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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Black Panther Party Ten Point Program [handbill]
n.p. . 8.5x11 inch sheet mimeographed both sides, minor foxing and handling wear. Issued during the national student strike in 1970 (introductory text mentions the "three national demands," which were to end the war in Indochina, end political repression in the United States, and end the complicity of universities in..... More
The Black Panther: Black Community News Service [nine different issues...
Berkeley: Black Panther Newspaper Committee, 1991-2016. Newspaper. Nine issues of the tabloid format paper, one of several attempts by original members to revive both the organizaiton and the newspaper. Issues present are vol. 1 nos. 1-3 (number 2 with toned cover sheet), vol. 2 no. 1 (misnumbered vol. 1 no..... More
The Black Panther: Black Community News Service. Memorial issue: Spring...
Berkeley: Black Panther Newspaper Committee, 1991. Newspaper. 28p. tabloid format newspaper, with Matilaba poster on back cover, folded, evenly toned, otherwise very good condition. One of the attempts by the original members to revive both the organization and the newspaper. More
The Black Performing Arts Troupe of Cal State College-Hayward presents...
Hayward, CA: the Troupe, . 11x8.5 inch handbill, very good with some toning at upper right corner. Black and white photo depicts the cast posing onstage. A contemporary newspaper announcement described the show as an overview of Black history in America. More
Black Perspectives. Vol. 3 no. 1 (Nov. 1985)
Oakland: Bay Area Association of Black Psychologists, 1985. 16p., tabloid format newspaper, evenly toned, mild edgewear, spots of yellowing on front wrap. Articles on recent news such as the GAIN bill, racism in schools, listings of upcoming professional events, etc. More
Black Political Agenda '92 [issues 1 and 2]
Washington DC: 1992. First two issues of the newsletter, 6 pages each, 8.5x11 inches, very good. Coverage of Black primary candidates and potential candidates, including independents like Ron Daniels, as well as mainstream candidates' attitudes toward Black issues. Bill Clinton is lambasted for the execution of Ricky Ray Rector. More
Black power in higher education. Proposal for the Illinois Council...
Evanston, IL: Illinois Council for Black Studies c/o African-American Studies, Northwestern University, 1979. Pamphlet. 34p., wraps a bit edge worn else very good condition, 8.5x11 inches. More
Black Repertory Group...Proudly Presents: "The Prodigal Sister" musical comedy directed...
Berkeley: Black repertory Group, 1999. Four-panel program, 5.5x8.5 inches, scene breakdown, cast list, production crew, coming events, fold crease otherwised good, black text on white stock. Cast included Yvonne Long, Deborah Price, Tim Williams, Koffe Denobi et al. More
Black Sabbath; the secret musical history of Black-Jewish relations
New York: Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation, 2010. Pamphlet. 40p., wraps, very good condition, 5.25x7.25 inches. Booklet to accompany the CD (the CD is lacking). More
The Black Scholar, volume 16, number 6 (Nov/Dec 1985)
Oakland: The Black World Foundation, 1986. Magazine. 64p., staplebound wraps, mild wear and toning, subscription label attached, else good condition. This issue focuses on The Divestment Movement, U.S. Sanctions on S. Africa, Anti-Apartheid Resources, Attacks on Angola, more. More
The Black Scholar, volume 17, number 4 (Jul/Aug 1986)
Oakland: The Black World Foundation, 1986. Magazine. 64p., staplebound wraps, mild wear and toning, cover has small tear on vertical edge, subscription label attached, else good condition. This issue focuses on "African Literature", with various contemporaneous African writers and scholars. More
The Black Scholar, volume 5 number 3 (Nov. 1973)
Sausalito, CA: The Black World Foundation, 1973. Magazine. 64p. staplebound magazine, very good. Includes Ron Karenga's "Strategy for Struggle," articles by Shirley Graham DuBois on the Middle East, Robert Allen on China after the Cultural Revolution, and more. More
The Black Scholar, volume 5 number 3 (Nov. 1973)
Sausalito, CA: The Black World Foundation, 1973. Magazine. 64p. staplebound magazine, 7x10 inches, wraps worn and creased, 1/4 inch tear on rear wrap else very good condition. Includes Ron Karenga's "Strategy for Struggle," articles by Shirley Graham DuBois on the Middle East, Robert Allen on China after the Cultural Revolution..... More
The Black Scholar: volume 5 number 6; March 1974
Sausalito, CA: The Black World Foundation, 1974. Magazine. 64p. staplebound magazine, 7x10 inches, wraps lightly worn else very good condition. Special issue on Black Science. Contributors include Shirley Graham Du Bois and Fania Davis Jordan. More
The Black Scholar: volume 5 number 9, June 1974; The...
Sausalito, CA: The Black World Foundation, 1974. Magazine. 64p. staplebound magazine, 7x10 inches, date penned on front wrap, address label on rear wrap, else very good condition. More
Blacks and Hispanics in the United States: sixth in a....
Washington: American Council of Life Insurance, 1979. Pamphlet. 46p., stapled wraps, 7x10 inches, wraps lightly worn, touch of rust to staples else very good condition. DataTrack 6. More
Blacks in the Federal Government
Chicago: Empak Publishing Company, 1991. Pamphlet. 32p., stapled wraps, 5.5x8.5 inches, wraps worn and soiled else very good condition. Educational pamphlet . A Gift of Heritage No. 9. More
The Blast: an anarchist agitational from Turtle Island: Vol. 1...
Bay Area, CA: The Blast, 2016. Newspaper. 7p., folded tabloid newspaper format, lightly worn else very good condition. Mostly in English with one page in Spanish. Place of publication is identified only as "Bay Area." Anarchist newspaper named after the short-lived newspaper published by Alexander Berkman from 1916-1917. Articles on..... More
Blevins Davis and Robert Breen present Porgy and Bess; Music...
New York: Everyman Opera, 1952. p. profusely illus., 9x12 inch program for the Cab Calloway production of the musical, handbill for its production at San Francisco's Curran Theatre laid in, very good in wraps. Version first presented at Dallas' State Fair Auditorium in June, 1952. More
Bob Avakian For the Liberation of Black People and the...
npl: [Revolutionary Communist Party], 2020. Pamphlet. 28p., stapled wraps, 5.5x8.5 inches, very good condition. More
Brentwood: a film revue magazine; #4: Don't Tease Me film...
San Francisco: Brentwood, [1970s]. Magazine. [32p] includes covers, 8.5x11, very little text, all color stills from the pornographic film, very good magazine in stapled pictorial wraps. Interracial action between two roommates. More
Bring Yanks Home / Yank the Cops from Harlem /...
Richmond Hill, NY: SWP; mfg. by Columbia Advertising, [196-]. Pinback Button. 1.5 inch diameter pin, black and white, very good. More
Bubbling brown sugar! A musical revue, Harlem 1910-1940
New York: MCM Ventures, [1978?]. 20p. illus. playbill for the Loften Mitchell musical, 12x9 inches, stapled wraps, lightly worn, a few small stains on front wrap else very good condition. More
Buck Sheet: along the Ledo Road. Vol. 2 no. 169...
n.p. Special Services, 1944. Newsletter. Single issue of the mimeographed newsletter produced for servicemen along the Ledo Road in the India-Burma-China theatre. 8.5x14 inches, fold-creased, reverse somewhat smudged but still legible. Updates on the war effort against Germany and the Japanese forces in the Philippines, with an article celebrating Ross..... More
The Burning Spear; voice of the international African revolution. Vol...
Oakland: African People's Socialist Party, 1993. Newspaper. 27p. folded tabloid newspaper, illustrated with photos and cartoons, lightly toned. Cover story proclaims "Bring our African babies home! NPDUM leader exposes that foster care racket nets millions for white community." Includes a supplement on the 20th anniversary of the African People's Socialist..... More
Kathleen Cleaver [poster]
Mosley, David; artist