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A refugee from his race - Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight against White Supremacy A refugee from his race - Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight against White Supremacy

May 23, 2016
Answering the call - an autobiography of the modern struggle to end racial discrimination in America Answering the call - an autobiography of the modern struggle to end racial discrimination in America

"Answering the Call is an extraordinary eyewitness account from an unsung hero of the battle for racial equality in America-a battle that, far from ending with the great victories of the civil rights era, saw some of its signal achievements in the desegregation fights of the 1970s and its most notable setbacks in the affirmative action debates that continue into the present in Ferguson, Baltimore, and beyond. Judge Nathaniel R. Jones's pathbreaking career was forged in the 1960s: as the first Af

May 18, 2016
Black, white, and Jewish - autobiography of a shifting self Black, white, and Jewish - autobiography of a shifting self

The story of a child's unique struggle for identity and home when nothing in her world told her who she was or where she belonged. Poetic reflections on memory, time, and identity punctuate this gritty exploration of race and sexuality.

May 24, 2016
Once a cop - the street, the law, two worlds, one man Once a cop - the street, the law, two worlds, one man

"Former cop sets the record straight in this controversial memoir about his youth selling crack in the 80s with one of NYC's toughest gangs and later rise through the ranks of the NYPD to become a community leader"--

May 24, 2016
Tell the truth and shame the devil - the life, legacy, and love of my son Michael Brown Tell the truth and shame the devil - the life, legacy, and love of my son Michael Brown

"When Michael Orlandus Darrion Brown was born, he was adored and doted on by his aunts, uncles, grandparents, his father, and most of all by his sixteen-year-old mother, who nicknamed him Mike Mike. Lezley McSpadden never imagined that her son's name would inspire the resounding chants of protestors in Ferguson, Missouri. In Tell the truth & shame the devil, McSpadden picks up the pieces of the tragedy that shook her life and the country to its core, and reveals the unforgettable story of her

May 24, 2016
Veronica's grave - a daughter's memoir Veronica's grave - a daughter's memoir

No one told Barbara Bracht that her mother had died, and she is left a confused child whose blue-collar father is intent upon erasing any memory of her mother. Barbara struggles to keep from being crushed under the weight of family secrets as she comes of age and strives to educate herself, despite her father's stance against women's education.

May 24, 2016