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Program of the Semicentennial-- The Golden Jubilee-- of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1915--1965

By: (Atlanta University

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Atlanta University: 1965

Seller ID: 15696


This program, printed front and reverse on slick paper, is fine except for a small ding on upper right corner. The front features a B&W photograph of Carter Woodson, and an announcement of the Semicentennial Celebration for the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and a small fundraising/donor coupon (at bottom). This celebration took place October 21-23, 1965 at Atlanta University. The reverse has a detailed schedule of events along with a history of the ... View more info

Twenty-two Years' Work of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute at Hampton, Virginia. : Records of Negro and Indian Graduates and Ex-students with Historical and Personal Sketches and Testimony on Important Race Questions from Within and Without,

By: (Hampton Institute)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Hampton, Normal School Press: 1893

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15824


Deep brown, textured cloth with decorative bands top and bottom along with gilt titles. This copy has been professionally repaired and cleaned. The hinges have been strengthened and some endpapers repaired and reattached. The book is from the Spelman College Library in Atlanta but has only a few stamps, mostly on endpapers and the ghost of a call number sticker on the spine, not immediately noticeable. The association with Spelman may be a plus. Otherwise, the book has o... View more info

Little Willie's Dream Book

By: (Little Willie)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Komar Ltd.: 1977

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 15815


Stapled, pale green wraps with darker green titles and sepia-toned image of Little Willie. Book has only very light wear, an almost new copy. This is a book for producing numbers to bet in a lottery, whether legal or illegal. It is a "dream book" because it consists mainly of a long list of dream subjects and the numbers associated with them. There is also an Introduction on numerology and an astrology section, all offering more advice on numbers to choose. There... View more info

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Club Baby Grand, Harlem, Photo Holder, Nipsey Russell

By: (Nipsey Russell)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Club Baby Grand: ca.1955

Seller ID: 15676


This is an oblong (10 1/2 X 9 1/4) slick, cardboard folder that advertised the Club Baby Grand in Harlem and was designed to hold a photograph of someone visiting the nightspot. If this one ever held a photo, that photo is long gone. The folder is in about VG condition with an old, flat crease on the front bottom corner and three scuffs on the back. The front shows a photo of the front entrance to the club along with a smaller photo of "M.C." Nipsey Russell, popular come... View more info

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Sappy's Barber Shop Sign : For Colored Only

By: (Sappy)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Pittsburg, Ace Printing Co.: ca. 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15441


Pasteboard advertising sign of clockface with yellow background, white numerals and dark metal, movable clock hands. The lettering reads: "Sappy's Barber Shop. Out to Lunch. Be Back At (time indicated by clock hands). Y'all Come Again. For Colored Only." There is toning to various degrees along all edges along with areas of creasing at two upper corners, though this creaing has been flattened over time and is not particularly noticeable. I'm guessing that the dat... View more info

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Carver Movie Brochure - Pinky with Ethel Waters, 1949

By: (Unknown)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alexandria, Carver Movie Theater: 1949

Seller ID: 15656


This is a single-fold, brochure of coming attractions for the Carver Theater in Alexandria, Virginia. The brochure has very light, general wear with even age-toning. On the front and back pages someon has written in pencil. Please see scan. Overall this brochure is in VG to VG+ condition. The brochure came from the collection of an African-American man and seems to have been a part of his collection becaue of the ad for the 1949 movie, Pinky "She Passed For White"... View more info

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Photograph of African-American Man with Two Drums - Fife and Drum Tradition

By: (Unknown)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Northwest Georgia (?), UNknown: ca. 1940

Seller ID: 15664


Small, B&W photograph of an African-American man outside playing a snare drum with a bass drum to the side. The photo has a light double image at the bottom and has some light wear and aging but is in excellent condition overall. This photo is significant because it almost certainly shows a man who is part of a drum and fife group. Drum and fife music in the upper South, northern Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi developed over time after the Civil War. It was a combinati... View more info

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The Church and the Negro : Five Editorial Articles from The Church Standard

By: ???

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Church Standard: 1906

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 15391


Stapled, beige paper self-wraps with black titles. Light edge and corner wear with some aging/toning along edges. Inch or so slit along spine from bottom. Solid, very good copy. This was a reprint of five aticles on African-Americans and the church that had been published in The Church Standard, the magazine of The Episcopal Church. The articles are: "Race Separation," which talks about the Atlanta race riots among other topics; "Religious Division of the Ra... View more info

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The Survival of Domination: Inferiorization and Everyday Life

By: Adam, Barry D.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Elsevier: 1978

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15682


Book and jacket have only very light shelf or surface wear. This book is a study of the ways everyday life causes inferiorization or subordination for Jews, African-Americans and Homosexuals. Written in 1978, the book seems to deal with problems that remain in contemporary society. Very attractive copy. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 179 pages View more info

This Was Harlem, A Cultural Portrait 1900-1950

By: Anderson, Jervis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux: 1982

Edition: 1st Softcover Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15597


This copy has some light edge, corner and surface wear with light diagonal creasing at front corners and two light reading creases on spine. Book is still square and securely bound, a nuice copy of the first softcover edition. This is solid, interesting history of Harlem in its heyday. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 390 pages View more info

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Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience (5 volume set, second edition)

By: Appiah, Kwame Anthony and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 2005

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 15790


This five-volume set came from the Sara Hightower Regional Library in Rome, Georgia, but has minimal library markings. Call numbers appear to have been carefully removed and the only library indicators are a stamp on the top of each edge with the name of the library and a stamp "ROME on each title page. The volumes show very light wear and are certainly near fine except for the minor library stamps. This is an exceptional encyclopedia focussing on the African experience ... View more info

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A Documentary History of the Negro People in the United States

By: Aptheker, Herbert (ed.)

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, The Citadel Press: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15502


Magenta cloth with gilt titles on spine. Some, generally light, edge, corner and surface wear, with rubbing at corners and spine ends. Square and securely bound with no tears or parting. Signed by Aptheker, without inscription on ffep. Introduction by W. E. B. Du Bois. Aptheker was a Marxist historian who was blacklisted in academia during the 1950's because of his membership in the Communist Party. He became one of the foremost champions of the developing study of Afric... View more info

No Name in the Street

By: Baldwin, James

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York City, Dial Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15698


The book has light corner bumps; it is about near fine. Jacket has some small tears, mainly at corners but is still quite attractive. VG. This book was Baldwin's follow-up ti The Fire Next Time and is a combination memoir and argument of racism in America. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 197 pages; One of James Baldwin's novels, set in Harlem, dealing with religion. View more info

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The Sellout

By: Beatty, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Picador: 2016

Edition: Seventh Printing

Seller ID: 15630


Book has only very light shelf wear. It is square and securely bound with an uncreased and uncracked spine. The Selout is a hilarious novel about a black man in LA, who owns a slave and intends to re-segregate the local schools. This is satire that is seriously funny and also quite serious. The New York Times pucked this novel as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year in 2016. It was also a National Books Critics Circle Award Winner. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 289 pages View more info

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Articulate Slang

By: Bluz

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Charlotte, Dynasty Inc. Publishing: 2008

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15430


Pictorial wraps with very light wear at corners, about NF. This volume of poetry is by Bluz, a champion in National and International Poetry Slams. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 107 pages View more info

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Africa and the American Negro Addresses and Proceedings of the Congress on Africa Held Under the Auspices of the Stewart Missionary Foundation for Africa of Gammon Theological Seminary in Connection with the Cotton States and International Exposition 1895

By: Bowen, J. W. E., Prof. (ed.)

Price: $850.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Gammon Theological Seminary: 1896

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15807


Deep green cloth over boards with lightly faded gilt titles and black map of Africa. Some light, unobtrusive scuffing or discoloration on surfaces and light image of residue from a sticker that wrapped around spine toward bottom. This looks like the ghost of a library sticker, but there is no other indication that this copy came from a library. Book is square and binding secure with no tears or parting. This is a solid VG copy of a very scarce title. Gammon Theological S... View more info

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CDV Photograph of Gabriel Giger, First African-American to Vote in Illinois -- along with James Jensen's book, W. E. Bowman: General Photographer

By: Bowman, W. E. (James Jensen)

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Utica, W. E. Bowman, LaSalle County Historical Society: 1870, 1979

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15289


This CDV is most likely of Gabriel Giger (Geiger or even, perhaps, Krieger) who was the first black man to vote in Ottawa, Illinois and maybe in the entire state. The CDV has Bowman's backstamp and it is known that Bowman took a photograph of Giger on the day that he voted. Several pages of confirmatory evidence are included with the CDV as well as a book on W. E. Bowman by James Jensen. The CDV has had the edges rounded to give it an oval shape. It is slightly faded and... View more info

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The Negro in American Fiction

By: Brown, Sterling A.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Washington DC, The Associates in Negro Folk Education: 1937

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15411


Light orange cloth over boards with red and black decoration. No titling on spine. No dustjacket, as issued (?). This copy has light general wear and aging along with a small, light smudge on the front, about two-thirds of the way down near the spine and an area of darker smudges on the rear near the top of the spine. Square and securely bound. This book is rather uncommon in hardback. This was one of a series of books issued by The Associates in Negro Folk Education in ... View more info

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A World View of Race

By: Bunche, Ralph

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Washington DC, The Associates in Negro Folk Education: 1936

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15506


Original, stapled, bronze wrappers with black and deeper bronze title and decoration. Wrappers lightly worn with top corner on rear left torn away. Overall VG. This booklet was Number 4 in the publisher's "Bronze Booklets" series providing "basic facts and progressive views about Negro life." Ralph Bunche was an African-American academic and Diplomat who worked diligently in mediation for the creation of Israel for which he won the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize.... View more info

The Black Scholar, July-August 1974

By: Chrisman, Robert (ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Black World Foundation: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15605


Stapled, black and white wraps with black and white titles and illustration. Some light edge and corner wear with with a faint vertical crease line where the magazine was folded long ago --mostly flattened now. Address label on back. This influential magazine, founded by Robert Chrisman, Nathan Hare and Allan Ross, is still published. This issue is devoted to the subject of The Sixth Pan-African Congress and features articles by Julius Nyerere, Charles C. Diggs, Jr., Sek... View more info