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Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow
Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow
by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
“Stony the Road presents a bracing alternative to Trump-era white nationalism. . . . In our current politics we recognize African-American history—the spot under our country’s rug where the terrorism and injustices of white supremacy are habitually swept.  Stony the Road lifts the rug." —Nell Irvin Painter, New York Times Book ReviewA...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song
The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song
by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The instant New York Times bestseller and companion book to the PBS series.“Absolutely brilliant . . . A necessary and moving work.” —Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., author of Begin Again“Engaging. . . . In Gates’s telling, the Black church shines bright even as the nation itself moves uncertainly through the gloaming, seeking justice on earth—as...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Religion & Spirituality
America Behind The Color Line: Dialogues with African Americans
America Behind The Color Line: Dialogues with African Americans
by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The readable companion, in the oral-history tradition of Studs Terkel, to the PBS documentary series, peeking behind the veil "that still, far too often, separates black America from white." Renowned scholar and New York Times bestselling author Gates delivers a stirring and authoritative companion to the major new PBS documentary...
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Colored People
Colored People
by Henry Louis Gates Jr
In a coming-of-age story as enchantingly vivid and ribald as anything Mark Twain or Zora Neale Hurston, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., recounts his childhood in the mill town of Piedmont, West Virginia, in the 1950s and 1960s and ushers readers into a gossip, of lye-and-mashed-potato “processes,” and of slyly stubborn resistance to the...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Politics, History and Current Events
And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK
And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK
by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The companion book to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s PBS series, And Still I Rise—a timeline and chronicle of the past fifty years of black history in the U.S. in more than 350 photos.Beginning with the assassination of Malcolm X in February 1965, And Still I Rise: From Black Power to the White House explores the last half-century of the...
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Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow (Scholastic Focus)
Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow (Scholastic Focus)
by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents a journey through America's past and our nation's attempts at renewal in this look at the Civil War's conclusion, Reconstruction, and the rise of Jim Crow segregation.This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring...
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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross is the companion book to the six-part, six-hour documentary of the same name. The series is the first to air since 1968 that chronicles the full sweep of 500 years of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent and the arrival of the first black conquistador...
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Black in Latin America
Black in Latin America
by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Selected as a 2012 Outstanding Title by AAUP University Press Books for Public and Secondary School LibrariesThe history of how six Latin American countries acknowledge—or deny—their African past 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World during the Middle Passage. While just over 11.0 million survived the arduous journey, only...
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The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: America's First Black Poet and Her Encounters with the Founding Fathers
The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: America's First Black Poet and Her Encounters with the Founding Fathers
by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
In 1773, the slave Phillis Wheatley literally wrote her way to freedom. The first person of African descent to publish a book of poems in English, she was emancipated by her owners in recognition of her literary achievement. For a time, Wheatley was the most famous black woman in the West. But Thomas Jefferson, unlike his contemporaries...
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In Search of Our Roots: How l9 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past
In Search of Our Roots: How l9 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past
by Henry Louis Gates Jr
Unlike most white Americans who, if they are so inclined, can search their ancestral records, identifying who among their forebears was the first to set foot on this country’s shores, most African Americans, in tracing their family’s past, encounter a series of daunting obstacles. Slavery was a brutally efficient nullifier of identity...
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The Future of the Race
The Future of the Race
by Henry Louis Gates Jr, Cornel West
Almost one-hundred years ago, W.E.B. Du Bois proposed the notion of the "talented tenth," an African American elite that would serve as leaders and models for the larger black community. In this unprecedented collaboration, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West--two of Du Bois's most prominent intellectual descendants--reassess that...
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