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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…
2. 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…
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…
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…
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…
9. 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…
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.
11. 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 .

12. 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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13. Brown girl, brownstones Book , Print in English
Paule Marshall. 2009 .

Marshall, Paule, 1929-

14. 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.
15. Carmen Jones Video/Film , DVD in English
Carlyle Productions ; 20th Century Fox ; screenplay by Harry Kleiner ; produced and… 1954 .

Joe, a military policeman about to make officer, is infatuated with the flirtatious and sexy Carmen Jones. Their ill-fated romance comes to a grisly end by the conclusion of the drama but not before their liaison has wreaked havoc with their lives and all who cross their paths.
16. 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.
17. 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…
18. 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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19. 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.
20. The defiant ones Video/Film , DVD in English
Curtleigh Productions Inc., Lomitas Productions, Inc. ; producer, Stanley Kramer ;… 1958 .

Two men escaping from a Southern work gang discover that they are bound together by an unbreakable iron chain.
21. Dutchman Video/Film , DVD in English
a Gene Persson Enterprises, Ltd. presentation ; produced by Kaitlin Productions, Ltd. in… 1967 .

An emotionally unstable white woman entices, then humiliates and finally knifes a Black man while they ride a subway train in New York City.
23. Eva's man Book , Print in English
Gayl Jones. 1987 .

Jones, Gayl.

24. The fire next time Book , Print in English
James Baldwin. 1963 .

Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.

My dungeon shook: letter to my nephew on the one hundredth anniversary of the emancipation -- Down at the cross: letter from a region in my mind.
25. 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.
26. Gone with the Wind Video/Film , DVD in English , French , Spanish , Portuguese , Japanese
Selznick International in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by David O.… 1939 .

Feature film: Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Haras' Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction. This sweeping Civil War-era drama romance won an impressive…
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27. 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…
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…
30. Home of the brave Video/Film , DVD in English
Screen Plays Corporation presents ; screenplay by Carl Foreman ; produced by Stanley… 1949 .

Based on a play by Arthur Laurents, it recounts the story of a young black soldier who has suffered a nervous breakdown and developed psychosomatic paralysis. Crippled by rage and trauma, his condition was induced by experiences encountered during a reconnaissance mission…
31. 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.
33. 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.
34. 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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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…
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,…
37. Intruder in the dust Video/Film , DVD in English
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a Clarence Brown production ; screen play by Ben Maddow ; produced… 1949 .

In a small Mississippi town, only a young boy and an old woman stand between an innocent black man and a lynch mob.
38. Invisible man Book , Print in English
Ralph Ellison. 1952 .

Ellison, Ralph.

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39. Irvin S. Cobb's Judge Priest Video/Film , DVD in English
Fox Film presents ; produced by Sol M. Wurtzel ; directed by John Ford ; screen play by… 1934 .

"Set in 1890's Kentucky, Confederate War veteran Judge Priest (Will Rogers) dispenses justice, matchmaking and friendship amid the small-town drama of the post-Civil War south. The plot revolves around the trial of a mysterious Virginian accused of an assault on a local…
40. 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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41. King Kong Video/Film , DVD in English
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; producers, Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack ; story,… 1933 .

Carl Denham, a filmmaker and entrepreneur, leads an expedition to Skull Island, a place where time has stood still. The natives pay homage to the one whom they revere as "Kong," and who is, indeed, king of the island. Denham, together with his beautiful starlet, Ann Darrow, and…
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42. 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…
43. 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…
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.
45. Native son Video/Film , VHS in English
[presented by] Walter Gould ; released thru Classic Pictures Inc. 1951 .

Adaptation of the classic novel by Richard Wright. Set in Chicago, Native son tells the story of Bigger Thomas, a young black man who accidentally murders his employer's daughter while performing his duties as chauffeur. The combined forces of institutional racism and…
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47. 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.
48. 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.
49. Selected poems Book , Print in English
Gwendolyn Brooks. 1963 .

Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000.

Street in Bronzeville -- kitchenette building -- mother -- southeast corner -- hunchback girl: she thinks of heaven -- song in the front yard -- ballad of chocolate Mabbie -- preacher: ruminates behind the sermon -- Sadie and Maud -- independent man…
50. Sergeant Rutledge Video/Film , DVD in English
Warner Bros. Pictures presents John Ford's production of ... ; written by James Warner… 1960 .

An African-American "buffalo soldier" is accused of rape and murder, but is successfully defended by a white officer during his trial in 1881.