Genre: Civil Rights

From King to Obama

From King to Obama

From King to Obama: Witness to a Turbulent History conveys the exhilaration the author feels at having walked in the shadow of history of a Dr. King, a Miles Davis, a John Lennon, a Bob Marley, and many others. More info →
Death of a King

Death of a King

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Genres: Civil Rights, History
Smiley's DEATH OF A KING paints a portrait of a leader and visionary in a narrative different from all that have come before. Here is an exceptional glimpse into King's life -- one that adds both nuance and gravitas to his legacy as an American hero. More info →
Mayor for Life

Mayor for Life

Four-time mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, Jr. tells his shocking and courageous life story, beginning in the cotton fields in Mississippi to the executive offices of one of the most powerful cities in the world. More info →
Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black

Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black

From his humble beginnings in Sumter, South Carolina, to his prominence on the Washington, D.C., political scene as the third highest-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn has led an extraordinary life. In Blessed Experiences, Clyburn tells in his own inspirational words how an African American boy from the Jim Crow–era South was able to beat the odds to achieve great success and become, as President Barack Obama describes him, "one of a handful of people who, when they speak, the entire Congress listens." More info →
The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act

The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act

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Genre: Civil Rights
This critical turning point in American history has never been thoroughly explored in a full-length narrative. Now, New York Times editor and acclaimed author Clay Risen delivers the full story, in all its complexity and drama. More info →
Fires of Greenwood

Fires of Greenwood

In the early morning hours of June 1, 1921, hordes of angry whites in Tulsa, Oklahoma, crossed the Frisco railroad tracks into the Greenwood section known as Black Wall Street, armed with weapons and a determination to destroy. More info →
What Has This Got to Do with the Liberation of Black People?

What Has This Got to Do with the Liberation of Black People?

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Genre: Civil Rights
The Impact of Ronald W. Walters on African American Thought and Leadership More info →
Breaking the Line

Breaking the Line

1967. TWO RIVAL FOOTBALL TEAMS. TWO LEGENDARY COACHES. TWO STAR QUARTERBACKS. TOGETHER THEY BROKE THE COLOR L INE, REVOLUTIONIZED COLLEGE SPORTS, AND TRANSFORMED THE NFL. More info →
The Crash of 2016

The Crash of 2016

The United States is more vulnerable today than ever before-including during the Great Depression and the Civil War-because the pillars of democracy that once supported a booming middle class have been corrupted, and without them, America teeters on the verge of the next Great Crash. More info →
We Shall Not Be Moved

We Shall Not Be Moved

Once in a great while, a certain photograph captures the essence of an era: Three people--one black and two white--demonstrate for equality at a lunch counter while a horde of cigarette-smoking hotshots pour catsup, sugar, and other condiments on the protesters' heads and down their backs. This iconic image strikes a chord for all who lived through those turbulent times of a changing America. More info →
March: Book One

March: Book One

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. More info →
The PERCEVD Principles

The PERCEVD Principles

“The PERCEVD Principles” is a dynamic new book that is designed to provide diversity awareness and enhance understanding towards the common issues and challenges facing transitioning veterans and people with hidden, physical and combat-related disabilities. It also serves as a diversity road-map for organizations towards eliminating disruptive stigma and creating accommodating, fair, flexible, and conducive workplace and social environments. More info →
Snow-Storm in August

Snow-Storm in August

With Snow-Storm in August, Jefferson Morley delivers readers into an unknown chapter in history with an absorbing account of this uniquely American battle for justice. More info →
While the World Watched

While the World Watched

A uniquely moving exploration of how racial relations have evolved over the past 5 decades, While the World Watched is an incredible testament to how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go. More info →
Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice

Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice

The only biography of Thurgood Marshall to be endorsed by Marshall’s immediate family, Young Thurgood is an exhaustively researched and engagingly written work that everyone interested in law, civil rights, American history, and biography will want to read. More info →
The Butler: A Witness to History

The Butler: A Witness to History

From Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellow Wil Haygood comes a mesmerizing inquiry into the life of Eugene Allen, the butler who ignited a nation's imagination and inspired a major motion picture. More info →
Lying Down with the Lions

Lying Down with the Lions

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Genre: Civil Rights
When Ronald Dellums arrived in Washington in 1971 to represent Oakland, California, in the House of Representatives, his radical activism had already earned him a place on Nixon's enemy list. More info →
Freedom and Justice for All

Freedom and Justice for All

This book is one man's story, who along with many others in the Dayton area and around the nation, returned from the Second World War in 1945 to a nation hostile to their very existence, and who continued the fight for Civil Rights by saying, "we won't rest until there is Freedom and Justice for All. More info →
Gospel of Freedom

Gospel of Freedom

Scholar Jonathan Rieder delves deeper than anyone before into the Letter from the Birmingham Jail-illuminating both its timeless message and its crucial position in the history of civil rights. More info →
The Butler