This section includes literature by African American authors, as well as nonfiction works on related subjects, and the ephemera of political and social organizations ranging from the Black Panthers to the AME Church.
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Oakland: Women's Auxiliary, 1988. 9.5x12 inch yellow folder printed black containing in pockets three 8.5x11 inch handbills, six 8.5x11 inch stapled sheets printed with information, a sermon and images and two 5.5x8.5 inch programs for the event. Pearlie Morgan was the President of the Auxiliary and Rev. Frank Poole was.....
Oakland: the Program, 2002. Folder with label logo, includes the 1st place winner of the Chester Himes Black Mystery Writing contest ("Mystery of the Smoked Herring" by 11th Grade Skyline High School student John Lo), a Himes chronology, a profile of Hugh Holton reprinted from the Sept. 29, 2000 issue.....
Washington: The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and The Associated Publishers, . Pamphlet. Small 8-panel brochure, year penciled at bottom of rear panel, otherwise very good. Introduction to the organization founded by Carter G. Woodson and others in 1915. Lists its publications, achievements, leaders, and its.....
Buffalo, NY: Negro Economic Association, . Handbill. 8.5x11 inch handbill with cartoon of a man sitting in a dilapidated apartment (A sign on the wall says "A man's home is his castle," but with rent bill in hand, he replies "Says you!"). Mild toning, "Buffalo, 1936" neatly penned in bottom.....
Berkeley: Aché & La Peña, . Single 8.5x11 inch handbill printed both sides on pink stock, front side announcing the show by Oakland performer Oji and the back side a calendar of Aché events, two horizontal fold creases for mailing else good. The performance was for the release of her.....
Berkeley: Ache/La Pena Cultural Center, 1991. Single 8.5x11 inch handbill printed one side only very good on yellow stock. Handbill publicizing the Ache film series showing of Michelle Parkerson's 1980 53 minute film, a portrait of the legendary jazz vocalist at La Pena on Wednesday, May 29th, 1991.
New York: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1940. Pamphlet. Six-panel brochure, very good but for penciled note on rear panel stating "Recd. Jan. 1940." Revised March 1941. Introduces the NAACP's work for full citizenship rights; title refers to the treatment of African Americans.
New York: Civil Rights Congress of New York, 1947. Newsletter. Two-page mimeographed newsletter; 8.5x14 inches, minor toning, very good. Not found in Danky's "African-American Newspapers and Periodicals." Newsletter for local members of the CRC, asking them to take action to "Get Congress moving on the anti-lynch bill." Outlines the provisions.....
Hakone: The Hakone Open-Air Museum, 1994. Paperback. 86p. exhibition catalogue, 9x111.75 inches. Corners lightly bumped, else very good. Text in English and Japanese. Illustrated profusely with color reproductions of artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yayoi Kusama, Eva Hesse, Frida Kahlo, Robert Mapplethorpe, and others.