An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther
by William F. Pepper
Who killed Martin Luther King? Was it James Earl Ray or a large-scale
E185.97 .K5 P45 2003x
Africana Woman: Her Story through Time
by Dr. Cynthia Jacobs Carter
The history of women of African descent is traced from to the present
day. Includes the female royalty of Egypt and Sheba, goes on to
the heroines of the Caribbean and many modern-day figures.
E185.86 .C325 2003
Black Soldiers in Blue: African American Troops in the Civil War
edited by John David Smith
E540. N3 B63 2002
Blood for Dignity: The Story of the First Integrated Combat Unit
in the U.S. Army
by David P. Colley
In March 1945, black and white soldiers fought side by side for
the first time since the Revolutionary War.
D769.31 394TH C65
The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Speech that Inspired
by Drew D. Hansen
The fascinating history of King’s timeless words.
E185.97 .K5 H273
Fire in a Canebrake: The Last Mass Lynching in America
by Laura Wexler
The 1946 murder of two black couples by an angry mob led to a four-month
FBI investigation and a national agenda for Civil Rights.
HV6465 .G4 W49 2003
A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering your African-American
Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage
by Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Anne Croom
Provides step-by-step instruction for researching slave and free
black ancestors, pre-and post-Civil War.
E185.96 .S6514 2003
Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves
by Ira Berlin
Slaves themselves influenced slavery.
E441. B47 2003
An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation
by Henry Wiencek
Washington evolved from a prosperous slaveholder to an abolitionist
who left instructions in his will to free his slaves.
E312.17 .W6 2003
A Murder in Virginia: Southern Justice on Trial
by Suzanne Lebsock.
In 1895, four black neighbors are tried, with no real evidence,
for the robbery and murder of a wealthy white woman found hacked
to death on her farm.
HV6533 .V8 L43 2003
“Negro President”: Jefferson and the Slave Power
by Garry Wills
Candidates received 3/5 of a vote for each slave they owned; therefore
his political opponents claimed Jefferson had an advantage that
won him the election.
E332.2. W57 2003
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
by Richard Wormser
A companion to the PBS television series of the same name on the
laws and practices that segregated blacks from whites.
Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk
by William Dusinberre
As a plantation owner, Polk needed to ensure the continuation of
slavery for his own financial interest, and hid from the public
the fact that he continued to buy slaves during his presidency.
E417 .D87 2003
Stories of Freedom in Black New York
by Shane White
Explores how former slaves in New York asserted themselves culturally
through such venues as the African Company, an experimental black
theatre troupe founded in 1820.
F128.9 .N4 W48 2002
*Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America, 1526-1776
by Peter H. Wood
The daily life of Africans in America before there was a United
States is described.
E185.18 W66 2003
This Far by Faith: Stories from the African American Religious
by Juan Williams and Quinton Dixie
How religious faith inspired the U.S. Civil Rights movement. A companion
to the PBS television series.
BR563 .N4 W513 2003
This is Where I Came in: Black America in the 1960s
by Gerald L. Early
A portrait of 1960s America told through profiles of three men:
boxer Muhammad Ali as third-world hero, entertainer Sammy Davis
Jr. as rebel, and Philadelphian Cecil Bassett Moore as grass-roots
E185.615. E16 2003
The Unlevel Playing Field: A Documentary History of the African
American Experience in Sport
by David K. Wiggins and Patrick B. Miller
A collection of significant essays and original source material
from historians and sports figures.
GV706.32 U65 2003
Witnessing and Testifying: Black Women, Religion, and Civil Rights
by Rosetta E. Ross
Builds a case for women’s grassroots importance to the Civil
BR563 .N4 R67