- African-American Healthy: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Health by Richard W. Walker, MD (2011) [ New 613.208996 WALKER ]
- How vitamin D3 and other smart choices can dramatically improve your well-being. Chapters covering hypertension, cancer, stroke, type-2 diabetes, understanding and slowing the aging process, kidney disease, obesity, and a guide to dietary supplements.
- Creating Black Americans: African-American History and its Meanings, 1619 to the Present by Nell I. Painter (2006) [973.0496073 PAINTER]
- Enhanced by nearly 150 images of painting, sculptures, photographs, quilts, and other work by black artists, the book offers a survey of African American history which covers the predominant political, economic, and demographic conditions of black Americans.
- Freedom in my Heart: Voices from the United States National Slavery Museum, edited by Cynthia Jacobs Carter (2008) [306.362 FREEDOM]
- This book goes beyond the textbooks to call forth the unique voices, personal stories, and cultural contributions of slaves and their descendants, demonstrating how enslaved African Americans remained free at
heart to develop a vibrant culture in the face of unspeakable inhumanity.
- The Harlem Renaissance: an explosion of African-American Culture by Richard Worth (2009) [700.89 WORTH]
- Provides the origins and the spirit of the movement, a broad view of the topic, while spotlighting individual writers, musicians, actors and visual artists.
- Harlem Speaks: a Living History of the Harlem renaissance, compiled by Cary d. Wintz (2007) [810.9896073 HARLEM ]
- This showcases the lives and works of the artists, writers and intellectuals of African American culture in the three decades after World War 1.
- Life upon these Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513 - 2008 by Henry Louis Gates (2011) [New 973.0496 GATES]
- Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us a sumptuously illustrated, landmark book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama.
- The Making of African America : the Four Great Migrations by Ira Berlin (2010) [973 BERLIN ]
- A leading historian offers a sweeping new account of the African American experience over four centuries. The author presents the price and the triumphs of a people forcibly and then willingly migrating to America.
- The 100 Best African American Poems: (*but I cheated) edited by Nikki Giovanni (2010) [811.008 ONE]
- Contains one hundred poems from classic and contemporary African American poets, as selected by an award-winning black poet and activist, including such writers as Robert Hayden, Mari Evans, Kevin Young, and Rita Dove.
- The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert that Awakened America by Raymond Arsenault (2009) [782.1092 ANDERSON ]
- On Easter Sunday 1939, the brilliant vocalist Marian Anderson sang before a throng of seventy-five thousand at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington —an electrifying moment and an underappreciated milestone in civil rights history. Though she was at the peak of a dazzling career , Anderson had been barred from performing at the Daughters of the American Revolution's Constitution Hall because she was black. When Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the DAR over the incident and took up Anderson 's cause, however, it became a national issue.
- We Ain't What We Ought to Be: the Black Freedom Struggle, from Emancipation to Obama by Stephen Tuck (2010) [323.1196 TUCK]
- In this history, Stephen Tuck traces the black freedom struggle from the first years of freedom during the Civil War to President Obama's inauguration.
- We Gotta Have It: Twenty Years of Seeing Black at the Movies, 1986 – 2006 by Esther Iverem (2007) [791.4309607 IVEREM]
- Examines African American contributions to film over the past 26 years. Iverem, a former staff member at the Washington Post and Newsday, is an iconoclastic film reviewer who writes from a point-of-view that is both black and female. We Gotta Have It is a collection of her insightful reviews, evocative essays and groundbreaking interviews with everyone from Spike to actors Vin Diesel and Danny Glover to author Alice Walker to director Julie Dash.