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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: A Play in Two Acts
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
A Play in Two Acts
Paperback      ISBN: 0452261139
The time is 1927. The place is a run-down recording studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the legendary blues singer, is due to arrive with her entourage to cut new sides of old favorites. Waiting for her are her black musician sidemen, the white owner of the record company, and her white manager. What goes down in the session to come is more than music. It is a riveting portrayal of black rage . . . of racism, of the self-hate that racism breeds, and of racial exploitation . . .
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
Paperback      ISBN: 048628512x
African-American writer's pioneering novel parallels his own life, probes the psychological aspects of "passing for white," and examines the American caste and class system. Major contribution to American literature.
All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes
All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes
Paperback      ISBN: 067973404x
Recounts Angelou's stay in Ghana, together with other Black Americans, and her discoveries and reflections concerning her ancestors, Africa, American society, and herself
The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change
The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement
Black Communities Organizing for Change
Paperback      ISBN: 0029221307
A blending of scholarly research and interviews with many of the figures who launched the civil rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s records the events of the movement's tumultuous first decade
Century of Struggle: The Woman's Rights Movement in the United States
Century of Struggle
The Woman's Rights Movement in the United States
Paperback      ISBN: 0674106539
Details the struggle for women's voting rights, one of the great social movements in American history.
The Coming of Age in Mississippi
The Coming of Age in Mississippi
Paperback      ISBN: 0440314887
Anne Moody provides a first person account of growing up black in the rural south during the nineteen forties and fifties.
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
The Color of Water
A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Paperback      ISBN: 1573225789
A young African-American man describes growing up in an all-black Brooklyn housing project, one of twelve children of a white mother and black father, and discusses his mother's contributions to his life and coming to terms with his confusion over his own identity. Reissue.
Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black
Life on the Color Line
The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black
Paperback      ISBN: 0452275334
The author recounts the shock he experienced when he learned his father's relatives in Muncie, Indiana, were poor and Black, and the prejudice that he and his brother endured from both sides
Black Women in White America: A Documentary History
Black Women in White America
A Documentary History
Paperback      ISBN: 0679743146
Compiles letters, articles, and essays on the racial and sexual oppression of Black women in America and the ways in which they have managed to survive in a white-dominated society
Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals
Rules for Radicals
A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals
Paperback      ISBN: 0679721134
Guides young revolutionaries in the art of human communication and explains the tactics of organizing others to work within the system for social change