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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[New York]: ANA Chapter, CSAE Local 1707, AFSCME AFL/CIO, 1969. 8.5x11 inch handbill, mimeographed on green paper, lightly fold-creased. States that two months after negotiating an agreement with the ANA to hire nurses from minority communities, several of the new nurses were being terminated. Outlies the case and asks the...
New York: MAN, [196-]. 8.5x11 inch handbill, minor edgewear; verso has a cartoon depicting Puerto Ricans, Vietnamese, American Indians, and African Americans being hung from the gallows. Announces upcoming events including daily demonstrations at the UN. The issuing organization is cited only as "MAN," located at 514 W. 126th St...
Detroit, MI: News & Letters, 1971. 17p., wraps somewhat smudged and soiled, mimeographed interior pages clean. Pre-Plenum Bulletin no. 2. Critique of Trotskyism, particularly its role in the black struggle. "The more they 'glorify' black 'leaders,' the less they work for unity with the Black masses in the anti-Vietnam War...
San Francisco: Dreamland, 1980. 40p., 6x8.5 inches, b&w photos, events, ads, very good booklet in stapled white pictorial wraps. Booklet celebrating the new performance venue, with photos of those featured there (ranging from Grace Jones and Sylvester to competitive bodybuilders). Includes a form to fill out for membership; ads for.....
New York: Young Communist League, 1990. 15p., newsprint magazine. Official bimonthly publication of the YCL, junior branch of the CPUSA. Articles in this issue include Joe Sims, "Under attack and fighting back: African American youth today," Jim Badger, "Hands off Cuba," and an interview with Gus Hall.
Berkeley: The Association, 1974. [12p.] 8.5x11 inches, illustrated with ads for local Bay Area African American owned business, photos of members, program for the fashion show and ceremonies, bottom corner bumped and slightly dog-eared otherwise very good in blue stiff wraps with silver printed cover.
Washington: National Student Association, 1973. 31p., 8.5x11 inches, very good in wraps. Cover story is "The killings at Southern University: A case of political assassination?" Alleges that the killing of two Black students in Baton Rouge was no accident, but part of an attempt to silence activists.
Atlanta: Conference on Education and Race Relations, 1938. Pamphlet. 8 page pamphlet, 9x6 inch wraps, staples have a touch of rust and the outer corners are slightly bent; a very good copy. Outlines local programs in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and Alabama.
La Habana: Editorial José Martí, 2004. Paperback. 192p., snapshot photos scattered throughout, text entirely in Spanish. Softbound first edition paperback original in 7.5x4.5 inch trade wraps; slight edgewear, a very good copy. The Cuban Five. Alice Walker's introduction (no translator credited) runs to eight pages; she compares their incarceration to.....
[La Paz, Bolivia]: Gobierno Municipal, . [15p.], staplebound photoreproduced pamphlet, very good. Text in Spanish. On the Black community in Bolivia, descended from slaves brought in the 16th century. Cover blurb quotes graffiti from Quito: “White men send black men to fight with brown men to defend the land they...
Tustin CA: Medina Press, 1984. 52p., staplebound 8.5x7 inch self-wraps, edge-trimmed two-color cover, clean sound copy with mild signs of handling. Otto Rene Castillo, Wanda Coleman, Laurel Ann Bogen, Lyn Lifshin, Ray Lopez, Robert Peters, Jack Hirschman, for starters. The rather thorough vitae list reminds us that Otto Castillo was...
Washington DC: GPO, 1970. pp. 333-477, lightly worn wraps. "Bills to assist school districts to meet special problems incident to desegregation in elementary and secondary schools and to provide financial assistance to improve education in racially impacted areas, and for other purposes."
Berkeley: Boalt Law School, UC Berkeley, 1992. trifold brochure for conference of 8.5 x 11 inch sheet, printed on both sides. Brochure advertizing locally-based conference sponsored by the Graduate Assemply's Educational Improvement Grant Program, Office of the Chancellor, Ethnic Studies Fifth Account, Graduate Union of Ethnic Studies Student Graduate Project...