent protestors, the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church which killed 4 young black girls and more. Based on police and FBI documents, interviews with black activists and Ku Klux Klan members. 719 pp with index. ISBN: 0-7432-17721.

    Condition: Very good ( tear at top of spine.)

    Book ID: 28486
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  • RACE AGAINST TIME: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era. by Mitchell, Jerry.
    Mitchell, Jerry.
    RACE AGAINST TIME: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2020) dj. Hardcover first edition - An investigative reporter's account of his efforts to bring the Klansmen who were responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement to account. On June 21, 1964, more than twenty Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers - James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner. The killings, in what would become known as the Mississippi Burning case, were among the most brazen acts of violence during the civil rights movement. And even though the killers identities, including the sheriffs deputy, were an open secret, no one was charged with murder in the months and years that followed. 41 years later the mastermind was brought…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2020) dj. Hardcover first edition - An investigative reporter's account of his efforts to bring the Klansmen who were responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement to account. On June 21, 1964, more than twenty Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers - James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner. The killings, in what would become known as the Mississippi Burning case, were among the most brazen acts of violence during the civil rights movement. And even though the killers identities, including the sheriffs deputy, were an open secret, no one was charged with murder in the months and years that followed. 41 years later the mastermind was brought to trial and finally convicted. In addition, Mitchell worked on building up evidence in the assassination of Medgar Evers, the firebombing of Vernon Dahmer, and the 16th Street Church bombing in Birmingham. Notes, selected bibliography, index. 421 pp. ISBN: 978-1451645132.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (a few corners dog-eared)

    Book ID: 86404
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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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  • 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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  • ADAM BY ADAM: The Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. by Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr. (1908-1972)
    Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr. (1908-1972)
    ADAM BY ADAM: The Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir by one of the most influential, controversial, and complex Black politicians of the first half of the 20th century, one which details his childhood in Harlem, his education at an all-white college, his years spent preaching the gospel, and his rise to political fame, as a flamboyant black congressman, a civil-rights activist who was also notorious for his private life. "As the congressman from Harlem, he denounced racist southern colleagues and introduced the 'Powell Amendment' to deny federal funds to projects or organizations that practiced discrimination. In 1960, he became chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, then the strongest position ever held by a…

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    New York: Dial Press, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir by one of the most influential, controversial, and complex Black politicians of the first half of the 20th century, one which details his childhood in Harlem, his education at an all-white college, his years spent preaching the gospel, and his rise to political fame, as a flamboyant black congressman, a civil-rights activist who was also notorious for his private life. "As the congressman from Harlem, he denounced racist southern colleagues and introduced the 'Powell Amendment' to deny federal funds to projects or organizations that practiced discrimination. In 1960, he became chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, then the strongest position ever held by a black in the US government - and he became a thorn in the side of ally and foe alike. He was a maverick seldom bound by party, duty, or conventional morality, although in this book, he barely mentions the charges of corruption that led to his exclusion from Congress. Nor does he discuss his opposition to Bayard Rustin, as depicted in the recent film. Illustrated with photographs. Index. x, 260 pp. Dust jacket by Wendell Minor.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 88677
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