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Black History Month 2022

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The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song
Henry Louis Gates 277.3 GAT

A Black Woman’s History of the United States
Daina Ramey Berry 305.48896 BER

America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1060s
Elizabeth Hinton 305.8 HIN

Economy Hall: The Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood
Fatima Shaik 305.8 SHA

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, A Black Family Keepsake
Tiya Miles 306.362 MIL

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story
Nikole Hannah-Jones 306.362 SIX

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
322.42 BLA

Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America
Keisha N. Blain 323.1196 BLA

Julian Bond’s Time to Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement
Julian Bond 323.1196 BON

Righteous Troublemakers: Untold Stories of the Social Justice Movement in America
Al Sharpton 323.1196 SHA

Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster
Stephen L. Carter 340 CAR

Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement
Tarana Burke 362.883 BUR

Freedom to Discriminate: How Realtors Conspired to Segregate Housing and Divide America
Gene Slater 363.51 SLA

On Juneteenth
Annette Gordon-Reed 394.263 GOR

Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue
Adrian Miller 641.5784 MIL

Dvořák’s Prophecy: And the Vexed Fate of Black Classical Music
Joseph Horowitz 780 HOR

Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World
Wil Haygood 791.43652

The Blues: The Authentic Narrative of My Music and Culture
Chris Thomas King 791.643 KIN

Footnotes: The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way
Caseen Gaines 792.089 GAI

The Forgotten First
Keyshawn Johnson 796.332 JOH

Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Barrier
Ted Reinstein 796.357 REI

We Return Fighting: WWI and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity
940.4 WE

Immortal Valor: The Black Medal of Honor Winners of World War II
Robert Child 940.5412 CHI

Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War
Howard W. French 960 FRE

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019
Ibram X Kendi, ed. 973.0496 FOU

Defining Moments in Black History: Reading between the Lies
Dick Gregory 973.0496 GRE

Make Good the Promises: Reclaiming Reconstruction and its Legacies
973.0496 MAK

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery across America
Clint Smith 973.0496 SMI

The Indispensables
Patrick K. O’Donnell 973.3 ODO

The Black Man’s President: Abraham Lincoln, African Americans, & the Pursuit of Racial Equality
Michael Burlingame 973.7 BUR

The Mark of Slavery: Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America
Jenifer L. Barclay 973.8 BAR

Between Freedom and Equality: The History of an African American Family in Washington, DC
Barbara Boyle Torrey 975.3 TOR

The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice
Scott Ellsworth 976.686 ELL

Bronzeville Nights: On the Town in Chicago’s Black Metropolis
Steven C. Dubin 977.311 DUB

Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate and Sisterhood
Dawn Turner 977.311 TUR

Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke
Andrew Maraniss B BURKE

Radical Vision: A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry
Soyica Diggs Colbert B HANSBERRY

My Remarkable Journey: A Memoir
Katherine G. Johnson B JOHNSON

The Life and Times of Louis Lomax: The Art of Deliberate Disunity
Thomas Aiello B LOMAX

Odetta: A Life in Music and Protest

Buses Are a Comin’: Memoir of a Freedom Rider
Charles Person B PERSON

Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells
Michelle Duster B WELLS


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