Black history books written by black women.

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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration

Feature: The Warmth of Other Suns The Epic Story of America s Great Migration In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the greatRead More
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When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America

Feature: When and Where I Enter The Impact Of Black Women On Race and Sex In America When and Where I Enter is an eloquent testimonial to the profound influenceRead More
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Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching

Feature: Ida A Sword Among Lions Ida B Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching Heralded as a landmark achievement upon publication, Ida: A Sword Among Lions is a sweeping narrativeRead More
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The Red Pencil

Feature: The Red Pencil The powerful story of one girl’s triumphant journey, inspired by true tales of life in Sudan — now in paperback. Life in Amira’s peaceful Sudanese villageRead More
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Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards))

Feature: Sit In How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down It was February 1, 1960.They didn’t need menus. Their order was simple.A doughnut and coffee, with cream on theRead More
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Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra

Feature: Used Book in Good Condition Another stunning picture book biography of a prominent twentieth-century African-American in the arts, from the creative team behind Alvin Ailey.
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Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song

Feature: Martin Mahalia His Words Her Song They were each born with the gift of gospel. Martin’s voice kept people in their seats, but also sent their praises soaring. Mahalia’sRead More
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A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day

Feature: A Poem for Peter The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of the Snowy Day A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of TheRead More
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Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

Feature: Used Book in Good Condition Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus and sparked a boycott that changed America. Harriet Tubman helped more than threeRead More
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Alvin Ailey

Feature: Alvin Ailey Describes the life, dancing, and choreography of Alvin Ailey, who created his own modern dance company to explore the black experience.
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Martin Rising: Requiem For a King

In a rich embroidery of visions, musical cadence, and deep emotion, Andrea and Brian Pinkney convey the final months of Martin Luther King’s life — and of his assassination —Read More
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Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation

Feature: Boycott Blues How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation This story begins with shoes.This story is all for true.This story walks. And walks. And walks.To the blues. Rosa Parks tookRead More
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Dear America: With the Might of Angels

Coretta Scott King winner Andrea Davis Pinkney brings her talents to a brand-new Dear America diary about the Civil Rights Movement. In the fall of 1955, twelve-year-old Dawn Rae Johnson’sRead More
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South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration

In South Side Girls Marcia Chatelain recasts Chicago’s Great Migration through the lens of black girls. Focusing on the years between 1910 and 1940, when Chicago’s black population quintupled, ChatelainRead More
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Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry (Women in American History)

Looking through the lens of black business history, Beauty Shop Politics shows how black beauticians in the Jim Crow era parlayed their economic independence and access to a public communityRead More
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Hine Sight: Black Women and the Re-Construction of American History (Blacks in the Diaspora)

Feature: Hine Sight Black Women and the Re Construction of American History Blacks in the Diaspora “The history of African American women has become an important topic in the intellectualRead More
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African Americans: A Concise History, Combined Volume (5th Edition)

Feature: Used Book in Good Condition A compelling story of agency, survival, struggle and triumph over adversity   African Americans: A Concise History illuminates the central place of African-Americans inRead More
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Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950 (Blacks in the Diaspora)

Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money backRead More
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Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century

Feature: Bound in Wedlock Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century Americans have long viewed marriage between a white man and a white woman as a sacred union.Read More
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To ‘Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors after the Civil War

As the Civil War drew to a close, newly emancipated black women workers made their way to Atlanta–the economic hub of the newly emerging urban and industrial south–in order toRead More
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Dialogues of Dispersal: Gender, Sexuality and African Diasporas

Feature: Used Book in Good Condition From Brazil to Germany, New York to Ghana, Dialogues of Dispersal examines intersections of gender and sexuality within Afro-diasporic communities. Considers communities in Brazil,Read More
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Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy v. Ferguson (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)

Feature: Used Book in Good Condition Through a reexamination of the earliest struggles against Jim Crow, Blair Kelley exposes the fullness of African American efforts to resist the passage ofRead More
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Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South (Justice, Power, and Politics)

Feature: Chained in Silence Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South Justice Power and Politics In 1868, the state of Georgia began to make its rapidly growing populationRead More
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What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do: Black Professional Women Workers during the Jim Crow Era (Women in Culture and Society)

Feature: What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do Black Professional Women Workers during the Jim Crow Era Stephanie J. Shaw takes us into the inner world of AmericanRead More
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