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A Salute to Black History Month

  • 1960s, USA --- Martin Luther King Jr. --- Image by © Marvin Koner/Corbis

Before Black History Month wraps up for this year we should remember that 2015 is the 50th anniversary of two seminal events. 

It’s the 50th anniversary of the three Selma to Montgomery marches that were part of the Selma Voting Rights Movement which led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

It’s also the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X.

First a photo salute to Black History Month from the vast archives at Corbis followed by a few selections from our inventory.

Enjoy!

 

Obama Audacity

 

Signed by the President

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama.
Published by Crown, 2006. First Edition, First Printing.

 

 

 

 

3000 Years Black Poetry

 

3000 Years of Black Poetry: An Anthology
Edited by Alan Lomax and Raoul Abdul.

Dodd, Mead, 1970. First Edition, Review copy.

Important comprehensive anthology tracing the history of black poetry from the black Kings of Egypt to contemporary African American poetry.

 

 

 

Paris Noir

 

Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light by Tyler Stovall.

Houghton Mifflin, 1996. First Edition.

Writers profiled include Richard Wright, Chester Himes, James Baldwin, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes and Claude McKay.

 

 

 

 

Reading Room 2013 ML

 

Reading Room by Barbara Earl Thomas. 15″ x 20″, 2013

Book Patrol is delighted to offer a selection of bookish linocuts from noted Northwest artist Barbara Earl Thomas

 

 

 

the negro a beast 2189

 

The Negro a Beast or in the Image of God by Professor Charles Carrol

Savannah: The Thunderbolt, 1968. First published in 1900.

Reprint of Carroll’s infamous racist book with a new three-page introduction by white supremacist J.B. Stoner, who claims “a black revolution and a race war already under way in America.” Scarce.

 

 

Harlem

Harlem

by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Photographs by Alice Attie.

Seagull Books, 2012. First Edition.

“The African American at the end of the nineteenth century was described by W. E. B. Du Bois as two souls in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder. In the United States today, the hyphen between these two souls-African and American, African-American-is still being negotiated.”

 

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