The March against fear : the last great walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the emergence of Black power
An account of James Meredith's 1966 Mississippi march to peacefully protest discriminatory practices in voter registration describes the early contributions of such leaders as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Stokely Carmichael to the establishment of the Black Power movement.
How to build a museum : Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture
Tells the story of how the museum on the National Mall got built, from educators and activists, to politicians, architects, curators, construction workers, and ordinary Americans who donated cherished belongings, to honor black citizens.
Between the world and me
In his trademark style -- a mix of lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, essayistic argument, and reportage -- Coates provides readers a thrillingly illuminating new framework for understanding race: its history, our contemporary dilemma, and where we go from here"--
Life in motion : an unlikely ballerina
Documents the author's emotionally dynamic effort to become the third African-American soloist in the history of the American Ballet Theatre, describing the harsh family difficulties she overcame including her mother's highly publicized custody battle to halt her career.
When the beat was born : DJ Kool Herc and the creation of hip hop
An introduction to pioneering DJ Clive Campbell describes how he devised new ways of playing music between dance songs, sharing insight into his youth in 1970s Jamaica and the Bronx, and how his musical achievements helped counter gang violence.
Turning 15 on the road to freedom : my story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March
Shares the story of the youngest person to complete the Selma to Montgomery March, describing her frequent imprisonments for her participation in nonviolent demonstrations and how she felt about her involvement in Civil Rights events.
Profiled by a police officer in spite of his excellent academic achievements and Ivy League acceptance, a high school student navigates the prejudices of classmates and his crush on a white girl by writing a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the hopes that his iconic role model's teachings will be applicable half a century later.
Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first Black paratroopers
Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America's first black paratroopers, who fought against little-known attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II, and "proved that the color of a man had nothing to do with his ability."