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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Tuskegee, AL: the Foundation, n.d. Group of six stamps of the same type, not yet separated along perforations, depicting Carver with chemistry lab equipment. Issued for use in fundraising rather than as postage, this type of stamp is known as a "cinderalla." Very good condition, each stamp 1.5x2 inches. Undated.....
New York: W. E. B. DuBois Clubs, . Pamphlet. Five mimeographed 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled at corner, year penciled at bottom, minor toning and foxing. The issuing group was the youth organization of the Communist Party USA. We have seen another example typed on a different machine but with identical.....
Oakland: Glad Rag, 1985. Two issues of the 12-page tabloid format newspaper, vol. 7 nos. 5 and 7, both with horizontal fold, paper toned. Largely focused on local issues of importance to Black residents, but also the broader Oakland community, including a profile of Rev. Gordon Kwong-Sum Lau.
San Mateo, CA: Patterson & O'Connell, 1977. Calendar. 28p. calendar, each month illus. with 8-10 panels depicting the life of a prominent Black American (Frances Harper, Duke Ellington, James P. Beckwourth, Charles Spaulding, etc.), wraps lightly foxed along edges else good condition. Calendar sponsored by Patterson & O'Connell, a San.....
New York: the Committees, 1944-1945. Pamphlet. Fourteen press releases and packets, all but one from the Lynn Committee, one from the National Committee (led by A. Philip Randolph, a continuation of the Lynn Committee, using the same address on W. 46 Street). Aside from a printed questionnaire to be sent.....
Philadelphia: Heike Rass-Paulmier and Stephen L. Paulmier, 1997. 35p., 8.5x11 inches, very good condition. Includes poetry by Amiri Baraka and Martin Espada, Elaine Kim on Asian American literature, and more. Motto is Brecht's quote, "Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape.....
[Buffalo, NY]: Shiloh Baptist Church, 1936. Pamphlet. 5.5x8.5 inch leaflet, very good, "Buffalo" penned at lower right corner. Announcement of an event at the Black church, with speakers including its pastor, Elijah J. Echols, as well as Helen Alpert, Rev. Lewis W. Holley, and Cyrus Rigby.