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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 and B&W photograph of carter Woodson, and annoucement 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 As... 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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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 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 is 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 comb... 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

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

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

The Black Scholar, May1974

By: Chrisman, Robert (ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Black World Foundation: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15606


Stapled, black and white wraps with black and white titles and illustration. Some light edge, corner and surface wear. 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 Black Health and features articles by Ronald Walters, Frances Cress Welsing, William J. Middleton and many others. ; Volume 5, Number 8; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 64 pages; sold all ... View more info

The Black Scholar, February 1974

By: Chrisman, Robert (ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Black World Foundation: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15607


Stapled, black and white wraps with black and white titles and illustration. Some light edge, corner and surface wear along with a vertical crease where the magazine was folded in the past. The crease has flattened but is noticeable. There is also a scuff near the right edge and some lines in the black area leading into the image. See scan. Address label on back. This influential magazine, founded by Robert Chrisman, Nathan Hare and Allan Ross, is still published. This i... View more info

The Black Scholar, March 1974

By: Chrisman, Robert (ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Black World Foundation: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15608


Stapled, black and white wraps with black and white titles and illustration. Some light edge, corner and surface wear along with some age-toning. 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 Black Science. It features articles by S. E. Anderson, J. Herman Blake, Shirley Graham Du Bois and many others and many others.; Volume 5, Number 6; Small 4to 9&... View more info

Harlem: Voices from the Soul of Black America

By: Clarke, John Henrik

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Athens GA, Signet from New American Library: 1970

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 15593


Orange wraps with black and white titles. Light, general wear with some small scuffs on the back wraps as well as two light diagonal creases on the back bottom corner. Spine is neither creased nor cracked and book feels unread. This is a collection of essays and selections about Harlem by well-known African-American authors, like James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Leroi Jones, and several more. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 215 pages View more info

Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, Fourth Quarter 1974

By: Clarke, John Henrik, et. al. (eds.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Freedomways Association, Inc.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15602


Yellow wraps with B&W drawing of Bessie Smith along with black and white titles. General light wear on edges and corner but with some soiling.toning on wraps. Square and securely bound with an uncreased and uncracked spine. Civil Rights oriented magazine first published during the 1960's This issue features articles by John Conyers, Donald Bogle and others plus a short story by Alice Walker and political cartoons by Brumsic Brandon, Jr. ; Vol. 14, No. 4; B&W Cartoons; 8... View more info

Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, First Quarter 1974

By: Clarke, John Henrik, et. al. (eds.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Freedomways Association, Inc.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15603


Purple wraps with B&W illustration along with black and white titles. General light wear on edges, corners and surface. Square and securely bound with an uncreased and uncracked spine. Feels unread. Civil Rights oriented magazine first published during the 1960's This issue features articles by Jesse Jackson, Clarence Munford, W. D. Wright and others along with poetry by Willard Moore. ; Vol. 14, No. 1; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1-95 pages View more info

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Black Americans in Congress 1870-2007

By: Committee On House Administration

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington DC, US Government Printing Office: 2008

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15685


Book appears as new. Large, fully-illustrated compendium of all African-Americans who have served in the United States Congress. Large, heavy volume will require extra postage. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 803 pages View more info

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"Wid De Moon, Moon, Moon"

By: Cook, Will Marion and William Moore

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G. Schirmer: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15674


Saddle-stitched, pictorial wraps with pale yellow and black tinted image of geese flying with the moon in the background has much edge wears and several tears, a number of which have tape mends. There is a former owner's name (Theda Gschwind) on the front, upper right. Some chipping and tearing on back edge as well as writing in pencil on back. Overall, this copy is in G- condition -- still presentable but with somewhat fragile edges. Will Marion Cook (b. 1869) began as ... View more info

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The Seer of Art and Spirit, Willis "Bing" Davis: Ceremony and Ritual

By: Demerson, Bamidele Agbasegbe

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dayton, Dayton Visual Arts Center: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15632


This small catlog has only very light, general wear. This is a catalog for an exhibition in Dayton, Ohio of Davis's work. It celebrated the artist's 60th birthday, Many nice illustrations. While the book is unpaginated, it has 16 pages. ; Color Photographs; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; Unpaginated pages View more info

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Freedom's Journals: A History of the Black Press in New York State

By: Dodson, Howard et. al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hamilton, Gallery Association of New York State: 1986

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 15634


Stapled, beige wraps with darker brown and black titles and B&W illustration. This catalog has very light, general wear. It was originally published for an exhibition at the Schomburg Center in New York. This second printing was for the travelling exhibition. Very nice copy with many illustrations. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 35 pages View more info

Paul Robeson: A Biography

By: Duberman, Martin Bauml

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Ballentine Books: 1989

Edition: 1st Softcover Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15601


Book has some edge and corner wear along with some light, even age toning on interior page edges. This is a large book and has the general feel of having been read. Though the spine is not creased and book is square and securely bound with no tears or parting.. Overall, a solid copy of this massive biography of Robeson. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 802 pages View more info