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The items in this display were selected to try to bring awareness to the continued plight faced by the African-American community in America while at the same time, trying to showcase more African-American Women writers. Included in the display are titles such as I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou, Black music by Amiri Baraka, Yellow house by Sarah M. Broom, and How long? How long? : African American women in the struggle for civil rights by Belinda Robnett. 

Not only do #BlackLivesMatter but #BlackStoriesMatter as well.

~ Jon, Reference Student Assistant

Here’s a list of titles on display! Click on a title to view more details about the item.

Title Author
A raisin in the sun* Hansberry, Lorraine
A shining thread of hope : the history of Black women in America Hine, Darlene Clark
America’s Black congressmen Christopher, Maurine
Being Black: essays Prince, Althea
Beloved* Morrison, Toni
Black Americans, a decade of occupational change Small, Sylvia
Black music Baraka, Amiri
Black out loud; an anthology of modern poems by Black Americans. Adoff, Arnold
Go tell it on the mountain* Baldwin, James
Holding fast the dream : Hawaiʻi’s African American experience (DVD) Jackson, Miles M.; Altieri, Lisa.; Okino, Steve.; Aranita, Aaron.; Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation.; Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities
How long? How long? : African-American women in the struggle for civil rights Robnett, Belinda
I know why the caged bird sings* Angelou, Maya
Invisible man* Ellison, Ralph
March. Book One Lewis, John
Monster* Myers, Walter Dean
My grandmother’s hands : racialized trauma and the pathway to mending our hearts and bodies Menakem, Resmaa
Native Son* Wright, Richard
Selected poems Brooks, Gwendolyn
Song of Solomon Morrison, Toni
The autobiography of Malcolm X* Haley, Alex
The collected poems of Langston Hughes Hughes, langston
The color purple* Walker, Alice
The origins of African American civil rights movement, 1865-1956 Zhang, Aimin
They followed the trade winds : African Americans in Hawaiʻi Jackson, Miles M.
Things fall apart* Achebe, Chinua
Yellow house Broom, Sarah M.
Zora Neale Hurston an annotated bibliography of works and criticism Davis, Cynthia

* This title is on ALA’s Banned Book list

If you’re interested in more, you can browse titles in our OverDrive collection: Race, Civil Rights, Equality…Zeitgeist!

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