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A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story
A Taste of Power
A Black Woman's Story
Paperback      ISBN: 0385471076
The author recalls her years as a leader in the Black Panther Party, including her complicated relationship with fellow Panther Huey Newton, her own struggles with racism and sexism, and what ultimately destroyed the party
Growing Up Black: From Slave Days to the Present-25 African-Americans Reveal the Trials and Triumphs of Their Childhoods
Growing Up Black
From Slave Days to the Present-25 African-Americans Reveal the Trials and Triumphs of Their Childhoods
Paperback      ISBN: 0380766329
A classic work on the African-American experience is revised for the nineties with essays reflecting the concerns of black children from the last three decades and commentary from today's sports stars, politicians, and inner-city gang members. Original.
Erotique Noire: Black Erotica
Erotique Noire
Black Erotica
Paperback      ISBN: 0385423098
Gathers the erotic writings of such authors as Alice Walker, Gloria Naylor, Charles Blockson, Audre Lourde, and Essex Hemphill
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63
Parting the Waters
America in the King Years, 1954-63
Paperback      ISBN: 0671687425
Traces the birth of the American civil rights movement and profiles Martin Luther King, Jr., detailing the roles played by key figures around him and in government
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 . . .
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
Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House
Behind the Scenes
Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House
Paperback      ISBN: 0195060849
A seamstress and friend of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln describes her days as a slave and her memories of the martyred President and his First Lady
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name: a Biomythography
Zami
A New Spelling of My Name: a Biomythography
Paperback      ISBN: 0895941228
The poet, Audre Lorde, depicts her life and examines the influence of various women on her development
Before Freedom, When I Just Can Remember: Twenty-Seven Oral Histories of Former South Carolina Slaves
Before Freedom, When I Just Can Remember
Twenty-Seven Oral Histories of Former South Carolina Slaves
Paperback      ISBN: 089587069x
Shares personal accounts of what it was like to live under slavery
Uncommon Ground: Archaeology and Early African America, 1650–1800
Uncommon Ground
Archaeology and Early African America, 1650–1800
Paperback      ISBN: 1560980591
Uses information gathered over the last quarter century to describe life as a slave, and discusses the study of past African-American life