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Invitation to Prof. H. P. Fredericks' Third Full Dress Ball, Reception and Banquet Corning, New York
1 Invitation to Prof. H. P. Fredericks' Third Full Dress Ball, Reception and Banquet Corning, New York
Corning NY 1902 Ephemera Near Fine 
This invitation is NF except for an old, horizonatal fold across middle, from from having been put into a pocket. ; B&W Photographs; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 4 pages; Invitation has a photo on front of distinguished gentleman in full formal wear -- I assume that this man is Prof. Fredericks. Interior lists various Committees and members for what was obviously a large and important event in Corning, NY. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Journal of Negro Education The Health Status and Health Education of Negroes in the United States
2 The Journal of Negro Education The Health Status and Health Education of Negroes in the United States
Washington DC Howard University Summer, 1949 Vol. XVIII Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light wear and toning around the edges; general overall aging. Some sunning on wraps. Still square and securely bound. ; Yearbook; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 443 pages; This is a special issue of Health issues related to African-Americans. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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New Jersey Manual Training and Industrial School Bordentown, New Jersey, (???)
3 (???) New Jersey Manual Training and Industrial School Bordentown, New Jersey
Bordentown New Jersey Manual Training and Industrial School ca. 1920 First Edition Softcover 
This is a small single-fold pamphlet on slick paper. The front and back pages are photographs of the New Jersey Manual Training and Industrial School Quartette and the school dining room, gymnasium and auditorium. The interior pages discuss the mission of the school and the community nature of the campus. The pamphlet has light wear and aging and is about near fine. This New Jersey School's full name was New Jersey State Manual Training and Industrial School for Colored Youth. It was founded in 1886 and became known as the "Tuskegee of the North" since it followed the patterns and precepts of Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee Institute. Located in Bordentown, NJ and sometimes called the Bordentown School, this institution was one of a number of African-American colleges that taught primarily vocational courses, though there were classes in other academic areas as well. The pamphlet is not dated but this appears to be early 20th century. Uncommon piece of African-American educational ephemera. ; B&W Photographs; Oblong 48mo 3˝" - 4" tall; 4 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Program: Closing Exercises of the Evening Industrial School, New York City, 1909, (???)
4 (???) Program: Closing Exercises of the Evening Industrial School, New York City, 1909
New York Evening Industrial School 1909 First Edition Softcover Very Good- 
Single fold program on higher quality newsprint for the Closing Exercises of the Evening Industrial School in New York City in 1909. The Principal of the School was William L. Bulkley. This program seems to have been adhered to a scrapbook or something similar. The removal of this from its source has resulted in loss on three of the four back page corners. Otherwise this program would be close to near fine. As it is, it is VG- with noted problems. The Booker T. Washington era was the heyday of Black “industrial education” which, while well-intentioned for its social and economic benefit, relegated many African-American students to non-academic curricula. Most progressive of these institutions was the New York City school, directed by a Black Principal who was the most far-sighted educator concerned with the problems of large-scale African-American Southern migration to New York City. His graduation program included speeches, musical performances, “A Word of Advice to the Graduates” by liberal Rabbi Stephen Wise, and words of “commendation” by former pupils including one who aspired to be a “janitor-engineer”. Nice and uncommon bit of early 20th century African-American ephemera.; Small 8vo 7˝" - 8" tall; 4 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Program, Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn, (Harry M. Stevens, pub.)
5 (Harry M. Stevens, pub.) Program, Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn
New York Harry M. Stevens, Inc. 1941 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Stapled, pictorial program for the June 18, 1941 World Championship Heavyweight Fight between Joe Louis and Billy Conn. Included with the program is a Scorecard for use by fans and a business card for Tillie's Chicken Grille on West 133rd Street in New York. This was an important fight in Louis' career since Conn led on the judge's cards after 13 rounds but Louis rallied for a knockout to retain the Championship. The program has some light wear from use along with a two inch slit at the top of the spine. ; Color and B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 16 pages 
Price: 475.00 USD
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Write in Georgia -- Broadside, (Williams, Hosea)
6 (Williams, Hosea) Write in Georgia -- Broadside
Atlanta Write In Georgia 1966 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Mimeographed sheet with foldlines where it was once in a pocket. The bottom edge indicates that this 8 1/2 X 7 sheet was torn from a larger sheet, possibly because it was double-printed to save paper. This was a broadside, posted at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia, announcing a meeting on October 31 on the Quadrangle to hear Civil Rights leader, Hosea Williams, and Atlanta "Businesswoman of the Year" nominee, Bolton Lunceford, speak in favor of writing in Ellis Arnall in the Gubernatorial race. Arnall had received a plurality in the Democtatic Primary but had lost the run-off to Lester Maddox when third place finisher, Jimmy Carter, declined to endorse Arnall. (Carter's refusal to endorse Arnall probably allowed him to win his next run for Georgia governor and more.) At any rate, Arnall became a write-n candidate in the General Election between Maddox and Republican, Bo Callaway. Arnall's votes ultimately assured Maddox's elction. tHe broadside is of particular interest because of the reference to Hosea Williams of the SCLC and a Civil Rights worker with Martin Luther King. ; Oblong 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 1 pages 
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7 ???? The Outlook, June 11, 1904
New York The Outlook Company 1904 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Stapled white wraps with black titles. Light edge, corner and surface wear along with a small address label on front. Important article on The South and the Negro: All Sorts and Conditions of Black Folks by Ernest Hamlin Abbott. Other articles in this issue are mainly on foreign affairs, including one by the quite young George Kennan. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 335-382 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 ???? The Outlook, September 17, 1904
New York The Outlook Company 1904 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Stapled white wraps with black titles. Light edge, corner and surface wear along with a small address label on front. Important article on Negro Enterprise: An Institutional Church. Other articles in this issue are mainly on politics, including one by the quite young George Kennan. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 151-198 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Eldridge Cleaver Broadside, A A R M
9 A A R M Eldridge Cleaver Broadside
San Francisco African-American Resource Machine (1980) Softcover Very Good 
Xeroxed flyer for an event sponsored by the African-American Resource Machine in San Francisco featuring Eldridge Cleaver. There is a bit of hand-coloring in red, upper right. The flyer is in VG condition with both vertical and horizontal folds that have flattened over time. I am not sure of this event or the date; my guess is the 1980's. Striking image. ; Silhouette; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 1 pages 
Price: 150.00 USD
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10 Aaron, Hank with Lonnie Wheeler I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story
New York Harper Collins Publishers 1991 0060163216 / 9780060163211 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book and jacket are about fine with only very minor shelf wear. Excellent autobiography of the real all time home run king. First Edition. First Printing. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 333 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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On the Shoulders of Giants, Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
11 Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem On the Shoulders of Giants
New York Simon & Schuster 2007 1416534881 / 9781416534884 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Book and jacket are about Fine except for a remainder mark on the top foredge. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has signed on the second free endpaper, "For Sal, Abdul-Jabbar." This book is Abdul-Jabbar's take on the Harlem Renaissance. He was born in Harlem, and this book is a personal journey for him. Foreword by Quincy Jones. First edition. First printing. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 274 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Singing the Master : The Emergence of African American Culture in the Plantation South, Abrahams, Roger D.
12 Abrahams, Roger D. Singing the Master : The Emergence of African American Culture in the Plantation South
New York Pantheon Books 1992 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Book and jackethave only a hint of shelf wear. Beautiful copy. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 341 pages; Signed by Abrahams on ffep, with inscription. Scholarly, but very readable, study of the way African-Americans, first as slaves and later as citizens, developed a distinctive culture in the United States. Abrahams uses the clebratory cornshucking party on Southern plantations as the gateway to understanding cultural development. Author is Professor of Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania. ; Signed by Author 
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The Negro, a Selected Bibliography, Adult Department Staff, Countee Cullen Branch
13 Adult Department Staff, Countee Cullen Branch The Negro, a Selected Bibliography
New Tork New York Public Library 1950 6th Revised Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Stapled beige wraps with black titles and illustration. Very light wear and aging. Close to near fine. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 17 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Negro, a Selected Bibliography, 1951-1954, Adult Department Staff, Countee Cullen Branch
14 Adult Department Staff, Countee Cullen Branch The Negro, a Selected Bibliography, 1951-1954
New York New York Public Library 1951-1954 Cumulative Revision Softcover Very Good 
Stapled pale green wraps with black titles and illustration. Very light wear with age-toning along edges both interior and exterior. Numeral on front top right corner (see scan. ) Close to near fine otherwise. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 55-62 pages; This revision of the annual list of African-American works was a cumulative listing from the previous three years. Excellent reference work. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Tell Me How Willing Slaves Be, Alakoye, Adesanya
15 Alakoye, Adesanya Tell Me How Willing Slaves Be
DeRidder Energy BlackSouth Press 1976 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine 
Tan, printed, staplebound wrappers; errata slip laid in. Alakoye's first poetry collection; Published by Amos Zu-Bolton's Energy BlackSouth Press. This was the first chapbook in a proposed series of 13. Alakoye dies in 1980. First Edition. First Printing. ; Hoo-Doo Blackseries, No. 1; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated pages 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The History of the Helping Hand Club of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, Allen, Lida (et al)
16 Allen, Lida (et al) The History of the Helping Hand Club of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church
Washinton DC The Associated Publishers 1948 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
Dark green cloth with gilt titles. Some light edge, corner and surface wear along with light aging. Square and securely bound. The book is about VG+. It chronicles the founding, growth and work of a group of women within the African-American Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington, DC, that provided assistance to those with need. In the Introduction, Carter Woodson is thanked for his help in proofreading and in getting the book published. Scarce title, not in Blockson. ; Small 8vo 7˝" - 8" tall; 86 pages 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Historical Reflections: the Community and the Afro-American Pioneer Physicians of Columbus, Ohio, Allen, Wm. Kenneth M. D.
17 Allen, Wm. Kenneth M. D. Historical Reflections: the Community and the Afro-American Pioneer Physicians of Columbus, Ohio
Blacklick OH Contronics Systems, Inc. 1989 First Edition; First Printing Spiral bound Near Fine with no dust jacket 
This copy has only traces of corner wear. ; B & W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 59 pages; This is a self-published compendium dealing with African-American physicians in the Columbus Ohio area. Quite scarce. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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Autograph of Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Amiri Baraka -- Autograph
18 Amiri Baraka -- Autograph Autograph of Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
Unknown Amiri Baraka ca 2000 Softcover Fine 
3X5, unlined index card signed by Amiri Baraka, along with his birth name (LeRoi Jones) in parentheses, Suitable for framing with a photograph. ; 64mo 3" - 4˝" tall; 1 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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This Was Harlem, A Cultural Portrait 1900-1950, Anderson, Jervis
19 Anderson, Jervis This Was Harlem, A Cultural Portrait 1900-1950
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 1982 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
Book is NF except for light stain on top foredge. Jacket has had a bump that has caused some small closed tears and creasing. Jacket is quite attractive in Mylar. Very nice copy overall. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 390 pages; Solid, interesting history of Harlem in its heyday. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Presbyterianism. Its Relation to the Negro. Illustrated by the Berean Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, with Sketch of the Church and Autobiography of the Author, Anderson, Matthew
20 Anderson, Matthew Presbyterianism. Its Relation to the Negro. Illustrated by the Berean Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, with Sketch of the Church and Autobiography of the Author
Philadelphia John McGill White & Co. 1897 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
Deep maroon cloth over boards with gilt titles. Some edge and corner wear. Rear cover has a number of small (less than a dime) stains that have lightened the maroon color. Some light interior toning, mainly on endpapers. Square and securely bound. Solid copy of this rather uncommon book. ; B&W Photographs; Small 8vo 7˝" - 8" tall; 263 pages; Study of African-Americans and the Presbyterian Church. Anderson founded the Berean Institute in Philadelphia as well as the Berea Presbyterian Church. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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