This is the gripping story of the civil rights movement in Jackson, Mississippi, told by one of its foremost activists, John R. Salter Jr. In 1961 Salter, then a teacher at Tougaloo Southern Christian College, the private and almost entirely African American school just north of the state capital,... More Info
An impassioned work by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shares a heartfelt argument for equality and an end to racial discrimination that explains why the civil rights struggle is vital to the United States. Reissue.
The influence of media on society is unquestioned. Its reach penetrates nearly every corner of the world and every aspect of life. But it has also been a contested realm, embodying class politics and the interests of monopoly capital. In The Political Economy of Media, one of the foremost media... More Info
"While historians have devoted an enormous amount of attention to documenting how African Americans gained access to formal politics in the mid-1960s, very few have scrutinized what happened next, and the small body of work that does consider the aftermath of the civil rights movement is almost... More Info
Probes the principal contradiction in the jazz world: that between black artistry on the one hand and white ownership of the means of jazz distribution -- the recording companies, booking agencies, festivals, nightclubs, and magazines -- on the other.
Moving Beyond Borders is the first book-length history of Black health care workers in Canada, delving into the experiences of thirty-five postwar-era nurses who were born in Canada or who immigrated from the Caribbean either through Britain or directly to Canada. Karen Flynn examines the shaping... More Info
Born in the United States and enslaved as a child, Harriet Tubman (circa 1820–1913) is one of the best-known figures connected to the Underground Railroad. Through her knowledge and outdoor survival skills, honed through her unpaid labour in the fields and through the later connections she made... More Info
Exposing the linguistic racism that permeates vocabulary about race and equity, this book addresses the importance of unseating the sometimes unrecognized racism of everyday language. The contributors discuss the potential of words to prompt a real change in discourse—and then in the world—and... More Info
The author chronicles his amazing journey from radical Black Panther to his stint at Rikers Island prison, from his awakening while incarcerated at Leavenworth to his rise to chair of Columbia University's School of the Arts film division.
John Henrik Clarke first published this definitive collection in 1974, providing outstanding background on Garvey and the Garvey movement by scholars, critics and contemporaries. A new Introduction by Runoko Rashidi places Garvey and his movement within historical and contemporary contexts and... More Info
A collection of essays authored by a diverse range of innovative thinkers that discusses the roots and current state of the aesthetic of “cool” as it relates to African Americans, from jazz musicians to fashion designers and even pop singer Rhianna. Original.
As award-winning educator Lisa Delpit reminds us?and as all research shows?there is no achievement gap at birth. In her long-awaited second book, Delpit presents a striking picture of the elements of contemporary public education that conspire against the prospects for poor children of color,... More Info
Blind Goddess brings together the most significant writings of practitioners, professors, and advocates to make sense of what is perhaps the nation’s most astonishing and shameful achievement: the highest per capita incarceration of its citizens anywhere in the world, compounded by the shockingly... More Info
A hilarious and satirical look at race relations that is almost too close for comfort, this pseudo-guidebook gives both renters and rentals "much-needed" advice and tips on technique. Reframing actual stories, techniques, requests, and responses gathered from the author's more than 30 years of... More Info
Chronicles the life of the civil rights leader, from his childhood and early education to his work with the NAACP and beyond, becoming one of the most noted African American activists of the century.
In one form or another, slavery has existed throughout the world for millennia. It helped to change the world, and the world transformed the institution. In the 1450s, when Europeans from the small corner of the globe least enmeshed in the institution first interacted with peoples of other... More Info
The mission statements and recruitment campaigns for modern Canadian universities promote diverse and enlightened communities. Racism in the Canadian University questions this idea by examining the ways in which the institutional culture of the academy privileges Whiteness and Anglo-Eurocentric... More Info