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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Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1961. Two-sheet 8.5x11 inch press release, punch-holed and stapled. On the American Anthropological Association's repudiation of racism. Report L-29.
Oakland: Allen J. Gandy, [198-]. 14x8.5 inch handbill, one side a photocopy from a magazine of photos of 18 of the 21 Atlanta children murdered around 1980, the other side with Gandy's address and call to bible study; fold creases, good copy.
Buffalo, NY: Attica Defense Committee, . 15x22 inch poster, couple minor spots of soil, depicting Black prisoners raising their fists. The Attica Defense Committee provided legal and public support for the prisoners who were charged with crimes related to the 1971 rebellion in the Attica Correctional Facility.
Berlin: Verlag Volk und Welt, 1948. Paperback. 140p., wraps. Poetry in German translation faces English language originals, from Frances Harper to Sterling Brown.
Washington: Howard University Press, 1947. Paperback. 216p., wraps, 4p. mimeo'd news release laid in. The entire issue, devoted to a survey of segregated school systems in 17 states and DC, contains articles on legal and institutional factors, the availability of education in the southern states, and availability at the different...
New York: Pan Africanist Congress Observer, 1977. 12p., including covers, 8.5x11 inches, photos, stapled wraps. Includes a statement from Winnie Mandela and "A Black U.S. Marxist-Leninist Remembers La Guma & Experiences with the S.A.C.P"
San Francisco: [John Nyata Pokela Tour], n.d. 17x22 inch poster featuring a crowd of demonstrators with fists raised, small golden outline of the African continent; edgeworn. Issued to promote the national tour of John Nyata Pokela; lengthy sponsorship list at bottom.
Los Angeles: Blk Publishing, 1993. Magazine. 24p. including covers, 5.5x8.5 inches, newsprint, personal ads, several hi-lighted in pink, otherwise a very good first edition booklet in stapled pictorial wraps, small closed tear on rear cover.
Washington DC: Spoken Word, 1993. vii, 100 p., very good in wraps. Poetry from the African American collective, much of it politically charged. "Sister disappeared on you / Trooper Blues" is dedicated to Assata Shakur.
Nashville: Sunday School Publishing Board, 1990. 32p., 5.5x8.5 inches, introduction, very good booklet in stapled tan wraps.
[San Francisco?]: n. pub. . 8.5x11 inch printed sheet with quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a list of participants, including Angela Davis, Decca Truehaft (Jessica Mitford), Nina Serrano, Teatro Latino and many others.
Berkeley: Friends of the Library, no date. Single 11x8.5 inch handbill in landscape format on lavender stock with photos of the three authors and event information, lightly-stained otherwise good.
Oakland: Bethany's Church, 1993. Four panel souvenir program, 8.5x11 inches, list of deceased members, program for the event, officers and committees, single song sheet "We've Come This far By Faith" by Albert A. Goodson laid-in, very good.
Oakland: the Church, 1978. 24p., illus. with photos, wraps.
Oakland: The Order, 1975. 30p., 4.5x6.25 inches, red typeface and illustrated with 6 red-printed photos of members, all but one are women; speech, list of officers, events, committees, list of other chapters. Yellow stapled wraps, badly worn, stained and handling-soiled.
Washington DC: Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy Dept. . Paperback. 48p., 9.25x6 inches landscape format, Black history, historical highlights, future trends, education and training, profiles of the fleet, February historical calendar, b&w and color photos, very good first edition booklet in stapled black pictorial wraps. An informational booklet issued by.....
Hollywood: Talking Drums! 1992. 37p., illus. program for the tour, 8.5x14 inches, slightly worn wraps.
San Francisco: Theater Artaud, 1989. Pamphlet. 16p, illus. program for the tour's performances in San Francisco, 7 x 8.5 inches, illustrated wraps in red and black ink, Sold in combination with the November 1989 Tidbits magazine, 6p, a calender for the Bay Area black community which features a cover photo...
Chicago: Empak Publishing Company, 1990. 32p., illus., wraps. Educational pamphlet with short bios of Du Bois, Garvey, King, Hamer, Randolph and others. Black history #4.
Dallas, TX: the Congress, 1980. 1.5 inch diameter pin, black text on white field. Apparently issued for the Black Congress on Health and Law.
n.p. [Socialist Workers Party], 1968. 1.75 inch diameter pin, portrait of the presidential candidate with fuscia and black lettering around. Paul Boutelle changed his name to Kwame Montsho Ajamu Somburu in 1979.
New York: Socialist Workers Party, 1970. 8.5x11 inch flyer, printed two sides. Issued in support of the SWP slate in New York elections, 1970.
New York: The Sperry and Hutchingson Company, 1975. Pamphlet. 43p., later printing of the revised edition, very good in wraps.
New York: The Sperry and Hutchingson Company, 1979. Pamphlet. 23p. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches in brown printed stapled wraps. This a fourth printing of the edition revised in 1978.
Oakland: Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Guild of the Oakland Museum Association, 1975. Oversized Paperback. Unpaginated (about 50p.), 8.5x8.5 inches, photos in text, slender softcover. Very good.