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21 Neilson, Many. Even Mississippi. Foreword by Jack Bass.
Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, [1958]. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), xiv, 199 pp. Fine (As New), in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. “...A well-crafted and engaging account that is not only good reading but also a penetrating commentary on several social, political, and historical themes. This is the story of Robert Clark's two unsuccessful campaigns for a congressional seat, in 1982 and 1984, and is written by the young woman who served as the only white staff member during the first campaign and one of a few whites during the second...Even Mississippi is the story of a girl, a family, struggling with two powerful worlds, one dying and the other in the process of birth. In the isolation of a small town, Neilson recounts how the acculturation process worked in Mississippi and how it effectively molded blacks and whites. Ole Miss, manners, and morals aside, there is something here that measures the heartbeat of what we once called the South...” 
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22 Potter, Joan with Constance Claytor. African-American Firsts: Famous, Little-Known and Unsung Triumphs of Blacks in America. Illustrated by Alison Munoz.
Elizabeth Town, NY: Pinto Press, [1994]. 
Octavo, softbound, xiv, 336 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner inscription. Read the fascinating stories of more than 400 breakthrough achievements by men and women who dared to succeed...from America's beginnings to today...over 75 pages of photographs. 
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23 Rabby, Glenda Alice. The Pain and the Promise: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Tallahassee, Florida.
Athens: The University of Georgia Press, [1999]. First Edition. 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), ix, 330 pp. Fine, in a Fine, mylar protected dust jacket. “While Florida is rarely considered a traditional southern state, its history of race relations reveals otherwise. This study of the civil rights movement in Florida's captial during the 1950s and 1960s shows that Tallahassee was a key player in the South during that era, hosting the region's most successful bus boycott in 1956 and protest activities by the Congress for Racial Equality that were among that organization's first in the Deep South. Drawing on eyewitness accounts and local newspaper coverage, Glenda Alice Rabby chronicles events from the 1951 murder of an NAACP offical to the final integration of public schools in 1970. She analyzes the shifting goals of the civil rights movement, the complex relations between civil rights organizations, and the activism of Florida A & M students. She also tells how the Tallahassee bus boycott provided national exposure for its spokesman Charles Kenzie Steele and documents for the first time the extraordinary leadership of women, notably Patricia and Priscilla Stephens. The Pain and the Promise describes an important chapter in civil rights history that establishes Florida's rightful place in that story.” 
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24 Reed, Merl E. Seedtime for the Modern Civil Rights Movement: The President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice, 1941-1946.
Louisiana State University Press, (1991). First Edition, First Printing. 
Octavo, orange cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, x + 384 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket jacket. From dust jacket: During World War II, influential black leaders, tired of discrimination in the defense industries and segregation in the armed forces, called for a massive demonstration of protest in the nation's capital. Concerned that the proposal 1941 March on Washington Movement would spark a racial violence, embarrass the government, or possibly even fracture the Democratic party, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, creating the President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice. Established to receive and investigate complaints of discrimination in war industries and in governmental departments and agencies, the FEPC became the first federal agency since Reconstruction to deal exclusively with minority problems. Merl E. Reed's Seedtime for the Modern Civil Rights Movement provides the first general study of the FEPC in almost forty years. Utilizing previously untapped sources, including the FEPC's vast collection of case records, Reed describes the founding and activities of the highly controversial agency and explores topically and in depth some of the problems the FEPC and its regional offices sought to resolve. His enlightening study also offers new information on wartime defense training, regional patterns of job discrimination, and emplopyment problems of ethnic groups other than blacks. Of major significance is Reed's examination of the FEPC's operations within the wartime Washington bureaucracy and the repeated attempts by opposition forces to weaken and destroy the agency. Reed shows that the committee pursued its agenda by using the clout of the War Manpower Commission, the War Department, and other governmental bodies. 
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25 Sanborn, F. B., ed. The Life and Letters of John Brown, Liberator of Kansas, and Martyr of Virginia.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1885. 
1st edition. Octavo, terra-cotta cloth, [ix], 645 pp. Portraits, facsimiles. Very Good; light scuffing. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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26 Saunders, Doris E., ed. The Kennedy Years and the Negro: A Photographic Record. Edited by Doris E. Saunders. Introduction by Andrew T. Hatcher. Designed by Herbert Temple.
Chicago: Johnson Publishing Co., 1964. 
Quarto, color-illustrated wrappers, stapled, xiii, 143 pp. Photos. Near-Fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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27 Sill, Harold D., Jr. Misbehavin' with Fats: A Toby Bradley Adventure. Drawings by Mike Eagle.
Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., [1978]. 
Octavo, brown boards, 95 pp. Near-Fine, with slight edgewear, in a like dust jacket. “In his short life of thirty-nine years, Fats Waller wrote the music for over four hundred songs. In addition to this tremendous productivity, he appeared as pianist, organist and vocalist on three hundred records...Toby Bradley takes a trip through time to see Fats Waller in action -- growing up in Harlem, on grueling road trips through the South, back in Harlem for rent parties, pick-up band sessions, and one bang-up evening at the Frank ‘n' Stein Club.” 
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28 Stevens, Charles Emery. Anthony Burns: A History.
Williamstown, Mass.: Corner House, 1973. Reprint of the 1856 edition. 
Octavo, cloth, 295 pp. Very Good in a somewhat rubbed and chipped dust jacket. 
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29 Stokes, Anson Phelps. A Brief Biography of Booker Washington.
Hampton Institute Press, 1936. First Edition. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), x, 42 pp. Frontis. portrait. Near-Fine,with slight wear to ends of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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30 Weiner, Mark S. Black Trials: Citizenship from the Beginnings of Slavery to the End of Caste.
New York: Knopf, 2004. 
Advance Review Copy. Octavo, softbound, xvii, 403 pp. Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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31 Wideman, John Edgar. The Stories of John Edgar Wideman.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1992. 
Octavo, red cloth & black board, 432 pp. Fine in a like dust jacket. Wideman writes intensely lyrical and rageful stories about African-Americans from all walks of life in Homewood, a black section of Pittsburgh - stories about ancestors, family, and lovers caught in the vortex of American history and haunted by their own particular demons. ‘Here are luminous stories, informed by the metaphysics of the blues, about the sublimities and terrors of the human condition.' Winner of the prestigious PEN Faulkner Award. 
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