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cover of A RAP ON RACE

A RAP ON RACE

by Baldwin, James, and Margaret Mead

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(1971)
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Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., (1971). First edition. The remarkable transcript of 7.5 hours of dialogue conducted over two days in August 1970 between the famed author(s) and anthropologist that still resonates today. Often heart-achingly so. Baldwin speaking on police violence: "The police in this country make no distinction between a Black Panther or a black lawyer or my… Read more
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cover of FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/ WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF: A Choreopoem

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New York: Macmillan, (1977). First edition in hardback of her first book; preceded by the paperback original published in 1975 by Shameless Hussy Press. A series of poetic monologues meant to be accompanied by dance movements. Tells the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society (Wikipedia). Basis for the Obie-Award winning play,… Read more
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cover of THE CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT OF GHANA: Law in Africa, Number I, Second Edition

THE CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT OF GHANA: Law in Africa, Number I, Second Edition

by Murray, Pauli; and Leslie Ruben

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1964
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London / Lagos: Sweet & Maxwell / African Universities Press, 1964. Second edition. Revised and updated from the 1961 first edition co-authored by the remarkable civil rights lawyer and activist, Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, during the 16 months they served as senior lecturer at the Ghana School of Law in Accra. Near fine with spine slightly toned and touch… Read more
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cover of TALKIN' ABOUT BESSIE: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

TALKIN' ABOUT BESSIE: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

by Grimes, Nikki; E. B. Lewis, illustrated by

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(2002)
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New York: Orchard Books / Scholastic Inc., (2002). First edition. Children's book about the determination and struggles of Bessie Coleman [1892 - 1926], the first Black woman and first Native American to hold a pilot license in the U.S. and first Black person to hold an international pilot's license. INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE BY BOTH AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR, "For… Read more
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cover of THE BLUEST EYE: A Novel

THE BLUEST EYE: A Novel

by Morrison, Toni

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(1970)
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New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, (1970). First edition. Near fine in near fine dust jacket with two closed tears to upper edge front panel. Housed in custom clamshell case with Nobel-citation quote on front TOGETHER WITH an INVITATION SIGNED BY MORRISON to a private reception in honor of her having been awarded the Nobel Prize (5.5 x 4.25"… Read more
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New York / Boston: Norton / Putnam, 1990 - 2001. Five volumes. Each is a first edition in dust jacket SIGNED BY MOSLEY (one with a quote from the book). Includes his first book and first Easy Rawlins mystery, DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (Norton, 1990); his standalone novel, RL's DREAM (Norton, 1995), "...about the blues--the blues as an… Read more
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WE CAN'T BREATHE

by Fair, Ronald

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1972
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New York: Harper & Row, 1972. First edition. An autobiographical novel. "Only a handful of black writers have revealed their lives so completely, so devastatingly as Ronald Fair does in this book. The result is overwhelming--funny, sad, eloquent...."-- from the dust jacket flap. Fine in fine dust jacket with few mild creases to head of spine.
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BELOVED

by Morrison, Toni

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n-d [1987]
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London: Chatto & Windus, n-d [1987]. First UK edition. Advance reading copy in glossy pictorial paperwraps with front cover mimicking the eventual dust jacket design but with "A magnificent novel of freedom, and the freedom to love" at top, small black-and-white photo of Morrison near center, and "Uncorrected Proof" at bottom. Rear cover text notes publication date "12 October… Read more
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LOVE

by Morrison, Toni

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Published
2003
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New York: Knopf, 2003. First edition. SIGNED ON PUBLISHER'S BOOKPLATE affixed to half title page. Fine in fine dust jacket.
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LENA

by Horne, Lena, and Richard Schickel

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1965
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Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1965. First edition. "...from her 'debut' at the old Cotton Club in New York to her resounding triumphs on TV .... includes a candid discussion of her own responses to the issues of civil rights....and some marvelous anecdotes concerning the many celebrities she has known and worked with." -- dust jacket flap. Near fine… Read more
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cover of ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY FOUNDERS' DAY KEEPSAKE: Eta Pi Zeta Chapter, Montgomery County, Maryland

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[No-place: No-publisher], 2003. Small keepsake card celebrating the "Founders' Day / Finer Womanhood Celebration" held on February 1, 2003. 5.5 x 4.25" thin white cardstock printed in blue on one side only with text in two blocks on a snowflake-design background. 2003 Zora Neale Hurston 37 cent stamp secured in plastic at upper right corner. "Novelist, folklorist and antrhopologist… Read more
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A LITTLE YELLOW DOG: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

by Mosley, Walter

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(1996)
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New York: W.W. Norton & Co., (1996). First edition. SIGNED by Mosley on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket.
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cover of A SIMPLE MATTER OF JUSTICE: The Phyllis Wheatley YWCA Story

A SIMPLE MATTER OF JUSTICE: The Phyllis Wheatley YWCA Story

by Radcliffe, Florence J.

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(1985)
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Pompano Beach, FL: Exposition Press, (1985). First edition. Written by an educator, administrator and past president of the PW YWCA, this history of the independent Young Womens Christian Association of Washington DC founded by and for black women chronicles its struggles with the all-white National Capital YWCA at the height of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. INSCRIBED… Read more
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BILLY THE GREAT

by Guy, Rosa

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(1992)
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New York: Delacorte Press, (1992). First U.S. edition. Originally published in the UK in 1991. This wonderful story of a boy growing up with a mind of his own is beautifully illustrated by Caroline Binch. Fine in fine dust jacket.
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cover of TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY LANGSTON HUGHES TO EUGENE WEINTRAUB, WEINTRAUB MUSIC COMPANY: About publication of Swanson's musical compositions of Hughes' poems, "Pierrot" and "In Time of Silver Rain.

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(New York, 1951). First edition. One page on Hughes' personal, printed letterhead watermarked "Old Edgeland Bond." Dated May 8, 1951, it reads in part, "Carl Van Vechten showed me copies of Swanson's 'IN TIME OF SILVER RAIN' and 'PIERROT' the other day, which I had not seen before. I'd love to have a few complimentary copies for my files,… Read more
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cover of LETTERS FROM RUSSIAN PRISONS: Consisting of Reprints of Documents by Political Prisoners in Soviet Prisons, Prison Camps and Exile, and Reprints of Affidavits Concerning Political Persecution in Soviet Russia, Official Statements by Soviet Authorities, Excerpts from Soviet Laws Pertaining to Civil Liberties, and Other Documents

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New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1925. First edition. Includes 22 letters by "Celebrated Intellectuals" (many of whom were Nobel Prize recipients) including Karl Capek, Albert Einstein, Selma Lagerlof, Sinclair Lewis, Maurice Maeterlinck, Thomas Mann, Romain Rolland, Bertrand Russell, Upton Sinclair, H. G. Wells, Rebecca West, Izrael Zangwill, et al. Published in the U.S. by Boni and the UK… Read more
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cover of I HAVE CHANGED; ("A Shockingly Personal Statement in a Tragically Impersonal Time"--dust jacket front)

I HAVE CHANGED; ("A Shockingly Personal Statement in a Tragically Impersonal Time"--dust jacket front)

by Owens, Jesse, with Paul Neimark

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Published
1972
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New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1972. First edition. Review copy with publisher's review slip indicating publication date of August 26, 1972, and promo letter laid in reading in part, "Thirty-six years after his humiliation of Hitler, Jesse Owens has been invited by the German government to be a guest at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, beginning August… Read more
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cover of INVISIBLE MAN

INVISIBLE MAN

by Ellison, Ralph

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(1952)
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New York: Random House, (1952). First edition. His National Award-winning first book. Ranked 19th on the Modern Library list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century and one of Time Magazine's 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. Anthony Burgess called it "a masterpiece." Crisp and near fine with just a faint shadow from item… Read more
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cover of THE UNCALLED: A Novel

THE UNCALLED: A Novel

by Dunbar, Paul Laurence

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1901
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New York: International Association of Newspapers and Authors, 1901. Second edition or printing, presumably from the Dodd, Mead sheets, as their ads are bound in at end. His first novel, curiously, about whites. Grayish-tan cover with decorations and lettering in pale blue outlined in black. Few specks of foxing to covers and the barest wear on corners, otherwise bright… Read more
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ON THE BUS WITH ROSA PARKS

by Dove, Rita

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(1999)
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New York: W. W. Norton, (1999). First edition. SIGNED on the title page beneath her printed name. Fine in fine dust jacket.
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