• African American Nonfiction, updated 2023

    African American Nonfiction, updated 2023

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  • The Black Church

    The Black Church

    Gates, Henry Louis, Jr

    In this book, his tender and magisterial reckoning with the meaning of the Black church in American history, Gates takes us from his own experience onto a journey across more than four hundred years and spanning the entire country.

    Format: Book

    Availability: Available

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  • Ballad of An American

    Ballad of An American

    Rudahl, Sharon

    The first-ever graphic biography of Paul Robeson, Ballad of an American, charts Robeson's career as a singer, actor, scholar, athlete, and activist who achieved global fame.

    Format: Book

    Availability: Available

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  • Black Women, Black Love

    Black Women, Black Love

    Stewart, Dianne M.

    Stewart begins her investigative analysis in the earliest years of the slave state, showing that American slavery could only flourish if its stakeholders strategically disrupted and even extinguished Black love.

    Format: eBook

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  • The Chiffon Trenches

    The Chiffon Trenches

    Talley, André Leon

    Despite racism, illicit rumors, and all the other challenges of this notoriously cutthroat industry Tally became one of the most renowned voices and faces in fashion.

    Format: eBook

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  • The Compton Cowboys

    The Compton Cowboys

    Thompson-Hernández, Walter

    A group of African-American men and women defy stereotypes and continue the proud, centuries-old tradition of black cowboys in the heart of one of America's most notorious cities.

    Format: Book

    Availability: Available

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  • The Disordered Cosmos

    The Disordered Cosmos

    Prescod-Weinstein, Chanda

    Format: Book

    Availability: No Longer Available

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  • Four Hundred Souls

    Four Hundred Souls

    Kendi, Ibram X./ Blain, Keisha N.

    A chorus of extraordinary voices comes together to tell one of history's great epics: the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present.

    Format: Book

    Availability: No Longer Available

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  • Girl Gurl Grrrl

    Girl Gurl Grrrl

    Hunt, Kenya

    A provocative, humorous, and, at times, heartbreaking collection of essays on what it means to be black, a woman, a mother, and a global citizen in today's ever-changing world.

    Format: Downloadable Audiobook

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  • The Golden Thirteen

    The Golden Thirteen

    Goldberg, Dan C.

    Until 1942, black men in the Navy could hold jobs only as cleaners and cooks. The Navy reluctantly decided to select the first black men to undergo officer training in 1944, after enormous pressure from ordinary citizens and civil rights leaders.

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