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African-American Studies

  • The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America?s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2016
  • "Never before, the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage," observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2013
  • This essential one-volume collection brings together some of the most influential and significant works by African-American writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Included herein are such classics as Frederick Douglass?s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass , An American Slave (1845) and excerpts from W.E.B. DuBois?s The Souls...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2008
  • In the 1960s he exhorted students at Columbia University to burn their college to the ground. Today he?s chair of their School of the Arts film division. Jamal Joseph?s personal odyssey?from the streets of Harlem to Riker?s Island and Leavenworth to the halls of Columbia?is as gripping as it is inspiring.Eddie Joseph was a high school honor student,...

    Publisher : Algonquin Books
    published : 2012
  • BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a The Other Wes Moore discussion guide. The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his. Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2010
  • Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and...

    Publisher : Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
    published : 2012
  • Elaine Brown assumed her role as the first and only female leader of the Black Panther Party with these words: ?I have all the guns and all the money. I can withstand challenge from without and from within. Am I right, Comrade?? It was August 1974. From a small Oakland-based cell, the Panthers had grown to become a revolutionary national organization,...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2015
  • In On Racial Icons , Nicole R. Fleetwood focuses a sustained look on photography in documenting black public life, exploring the ways in which iconic images function as celebrations of national and racial progress at times or as a gauge of collective racial wounds in moments of crisis. 

    Publisher : Rutgers University Press
    published : 2015
  • In 2009, when Raquel Cepeda almost lost her estranged father to heart disease, she was terrified she?d never know the truth about her ancestry. Every time she looked in the mirror, Cepeda saw a mystery?a tapestry of races and ethnicities that came together in an ambiguous mix. With time running out, she decided to embark on an archaeological dig...

    Publisher : Atria Books
    published : 2013