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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Washington DC: n.pub. . 8.5x11 inch handbill, very good. Leonard Brown and Denver Smith were shot by an East Baton Rouge deputy sheriff in late 1972 after the governor sent police in riot gear to break up a student demonstration on campus. In 2017 the slain students received honorary degrees.
New York: Arno Press, 1968. Various paginations of the reprinted narratives: Lunsford Lane, the Fugitive Blacksmith [James Pennington], William W. Brown, My Life in the South [Jacob Stroyer], and Moses Grandy, inscribed by series editor William Loren Katz (as "Bill") to "Herb" Aptheker. The American Negro, his history and literature.
San Francisco; Berkeley: April 29 Coalition; National Committee to Overturn the Bakke Decision; Anti-Bakke Decision Coalition, 1978. Four 8.5x11 inch handbills, light handling wear, generally very good. Receipt dates penned in the corner. Announcements of rallies to oppose the Bakke decision, which challenged affirmative action programs by invalidating the use...
Frankfurt: Verlag Roter Stern, 1972. 139 p., illustrated wraps, somewhat worn with spine tear at bottom. Collection of German translations of works by American feminists, with B&W illustrations. Authors of original texts include Marge Piercy, Jayne West, Frances M. Beal, Anne Koedt, Pamela Kearon, etc.
Jamaica Plain, MA: Jericho Boston, 2008. 12p., tablpoid newspaper format, horizontal fold, very good. Issued to mark the tenth anniversary of the Jericho movement to free political prisoners. Includes contributions by Jalil Muntaqim, David Gilbert, Sundiata Acoli, Marilyn Buck, Oscar Lopez Rivera, Sarah Olson, and others.
New York: Freedomways Associates, 1964. Trade Paperback. p., wraps slightly shelf worn. A special issue on the peoples of the Caribbean, including C.L.R. James' Parties, Politics and Economics in the Caribbean, and original contributions by Paule Marshall, Rosa Guy and George Lamming, among others.