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New Books: Black History Month

Welcome to National University Library's virtual display of new and featured books.

Black History Month

Documentary Highlights

All of the following streaming videos are available to NU faculty, staff, and students online; just click a cover to access the documentary.

Freedom Summer (Documentary Poster)  John Lewis: Good Trouble (Documentary Poster)  The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (Documentary Poster)  Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Documentary Poster)  The Black Panthers (Documentary Poster)  Making Black America (Documentary Poster)  King In The Wilderness (Documentary Poster)  Fighting For Respect: African-American Soldiers in World War I (Documentary Poster) 



Recommended Reads (ebooks)

All of the following ebooks are available to NU faculty, staff, and students online; just click a cover to access the ebook. (Did it tell you that you'd "timed out"? Just hit refresh.) Find more help here

BEGIN AGAIN: JAMES BALDWIN'S AMERICA AND ITS URGENT LESSONS FOR OUR OWN  JUST PURSUIT: A BLACK PROSECUTOR'S FIGHT FOR FAIRNESS  LITTLE DEVIL IN AMERICA: NOTES IN PRAISE OF BLACK PERFORMANCE  Jim Crow's Pink Slip : The Untold Story of Black Principal and Teacher Leadership  COOKING GENE;A JOURNEY THROUGH AFRICAN AMERICAN CULINARY HISTORY IN THE OLD SOUTH  HALF AMERICAN: THE EPIC STORY OF AFRICAN AMERICANS FIGHTING WORLD WAR II AT HOME AND ABROAD  African Founders : How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals  Liberated Threads : Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul  PERSONAL LIBRARIAN  FIFTY WORDS FOR RAIN: A NOVEL  Our History Has Always Been Contraband : In Defense of Black Studies   The Poetic Justice : A Memoir  An Introduction to Black Studies   Ideas in Unexpected Places : Reimagining Black Intellectual History  BLACK NERD PROBLEMS  HOW THE WORD IS PASSED: A RECKONING WITH THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY ACROSS AMERICA  ALL THAT SHE CARRIED: THE JOURNEY OF ASHLEY'S SACK, A BLACK FAMILY KEEPSAKE  PROPHETS: A NOVEL  Officer Clemmons : A Memoir  BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG  The Fire Next Time  Dreaming the Present : Time, Aesthetics, and the Black Cooperative Movement  WHITE SPACE, BLACK HOOD: OPPORTUNITY HOARDING AND SEGREGATION IN THE AGE OF INEQUALITY  YOU DON'T KNOW US NEGROES: AND OTHER ESSAYS  Dear science and other stories   How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America : Essays  Space Is the Place : The Lives and Times of Sun Ra  The Agitators : Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's Rights  NEVER CAUGHT: THE WASHINGTONS' RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF THEIR RUNAWAY SLAVE, ONA JUDGE  The Obama Portraits  Those Who Know Don't Say : The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State  OTHER BLACK GIRL: A NOVEL  Represented : The Black Imagemakers Who Reimagined African American Citizenship  I'VE BEEN HERE ALL THE WHILE: BLACK FREEDOM ON NATIVE LAND  A Knock at Midnight : A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom  Black Imagination : Black Voices on Black Futures  The Secret Lives of Church Ladies  Recovering Black Storytelling in Qualitative Research : Endarkened Storywork  In Search of the Color Purple : The Story of an American Masterpiece  How the Streets Were Made : Housing Segregation and Black Life in America  Surviving the White Gaze : A Memoir  AMERICAN DREAM: THE LIFE OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIER AND POW WHO SPENT TWELVE YEARS IN COMMUNIST CHINA  Overground Railroad : The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America  Four Hundred Souls : A Community History of African America, 1619-2019  Changing Academia Forever : Black Student Leaders Analyze the Movement They Led  Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving : Black Women's Philanthropy During Jim Crow  Fugitive Pedagogy : Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching  Conspiracy of Silence : Sportswriters and the Long Campaign to Desegregate Baseball  Conjure Women: A novel  A Black Women's History of the United States  TRAYVON GENERATION  The Other Madisons : The Lost History of a President's Black Family  On the Freedom Side : How Five Decades of Youth Activists Have Remixed American History  This Bridge Called My Back, Fortieth Anniversary Edition : Writings by Radical Women of Color  From Willard Straight to Wall Street : A Memoir  Sankofa : African American Perspectives on Race and Culture in US Doctoral Education  The Last Negroes at Harvard : The Class of 1963 and the 18 Young Men Who Changed Harvard Forever  VANISHING HALF  She Came to Slay : The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman  In Pursuit of Knowledge : Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America  Stokely Speaks : From Black Power to Pan-Africanism  Banking on Freedom : Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal  The Last Thing You Surrender : A Novel of World War II  The Blackademic Life : Academic Fiction, Higher Education, and the Black Intellectual  Dance We Do : A Poet Explores Black Dance  Hood Feminism : Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot  Shelter in a Time of Storm : How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism  In the Balance of Power : Independent Black Politics and Third-Party Movements in the United States  Freedom Farmers : Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement  The Nickel Boys : a novel   Looking at the Stars : Black Celebrity Journalism in Jim Crow America  SOUTH TO AMERICA: A JOURNEY BELOW THE MASON-DIXON TO UNDERSTAND THE SOUL OF A NATION  Every Nation Has Its Dish : Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America  Remaking Black Power : How Black Women Transformed an Era  Hope in the Struggle : A Memoir  The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness  UNDER THE SKIN: THE HIDDEN TOLL OF RACISM ON AMERICAN LIVES AND ON THE HEALTH OF OUR NATION  Becoming : A Memoir  OUR SEPARATE WAYS: BLACK AND WHITE WOMEN AND THE STRUGGLE FOR PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY  TO REACH THE NATION'S EAR: A HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN PUBLIC SPEAKING   A Pledge with Purpose : Black Sororities and Fraternities and the Fight for Equality   These Ghosts are Family: A novel  Our Kind of Historian : The Work and Activism of Lerone Bennett Jr  A Sound History : Lawrence Gellert, Black Musical Protest, and White Denial  Black Educational Leadership : From Silencing to Authenticity  TULSA, 1921: REPORTING A MASSACRE  WANDERING IN STRANGE LANDS: A DAUGHTER OF THE GREAT MIGRATION RECLAIMS HER ROOTS  Our Kind of Historian : The Work and Activism of Lerone Bennett Jr  Revolutions of all colors: A novel  INVISIBLE MAN, GOT THE WHOLE WORLD WATCHING: A YOUNG BLACK MAN'S EDUCATION