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Collecting Black Americana

By: Reno, Dawn E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers Inc.: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 16284

ISBN: 051756095X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Book has almost no wear and some light aging, mainly on endpapers; jacket has toning around edges and some very minor wear. While pricing information in this 1986 guide is dated and all the photoa are B&W, the book is still an exceptionally good source of information on African-Americana with a very informative text. The book, unlike many others, does not focus on just racially stereotyped items but considers more serious collectibles including books, photographs and much more. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 150 pages View more info

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A Black Woman Speaks ... Of White Womanhood Of White Supremacy Of Peace

By: Richardson, Beulah (Beah Richards)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, American Women for Peace: 1951

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16411

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled, beige wraps with image of two women -- one black, one white. This copy has only very light general wear and aging. The booklet, which is 12 pages (unpaginated) is a poem written by Richardson in 1951 and read by her at The Women's Workshop at the American Peace Congress held in Chicago in 1951. Richardson is more well-known under the name Beah Richards which she used for her long acting career and under which name later editions of this poem were printed. Richards was nominated for an Oscar in Guess Who's Coming for Dinner and one an Emmy for a guest appearance on the TV show, Frank's... View more info

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Forge Negro-Labor Unity for Peace and Jobs

By: Robeson, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Political Affairs Reprints: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 13326

Condition: Very Good


Stapled self-wraps wir=th black titles and photo of Robeson. Light edge and corner wear with toning along edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 14 pages; Reprint of article that originally appeared in the April, 1976 issue of Political Affairs magazine. The article was from a speech Robeson gave in Chicago in1950. Political Affairs began as a Communist publication but became a more-generalised Marist/leftist journal. This is an interesting bit of political ephemera showing Robeson's connections to Communism. View more info

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Forge Negro-Labor Unity for Peace and Jobs

By: Robeson, Paul

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Political Affairs Reprints: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16436

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled self-wraps wirth black titles and photo of Robeson. This copy has only a hint of wear. Reprint of article that originally appeared in the April, 1976 issue of Political Affairs magazine. The article was from a speech Robeson gave in Chicago in1950. Political Affairs began as a Communist publication but became a more-generalized Marxist/leftist journal. This is an interesting bit of political ephemera showing Robeson's sympathies toward Communism. ; Cover B&W Photograph of Robeson; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 14 pages View more info

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The Negro People and the Soviet Union

By: Robeson, Paul

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New Century Publishers: 1950

Seller ID: 16437

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled, deep brown and white wraps and titles. This copy has what looks like light mottling but actually is part of the printing process. See scan. There is very little wear and/or aging. This small pamphlet presents the text of a speech that Robeson gave at a banquet sponsored by the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on November 10, 1949. This speech was given after the attacks on Robeson supporters at Peekskill, NY. ; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 15 pages View more info

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Souvenir Programme Paul Robeson Peace Arch Concert, August 1, 1954

By: Robeson, Paul, et al

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Union Printers Ltd.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16432

Condition: Very Good-


Stapled, beige program with green titles and green-tinted photograph of Robeson. Some, mainly light, edge and corner wear but with some toning and soiling including several small spots on the wraps. Please see scan. This is a program for the third Peace Arch Concert given by Paul Robeson on the US-Canadian border. Because of Robeson's sympathies toward Communism the US Government had taken his passport and he was not allowed to leave the country. The first Peace Arch Concert was held on the border near Vancouver in 1952. This third Concert was the last. WorldCat locates only one copy of this p... View more info

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Invisible Men: Life in Baseball's Negro Leagues

By: Rogosin, Donn

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 14004

ISBN: 0689113633

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Book is about near fine except for a diagonal crease in the upper right quadrant of the first few endpapers and prelims -- possibly a printing flaw. Jacket has only minor shelf wear except for a small ding at the bottom of the spine. Attractive and solid copy. Interesting account of the Negro Leagues. Intoduction by HOFer, Monte Irvin. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 283 pages View more info

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Eubie Blake

By: Rose, Al

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Schirmer Books: 1979

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15581

ISBN: 0028721705

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Book has only very light shelf wear. Jacket has some edge and corner wear with some slight scuffing and creasing along tob front edge and damage, tearing and creasing, at base of spine. See scan. Very thorough biography of Blake with an excellent assortment of photos. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages View more info

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From Slavery to Wealth: The Life of Scott Bond, the Rewards of Honesty, Industry, Economy, and Perseverance

By: Rudd, Dan. A. and Theo. Bond

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Madison, The Journal Printing Company: 1917

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15399

Condition: Very Good


Deep green cloth with gilt titles and decorations on front and spine. (There were apparently several variants in the color of the cloth none of which takes pecedence.) This copy has some edge, corner and surface wear along with an area of small dark stains on the front. See scan. There is a small (2 1/2 X 3 1/2) rectangle of paper pasted to the top right corner of the rear pastedown. This and a small area of light discoloration at the bottom of the spine may indicate that this copy was once in a library. I can find no other evidence that it was. The book is square and securely bound, a solid c... View more info

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"Tom" An Autobiography with Revised Negro Melodies

By: Rutling, Thomas

Price: $1,850.00

Publisher: Torrington, N. Devon, Thos. J. Dyer, Printer: ca. 1907

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16346

Condition: Very Good


Original printed wrappers, chip to backstrip, otherwise minor wear; foxing to title page and frontispiece, otherwise minimal wear to contents.Overall VG.This is a narrative written by a former member of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Rutling was born a slave in Tennesse and experienced the loss of his mother who was sold. He was freed in 1865 and was able to go to Fisk in Nashville, Tennessee. He became one of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers and stayed with the group until he left them in England and refused to return to America. He became a true celebrity in England. This short autobiography was... View more info

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Letter for Detroit YMCA / NAACP

By: Scruggs, Ramon S.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Detroit, Ramon S. Scruggs: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15260

Condition: Near Fine


Letter has very light aging and mailing folds. About near fine. Ramon S. Scruggs was the first African-American in Detroit to rise to the upper levels of business management, working in the upper echelons at both Michigan Bell and AT&T. He became nationally known and worked diligently for Civil Rights into the 1970's. Before joining Michigan Bell, Scruggs worked for the Detroit Urban League and for the Detroit YMCA. This letter reflects his interest in Civil Rights as he seeks funds from fellow Fisk University graduates for the NAACP National Convention that was to be held in Detroit in 1937. ... View more info

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Character Pieces and Bits of Me

By: Sessions, B. J.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Jacksonville, Jean-Aubrey Ideas, Inc.: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15904

Condition: Near Fine


Book has only very light, general wear and aging -- in tiny ding on bottom right corner, along with light aging. Spine is neither creased nor cracked and book appears unread. Signed twice by author, with name only at half title and with inscroption at colophon. Stated First Edition of this collection of poems by Jacksonville Florida poet, Bettye Sessions. ; B&W Line Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 74 pages View more info

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Othello, The Moor of Venice, Program, 1945

By: Shakespeare, William (Paul Robeson)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Theatre Guild: 1945

Seller ID: 16434

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, beige wraps with red image and titles. Some general, edge, corner and suface wear, though still an attractive VG copy. This program is for the Margaret Webster production of Othello, which rather controversially casrt Paul Robeson as the Moor. Jose Ferrer played Iago and Uta Hagan, Desdemona. There are many photographs from the production with several dramatic shots of Robeson. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Unpaginated pages View more info

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Early Georgia, Fall 2007

By: Shirk, Elizabeth C. (ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Athens, Society for Georgia Archaeology: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16144

Condition: Near Fine


This copy has only very light, general wear. The Table of Contents is listed in the second scan. Early Georgia is a large format magazine devoted to Georgia archaeology. This issue focuses on archaeological work on African-American sites in the state, including: St. Simons Island, Savannah, Gwinnett County, Hephzibah and others. Many illustrations. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 101-182 pages View more info

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Early Georgia, Spring 2008

By: Shirk, Elizabeth C. (ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Athens, Society for Georgia Archaeology: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16145

Condition: Near Fine


This copy has only very light, general wear. The Table of Contents is listed in the second scan. Early Georgia is a large format magazine devoted to Georgia archaeology. This issue focuses on archaeological work on African-American sites in the state, including: Richmond Hill, Ossabaw Island, Bryan County, Milledgeville, Springfield and others. Many illustrations. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 96 pages View more info

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Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising

By: Simmons, Rev. William J., D.D.

Price: $985.00

Publisher: Cleveland, George M. Rewell & Company: 1887

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16455

Condition: Very Good


Deep, bluish-green cloth with gilt and black titles and illustrations. This copy has been professionally repaired at the hinges and cleaned. It has a slight cock toward the spine. There are a few, almost unnoticeable, scuffs or light spots, mostly visible when the book is angled to the light. Overall, this is a very attractive copy of a book that is extremely difficult to find in the first edition. WorldCat lists no copies of this edition in libraries, though the Hathi Trust has a scanned copy from Harvard. The book itself is what its title says, a compilation featuring 177 short biographies o... View more info

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Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery

By: Sims, Lowery Stokes, Kathleen Hulser and Cynthia R. Copeland

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New York Historical Society: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15631

Condition: Near Fine


Some light scuffing along edges; book feels unread. About NF. This book was published as a catlog for the exhibit, Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery, held at the New York Historical Society from June 16, 2006 to January 7, 2007. The catalog features a color plate of a work by each artist in the exhibit. Among the artists are Kara Walker, Betye Saar and Malcolm Bailey. ; Color Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages View more info

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No Disrespect

By: Sister Souljah

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Times Books: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15425

ISBN: 0812924835

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Both book and jacket are near pristine, very close to Fine. This book is a semi-autobiographical, semi-hip hop philosophical work on the life and beliefs of rap artist Sister Souljah. Sister Souljah's views were repudiated by Bill Clinton in 1992 when she suggested that there were no good white people. A politician's repudiation of someone who is basically a supporter is now called a "Sister Souljah Moment." Signed copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 360 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Images of Blacks in American Culture

By: Smith, Jessie Carney (ed.)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Greenwood Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15586

ISBN: 0313248443

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Orange cloth with black titles in red frame. This book has only very light, general shelf wear. Square and secuely bound. Very attractive. The book provides essays by different authorities as well as a selected bibliography on the ways African-Americans have been depicted in various types of American culture from literature to music to film to toys and games. Exceptional resource. Introduction by Nikki Giovanni. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 390 pages View more info

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Support Julian Bond! Join Martin Luther Ling Jr (Broadside)

By: SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and SCLC (Southern Christian Leadeship Conference)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Atlanta, SNCC/SCLC: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16338


Broadside (5.5" X 8.5") with very light wear along edges with a horizontal fold in middle and light aging. Overall, about near fine. On January 10, 1966 Julian Bond was denied his seat in the Georgia Legislature because of his invovlement with SNCC which opposed the Vietnam War. On January 14 there was a protest march in Atlanta in support of Bond. This broadside/flyer was produced by SNCC and the SCLC to encourage participation. It was distributed mainly on college campuses. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was involved in the march and participated. There are wonderful associations on the... View more info

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The Soledad Brothers Newsletter

By: Soledad Bros. Defense Committee

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: (Berkeley), Soledad Bros. Defense Committee: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16564

Condition: Very Good


Eight pages. The middle section (pp. 2-5) are a fold-out poster backed with an article by Angela Davis. This 16¼x11½" newspaper is folded horizontally. It has some edge toning, with small tears and creases; overall about very good. The Soledad Brothers were George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo, and John Cluchette, three African-American activists who were accused of murdering a white prison guard at California's Soledad State Prison. This newspaper, dated May 1, 1971, features commentary by Angela Davis, information about other political prisoners, and illustrations. Just two issues of Soledad ... View more info

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Race Makes the Difference: An Analysis of Sentence Disparity Among Black and White Offenders in Southern Prisons

By: Southern Regional Council

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Southern Regional Council: 1969

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15636

Condition: Very Good+


Side-stapled, light gray wraps with titles white and deep brown lettering. Title is on the ffep showing through a rectangular cutout in the front wrap. Overal, this is a very attractive copy of a somewhat epemeral work. The topic of this report is still quite pertinent today as disparities in prison sentences based on race is common throughout the US. ; Special Report, Southern Regional Council; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 16 pages View more info

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Cooperatives, Credit Unions and Poor People

By: Southern Regional Council

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Southern Regional Council: 1966

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15637

Condition: Very Good


Side-stapled, light gray wraps with titles white and deep brown lettering. Title is on the ffep showing through a rectangular cutout in the front wrap. Some toning along edges along with a tear on the rear front edge. The topic of this report ideals with possibilities of credit and finance for poor people in the South expecially African-Americans. ; Special Report, Southern Regional Council; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 16 +appendix pages View more info

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The Jerry Rescue : October 1, 1851

By: Sperry, Earl E.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Syracuse, The Onondaga Historical Association: 1924

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 11910

Condition: Very Good


Brown paper wraps with beige backstrip and black titles on front. Title has been very neatly lettered on spine. Some edge and corner wear with diagonal creasing on corners, but volume is square and securely bound. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 69 pages; Speech and other material related to the rescue of a slave named Jerry before the Civil War. This volume also contains material related to the resue of another slave named Harriet Powell. View more info

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: A Case Study in Pressure Groups

By: St. James, Warren D., Ph.D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Exposition Press: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15626

Condition: Very Good-


Red cloth with black titles. This book is a former library books with the usual stamps and stickers. It is in VG condition otherwise with light, general wear and some aging. It is still square and securely bound, a solid, usable copy. While published through a vanity publisher, this book is actually the dissertation of the author and seems to be a rather thorough study of the NAACP, an organization to which the author was a member. Introduction by Ulysses S. Donaldson. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 252 pages View more info