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  • Freedom's Crucible: The Underground Railroad in Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas, 1854-1865: A Reader by Sheridan, Richard B. (editor)
    Sheridan, Richard B. (editor)
    Freedom's Crucible: The Underground Railroad in Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas, 1854-1865: A Reader

    Lawrence: University of Kansas, 2000. 190 pages. ISBN: 9780936352152.

    Later printing. A fine copy in wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 252112
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  • Black Spark, White Fire: Did African Explorers Civilize Ancient Europe? by Poe, Richard
    Poe, Richard
    Black Spark, White Fire: Did African Explorers Civilize Ancient Europe?

    First Edition

    Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing, 1997. 554 pages. Explores "evidence from linguistics, archaeology, and anthropology, suggesting that Egyptian explorers may have landed in Greece 3 to 4,000 years ago, reared cities and pyramids, established cults, and founded royal dynasties" -- from the front flap. Foreword by Molefi Kete Asante. With an 8-page section of illustrations in black-and-white. ISBN: 086874507586.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the title page and dated 1998. From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould.

    Book ID: 236416
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  • Ruchell Magee: Solitary Slave Strike by [Magee, Ruchell]
    [Magee, Ruchell]
    Ruchell Magee: Solitary Slave Strike

    (N.-pl. but San Francisco Bay Area): (n.p.), 1973. 8-1/2 by 11 inches. Flyer, reproduced from typescript with a handwritten headline and call to "Support Ruchell." Issued to garner support for Magee, then beginning a hunger strike to protest his pre-trial treatment. The flyer refers to the "Marin Courthouse Slave Rebellion" and to Ruchell Cinque Magee (Magee took the name of the leader of the Amistad slave ship rebellion). ISBN: 281AIB1017803.

    A few spots on the left margin, else near fine. [webonly]

    Book ID: 79652
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  • Support the Black Panther Party by Campus Friends of SNCC
    Campus Friends of SNCC
    Support the Black Panther Party

    Berkeley, CA: Campus Friends of SNCC, [1966]. 2 pages (single sheet, printed both sides). 8-1/2 by 11 inches. In 1966, Stokely Carmichael, a leader and later head of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, set up the Lowndes County Freedom Organization (LCFO), in rural Alabama. The group organized the black residents of an overwhelmingly African American region of the state to secure voting rights and elected offices. By state law, the LCFO was required to adopt an emblem. They chose the black panther to contrast with the ruling Democratic Party's white rooster.

    This flyer announces an organizational meeting to support the LCFO, emphasizing its informal name, the "Black Panther Party." Huey Newton and Bobby Seale formed their Black…

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    Berkeley, CA: Campus Friends of SNCC, [1966]. 2 pages (single sheet, printed both sides). 8-1/2 by 11 inches. In 1966, Stokely Carmichael, a leader and later head of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, set up the Lowndes County Freedom Organization (LCFO), in rural Alabama. The group organized the black residents of an overwhelmingly African American region of the state to secure voting rights and elected offices. By state law, the LCFO was required to adopt an emblem. They chose the black panther to contrast with the ruling Democratic Party's white rooster.

    This flyer announces an organizational meeting to support the LCFO, emphasizing its informal name, the "Black Panther Party." Huey Newton and Bobby Seale formed their Black Panther Party three months later, on October 15, 1966. Rare with no copies in OCLC (although copies are in the Litwack collection at Yale and the Yuen archive at UC Berkeley). This is one of the first uses of the black panther as a political symbol in the San Francisco Bay Area and directly connects the (mostly white) local SNCC organization with the origins of the Black Power movement. ISBN: 281AIB1021042.

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    Folded twice, else near fine. [webonly] [JSP01; JHG2019]

    Book ID: 93630
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  • Conversations With Richard Wright by [Wright, Richard] Kinnamon, Keneth and Michel Fabre (editors)
    [Wright, Richard] Kinnamon, Keneth and Michel Fabre (editors)
    Conversations With Richard Wright

    First Edition

    Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1993. 253 pages. A collection of interviews with the author of Native Son. ISBN: 9780878056323.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 191580
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  • Rethinking Race: Franz Boas and His Contemporaries by Williams, Vernon J.
    Williams, Vernon J.
    Rethinking Race: Franz Boas and His Contemporaries

    First Edition

    Lexington: Univ Press of Kentucky, (1996). 152 pages. ISBN: 9780813119632.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 210926
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  • They Came in Chains: Americans from Africa (The Peoples of America Series) by Redding, J. Saunders [James Thomas Saunders Redding]
    Redding, J. Saunders [James Thomas Saunders Redding]
    They Came in Chains: Americans from Africa (The Peoples of America Series)

    First Edition

    Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1950. 320 pages. "The tragic, triumphant drama of the evolution of the American Negro from slavery to citizenship" -- from the jacket cover. ISBN: 281AIB1038105.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 190457
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  • Enroll Me in the Cause by National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Northern California Branch)
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Northern California Branch)
    Enroll Me in the Cause

    (San Francisco?): NAACP (Northern California Branch), (n.d. but 1960s?). 4-12 by 2-5/8 inches. A small, one-sided enrollment card for the NAACP. ISBN: 281AIB1041767.

    A bit grubby, but near fine.

    Book ID: 210010
    Keywords: Black Studies, Ephemera
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  • Membership Enrollment Card by National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    Membership Enrollment Card

    New York: NAACP, 1920s. 4-3/4 by 3 inches. Small integrated membership form and envelope. With a pre-filled date, "192_". ISBN: 281AIB1041768.

    Fine.

    Book ID: 210011
    Keywords: Black Studies, Ephemera
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  • Darkey Ditties: Poems by Henderson, Elliott B.
    Henderson, Elliott B.
    Darkey Ditties: Poems

    First Edition

    Columbus, OH: (the author), 1915. 54 pages. An African-American poet's dialect poems. ISBN: 281AIB1040435.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy (some spotting to front cover) in burgundy cloth. Inscribed by the author to Chester Bryan, the State Treasurer of Ohio, in 1919.

    Book ID: 204751
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  • Soul Sister by Halsell, Grace
    Halsell, Grace
    Soul Sister

    First Edition Thus

    Greeenwich, CT: Fawcett, 1970. 224 pages. The account of a white journalist's experiences posing as an African American. ISBN: 281AIB1042582.

    First mass market edition (first printing). Very good to near fine in wrappers. Inscribed by Halsell, "For Professor Stephen Jay Gould, with my admiration for your view of life. Grace Halsell, 9.21.74."

    Your cataloguer would like to know the story behind the inscription. At the time, Gould had yet to publish a single book and his Mismeasure of Man, a scientific refutation of racial superiority myths, would not be published until 1981. The inscription suggests that Gould may have already been thinking about the subject in the early 1970s. A remarkable association copy.

    Book ID: 214380
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  • Needed (Public Citizen #1. President of the United States in Exile. Inaugurated 3-4-69) by [Gregory, Dick]
    [Gregory, Dick]
    Needed (Public Citizen #1. President of the United States in Exile. Inaugurated 3-4-69)

    1969. 17-1/2 by 22-1/2 inches. Black-and-white poster with two mugshot-style portraits of Gregory with the word Needed below in large type. In 1968, Dick Gregory, an African American comedian and civil rights activist, ran a write-in campaign for president under the Freedom and Peace party banner (this was a splinter group from the Peace and Freedom party). Gregory ran with three different Vice Presidential candidates, Mark Lane (JFK conspiracy theorist), the pediatrician Benjamin Spock, and the journalist David Frost. Presaging Steven Colbert's comedic involvement in politics, the very idea that Gregory, a black man, might run for president was a joke in itself at the time. He garnered some 48,000 votes (according to Wikipedia, so how can that be wrong?)…

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    1969. 17-1/2 by 22-1/2 inches. Black-and-white poster with two mugshot-style portraits of Gregory with the word Needed below in large type. In 1968, Dick Gregory, an African American comedian and civil rights activist, ran a write-in campaign for president under the Freedom and Peace party banner (this was a splinter group from the Peace and Freedom party). Gregory ran with three different Vice Presidential candidates, Mark Lane (JFK conspiracy theorist), the pediatrician Benjamin Spock, and the journalist David Frost. Presaging Steven Colbert's comedic involvement in politics, the very idea that Gregory, a black man, might run for president was a joke in itself at the time. He garnered some 48,000 votes (according to Wikipedia, so how can that be wrong?) and then staged a mock inaguration in Washington, DC, as President in Exile, promising to set up a "Black House", to counter the Nixon White House. Mark Lane took the oath as Vice President by phone. This poster was issued in conjunction with that event. See Jet Magazine, March 20, 1969. ISBN: 281AIB1023434.

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    Fine.

    Book ID: 103846
    Keywords: Black Studies, Poster
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  • Blue Grass Ballads and Other Verse by Visscher, William Lightfoot
    Visscher, William Lightfoot
    Blue Grass Ballads and Other Verse

    Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1969. 222 pages. Verse; a facsimile of the 1900 edition. Black Heritage Library Association. ISBN: 9780836986761.

    Second printing of this edition. A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued.

    Book ID: 172286
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  • Paradise Valley Days: A Photo Album Poetry Book of Black Detroit, 1930's to 1950's by Metoyer, Herbert R. (editor)
    Metoyer, Herbert R. (editor)
    Paradise Valley Days: A Photo Album Poetry Book of Black Detroit, 1930's to 1950's

    First Edition

    Detroit Black Writer's Guild, (1998). 112 pages. 8-7/8 by 11-1/4 inches. Poems, stories and profiles of residents of Detroit's lower east side and the vibrant black mecca that thrived there. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photo reproductions. ISBN: 9781888754025.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 218236
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  • Down in Tennessee and Back by Way of Richmond by Kirke, Edmond (pseudonym of James R. Gilmore)
    Kirke, Edmond (pseudonym of James R. Gilmore)
    Down in Tennessee and Back by Way of Richmond

    Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1971. 282 pages. Facsimile reprint; original published in 1864. The Black Heritage Library Collection. ISBN: 9780836988062.

    A near fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued.

    Book ID: 172284
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  • If the Sands of the Seas Were Pearls by Johnson, James Weldon (words) and Will Marion [Cook] (music)
    Johnson, James Weldon (words) and Will Marion [Cook] (music)
    If the Sands of the Seas Were Pearls

    First Edition

    New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co, 1914. 6 pages. The multi-talented Johnson was an early black leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a Consul in Latin America, and the author of a number of books. In his spare time, he wrote songs like this one, in partnership with Will Marion Cook, one of the leading African American composers of his day. ISBN: 281AIB1024330.

    Two copies, both very good or better. One, with a list of salon and concert songs numbered 7823 on the final page, and the other with an ad for All Aboard for Dixie Land on the back cover, with the ID number 9609. The former is probably the first issue. Uncommon. Housed in a custom cloth case. [JSP01]

    Book ID: 107685
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  • The Toiler's Life: Poems by Harleston, Edward Nathaniel
    Harleston, Edward Nathaniel
    The Toiler's Life: Poems

    Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1972. 238 pages. Poems by an African American writer first published in 1907. Black Heritage Library Collection. ISBN: 9780836989724.

    A near fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued.

    Book ID: 172282
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  • A Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings and Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro Man (Treasures of the Library of Congress) by Hammon, Briton
    Hammon, Briton
    A Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings and Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro Man (Treasures of the Library of Congress)

    (Norwalk, CT): The Easton Press / Library of Congress, 1989. A fascimile of the original 1760 edition of the "first slave narrative independanty printed in the North American colonies" -- from the publisher's notes. First published in 1760. ISBN: B000C2Q6QS.

    A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Still wrapped in publisher's original paper with gold sticker seal. Small smudge to paper wrapping. Publisher's notes laid in.

    Book ID: 154445
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  • Recollections of the Old Quarter by Gordon, William S.
    Gordon, William S.
    Recollections of the Old Quarter

    Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1972. 142 pages. Remembrances told in dialect of life in Eastern Virginia in the 19th century. The Black Heritage Library Collection reprint of a 1902 original. ISBN: 9780836990225.

    A very good hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Covers a bit scuffed; clean inside.

    Book ID: 172280
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  • The Heart of Happy Hollow by Dunbar, Paul Laurence
    Dunbar, Paul Laurence
    The Heart of Happy Hollow

    Miami, FL: Mnemosyne Publishing, 1969. 309 pages. A facsimile of the 1904 original. ISBN: B0006CTXA0.

    A near fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued.

    Book ID: 172289
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