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Jordan T. Camp. 2016 .

Camp, Jordan T., 1979-

"The United States currently has the highest incarceration rate of any country: one in thirty-five adults are in jail, prison, immigrant detention, or on parole or probation. Over the last four decades, structural unemployment, concentrated urban poverty, and mass homelessness…
Nathan McCall. 2016 .

McCall, Nathan.

Examining the complexities of the problems of Black youths from an insider's perspective, an African-American journalist recalls his troubled childhood, his rehabilitation while in prison, and his successful career.
4. The book of American Negro poetry Book , Print in English
chosen and edited with an essay on the Negro's creative genius by James Weldon Johnson. 2015 .

5. A pocket style manual Book , Print in English
Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers. 2015 .

Hacker, Diana, 1942-2004,

Along with advice on grammar, punctuation, and writing essentials, this manual provides guidance on accurately citing articles, videos, Web sites, and other sources using MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE styles.
edited by John H. Bracey Jr., Sonia Sanchez, and James Smethurst. 2014 .

Black Arts Movement / Amiri Baraka -- SECTION I THEORY/CRITICISM -- Introduction to Theory/ Criticism / A. B. Spellman -- Poetry and Black Liberation: Freedoms Furious Passions (Reminiscence) / Askia M. Toure…
8. The green pastures Video/Film , DVD in English
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a fable by Marc Connelly ; directed by Marc Connelly and… 2013 .

'You gotta git your minds fixed, ' the rural preacher tells Sunday School children. And the best way to do that fixin' is from Old Testament stories narrated by the preacher, played by a black cast, backed by the joyful gospel sounds of the Hall Johnson Choir and based on Marc…
9. To sleep with anger Video/Film , DVD in English
SVS, Inc. presents an Edward R. Pressman production ; produced by Caldecot Chubb, Thomas… 2012 .

Harry, an old friend from the Deep South, comes to stay with an older middle-class Black couple in central Los Angeles. The couple's two grown sons and their families think him a silly superstitious buffoon, and an old girlfirend thinks he's the devil.
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Max Disher, a black 1930s insurance salesman, undergoes a procedure to turn him white, but discovers that white society is not what he thought it would be.
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Lawrence P. Jackson. 2011 .

Jackson, Lawrence Patrick.

The Indignant Generation is the first narrative history of the neglected but essential period of African American literature between the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights era. The years between these two indispensable epochs saw the communal rise of Richard Wright,…
12. Brown girl, brownstones Book , Print in English
Paule Marshall. 2009 .

Marshall, Paule, 1929-

13. Imitation of life Video/Film , DVD in English
2008 .
1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives.
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14. She's gotta have it Video/Film , DVD in English
Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Inc. ; Island Pictures presents a Spike Lee joint ;… 2008 .

When it comes to love, Nola Darling has gotta problem: she's just gotta have "it." And she's having a hard time deciding who'll give "it" the best. Choosing between a romantic-but-possessive nice guy, a flashy-but-vain fashion model and a fast-riding but faster-talking bicyclist,…
edited by LeRoi Jones and Larry Neal. 2007 .

[I]. ESSAYS. The development of the black revolutinary artist / James T. Stewart -- Reclaiming the lost African heritage / John Henrik Clarke -- African responses to Malcolm X / Leslie Alexander Lacy -- Revolutionary nationalism and the Afro-American / Harold Cruse…
16. The souls of Black folk Book , Print in English
W.E.B. Du Bois ; edited with an introduction and notes by Brent Hayes Edwards. 2007 .

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963.

A collection of essays, first published in 1903, in which the author examines the role, influence, and perceptions of African-American men and women in turn-of-the-century society. Includes a chronology of W.E.B. Du Bois's life and explanatory notes.
17. Cabin in the sky Video/Film , DVD in English
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; screenplay by Joseph Schrank ; produced by Arthur Freed ;… 2006 .

The fable of rascally Little Joe, torn between the love of his good wife Petunia and the wiles of good-time bad girl Georgia Brown ... and caught in a tug-of-war between emissaries from the Lord and Satan.
18. Coffy: Friday Foster Video/Film , DVD in English , French , Spanish
Orion Pictures. 2006 .

Coffy (90 min.) (1973) / Samuel Z. Arkoff presents ; produced by Robert A. Papazian ; written and directed by Jack Hill -- Friday Foster (89 min.) (1975) / screenplay by Orville Hampton ; story by Arthur Marks ; produced and directed by Arthur Marks.
19. Their eyes were watching God: [a novel] Book , Print in English
Zora Neale Hurston ; with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat and an afterword by Henry Louis… 2006 .

Hurston, Zora Neale.

A novel about black Americans in Florida that centers on the life of Janie and her three marriages.
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James Edward Smethurst. 2005 .

Smethurst, James Edward.

Emerging from a matrix of Old Left, black nationalist, and bohemian ideologies and institutions, African American artists and intellectuals in the 1960s coalesced to form the Black Arts Movement, the cultural wing of the Black Power Movement. In this comprehensive analysis, James…
23. Super fly Video/Film , DVD in English , French
the Sig Shore Production ; produced by Sig Shore ; written by Phillip Fenty ; directed… 2004 .

Priest is a cocaine dealer who is just smart enough to know that there's no real future in dealing coke, and makes a proposal to his partner Eddie that would leave them with a million dollar profit each. But Scatter, the dealer who set Priest up in the cocaine trade, is both…
a Florentine Films production ; a film directed by Ken Burns ; written by Geoffrey C.… 2004 .

The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports--Heavyweight Champion of the…
25. Sankofa Video/Film , DVD in English
Negod-Gwad Productions ; in co-production with the Ghana National Commission on Culture,… 2003 .

The story about the transformation of Mona, a self-possessed African-American woman sent on a spiritual journey in time to experience the pain of slavery and the discovery of her African identity.
27. Cooley High Video/Film , DVD in English , French
Orion Pictures ; American International ; Samuel Z. Arkoff presents a Steve Krantz… 2000 .

Fun-loving and warm movie about high school life in the 1960's. Preach, a serious-minded writer and Cochise, a basketball hero headed for college, are best friends at Cooley High in Chicago. Together, they cut classes to go to the zoo, crash parties, put the hustle on some…
28. The corner Video/Film , DVD in English
Blown Deadline Productions, Knee Deep Productions, a presentation of Home Box Office ;… 2000 .

Chronicles a year in the lives of 15-year-old DeAndre McCullough, his mother Fran and father Gary, along with their friends, enemies, and neighbors. Ever present in their world is illicit drugs-- heroin and cocaine-- the need that fuels the business, and the business that fuels…
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29. The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka reader Book , Print in English
by Amiri Baraka ; edited by William J. Harris in collaboration with Amiri Baraka. 2000 .

Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-

"Amiri Baraka - dramatist, poet, essayist, orator, and fiction writer - is perhaps the preeminent African-American literary figure of our time. Yet, until now, it has been impossible to find the full range of his work represented in one volume." "The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka…
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Winston James. 1998 .

James, Winston.

1. Caribbean Migration: Scale, Determinants, and Destinations, 1880-1932 -- 2. Peculiarities of the Caribbeans: Characteristics and Forces Conducive to Radicalization -- 3. Coming at Midnight: Race and Caribbean Reactions to America…
edited by Joan R. Sherman. 1997 .

A collection of poetry by black authors ranging from the religious and moral verse of Phillis Wheatley Peters (ca. 1753-1784) to the 20th century sensibilities of Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. Works by George Moses Horton, Frances Wellen Watkins Harper, Alberry Alston…
edited by Angelyn Mitchell. 1994 .

Introduction. Voices Within the Circle: A Historical Overview of African American Literary Criticism -- The New Negro / Alain Locke -- The Negro in American Literature / William Stanley Braithwaite -- The Gift of Laughter / Jessie Fauset…
Paul Gilroy. 1993 .

Gilroy, Paul.

Richard Wright ; with a foreword by Edward P. Jones. 1993 .

Wright, Richard, 1908-1960.

The author grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard", hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites…
35. W.E.B. DuBois--biography of a race, 1868-1919 Book , Print in English
David Levering Lewis. 1993 .

Lewis, David L., 1936-

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36. Lost in the city: stories Book , Print in English
Edward P. Jones. 1992 .

Jones, Edward P.

The girl who raised pigeons -- The first day -- The night Rhonda Ferguson was killed -- Young lions -- The store -- An orange line train to Ballston -- The Sunday following Mother's Day -- Lost in the city -- His mother's house -- A butterfly on F street -- Gospel -- A new man…
William L. Van Deburg. 1992 .

Van Deburg, William L.

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38. Boyz 'n the hood Video/Film , DVD in English
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ; written and directed by John Singleton ; produced… 1991 .

For three young men growing up in South Central Los Angeles, the "hood" is a place of drive-by shootings, unemployment, drugs and pain. But their reactions to the world around them vary- one is an unambitious drug dealer, his brother is a college bound teenage father, and the…
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39. Daughters of the dust Video/Film , DVD in English
a Geechee Girls production ; produced, written, and directed by Julie Dash. 1991 .

Story of a large African-American family as they prepare to move North from the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia at the dawn of the 20th century.
40. Black macho and the myth of the superwoman Book , Print in English
Michele Wallace. 1990 .

Wallace, Michele.

"Originally published in 1978, this book caused a storm of controversy as Michele Wallace blasted the masculinist bias of the black politics that emerged from the sixties. She described how women remained marginalized by the patriarchal culture of Black Power and the ways in…
41. Glory Video/Film , DVD in English
directed by Edward Zwick ; screenplay by Kevin Jarre ; produced by Freddie Fields. 1989 .

Two idealistic young Bostonians lead the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, America's first Black regiment in the Civil War.
42. Beloved: a novel Book , Print in English
by Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author]. 1987 .

Morrison, Toni.

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too…
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43. Eva's man Book , Print in English
Gayl Jones. 1987 .

Jones, Gayl.

44. I've been a woman: new and selected poems Book , Print in English
Sonia Sanchez. 1985 .

Sanchez, Sonia, 1934-

This collection of poems ... presents still another stage in the growth and development of Sonia Sanchez, who emerges from its pages as a dynamic, a transcendent female voice, and one of the finest poets of our time.--Page [4] of cover.
45. A soldier's story Video/Film , DVD in English , Spanish
Columbia Pictures presents ; screenplay by Charles Fuller ; produced by Norman Jewison,… 1984 .

An African-American attorney is sent to Fort Neal Louisiana, near the end of World War II to investigate the murder of an African-American soldier, Sergeant Waters.
46. When Harlem was in vogue Book , Print in English
David Levering Lewis. 1981 .

Lewis, David L., 1936-

47. Killer of sheep: the Charles Burnett collection Video/Film , DVD in English
Milestone Film and Steven Soderbergh present. 1977 .

Killer of Sheep: Stan, a slaughterhouse worker beset by frustrations on the job and at home, finds solace in moments of simple beauty. My Brother's Wedding: a young man working at his parents' store tries to find himself. Bonus features are included.
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48. Stomping the blues Book , Print in English
Albert Murray ; produced and art directed by Harris Lewine. 1976 .

Murray, Albert.

The blues as such -- The blues face to face -- The blue devils and the holy ghost -- The blues as music -- Blues music as such -- Singing the blues -- Swinging the blues -- Kansas city four/four and the velocity of celebration -- The blues as dance music -- Folk art and fine art…
49. Shaft Video/Film , DVD in English , French
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a Stirling Silliphant-Roger Lewis production ; producer,… 1971 .

Detective John Shaft is hired by a Harlem mobster to find his kidnapped teenage daughter and finds himself up against some Mafia chieftains who want to take over a chunk of the black underworld's uptown territory.
50. Hue and cry: stories Book , Print in English
James Alan McPherson. 1968 .

McPherson, James Alan, 1943-2016.

The debut collection by the influential African American author includes the title story, in which a white narrator is forced to struggle with the issue of his own identity when he falls in love with a black woman.