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Freedom riders
DVD
2011
3 available of 3 items

This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chap...

The butler : a witness to history —Haygood, Wil.
Book
2013
12 available of 12 items

When acclaimed Washington Post writer Wil Haygood had an early hunch that Obama would win the 2008 election, he thought he'd highlight the singular moment by exploring the life of someone who had come of age when segrega...

42 the Jackie Robinson story
DVD
2013
19 available of 26 items

Brian Helgeland's historical sports drama/biopic 42 relates the historic 1947 baseball season in which Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) decides to sign the first black Major League player, J...

42 the Jackie Robinson story
Blu-ray
2013
6 available of 9 items

Brian Helgeland's historical sports drama/biopic 42 relates the historic 1947 baseball season in which Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) decides to sign the first black Major League player, J...

The butler a witness to history —Haygood, Wil.
Book On CD
2013
3 available of 3 items

When acclaimed Washington Post writer Wil Haygood had an early hunch that Obama would win the 2008 election, he thought he'd highlight the singular moment by exploring the life of someone who had come of age when segrega...

Mothers of massive resistance : white women and the politics of white supremacy —McRae, Elizabeth Gillespie, author.
Book
2018
1 available of 1 items

"They are often seen in photos of crowds in the mid-century South--white women shooting down blacks with looks of pure hatred. Yet it is the male white supremacists who have been the focus of the literature on white resi...

Rest in power : the enduring life of Trayvon Martin —Fulton, Sybrina, 1966- author.
Book
2017
3 available of 3 items

An intimate portrait of Trayvon Martin shares previously untold insights into the movement he inspired from the perspectives of his parents, who also describe their efforts to bring meaning to his short life through the ...

Letters from Jackie the private thoughts of Jackie Robinson
DVD
2013
1 available of 1 items

A look at letters written by Jackie Robinson from 1945 to his passing in 1972, providing insight into his post-baseball roles in politics and the Civil Rights movement.

A Nation Forged in War How World War II Taught Americans to Get Along. —Bruscino, Thomas A.
EBook
2010

World War II shaped the United States in profound ways, and this new book--the first in the Legacies of War series--explores one of the most significant changes it fostered: a dramatic increase in ethnic and religious to...

All blood runs red : the legendary life of Eugene Bullard-- boxer, pilot, soldier, spy —Keith, Phil, 1946- author.
Book
2019
5 available of 5 items

The incredible life story of Eugene Bullard, the first African American military pilot in WWI, who went on to become a self-taught jazz musician, a Paris nightclub impresario, a spy in the French Resistance and an Americ...

All blood runs red the legendary life of Eugene Bullard -- boxer, pilot, soldier, spy —Keith, Phil, 1946-
Large Print
2019
1 available of 2 items

"The incredible life story of Eugene Bullard, the first African American military pilot in WWI, who went on to become a self-taught jazz musician, a Paris nightclub impresario, a spy in the French Resistance and an Ameri...

Strange victory
DVD
2018
1 available of 1 items

"Strange victory showed that US servicemen returning home from defeating a racist and genocidal regime found their own country plagued by Jim Crow, anti-Semitism, anti-Catholicism and xenophobia. One of the great artists...

A peculiar indifference : the neglected toll of violence on black America —Currie, Elliott, author.
Book
2020
2 available of 9 items

"In the United States today, a young black man has a sixteen times greater chance of dying from violence than his white counterpart. Violence takes more years of life from black men than cancer, stroke, and diabetes comb...

A black man in the White House : Barack Obama and the triggering of America's racial-aversion crisis —Belcher, Cornell , author.
Book
2016
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"Cornell Belcher presents stunning new research that illuminates just how deep and jagged these racial fault lines continue to be. Cornell has surveyed battleground voters from 2008 through the 2016 primary season, track...

Begin again —Glaude, Eddie S., Jr., 1968- author.
Book
2020
1 available of 3 items

"James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the Civil Rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. In the era of Trump, what can we learn from his struggle? "Not everything is lost. Responsib...

All Blood Runs Red : The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard-Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy —Clavin, Tom, author.
EBook
2019

Winner of the Gold Medal for Memoir/Biography from the Military Writers Society of America A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "A whale of a tale, told clearly and quickly. I read the entire book in almost one s...

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