Last Updated: May 18, 2012
Call Number: 305.8009 D549d
Dark Victorians illuminates the cross-cultural influences between white Britons and black Americans during the Victorian age. In carefully analyzing literature and travel narratives by Ida B. Wells, Harriet Martineau, Charles Dickens, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Carlyle, W.E.B. Du Bois, and others, Vanessa D. Dickerson reveals the profound political, racial, and rhetorical exchanges between the groups.
In search of our roots : how 19 extraordinary African Americans reclaimed their past
Call Number: 973.0496 G2593i
Unlike most white Americans who, if they are so inclined, can search their ancestral records, identifying who among their forebears was the first to set foot on this country’s shores, most African Americans, in tracing their family’s past, encounter a series of daunting obstacles. Slavery was a brutally efficient nullifier of identity, willfully denying black men and women even their names. Yet, from that legacy of slavery, there have sprung generations who’ve struggled, thrived, and lived extraordinary lives. For too long, African Americans’ family trees have been barren of branches, but, very recently, advanced genetic testing techniques, combined with archival research, have begun to fill in the gaps.
Encyclopedia of African-American writing : five centuries of contribution : trials & triumphs of writers, poets, publications and organizations
Call Number: 810.9896 E5636d2
A timely survey of an important sector of American letters, African American Writers examines a multitude of black cultural leaders from the 18th century to the present. Updated through the present time, this new second edition covers the role and influence of African American cultural leaders from all walks of life Carefully written articles, with illustrations, cover the important events in a writer's life, education, major works, honors and awards, and family and important associates. A comprehensive, easy to use source that will complement the reference collection of any public, high school or university library, and will prove useful to all university humanities and African American studies reference collections.
Martin Luther King Jr. and the image of God
Call Number: 230.61 K537w
Scholars universally acknowledge the role that Christian belief played in the social movement engendered by Martin Luther King Jr. Yet few have actually delved into the complexity of King's theology itself. The centrality of one aspect of his theology in particular - imago Dei, the belief that human beings are made in God's image - has been surprisingly overlooked. In this book, Richard W. Wills Sr. offers a comprehensive analysis of King's appeal for civil rights by investigating his understanding of imago Dei. Wills begins by tracing the evolution of this idea through the history of Christian thought, showing the intellectual sources King drew on in constructing his own beliefs.
Is Black History Relevant? From WHROTV: Another View - Relevance of Black History Month
From La Bonne Vivante.com, purveyor of African American Cultural Artifacts, comes a celebration of African American -Black History Month with a Gallery of African American antique photos...
Call Number: 323.092 C5811p
A documentary from filmmakers Orlando Bagwell and Noland Walker beginning on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The story captures the speech that changed the world's thoughts on racism and concludes five years later at a motel in Memphis.
Call Number: 791.43 M243w
The life of Malcolm X, the black activist who became a Muslim and was a leader in the Nation of Islam until his assassination. Special features include: 10 additional scenes, the Academy Award-nominated documentary Malcolm X, and more.