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The Long Shadow of Little Rock

By BATES, Daisy; Eleanor Roosevelt, foreword

New York: David McKay Company, Inc, [1962]. Fourth (1970) printing. Hardcover. Bates's National Book Award-winning memoir. Daisy Bates (1914-1999), was one of the unsung heroines of the Little Rock school integration crisis. As President of the Arkansas NAACP and publisher of the Arkansas State Press she became a primary spokesperson for the integrationist cause, and privately filled the role of chief advisor to the Little Rock Nine. The Long Shadow of Little Rock was awarded a long-belated National Book Award following its 1987 reissue by the University of Arkansas Press. Octavo (20.5cm); orange cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; xv,[3],234pp; eight leaves of photographic illus. printed on rectos and versos. A few small chips to jacket extremities, together with some rather dark but brief foxing, else Very Good and sound.

$25.00

The Negro: What Is His Ethnological Status? Is he the progeny of Ham? Is he a descendant of Adam and Eve? Has he a soul? Or is he a beast in god's nomenclature? What is his status as fixed by god in creation? What is his relation to the white race

By ARIEL [pseud. Buckner H. Payne]

Cincinnati: Published for the Proprietor, 1867. Second Edition. Paperback. Influential work of racist "pre-Adamic" doctrine, the author, a Tennessee clergyman and publisher, arguing that not only were people of African descent created separately from the white race, but that they had no souls. The work would encourage the publication of a cache of white supremacist responses, many critical of Payne's argument as it refuted the favored racist adage of the "curse of Canaan" (see Forrest G. Wood, "Black Scare," p. 6). LCP - AFRO-AMERICANA 7502. 12mo (19.5cm.); publisher's green wrappers printed within double rule; 48pp. Upper wrapper starting to separate along bottom spine edge and a few small shallow losses along fore-edge, else Very Good and still quite fresh.

$150.00

Street Players
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Street Players

By GOINES, Donald

Los Angeles: Holloway House Publishing Company, 1973. First Edition. Paperback. Detroit author's fourth stand-alone novel, "a gutsy account of an inner city gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover...He's known as Earl the Black Pearl, and he's up from the ghetto - way up. He views the streets from his fashionable penthouse with its wall-to-wall silk suits and women. He's everybody's mellow fellow, a big spender, the toast of the Inner City" (from rear wrapper). Goines, deeply influenced by the works of Iceberg Slim, cranked out sixteen novels during his brief literary career; he was found murdered with his common-law wife in their Detroit apartment on October 21, 1974. HUBIN, p. 171. First Printing, a paperback original novel (BH430). Octavo (17.5cm); illustrated wrappers; 190,[2]pp. Some trivial wear to wrapper extremities, a hint of soil to upper cover, textblock toned due to poor paper stock, else Near Fine and unread.

$100.00

Street Players
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Street Players

By GOINES, Donald

Los Angeles: Holloway House Publishing Company, 1973. First Edition. Paperback. Detroit author's fourth stand-alone novel, "a gutsy account of an inner city gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover...He's known as Earl the Black Pearl, and he's up from the ghetto - way up. He views the streets from his fashionable penthouse with its wall-to-wall silk suits and women. He's everybody's mellow fellow, a big spender, the toast of the Inner City" (from rear wrapper). Goines, deeply influenced by the works of Iceberg Slim, cranked out sixteen novels during his brief literary career; he was found murdered with his common-law wife in their Detroit apartment on October 21, 1974. HUBIN, p. 171. First Printing, a paperback original novel (BH430). Octavo (17.5cm); illustrated wrappers; 190,[2]pp. Some wear to wrapper extremities, long crease to rear cover, textblock toned due to poor paper stock, else Very Good and unread.

$75.00

[Drop title] It's About Time Presents 35th Anniversary & Reunion of the Black Panther Party / University of District of Columbia, April 18 - 20, 2002, Washington DC

By BLACK PANTHER PARTY

Washington DC: It's About Time, 2002. First Edition. Small photo-illustrated broadsheet handbill (10x15.5cm.) printed on stiff white card stock. Fine condition. Postcard-sized flyer promoting the Party's 35th anniversary reunion, the theme being Cointelpro and Political Prisoners. Among the list of speakers are Pam Africa, a member of MOVE; Kathleen Cleaver; and Bobby Seale.

$25.00

Skin Deep: Inside the World of Black Fashion Models [REVIEW COPY]
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Skin Deep: Inside the World of Black Fashion Models [REVIEW COPY]

By SUMMERS, Barbara

New York: Amistad, 1998. First Edition. Review copy with publisher's errata slip laid-in. Quarto (30.5cm); red publisher's cloth boards with gilt lettering, in color pictorial dust jacket; XIII,284pp. Showcases the history and experiences of black fashion models, with interviews and photo-illustrations. Text block is clear and sound, Fine. Dust jacket has slight surface wear and soiling; significant creasing along bottom of rear panel; Very Good.

$30.00

Liberated Guardian - Vol.II, No.5 (September, 1971)
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Liberated Guardian - Vol.II, No.5 (September, 1971)

By [NEW LEFT]

New York: Liberated Guardian Worker's Collective, 1971. First Edition. Paperback. Attractive copy of this New Left publication, founded in the Spring of 1970, when a group of Guardian workers who went on strike and decided to start a new, collectively-run newspaper. A tribute issue following the murder of George Jackson, covering the public's response, a tribute by the August 7 Movement, and a large, photographic centerfold article by the Weather Underground ("George Jackson Murdered...An Outraged Response"). Tabloid (43.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 8pp; illus. A few short tears, else Fine, unfolded, and without postal markings.

$75.00

The Will to Survive: A Study of the Mississippi Plantation Community Based on the Words of Its Citizens

By DUNBAR, Anthony; Charles H. Perry, intro

Atlanta: [Southern Regional Council], 1969. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (25.5cm.); publisher's decorative staplebound card wrappers; [4],iv,64pp. A hint of wear from handling, else Fine. Study interspersed with short snippets from interviews with members of the community in question.

$35.00

Songs of a Black Bird
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Songs of a Black Bird

By [AFRICAN AMERICANA] [WOMEN] RODGERS, Carolyn (poems); LLORENS, David (introduction)

Chicago: Third World Press, 1969. The South Side Chicago poet and Third World Press co-founder's third published work, a powerful collection addressing feminist issues and the role of Black women in society. Songs won the Poet Laureate Award of the Society of Midland Authors. Second Printing. Slim octavo (21.5cm); sage green printed wrappers, stapled; 39,[1]pp. Sunning to spine, else Near Fine.

$50.00

Liberated Guardian - Vol.I, No.9 (September 8, 1970)
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Liberated Guardian - Vol.I, No.9 (September 8, 1970)

By [NEW LEFT]

New York: Liberated Guardian Worker's Collective, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. Attractive copy of this New Left publication, founded in the Spring of 1970, when a group of Guardian workers who went on strike and decided to start a new, collectively-run newspaper. Contents include coverage of the Lonnie McLucas verdict, police brutality, women's liberation, Chicano rally in Los Angeles, U.S. involvement in Laos, a speech by Fidel Castro, and a special 8pp Soledad Brothers centerfold supplement. Tabloid (43.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 24pp; illus. Light dustiness to wrappers, else Fine and unfolded, without postal markings.

$100.00

Sarah's Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America
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Sarah's Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America

By KENDRICK, Stephen and Paul Kendrick

Boston: Beacon Press, [2004]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (23.5cm.); publisher's cloth-backed boards in pictorial dust jacket; xxiii,[1],300pp.; illus. throughout, map endpapers. A hint of wear and dust-soil, else Near Fine. History of school desegregation in Boston, beginning with Roberts v. City of Boston (1850).

$20.00

The Negro Family: The Case for National Action
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The Negro Family: The Case for National Action

By UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR - OFFICE OF POLICY PLANNING AND RESEARCH

[Washington, DC]: Office of Policy Planning and Research / United States Department of Labor, 1965. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (26cm.); publisher's black staplebound card wrappers lettered in white; [6],78pp.; graphs throughout. Extremities a bit rubbed, else Very Good and sound.

$25.00

Liberated Guardian - Vol.I, No.1 (May 1, 1970)
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Liberated Guardian - Vol.I, No.1 (May 1, 1970)

By [NEW LEFT]

New York: Liberated Guardian Worker's Collective, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. Debut issue of this New Left publication, founded in the Spring of 1970, when a group of Guardian workers who went on strike and decided to start a new, collectively-run newspaper. Contents include articles on the Panthers at Yale, elitism and issues at The Guardian, womens liberation, American involvement in Laos, The Living Theatre, and Anna Louise Strong. Full-page cover art by Emory Douglas. Tabloid (43.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 16pp; illus. Some light wear and toning to extremities, else very Near Fine, unfolded, and without postal markings.

$125.00

Shakedown - Vol.II, No.4 (July 2, 1970)
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Shakedown - Vol.II, No.4 (July 2, 1970)

By [FT. DIX G.I.S] [G.I. MOVEMENT]

Wrightstown, NJ: S.i., 1970. First Edition. Paperback. Short-lived newspaper "written and published by a group of Ft. Dix G.I.s for our brothers and sisters at Dix. By this our minds have been freed from the involuntary servitude of the military machine. This is our "ultimate weapon"." Contents include articles on Black Power, mistreatment of black and Puerto Rican soldiers, a generous centerfold dedicated to the G.I. Movement, racism in McGuire, G.I. news, and a letter from the editor. Tabloid (42cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 8pp; illus. Light wear and toning to extremities, faint horizontal fold smoothed-out at center; Very Good+ to Near Fine.

$75.00

Muhammad Speaks - Vol.8, No.1 (September 20, 1968)
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Muhammad Speaks - Vol.8, No.1 (September 20, 1968)

By [AFRICAN AMERICANS] [NATION OF ISLAM]

Chicago: Muhammad's Mosque/Temple No.2, 1968. First Edition. Paperback. Though statements from within the Nation of Islam are often conflicting, it is generally accepted that Malcolm X founded the weekly Muhammad Speaks in 1961. A long-running and entirely independent periodical (even of advertisers) which would become the official publishing organ of the NOI. The publication focused primarily on general news of Muslim interest, articles relevant to the Black community, with national and international news covering Africa and much of the Muslim world. Elijah Muhammad, who contributed frequent columns to the newspaper, envisioned it as a valuable "re-education tool" for the Black community, one that would propagate the views of the NOI across a broad spectrum of Black readership. Tabloid (39cm); illustrated newsprint wrappers; 36pp; illus. Light wear and toning to extremities, small ink mark to inner front wrapper, a few faint creases and several tears, else Very Good+.

$50.00

The Movement - Vol.3, No.9 (September, 1967)
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The Movement - Vol.3, No.9 (September, 1967)

By [AFRICAN AMERICANA] [CIVIL RIGHTS]

San Francisco: The Movement Press, 1967. First Edition. Paperback. Well-preserved issue of this SNCC and SDS-affiliated newspaper. Contents include articles on Stokely Carmichael's visit to Cuba (by Julius Lester), Gary Rader's letter from jail, Fidel Castro on Stokely & Black Revolution, and a centerfold dedicated to the Dixie Hills community in Atlanta. Lengthy "Stop the Draft Week" article on rear cover. Tabloid (44.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 12pp; illus. Light wear to extremities, modest toning to wrappers, with a few tiny nicks and tears; Very Good+.

$75.00

The Pittsburgh Fair Witness - Vol.3, No.5 (April 7, 1972)
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The Pittsburgh Fair Witness - Vol.3, No.5 (April 7, 1972)

By [UNDERGROUND NEWSPAPERS]

Pittsburgh: The Commune, 1972. First Edition. Paperback. Articles on the Soledad Brothers being declared innocent, the national debt, mass protests in France, the death of Mexican guerrilla leader Genaro Vazquez Rojas, the use of electronic weapons in the Vietnam War, and a large, illustrated centerfold compiling cliches and stereotypes about women, captioned "You women are all alike." Tabloid (43cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 20pp; illus. Horizontal fold at center, light wear and toning to folds and extremities, with some dust-soil and a few small stains to wrappers; Very Good+.

$40.00

The Movement - Vol.4, No.9 (October, 1968)
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The Movement - Vol.4, No.9 (October, 1968)

By [AFRICAN AMERICANA] [CIVIL RIGHTS]

San Francisco: The Movement Press, 1968. First Edition. Paperback. Well-preserved issue of this SNCC and SDS-affiliated newspaper. Contents include articles on the verdict in the Huey Newton trial, welfare mothers and students, Tom Hayden in Chicago, the New Left and the Army, and a large Panther centerfold. Tabloid (44.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 16pp; illus. Light wear and toning to extremities, original recipient's name printed at lower front wrapper, with some old, yellowish staining at lower right margins; Very Good.

$75.00

The Pittsburgh Fair Witness - Vol.3, No.9 (June 16-30, 1972)
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The Pittsburgh Fair Witness - Vol.3, No.9 (June 16-30, 1972)

By [DAVIS, Angela]

Pittsburgh: The Commune, 1972. First Edition. Paperback. Articles on the Weather Underground, Angela Davis being acquitted of all charges, the merits of free health clinics, life inside the penitentiary, anti-war protests, national and international news, and a Miami Conventions Coalition centerfold. Tabloid (43cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 20pp; illus. Faint horizontal fold smoothed out at center, light wear and toning to extremities, else Very Good+.

$40.00

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