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Classic Piano Rags. Complete Original Music for 81 Rags, Selected and with an Introduction by Rudi Blesh
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Classic Piano Rags. Complete Original Music for 81 Rags, Selected and with an Introduction by Rudi Blesh

By Blesh, Rudi, compiler, preface

New York: Dover Publications, Inc, 1973. Paperback. xi, 364p., sewn signatures, very sound, huge softbound in 12x9 inch pink wraps. Slightest external edgewear, inside is completely clean, unmarked and sound, a very good copy.

$22.00

CAL-PEP Update: vol. 2, #1, May/June 1992; On-street HIV testing becomes reality
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CAL-PEP Update: vol. 2, #1, May/June 1992; On-street HIV testing becomes reality

By Lockett, Gloria et al.

San Francisco: CAL-PEP/California Prevention and Education Project, 1992. 4p. includes covers, 8.5x11 inches, news, reports, photos, services and resources, very good newsletter on heavy white stock, two horizontal fold creases. Focuses on African American prostitutes and drug users.

$12.00

Keep the dream alive! See you at the March in Sacramento Oct. 27, 1997 [pinback button]
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Keep the dream alive! See you at the March in Sacramento Oct. 27, 1997 [pinback button]

By Rainbow Push Coalition

[San Francisco-?]: the Coalition, 1997. 2.5 inch diameter pin with tiny portraits of MLK and Jesse Jackson. Under the Golden Gate Bridge, in small font, are written "Selma 1965" and "San Francisco 1997." Also included is a smaller pin depicting MLK that simply says "75th Birthday," from 2004.

$12.00

Ann Arbor for Bobby Seale!  Speakers Bobby Seale, John Sinclair, Ricardo Sanchez.   Tuesday Feb 13 ... all proceeds go to the Bobby Seale Campaign Fund. All Power to the people!
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Ann Arbor for Bobby Seale! Speakers Bobby Seale, John Sinclair, Ricardo Sanchez. Tuesday Feb 13 ... all proceeds go to the Bobby Seale Campaign Fund. All Power to the people!

By [Seale, Bobby, John Sinclair and Ricardo Sanchez]

Ann Arbor, MI: CBC, 1973. Leaflet, 8.5x11 inches printed on one side only. Done to raise money for Seale's campaign for Oakland Mayor.

$150.00

Prayer warrior: poems of struggle
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Prayer warrior: poems of struggle

By de León, Aya

Oakland: MICD, 2000. 24p., 5.5x8.5 inches, staplebound chapbook, very good. Poems by the Afro-Puerto Rican artist who directed the Mothertongue Institute for Creative Development. The author was on the San Francisco team for the National Poetry Slam in 2000 and won the Burning Bush Publications "People before profits" poetry prize.

$25.00

Black Lesbians and Gays / from silence to celebration / Boyond the 28 days / 7th Annual National Black Gay and Lesbian Conference and Institutes [poster]
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Black Lesbians and Gays / from silence to celebration / Boyond the 28 days / 7th Annual National Black Gay and Lesbian Conference and Institutes [poster]

Secaucus, NJ: the Conference, 1994. 18x24 inch poster, very good. Artwork is by Durham (no first name given).

$125.00

Thieves in the temple: the reclaiming of hip-hop
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Thieves in the temple: the reclaiming of hip-hop

By de León, Aya

Oakland: MICD, 2001. 16p., 5.5x8.5 inches, staplebound chapbook, very good. Poems by the Afro-Puerto Rican artist who directed the Mothertongue Institute for Creative Development. The author was on the San Francisco team for the National Poetry Slam in 2000 and won the Burning Bush Publications "People before profits" poetry prize.

$25.00

An Exhibition of Black Women Artists: May 5-17, 1975, UCEN Art Gallery
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An Exhibition of Black Women Artists: May 5-17, 1975, UCEN Art Gallery

By Bell, Cherlyn Delores, Gloria R. Bohanon, Elizabeth Catlett et al.

Santa Barbara: University of California, 1975. Paperback. vii, 41p., 6x8.5 inches, Art Show Committee list, preface, introduction, poem, illustrated with 25 b&w plates of artworks from the exhibit, list of exhibitors and their works, biographical sketches, very good paperback catalogue of the exhibition in tan wraps. An exhibition on the occasion of the Fourth Annual Black Culture Festival. Only two holdings located in OCLC as of 3/2019.

$25.00

Giovanni\'s Room: complete and unabridged
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Giovanni's Room: complete and unabridged

By Baldwin, James

New York: New American Library/Signet, 1959. Paperback. 144p., ownership bookplate(attractive) on inner front cover, worn first paperback printing in original pictorial wraps. The Dial Press first was Young 158* Signet S1559.

$15.00

Hands off Kevin Clark [pinback button]
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Hands off Kevin Clark [pinback button]

[San Francisco], 2013. 2.25 inch diameter pin, very good. Issued after video footage emerged showing San Francisco police beating the 18-year-old African American community college student.

$15.00

More Than Meets the Eye: Albany High School, 1995-1996
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More Than Meets the Eye: Albany High School, 1995-1996

Albany CA: the high school, 1996. 160p., the usual yearbook format but a little taller (11.5x8.5 inches), the photos and jokes snarkier than exemplars from earlier decades, a bit edgeworn with faint damp-ripple to text leaves, a handled copy with numerous jocular inscriptions to "Jack," the senior whose book this was. Find more than twenty substantial handwritten paragraphs and a lesser number of autographs at photoportrait sites.

$25.00

For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf; a choreopoem [uncorrected proof]
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For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf; a choreopoem [uncorrected proof]

By Shange, Ntozake

New York: Macmillan Publishing Co, 1977. Paperback. 61p., very good uncorrected proof copy in red wraps, white spine label with titles and publication date of May 27, 1977, mylar jacket. The true first was the Shameless Hussy Press booklet. Grier C.

$75.00

Design in Familiar Places; What Makes Home Environments Look Good
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Design in Familiar Places; What Makes Home Environments Look Good

By Brower, Sidney

New York: Praeger, 1988. Hardcover. xvi, 187p., illustrated with b&w site photography and tables, first edition hardbound in grey cloth boards titled in cream-white. A sound copy, clean and unmarked. One site in particular is described in detail, Harlem Park, "a predominantly black, low-income neighborhood in Baltimore's inner city"; the writer is a South African who moved to the US to do graduate studies, and stayed.

$15.00

Poems from the ashes of war: (The Liberian Civil War: expressions in poetry)
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Poems from the ashes of war: (The Liberian Civil War: expressions in poetry)

By Menyongai, Jeremiah B.

Lowell, MA: Printed by Sullivan Brothers, 2000. iv, 116p., very good paperback. Inscribed by the author, who had settled in Massachusetts.

$30.00

The Performing Arts Class of San Mateo High School presents Interpretive Dance Concert April 28, 1973 [program]
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The Performing Arts Class of San Mateo High School presents Interpretive Dance Concert April 28, 1973 [program]

By [Haysbert, Dennis]

San Mateo: The Performing Arts Class of San Mateo High School, 1973. [4p] 5.5x8.5 inches, program, dancers, guest dancers, special thanks, good program booklet in stapled white pictorial wraps with light toning. The choreographer and instrictor was Sylvia Cuneo. Film and TV actor Haysbert (who this bibliographer shared a Meisner acting class with after which the bibliographer realized he was NOT an actor) was one of three guest dancers at the school. Haysbert had graduated San Mateo High in 1972.

$25.00

Angela; a revealing close-up of the woman and the trial, by The Professor [pseud.]
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Angela; a revealing close-up of the woman and the trial, by The Professor [pseud.]

North Hollywood: Leisure Books, 1971. Paperback. 224p., first printing, wraps a bit worn, paper toned, old price sticker on first page else good condition. Foreword by Melvin Belli. Pocket book original on the Angela Davis case.

$12.00

Think Different [poster parodying an Apple computer advertising campaign, with a portrait of Mumia Abu Jamal]
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Think Different [poster parodying an Apple computer advertising campaign, with a portrait of Mumia Abu Jamal]

n.p.: Parody Productions, [199-]. 11x17 inch poster, very good. The apple emblem has been turned red, black and green. Small text at the bottom says "Thing again. When Apple uses images of Cesar Chavez and Rosa Parks, Apple goes for the bottom line." The "Think different" campaign began in 1997.

$30.00

Get By: a survival guide for Black Gay youth
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Get By: a survival guide for Black Gay youth

By Jones, Jonathan W.

North Charleston: Self-published by the author at Booksurge, 2005. Hardcover. 130p., preface, introduction, glossary, bibliography, illustrations, previous owner's name scribbled out on f.e.p. otherwise good first edition in black boards and unclipped black dj.

$12.00

Lesbian Herstory Archives: newsletter #11, January, 1990;Mabel Hampton 1902-1989
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Lesbian Herstory Archives: newsletter #11, January, 1990;Mabel Hampton 1902-1989

New York: Lesbian Herstory Archives, 1990. 9p., 8.5x11 inches, photos, services, resources, articles, news, toning but good newsletter in stapled white pictorial wraps, blank mailing cover. The Archives is both a library and a "family album

$12.00

Angela Davis [poster]
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Angela Davis [poster]

By Mosley, David; artist

n.p., 1969. 23x29 inch poster, pinholes at corners, foxing across lower field, upper left corner torn off. David Mosley produced a number of posters of contemporary Black icons in the late 1960s and 1970s.

$250.00

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