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The Mind of the South.

By W.J. Cash.

New York, NY Random House: Vintage, 1969. Paperback Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: a very mild bump to the upper rear corner and the last few pages of text; the text pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; the binding leans ever so slgihtly off square, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. Bright and clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo (7.3 x 4.3 x 1.1 inches). xi, 440 pages + a twelve page Index. Language: English. Weight: 10 ounces. White titles with red, green, blue and yellow designs on a white background field. V-98. Mass Market Paperback.

$9.41

Simon Estes In His Own Voice : An Autobiography.
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Simon Estes In His Own Voice : An Autobiography.

By Simon Estes and Mary L. Swanson.

Cumming, IA Landauer: LMP, 1999. Hardcover First Edition (1999), not directly stated, but First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. SIGNED BY THE AUTHORS. First Edition (1999), not directly stated, but First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Contains CD in unopened pouch at the rear free endpaper. Very Near Fine in Fine DJ: The Book shows only minute indications of use; mild shelving wear along the bottom edge of the panels; just a hint of wear to the corner tips; the binding leans ever so slightly off square, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only very minor, unobtrusive flaws. Very close to "As New" The DJ is flawless; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (10.3 x 8.35 x 0.8 inches). 168 pages. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. Foreward by Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu. Edited by Linda Delbridge, Ph.D. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 14.2 ounces. Hardback with DJ. Simon Estes (born March 2, 1938) is an operatic bass-baritone of African-American descent who had a major international opera career beginning in the 1960s. He has sung at most of the world's major opera houses as well as in front of presidents, popes and internationally renowned figures and celebrities including Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, Boris Yeltsin, Yasser Arafat, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Notably, he was part of the first generation of black opera singers to achieve widespread success and is viewed as part of a group of performers who were instrumental in helping to break down the barriers of racial prejudice in the opera world. SIGNED BY THE AUTHORS.

$29.40

Bearing The Cross: Martin Luther King and The Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
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Bearing The Cross: Martin Luther King and The Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

By David J. Garrow.

New York, NY Random House: Vintage, 1988. Paperback First Edition Thus [1988], so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence beginning wit '2', in accordance with Random House's customary practice at the time of publication. First Edition Thus [1988], so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence beginning wit '2', in accordance with Random House's customary practice at the time of publication. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of wear to the rear edge of the backstrip, with a little very fine creasing at r the lower top of the front hinge; the pages have tanned a bit, due to aging; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a couple of very minor, unobtrusive flaws. Very close to 'As New'. This is, however, a REMAINDER, showing a tiny red dot at the bottom edge of the text block and a larger mark at the top edge. NOT a Book-Club or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.3 x 1.5 inches). 800 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 7.9 ounces. Trade Paperback. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

$10.73

An Anthology of Black Folk Wit Wisdom and Sayings.
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An Anthology of Black Folk Wit Wisdom and Sayings.

By Vanessa Cross.

Kansas City, MO Andrews and McMeel: Ariel Books , 1993. Hardcover First Edition (1993), unstated. Near Fine in Fine DJ: The Book shows a small area of discoloration at the upper corner of the front free endpaper, where a sticker has been removed; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a single minor flaw. Close to 'As New'. The DJ is flawless; the price unclipped. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 64 mo. (3.8 x 3.25 x 0.4 inches). 79 pages. Language: English. Weight: 2.3 ounces. Little Books Series. First Edition (1993), unstated. Publication date has been drawn from the Library of Congress Number. Hardback with DJ.

$11.96

Dreamer: A Novel.
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Dreamer: A Novel.

By Charles Johnson .

New York, NY Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1999. Paperback First Edition Thus (1999); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1999); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of "lifting" to the outside edge of the front panel; a couple of faint smudges to the outside edges of the text block; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Pages and white background field of the wrapper covers are bright. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a couple of minor flaws. No longer pristine, but remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches). 236 pages + Readers Group Guide. Language: English. Weight: 12.3 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$11.96

Now Is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom.
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Now Is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom.

By Walter Dean Myers .

New York, NY HarperCollins: HarperTrophy, 1991. Paperback First Edition Thus [1991], so stated. First Edition Thus [1991], so stated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a tiny chip in the colored overlay of the wrapper covers at the lower front corner; a very faint crease runs top to bottom near the rear hinge; a couple of spots of very faint scuffing along the front hinge. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing a couple of minor flaws. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large, Squarish 8vo. (9 x 7 x 0.6 inches). xi, 292 pages. Profusely illustrated with vintage photographs, reproduced documents, maps, etc. in black & white. Language: English. Weight: 20 ounces. Age Range: 8 - 12 years. Grade Level: 6 and up. Winner of the 1992 Coretta Scott King Award. Trade Paperback.

$9.41

Minds Stayed on Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Rural South [An Oral History].

By Youth of the Rural Organizing and Cultural Center.

Boulder, CO Westview Press, 1991. Hardcover First Edition [1991]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. First Edition [1991]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. Fine in Fine DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ is also flawless; the price has not been clipped; mylar-protected. As New. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.25 x 0.9 inches). 189 pages. Introduction by Jay MacLeod. Weight: 1 pound, 3.6 ounces. Hardback with DJ. Based on interviews by local youths, this is a portrait of the civil rights struggle in one Mississippi county. While the national Civil Rights Movement has been given broad coverage by journalists and scholars, this book provides an account of the experiences of ordinary people. Movement veterans recount how they overcame their fear in the face of terrorist resistance and collectively transformed the political and social fabric of their community. The detailed picture that emerges from the interviews brings into relief issues that remain hazy in studies of national scope. These include the resource of black land ownership, the limited extent of church involvement, the commitment to armed self-defence, the role of women, divisions of social class within the Movement, the range of white response and retaliation, and the interplay between direct action and legal tactics.

$29.40

Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement.
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Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement.

By Fergus M. Bordewich .

New York, NY HarperCollins: Amistad, 2006. Paperback First Edition Thus [2006]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [2006]; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. xvii, 540 pages. The hardcover edition was first published in 2005. Trade Paperback.

$9.41

Slaves in the Family.
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Slaves in the Family.

By Edward Ball .

New York, NY Ballantine Books, 1998. Paperback First Edition Thus [1998]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [1998]; First Printing indicated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: moderate spine lean, but no creases to the backstrip; very light wear to extremities, but the outside edge of the front panel want to curl slightly; the pages have tanned a bit, due to aging; the binding is secure; the text is clean. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 505 pages. More than forty pages of black & white photographs. Trade Paperback.

$6.47

The Black Panther Party [Reconsidered] by.
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The Black Panther Party [Reconsidered] by.

By Charles E. Jones, (Editor).

Baltimore, MD Black Classic Press: A DuForcelf Book, 1998. Hardcover First Edition [1998], unstated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY BOBBY SEALE. First Edition [1998], unstated. Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows a tiny 'ding' at the bottom edge of the front panel; the binding shows barely discernible lean, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; the price is unclipped. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 519 pages. Hardback with DJ. Chapters by Judson L. Jeffries, Nikhil Pal Singh, Melvin E. Lewis, Steve D. McCutchen, Miriam Ma'at-Ka-Re Monges, Floyd W. Hayes III, Francis A. Kiene III, JoNina M. Abron, and Christian A. Davenport. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY BOBBY SEALE.

$117.60

I've Known Rivers: Lives of Loss and Liberation.
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I've Known Rivers: Lives of Loss and Liberation.

By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot .

New York, NY Penguin Books, 1995. Paperback First Edition Thus [1995]; First Printing indicated. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition Thus [1995]; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the top and bottom of the rear hinge; shows the mildest rubbing and a few very superficial indentations at the upper front and rear panels; barely discernible soiling and toning to the white background fields of the panels. The binding square and secure, if ever so slightly concave; the text is clean, but the pages have tanned slightly, due to aging. No longer absolutely pristine, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. xvi, 653 pages. First published in hardcover in 1994. Trade Paperback. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$24.50

Black Political Power in America.

By Chuck Stone.

New York, NY Dell: Delta Trade , 1970. Paperback Second Ed, Revised & Enlarged. Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of moderate use: shows the slightest spine lean; considerable wear to extremities, with three corners showing faint creases; moderate rubbing to the wrapper covers; the pages show lvery ight tanning. The binding remains secure; the text is clean. Structurally sound and tightly bound, remains a sturdy, presentable copy, but showing moderate wear. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 303pp. Second Ed, Revised. Trade Paperback.

$3.53

Great Time Coming: The Life of Jackie Robinson, from Baseball to Birmingham.
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Great Time Coming: The Life of Jackie Robinson, from Baseball to Birmingham.

By David Falkner.

New York, NY Simon & Schuster: Touchstone, 1996. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of rubbing; pages have tanned a bit. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 382pp. Trade Paperback. I enjoyed this book greatly and learned a lot about this complex man. Growing up in Brooklyn, I heard many stories about Jackie Robinson. All of them praised his courage and admired what he went through. But nobody ever thought of him as a saint, he was a complex character with many rough edges. Most of what has been written about him has deified him incorrectly. The author makes it very clear early in the book that he wanted to show Robinson as "warts and all". And he succeeds, Robinson comes across as a complex human being. Two things to note regarding the research done on this book. The author refers often to other biographies, especially when they disagree on various points. He then gives his account of the given point, a very good procedure. The author also notes that he was not given any access to the "official" Jackie Robinson archives and that Jackie's widow and her minions refused to cooperate in any way shape or form with this book as well as trying to discourage others. All I can say about that is how petty those actions are. I especially liked the depth in which the author discussed Robinson's post-baseball life, especially in the political arena. Robinson supported several prominent Republican politicians, such as Rockefeller and Nixon and took a lot of heat for his views. The author did a wonderful job in this area. Great job by the author is separating man and myth.

$7.06

De Mayor of Harlem: The Poetry of David Henderson.

By David Henderson.

New York, NY E. P. Dutton, 1970. Paperback First Ed thus, so stated. First Ed thus, so stated; issued simultaneously with hardcover. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to extremities; mild rubbing, faint soiling, foxing, and age-toning to the wrapper covers; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains structurally sound and tightly bound; a sturdy, presentable copy with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 128pp. Trade Paperback. A collection of poems by this important African American author, written between 1962 and 1969 and picturing what is happening at that time - ranging from Harlem to New Orleans and back to New York. David Henderson was born in 1942 in Harlem, New York City, New York, and was raised in Harlem and the Bronx. As a university student he studied communications, writing and Eastern Studies but never finished his degree. His first poem was published in 1960 in the weekly African-American newspaper The Black American. In 1963 Henderson co-founded Umbra, both a literary collective and literary magazine with other Black writers and artists in New York's Lower East Side. Henderson began as co-editor and then later became the general editor. Other notable editors and regular contributors to Umbra magazine include Tom Dent, Ishmael Reed, Brenda Walcott, N. H. Pritchard, Askia Toure, Lorenzo Thomas, Al Haynes and Calvin C. Hernton, among others. Nikki Giovanni and Quincy Troupe were also published in Umbra magazine. Henderson's first collection of poetry, entitled Felix of the Silent Forest, was published in 1967 under the Kriya Press imprint, with an introduction by Amiri Baraka (then LeRoi Jones). In 2009 an expanded version of his 1978 critically acclaimed biography of Jimi Hendrix, Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky, was re-published with additional photographs and musings by Henderson.

$17.64

Selma, Lord, Selma: Girlhood Memories of the Civil-Rights Days.

By Sheyann Webb and Rachel West Nelson, as told to Frank Sikora.

University, AL University of Alabama Press, 1980. Hardcover First Ed, unstated. First Ed, unstated. Very Good+ in Very Good DJ: Book shows indications of very careful use: just a touch of wear to extremities; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing; unclipped. No longer 'As New', but remains bright and tightly bound: clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 147pp. Illustrated with photographs in black & white. Hardback with DJ.

$18.42

Shadow and Act.

By Ralph Ellison.

New York, NY New American Library: Signet Books, 1966. Paperback First Edition Thus [1966]; First Printing, so stated. First Edition Thus [1966]; First Printing, so stated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing; faint toning and light but pervasive soiling to the wrapper covers; two very faint creases at the front panel and the first few pages also shows faint crease near the upper front corner; the pages have tanned ever so slightly, due to aging. Binding square and secure; text clean. Structurally sound and tightly bound, remains, despite a number of minor flaws, remarkably close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 302pp. Mass Market Paperback. With the same intellectual incisiveness and supple, stylish prose he brought to his classic novel Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison examines his antecedents and in so doing illuminates the literature, music, and culture of both black and white America. His range is virtuosic, encompassing Mark Twain and Richard Wright, Mahalia Jackson and Charlie Parker, The Birth of a Nation and the Dante-esque landscape of Harlem—“the scene and symbol of the Negro’s perpetual alienation in the land of his birth.” Throughout, he gives us what amounts to an episodic autobiography that traces his formation as a writer as well as the genesis of Invisible Man. On every page, Ellison reveals his idiosyncratic and often contrarian brilliance, his insistence on refuting both black and white stereotypes of what an African American writer should say or be. The result is a book that continues to instruct, delight, and occasionally outrage readers.

$10.98