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This Rocket Called Freedom
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This Rocket Called Freedom

By Sayre, Leslie C.

New York: Friendship Press, 1963. 1964 Edition, printing unstated. VERY GOOD softcover. An unmarked, firmly bound copy. Last 8 leaves are lightly spotted and bit of spotting to page edges; pages are otherwise clean and near fine. Paper cover toned on front with moderate soiling and spotting to rear panel. Cover is complete, no tears or creases, small chip at base of spine. Cover art and black & white illustrations by Mel Williamson. A tale of four young people in Africa who are caught up in the churning emotions and orbiting ideals faced by a people creating for themselves a unified and workable government. 6 x 8". 127 pages. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Williamson, Mel.

$13.30

Through Black Eyes: Journeys of a Black Artist to East Africa and Russia
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Through Black Eyes: Journeys of a Black Artist to East Africa and Russia

By Fax, Elton C.

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1974. 1974 First Edition, printing unstated. FINE in VERY GOOD price-intact dust jacket. Includes a 4-1/2 x 7" glossy photo of the artist-author. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages crisp and fine. Hardcover of mustard colored cloth with title gilt-stamped on spine is fresh and unworn. Binding and hinges tight and straight. Unclipped jacket lightly edge worn with creasing and short tears to top edge of front panel and at base of spine. Artist Elton Clayton Fax (1909-1993) life's journey brought him from a childhood in American urban slums to international recognition, including an invitation from Soviet Writers to visit Moscow and Uzbekistan. In Africa he toured Uganda, Northern Sudan, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Here is a delightfully written account of his journeys with many of his beautiful black & white drawing interspersed throughout the text. 7 x 9-3/4". [xiv] + 203 pages, including an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Fax, Elton C..

$22.80

Show Way
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Show Way

By Woodson, Jacqueline

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2005. 2005 First Edition, with full printing number line and "First Impression" stated on copyright page. SIGNED by renowned illustrator Hudson Talbott on the tilte page, name only, in black ink. A FINE hardcover, issued without a jacket. Pages pristine. color illustrated hardcover, with diamond-shpaed die-cut in front cover to display color art on first leaf, is fresh and unworn. Beautifully illustrated in color throughout. 9-1/4 x 11-3/4". 44 pages. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Talbott, Hudson.

$42.75

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Now? Multicultural Conservatism in America
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Now? Multicultural Conservatism in America

By Dillard, Angela D.

New York: New York University Press, 2001. AUTHOR SIGNED 2001 First Edition, First Printing with full printing number line. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. Inscription on the title page, in black ink, reads, "Dear Lily, Hope you enjoy the book! Best, Angela D. Dillard - 4 April 2001." Book is fresh and clean, no other markings. Binding tight and straight. Cover clean and sharp. Jacket is clean and complete with bit of shelf rub - no tears, chips or creases. An insightful exploration of the philosophies, politics and motivations of minority conservatives; as well their tepid reception" by both the Left and the Right. Over a decade since its publication, the book remains relevant in today's political landscape. 6-1/4 x 9-1/4". xvii + 245 pages including index. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

$27.55

A Gathering of Hands...(tryin' to keep time & tryin' to make a difference)
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A Gathering of Hands...(tryin' to keep time & tryin' to make a difference)

By Reynolds, A. Wanjiku

Bronx, New York: Ngoma's Gourd, Inc., 1991. 1991 Stated First Printing. Near Fine+ softcover. INSCRIBED by author, on inside front cover, "For Choqui - Thank you for your spirit/energy. Love, African Love, is revolutionary - Wanjiku - 1/27/96". A crisp, clean, otherwise unmarked copy. Pages fresh and fine, tightly bound in black & white pictorial paper cover. Slight edge rub to cover and few small dents, otherwise fine - no soil, no tears or chips. Works by the Harlem born, South Bronx raised poet. "Read this collection of Black voices, as part of the many, much literature of our people, women in particular… Here in this chorus lives our stories, our flats and sharps." - Amina Baraka. 5-1/4 x 8-1/4". Ii + 153 pages.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine+.

$90.25

Frederick Douglass: The Last Day of Slavery
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Frederick Douglass: The Last Day of Slavery

By Miller, William

New York: Lee & Low Books Inc, 1995. 1995 First Printing with full number line. FINE in FINE price intact dust jacket. A fresh, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Hardcover of color pictorial boards - dust jacket with matching artwork. In publisher's reinforced binding. Young Frederick Douglass and the act of courage that wins him his spiritual, if not legal, liberty. Beautifully illustrated in color by Cedric Lucas. For young readers. 8-3/4 x 10-1/4". 32 pages. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Lucas, Cedric.

$27.55

A Season for Justice: The Life and Times of Civil Rights Lawyer Morris Dees
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A Season for Justice: The Life and Times of Civil Rights Lawyer Morris Dees

By Dees, Morris; Fiffer, Steve

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1991. 1991 First Printing with full number line. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE, price intact, dust jacket. SIGNED BY MORRIS DEES on custom bookplate affixed to front free endpaper. Printed bookplate reads "In grateful appreciation to Mr. Eric R. Wolf For Dedicated Support To The Cause of Justice and the Southern Poverty Law Center." Dees signed in blue pen underneath this statement. Southern Poverty Law Center Presentation letter laid in. Eric R. Wolf was a noted anthropologist and author. A clean, otherwise unmarked and tightly bound copy. Faint speckles of foxing on top page edge, cover corners lightly bumped, tiny creases to jacket corners, small rub to the bookplate (not affecting signature) - all else fine. 6-1/4 x 9-1/2". 356 pages plus 8 pages of black and white photos. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$41.80

The Best of Simple

By Hughes, Langston

New York: Hill and Wang, 1961. Stated, "First American Century Series Edition, September 1961." GOOD+. INSCRIBED BY HUGHES on the Title page in green pen: "Especially for Carl Anderson, / Sincerely, / Langston Hughes." No other markings. Pages are clean with occasional light corner creasing, no tears or chips; top edge slightly spotted. Bound in tan cloth hardcover, titled in black on spine. Light stain to front cover, light color fading along spine and edges; bottom front corner bumped, light wear to edges with bit of fray to bottom corners. Binding very good - hinges intact, no splits or cracks and book is straight. Lacks jacket. A scarce title in first edition - exceedingly uncommon signed. Published by Hill and Wang. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4"; x + 245 pages. Signed by Author. First Thus. Hard Cover. Good +/No Jacket. Illus. by Nast, Bernhard.

$403.75

Quiet Guys Can Do Great Things,Too: A Black Accountant's Success Story

By Ross, Frank K.; Kearney, Janis F.

Chicago: Writing Our World Press, 2006. FINE soft cover. Second printing. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy in fresh, unworn pictorial paper cover. The autobiography of "a quiet giant" who made history in the world of corporate accounting, as told to Janis Kearney. Foreword by Richard D. Parsons. Born in St. Kitts, boyhood in Yonkers, New York, college, experiences as young professional, entrepreneur and eventually to the board room of the international auditing firm, KPMG. 6 x 9"; xix + 196 pp plus 8 pages of B&W photos.. Second Printing. Soft Cover. Fine.

$15.15

The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

By McBride, James

New York: Riverhead Books, 1996. AUTHOR SIGNED reprint (6th prtg). FINE in NEAR FINE price-intact dust jacket. Inscribed by McBride on the half-title page, "To Gordon McNeil, Peace, James McBride." A crisp, clean, otherwise unmarked copy. Pages fine, tightly bound in fresh, unworn hardcover of gray boards with ivory cloth spine. Unclipped dust jacket is clean, slightly shelf rubbed but no tears, chips or creases and in a clear archival protector. 6-1/4 x 9-1/2"; xiii + 228 text pages. Signed by Author. Reprint Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$22.80

Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family
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Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family

By Lanier, Shannon; Feldman, Jane

New York: Random House, 2000. 2000 First Edition, First Printing with full number line. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A fresh, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound hardcover. Front flap of jacket is price-clipped, all else fine. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Shannon Lanier is a descendant of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson. Photographer Jane Feldman is co-author and also contributes several portrait photos of other members of the extended family. Introduction by Lucian K. Truscott IV. Color and B&W illustrations. 9-1/2 x 10-1/2"; 144 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 4to.

$26.60

A Life in the Struggle: Ivory Perry and the Culture of Opposition
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A Life in the Struggle: Ivory Perry and the Culture of Opposition

By Lipsitz, George

Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988. 1988 Edition, printing unstated. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Small, very faint stain to bottom page edge near spine, not affecting interior pages, and small spot on top edge. Otherwise pages fine, bound in clean, unworn gray hardcover. Dust jacket is clean, lightly edge rubbed with a couple of tiny closed tears; chips at corner tips and a small stain at top rear edge. 6 x 9"; viii + 292 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$18.95

Booker T. Washington and the Negro's Place in American Life
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Booker T. Washington and the Negro's Place in American Life

By Spencer, Jr., Samuel R.

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1955. 1955 Stated First Edition. VERY GOOD in GOOD price-intact, dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages lightly toned at edges, otherwise fine. Bound in blue hardcover, gilt lettered on spine. Cover is clean though there is light spotting along top edge of front board and spine. Unclipped dust jacket is clean, moderately edgeworn with a short tears, small chips and an abrasion along bottom edge of rear panel. Flap and spine folds rubbed with some small holes; the spine is a bit toned, and there are a few light scratches and faint penciling to front of jacket. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Binding and hinges firm. Edited by Oscar Handlin and a title in 'The Library of American Biography'.' 5 x 8-1/4"; xi + 212 pages. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

$32.30

King's Dream
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King's Dream

By Sundquist, Eric J.

New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009. 2009 First Printing with full printing number line. FINE in FINE, price-intact, dust jacket. A fresh, totally unmarked and tightly bound hardcover. in NEW condition. Dust jacket is in a clear archival protector. "Sundquist's careful, thoughtful study unearths new and fascinating evidence of the rhetorical traditions of King's ('I Have a Dream') speech." A transcript of the speech is provided in the Appendix. Illusatrated with 14 pages of black & white photos5-3/4 x 8-1/2". Thre is also an extensive Notes section and a detailed Index, 5-3/4 x 8-1/2". viii + 295 pages. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$14.20

Dancing With the Indians
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Dancing With the Indians

By Medearis, Angela Shelf

New York: Holiday House, 1991. 1991 Edition, printing unstated. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy in publisher's reinforced binding. Cover of dark peach colored boards with brown cloth spine is lightly rubbed at spine ends. Color pictorial jacket lightly creased at top of spine; no tears or chips. Flaps unclipped though price isn't printed. Colorfully illustrated, with artwork by Samuel Byrd, tale of a young girl and her family in the 1930s who dance with the Seminoles - whose ancestors rescued her grandfather from slavery. 10-1/4 x 8-1/2 (oblong); 32 pages. First Edition. Reinforced Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Byrd, Samuel.

$11.88

The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America
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The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America

By Lemann, Nicholas

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. 1991 Stated First Edition. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE, price intact, dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound hardcover in fresh, unclipped dust jacket. Bottom edge of front cover has short rub mark. Dust jacket slightly edge rubbed but no tears, chips or creases. All else fine. 6-1/2 x 9-1/2". 410 pages. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$17.05

The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom
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The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom

By Delany, Sarah Louise; Delany, A. Elizabeth (with Hearth, Amy Hill)

New York: Kodansha International, 1994. 1994 First Edition with full number line. NEAR FINE in FINE unclipped dust jacket. SIGNED by co-author AMY HILL HEARTH and actress GLORIA FOSTER. "To Denise with best wishes, from, Amy Hill Hearth. Best Wishes, Gloria Foster." (Gloria Foster played the role of Sadie Delany in the 1995 Broadway production of "Having Our Say.") A fresh, clean and tightly bound. Cream colored hardcover with red cloth spine. Red endpapers. Slight shelf-rub along bottom cover edges, otherwise fine. In a clean, price-intact jacket - no tears or chips. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Binding tight. 5-1/4 x 7-3/4"; x + 133 pages. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine.

$61.75

Aunt [ant] Phyllis
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Aunt [ant] Phyllis

By Robinson, Beverly J.

Berkeley, CA: Regent Press, 2000. AUTHOR SIGNED. 2000 Third Edition. FINE. A clean, firmly bound paperback - the only marking is the Author's Inscription, "To Andre (possibly Audre), Enjoy as leisure reading during your stay in Korea. Love, Beverly." Pages and paper cover fresh and clean and fine. No tears, chips or creases. Cover printed with B/W photo of Aunt Phyllis on front and back. Phyllis Carter was born in April 1880 and died in December 1980; her life was directly linked to forbears who lived in slavery. Affectionately known as Aunt Phyllis, she was a respected "oral narrator" combining a breadth of knowledge of her community with a sharp memory. " Thanks to a series of interviews with Aunt Phyllis in 1977 with follow-ups in 1979, can share reminiscences of her long and remarkable life. Beverly Robinson, a specialist in folklore, theater and ethnic arts, did a masterful job in juxtaposing Aunt Phyllis's recollections with an insightful and easy to understand narrative. She succeeded in capturing a verbal record - to "catch it before it's gone." 6-1/2 x 8-1/4"; 42 pages. Signed by Author. Third Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$33.25

A Picture Book of Thurgood Marshall
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A Picture Book of Thurgood Marshall

By Adler, David A.

New York: Holiday House, 1997. 1997 Stated First Edition. (There is a [B] printed at bottom of copyright page, possibly indicating second printing.) NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE price-intact jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages fine, firmly bound in green hard cover with blue cloth spine. The dust jacket has a vertical crease to the front flap and there are a few light rub marks to the back of the jacket, otherwise jacket is clean and fresh. Binding and hinges tight and straight. A wonderful introduction for young readers to this great man, beautifully illustrated by Robert Casilla in full color. 10 x 8-1/4" (oblong). 32 pages.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Casilla, Robert. Small 4to.

$13.30

Neither Black Nor White
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Neither Black Nor White

By Dykeman, Wilma; Stokely, James

New York, Toronto: Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1957. 1957 First Edition; printing unstated, presumed first. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD price-intact dust jacket. An exceptionally well-preserved copy, clean with no markings, pages crisp and fine. Tightly bound in fresh, unworn, peach-colored cloth hardcover. Minor rubbing to edges but almost as new. Jacket is clean, complete and intact with light edgewear - small chips at top of spine and a bit of creasing at edges. It is in clear archival protector. Binding tight and secure, hinges intact, book straight. Revealing insights into the myriad opinions and attitudes of Southerners to the explosive issue of school integration. 6 x 9"; 371 pages.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo.

$47.50