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African American Collection at Gordon Avenue

In their own words : a history of the American Negro.
Milton Meltzer

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Ebony pictorial history of Black America

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Black women in America

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A hard road to glory : a history of the African-American athlete
Arthur Ashe

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Encyclopedia of African American women writers

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Charlottesville, an African-American community
Agnes Cross-White

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The life of Langston Hughes
Arnold Rampersad

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A Treasury of African-American Christmas stories

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African Americans at war : an encyclopedia
Jonathan Sutherland

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Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1989
Bruce A Ragsdale

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Pride of family : four generations of American women of color
Carole Ione

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There are no children here : the story of two boys growing up in the other America
Alex Kotlowitz

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My house : poems
Nikki Giovanni

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My soul's high song : the collected writings of Countee Cullen, voice of the Harlem Renaissance
Countee Cullen

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Somerset homecoming : recovering a lost heritage
Dorothy Spruill Redford

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"Get that nigger off the field!" : A sparkling, informal history of the Black man in baseball
Art Rust

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Daddy was a number runner
Louise Meriwether

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My bondage and my freedom
Frederick Douglass

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James Van DerZee : the picture-takin' man
James Haskins

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Different and wonderful : raising Black children in a race-conscious society
Darlene Powell Hopson

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The diary of Latoya Hunter : my first year in Junior High
Latoya Hunter

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Harlem renaissance : art of black America

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The Black 100 : a ranking of the most influential African-Americans, past and present
Columbus Salley

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Calling the wind : twentieth century African-American short stories

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Historic speeches of African Americans

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Hippocrene U.S.A. guide to historic Black South : historical sites, cultural centers, and musical happenings of the African-American South
James Haskins

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The sweeter the juice
Shirlee Taylor Haizlip

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The conjure woman, and other conjure tales
Charles W Chesnutt

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The collected poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Rocking the babies
Linda Raymond

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Museum : poems
Rita Dove

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What manner of man : a biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lerone Bennett

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The preacher King : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the word that moved America
Richard Lischer

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Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia
Ervin L Jordan

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Ar'n't I a woman? : female slaves in the plantation South
Deborah G White

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The collected last plays
Lorraine Hansberry

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Listen up, girlfriends!
Mother Love.

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The price of a child : a novel
Lorene Cary

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Crossing the Mangrove
Maryse Condé

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Iron City : a novel
Lloyd L Brown

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Mumbo jumbo
Ishmael Reed

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Silver rights
Constance Curry

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The price you pay : a novel
Barbara Summers

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Making Malcolm : the myth and meaning of Malcolm X
Michael Eric Dyson

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The Montgomery bus boycott and the women who started it : the memoir of Jo Ann Gibson Robinson
Jo Ann Gibson Robinson

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I tell my heart : the art of Horace Pippin

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Thereafter Johnnie
Carolivia Herron

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Virginia Hamilton
Nina Mikkelsen

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The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka reader
Amiri Baraka

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One more river to cross : an African American photograph album
Walter Dean Myers

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Black olympian medalists
James A Page

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Keeping faith : philosophy and race in America
Cornel West

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Tell me a tale : a novel of the old South
James McEachin

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The devil's hatband
Robert O Greer

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The selected poems of Nikki Giovanni.
Nikki Giovanni

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The Garden thrives : twentieth-century African-American poetry

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Buffalo soldiers
Tom Willard

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Invisible man
Ralph Ellison

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Black hair is : the complete hair guide for today's black woman
Marilyn Singleton

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An easy burden : the civil rights movement and the transformation of America
Andrew Young

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1001 things everyone should know about African-American history
Jeffrey C Stewart

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Tuskegee's heroes : featuring the aviation art of Roy LaGrone
Charlie Cooper

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Centers of the self : stories by black American women from the nineteenth century to the present

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Langston Hughes
Milton Meltzer

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Whoopi Goldberg : her journey from poverty to mega-stardom
James Robert Parish

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Life on the color line : the true story of a white boy who discovered he was black
Gregory Howard Williams

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Family : a novel
J California Cooper

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Angels along the way : my life with help from above
Della Reese

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Pillar of fire : America in the King years, 1963-65
Taylor Branch

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The darker face of the earth : a play
Rita Dove

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Honey, hush! : an anthology of African American women's humor

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Willow weep for me : a black woman's journey through depression : a memoir
Meri Nana-Ama Danquah

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Weary feet, rested souls : a guided history of the Civil Rights Movement
Townsend Davis

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Interiors : a black woman's healing in progress
Iyanla Vanzant

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King of the world : Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American hero
David Remnick

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Many thousands gone : the first two centuries of slavery in North America
Ira Berlin

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I left my back door open : a novel
April Sinclair

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Blues for all the changes : new poems
Nikki Giovanni

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Divine daughters : liberating the power and passion of women's voices
Rachel L Bagby

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Black art and culture in the 20th century
Richard J Powell

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On the bus with Rosa Parks : poems
Rita Dove

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The Black New Yorkers : the Schomburg illustrated chronology
Howard Dodson

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Michael Jordan speaks : lessons from the world's greatest champion
Michael Jordan

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The Cornel West reader
Cornel West

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My garden (book):
Jamaica Kincaid

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Sister days : 365 inspired moments in African American women's history
Janus Adams

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Boys into men : raising our African American teenage sons
Nancy Boyd-Franklin

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W. E. B. Du Bois : the fight for equality and the American century, 1919-1963
David L Lewis

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The fisher king : a novel
Paule Marshall

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Black workers remember : an oral history of segregation, unionism, and the freedom struggle
Michael K Honey

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Rosa Parks
Douglas Brinkley

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The messenger : the rise and fall of Elijah Muhammad
Karl Evanzz

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The other side of color : African American art in the collection of Camille O. and William H. Crosby, Jr.
David C Driskell

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Sister circle : Black women and work

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The best of Simple
Langston Hughes

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Black theater, U.S.A. : forty-five plays by Black Americans, 1847-1974
James V Hatch

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The unknown soldiers : Black American troops in World War I
Arthur E Barbeau

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African music : a people's art
Francis Bebey

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The books of American Negro spirituals, including The book of American Negro spirituals and The second book of Negro spirituals
James Weldon Johnson

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Developing positive self-images and discipline in Black children
Jawanza Kunjufu

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