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A bold new approach to management encourages companies to move past the "management by results" model and embrace a new paradigm governed by principles of self-organization, interdependence, and diversity.
A collection of more than 300 letters, speeches, articles, petitions, poems, songs, and works of fiction capturing more than four centuries of African American history and culture in one essential volume that is poignant, painful, celebratory, and inspiring.
An expansive collection of essays on nearly 200 works in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. This book explores MoMA's uneven historical relationship with black artists, black audiences and the broader subject of racial blackness.
Malcolm X became one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century. In this riveting account, he tells of his journey from a prison cell to Mecca, describing his transition from hoodlum to Muslim minister, and how his conversion to true Islam helped him confront his rage and recognize the brotherhood of all mankind.
Written as a letter to his adolescent son, Coates shares the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences. This book clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.
Two award-winning historians seek both to empower African American women and to show their allies that Black women’s unique ability to make their own communities while combatting centuries of oppression is an essential component in our continued resistance to systemic racism and sexism.
"An epic biography of Malcolm X finally emerges, drawing on hundreds of hours of the author's interviews, (and) rewriting much of the known narrative ... Introduced by Payne's daughter and primary researcher, Tamara Payne, who, following her father's death, heroically completed the biography, The Dead Are Arising is a penetrating and riveting work that affirms the centrality of Malcolm X to the African American freedom struggle."-- Provided by publisher.
"The story begins in 1619—a year before the Mayflower—when the White Lion disgorges “some 20-and-odd Negroes” onto the shores of Virginia, inaugurating the African presence in what would become the United States. It takes us to the present, when African Americans, descendants of those on the White Lion and a thousand other routes to this country, continue a journey defined by inhuman oppression, visionary struggles, stunning achievements, and millions of ordinary lives passing through extraordinary history. "
A political history of America's black reparations movement. Includes a stark assessment of the intergenerational effects of white supremacy on black economic well-being and offer a detailed roadmap for an effective reparations program, including a substantial payment to each documented U.S. black descendant of slavery.
A true story of an African American family in Maryland over six generations. The author has reconstructed a unique narrative of black struggle and achievement from paintings, photographs, books, diaries, court records, legal documents, and oral histories.
Harriet Tubman has entered history as one of nineteenth-century America's most enduring and important figures. In this unique biography, Tubman is revealed for the first time as a singular and complex character, a woman who defied simple categorization.
This first collective history and comprehensive collection of the Douglass family writings sheds new light not only on Douglass as a freedom-fighter and family man but on the lives and works of his sons. As civil rights protesters, essayists, autobiographers, and orators in their own right, they each played a vital role in the ‘struggles for the cause of liberty’ of their father.
Art historians have compiled works by contemporary Black artists throughout the southeastern United States. Paintings, drawings, mixed-media compositions, sculptures, and textiles are illustrated alongside insightful texts that situate them in the history of modernism and the context of African American experience in the 20th-century South.
in 1962, African National Congress activist Nelson Mandela was arrested and spent twenty-seven years in a South African jail. During this time, he wrote a multitude of letters to authorities, fellow activists, government officials, and, most memorably, to his courageous wife, Winnie, and his five children. These letters provide insight into how Mandela maintained his inner spirits while living in almost complete isolation, and how he engaged with an outside world that became increasingly outraged by his plight.
A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind. Through his close reading of the visual culture of this tragic era, Gates reveals the many faces of Jim Crow and how, together, they reinforced a stark color line between white and black Americans.
Wells, a fearless antilynching crusader, women's rights advocate, and journalist, refused to accept any compromise on racial inequality. This biography vividly captures Wells's legacy and life, from her childhood in Mississippi to her early career in late-nineteenth-century Memphis and her later life in Progressive-era Chicago.
This book focuses on Black artists empowered by their positions as activists in free Black communities in the North. These early African American visual artists developed ideas and practices that proclaimed Black peoples’ humanity and equal rights.
During the Great Migration, 1915 to 1970, an estimated six million African Americans left their homes in the South in search of a better life in the North. This book reveals the riveting truth behind what drove this mass relocation through three separate first-hand accounts of black Americans, including their fears, hopes, and dreams.
This guide was created by staff and students working at the SCC Library.