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Black History Month

01/13/2015

 

Black History: A Reading List

 

Themes

 

       

 

Abolitionist Movement
The Anti-Slavery Movement edited by Jodie Zdrok-Ptasze
 

Affirmative Action
The Pursuit of Fairnes: A History of Affirmative action by Terry H. Anderson
 

Amistad
The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom by Marcus Rediker
 

Black Hair
Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America by Ayana Byrd
 

Blackface
Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy from Slavery to Hip-hop by Yuval Taylor
 

Blaxploitation
"Baad bitches" and Sassy Supermamas: Black Power Action Films by Stephane Dunn
 

Brown v. Board of Education
Linda Brown, You are Not Alone: The Brown v. Board of Education Decision: A Collection
 

Civil Rights Movement
Documentary History of the Modern Civil Rights Movement edited by Peter B. Levy
 

Discrimination
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by by Michelle Alexander
 

Dred Scott Case
The Dred Scott Case: Slavery and Citizenship by D.J. Herda
 

Emancipation Proclamation
Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America by Allen C. Guelzo
 

Fifteenth Amendment
The Right to Vote: Politics and the Passage of the Fifteenth Amendment by William Gillette
 

Freedmen's Bureau
Forty Acres and a Mule: The Freedmen's Bureau and Black Land Ownership by Claude F. Oubre
 

Gospel
People Get Ready!: A New History of Black Gospel Music by Bob Darden

 

       

 

Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Speaks: A Living History of the Harlem Renaissance
 

Jazz
Before Motown: A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-60 by Lars Bjorn
 

Jim Crow Laws
The Jim Crow Laws and Racism in American History by David K. Fremon
 

Loving v. Virginia
Loving v. Virginia: Interracial Marriage by Karen Alonso
 

Plessy v. Ferguson
We as Freemen: Plessy v. Ferguson by Keith Weldon Medley
 

Rap Music
The Dozens: A History of Rap's Mama by Elijah Wald
 

Segragation
Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End segregation by Rawn James
 

Separate but Equal
Separate, but Equal: The Mississippi Photographs of Henry Clay Anderson by H.C. Anderson
 

Slave Narratives
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
 

Slave Trade
To be a Slave by Julius Lester
 

Slavery
Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World by David Brion Davis
 

Thirteenth Amendment
The Thirteenth Amendment: Ending Slavery by Elizabeth Schleichert
 

Underground Railroad
Fleeing for Freedom: Stories of the Underground Railroad 

 

 

Events

 

       

 

Birmingham Bombing
Last chance for justice : how relentless investigators uncovered new evidence convicting the Birmingham church bombers by T.K. Thorne
 

Colfax Massacre
The day freedom died : the Colfax massacre, the Supreme Court, and the betrayal of Reconstruction by Charles Lane
 

Harpers Ferry
Midnight rising : John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz
 

Los Angeles Riots of 1992
Official negligence : how Rodney King and the riots changed Los Angeles and the LAPD by Lou Cannon
 

March on Washington
Nobody turn me around : a people's history of the 1963 march on Washington by Charles C. Euchner
 

Memphis Race Riot of 1866
A massacre in Memphis : the race riot that shook the nation one year after the Civil War by Stephen V. Ash
 

Montgomery Bus Boycott
The thunder of angels : the Montgomery bus boycott and the people who broke the back of Jim Crow by Donnie Williams
 

Selma to Montgomery March
Child of the civil rights movement by Paula Young Shelton
 

Tulsa race riot of 1921
The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 by Tim Madigan

 

 

People

 

       

 

Barack Obama
Barack Obama: Our Forty-Fourth President by Catherine Nichols
 

Black Cowboys
Guts : legendary black rodeo cowboy Bill Pickett by Cecil Johnson
 

Black Indians
Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage
  

Black Panther Party
The Black Panthers Speak
  

Booker T. Washington
Guest of honor : Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House dinner that shocked a nation by Deborah Davis
 

Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson
It is well with my soul : the extraordinary life of a 106-year-old woman by Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson
 

Emmett Till
Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case by Chris Crowe
 

Frederick Douglas
Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings
  

George Washington Carver
The Groundbreaking, Chance-taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science & Invention in America by Cheryl Harness
 

Harriet Tubman
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford

 

       

 

Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad
 

Little Rock Nine
The power of one : Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine by Judith Bloom Fradin
 

Malcom X
A marked man : the assassination of Malcolm X by Matt Doeden
 

Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King
 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement by Patricia Sullivan
 

Phillis Wheatley
Hang a thousand trees with ribbons : the story of Phillis Wheatley by Ann Rinaldi
 

Rodney King
The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption by Rodney King
 

Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks
 

Scottsboro Boys
The Trial of the Scottsboro Boys by David Aretha
 

Sojourner Truth
Narrative of Sojourner Truth
  

Thurgood Marshall
Thurgood Marshall: His Speeches, Writings, Arguments, Opinions, and Reminiscences by Thurgood Marshall
 

Tuskeegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen mutiny at Freeman Field by James C. Warren
 

W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois: A Twentieth-Century Life by Tonya Bolden
 

Zora Neale Hurston
I Love Myself when I am Laughing ... and then Again When I am Looking Mean and Impressive: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader by Zora Neale Hurston

 
 

Promises Made Promises Kept

12/24/2014

Promises Made, Promises Kept – Celebrating the 1/8th of a penny that keeps your library open.

 
 

Get Fit

12/24/2014

Checkout books, workout DVDs and cookbooks to keep your resolutions on track.

 
 

Storytimes at the Library

12/23/2014

Every child loves a good story, even infants. Take your child to one of the many age appropriate storytimes we offer.

 
 

Computer Tutors

12/22/2014

Gifted a new tablet? Get help with one of our super hero computer tutors. Call 1-866-57-ASKUS.

 
 

Book Clubs

12/22/2014

Join a book club! Meet in person or be a part of our online book club. See branch book lists and meeting times.

 
 

Zinio

12/19/2014

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, January 19, Library Closed

11/03/2014

Solano County Library branches will be closed Mon, Jan 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

 
 

Inventor's Lab

09/30/2014

Lawrence Hall of Science: hands-on science and engineering projects. Suisun City Library, Jan 15 at 4 p.m.

 
 
 
 

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