African American Studies

A BLACK TEACHER

$16.00
Based on her diaries and letters, a compelling biography presents an account of the Civil War from the point of view of a black woman who lived an independent life when neither women nor African Americans had many freedoms.
ISBN/SKU: 
0517592428

A KNOCK AT MIDNIGHT: INSPIRATION FROM THE GREAT SERMONS OF REVEREND M

$20.00
Warner Books, in conjunction with Intellectual Properties Management, Inc., presents an extraordinary collection of sermons by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-many never before published-along with introductions an documentary of the world's leading ministers & theologians.
ISBN/SKU: 
0446523461

A Singular Woman:The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother

$16.00
The "New York Times" bestseller-an unprecedented look into the life and character of the woman who raised a president.

Barack Obama has written extensively about his father but credited his mother for "what is best in me." Still, little is known about this fiercely independent, spirited woman who raised the man who became the first biracial president of the United States. This book is that story.

In "A Singular Woman," award-winning "New York Times" reporter Janny Scott tells the story of this unique woman, Stanley Ann Dunham, who broke many of the rules of her time, and shows how her fierce example helped influence the future president-and can serve as an inspiration to us all.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781594485596
Publication Date: 
2012-01-03
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A TIME TO LOSE

$29.95
This thoughtful and engaging memoir opens up a previously hidden side to what many consider the most important Supreme Court decision of the twentieth century. With quiet candor Paul Wilson reflects upon his role as the Kansas assistant attorney general assigned "to defend the indefensible"—the policy of "separate but equal" that was overturned on May 17, 1954, by Linda Brown's precedent-shattering suit.

The Brown decision ended legally sanctioned racial segregation in our nation's public schools, expanded the constitutional concepts of equal protection and due process of law, and in many ways launched the modern civil rights movement. Since that time, it has been cited by appellate courts in thousands of federal and state cases, analyzed in thousands of books and articles, and remains a cornerstone of law school education.

Wilson reminds us that Brown was not one case but four-including similar cases in South Carolina, Virginia, and Delaware-and that it was only a quirk of fate that brought this young lawyer to center stage at the Supreme Court. But the Kansas case and his own role, he argues, were different from the others in significant ways. His recollections reveal why.

Recalling many events known only to Brown insiders, Wilson re-creates the world of 1950s Kansas, places the case in the context of those times and politics, provides important new information about the state's ambivalent defense, and then steps back to suggest some fundamental lessons about his experience, the evolution of race relations, and the lawyer's role in the judicial resolution of social conflict.

Throughout these reflections Wilson's voice shines through with sincerity, warmth, and genuine humility. Far from a self-serving apology by one of history's losers, his memoir reminds us once again that there are good people on every side of the issues that divide us and that truth and meaning are not the special preserve of history's winners.
ISBN/SKU: 
0700607099

AFRICAN AMERICAN FIRSTS: FAMOUS LITTLE-KNOWN AND UNSUNG TRIUMPHS OF B

$16.00
An addictive, authoritative reference book a lively who's-who of the most creative, innovative and successful African Americans from colonial times to present day.

The updated version features the historic election of Barack Obama.

Includes over 75 pages of photographs of famous African Americans like Josephine Baker, Arthur Ashe, Harriet Tubman, Alexander Twilight, and many more.

"A Black history buff's dream." Ebony

"From the name of the first millionaire to the first million-copy bestselling author, here are some occasions to cheer and weep about." Booklist

Did you know that...

African-American inventors designed the traffic light, the gas mask, and the first railroad telegraph system...

An African-American doctor performed the first open-heart surgery...

An African-American explorer reached the North Pole before Admiral Peary....

A gorgeous African-American entertainer won the French Legion of Honor for her bravery in World War II...

Excluded from the history books, overlooked in the classroom, and neglected in the media, African Americans have long been denied an accurate picture of their contributions to our nation from colonial days to the present. Now, after mining old documents, records, letters, family histories and government files, this authoritative resource book reveals over 450 "firsts" by African Americans--wonderful accomplishments achieved often despite poverty, discrimination, and racism.

Leaders in government, entertainment, education, science and medicine, the law, military, and in the business world, African Americans have made their mark. Now with African-American Firsts, we can see how very high has been their reach and how very great their honors.

Over 75 Pages of Photographs

ISBN/SKU: 
0758241666

AFRICAN SAINTS: SAINTS MARTYRS AND HOLY PEOPLE FROM THE CONTINENT O

$22.95
Africa is a deeply spiritual continent and yet has relatively few canonized saints. This book shares the wonderful and often heroic stories of people of faith from the continent of Africa.
ISBN/SKU: 
082451971X

GIFTED HANDS: BEN CARSON STORY (RACK SIZE) (P)

$6.99
Ben Carson, M.D., works medical miracles. Today, he's one of the most celebrated neurosurgeons in the world. In Gifted Hands, he tells of his inspiring odyssey from his childhood in inner-city Detroit to his position as director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33. Ben Carson is a role model for anyone who attempts the seemingly impossible as he takes you into the operating room where he has saved countless lives. Filled with fascinating case histories, this is the dramatic and intimate story of Ben Carson's struggle to beat the odds -- and of the faith and genius that make him one of the greatest life-givers of the century.
ISBN/SKU: 
0310214696