A Salute to Black History Month February 26, 2015 – Posted in: Content, In the Stacks, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews – Tags: ,

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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.



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.





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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