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Video
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; unknown; unknown. digital; optical; stereo. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1. audio file; CD audio.
  • CD. I loves you Porgy
  • Don't let me be misunderstood
  • I put a spell on you
  • Strange fruit
  • Sinnerman
  • Mississippi Goddam
  • Little girl blue
  • Don't smoke in bed
  • My baby just cares for me
  • Lilac wine
  • Black is the color of my true love's hair
  • Night song
  • Nobody knows you when you're down and out
  • Feeling good
  • Ne me quitte pas.
Profiles the life and career of American singer Nina Simone.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-54N-01, AMSTUD-54N-01, CSRE-54N-01, FEMGEN-54N-01, HISTORY-54N-01
Video
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; Blu-Ray.
A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the High Priestess of Soul. This includes a bonus CD of her works which features the classics I Loves You Porgy; Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out; I Put a Spell on You; and many more.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-54N-01, AMSTUD-54N-01, CSRE-54N-01, FEMGEN-54N-01, HISTORY-54N-01

3. Little white lie [2014]

Video
1 videodisc (66 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo; Dolby Digital 2.0. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz's story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity -- despite the open questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark skin. She believes her family's explanation that her looks were inherited from her dark-skinned Sicilian grandfather. But when her parents abruptly split, her gut starts to tell her something different. At age of 18, she finally confronts her mother and learns the truth: her biological father was not the man who raised her, but a black man named Rodney with whom her mother had had an affair. Afraid of losing her relationship with her parents, Lacey doesn't openly acknowledge her newly discovered black identity with her white family. When her biological father dies shortly before Lacey's 30th birthday, the family secret can stay hidden no longer. Following the funeral, Lacey begins a quest to reconcile the hidden pieces of her life and heal her relationship with the only father she ever knew.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-54N-01, AMSTUD-54N-01, CSRE-54N-01, FEMGEN-54N-01, HISTORY-54N-01
Book
258 pages ; 22 cm
  • We are in Wolf Town
  • Roger Eric Daniels III --- We are born
  • Demond Cook
  • We are wounded
  • Charles Joseph Martin
  • We are watching
  • Ronald Wayne Lizana
  • We are learning
  • Joshua Adam Dedeaux
  • We are here.
A memoir that examines rural poverty and the lingering strains of racism in the South by the author of Salvage the bones.
Green Library
AFRICAAM-54N-01, HISTORY-54N-01
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
A light-skinned African American woman (Jeanne Crain) who's been passing for white at a northern nursing school returns to the South, where she's asked to care for an ailing white woman (Ethel Barrymore), who wants nothing to do with her. Pinky must negotiate tricky racial politics in life and love.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-54N-01, AMSTUD-54N-01, CSRE-54N-01, FEMGEN-54N-01, HISTORY-54N-01
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Patricia 'Pinky' Johnson returns to her home in the South after studying nursing in New England. When her grandmother's boss, Miss Em, becomes ill, Pinky cares for her. Miss Em leaves her estate to her, but Pinky faces a long court battle to keep it.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-54N-01, AMSTUD-54N-01, CSRE-54N-01, FEMGEN-54N-01, HISTORY-54N-01
Book
x, 236 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Hip Hop's Mama: Originalism and identity in the music-- My mic sound nice: Art, community and consciousness-- Stinging like tobasco: Structure and format in Hip Hop compositions-- The glorious outlaw: Hip Hop narratives, American law and the court of public opinion-- B-boys, players and preachers: Reading masculinity-- The Venus Hip Hop and the pink ghetto: Negotiating spaces for women-- Bling bling and going pop: Consumerism and co-optation in Hip Hop.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822334460 20160528
At once the most lucrative, popular, and culturally oppositional musical force in the United States, hip hop demands the kind of interpretation Imani Perry provides here - criticism engaged with this vibrant musical form on its own terms. A scholar and a fan, Perry considers the art, politics, and culture of hip hop through an analysis of song lyrics, the words of the prophets of the hood. Recognizing prevailing characterizations of hip hop, or rap, as a trans-national musical form, Perry advances a powerful argument that hip hop is first and foremost black American music. At the same time, she contends that many studies have short changed the aesthetic value of rap by attributing its form and content primarily to socioeconomic factors. Her innovative analysis revels in the artistry of hip hop, revealing it as an art of innovation, not deprivation.Perry offers detailed readings of the lyrics of many hip hop artists, including Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul, KRS-One, Outkast, Sean "Puffy" Coombes, Tupak Shakur, Lil' Kim, Biggie Smalls, Nas, Method Man, Lauryn Hill, and Foxy Brown. She focuses on the cultural foundations of the music and on the form and narrative features of the songs - the call and response, the reliance on the break, the use of metaphor, and the recurring figures of the trickster and the outlaw. Perry also provides nuanced considerations of hip hop's association with crime, violence, and misogyny. She contends that while its message may be disconcerting, rap often expresses brilliant insights about existence in a society mired in difficult racial and gender politics. Hip hop, she suggests, airs a much wider, more troubling range of black experience than was projected during the civil rights era. It provides a unique public space where the sacred and the profane impulses within African American culture unite.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822334460 20160528
Green Library, Music Library
AFRICAAM-54N-01, HISTORY-54N-01
Book
xvii, 470 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
One of the most important African American leaders of the 20th century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activist whose remarkable career spanned 50 years and touched thousands of lives. A gifted grassroots organizer, Baker shunned the spotlight in favour of vital behind-the-scenes work that helped power the black freedom stuggle. She was a national officer and key figure in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, one of the founders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and a prime mover in the creation of the Studetn Noviolent Co-ordinating Committee. Baker made a place for herself in the predominantly male political circles that included W.E.B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King Jr, all the while maintaining relationships with a vibrant group of women, students and activists both black and white. In this deeply researched biography, Barbara Ransby chronicles Baker's long and rich political career as an organizer, an intellectual and a teacher, from her early experiences in depression-era Harlem to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Ransby shows Baker to be a complex figure whose radical, democratic worldview, commitment to empowering the black poor, and emphasis on group-centred, grassroots leadership set her apart from most of her political contemporaries. Beyond documenting an extraordinary life, the book paints a vivid picture of the African American fight for justice and its intersections with other progressive struggles worldwide across the 20th century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807827789 20160528
One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activist whose remarkable career spanned fifty years and touched thousands of lives. In this deeply researched biography, Barbara Ransby chronicles Baker's long and rich political career as an organizer, an intellectual, and a teacher, from her early experiences in depression-era Harlem to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Ransby paints a vivid picture of the African American fight for justice and its intersections with other progressive struggles worldwide across the twentieth century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807856161 20160528
www.aspresolver.com Black Thought and Culture
Green Library
AFRICAAM-54N-01, HISTORY-54N-01
Book
xli, 336 p. ; 24 cm.
This enlarged edition now completes the Jacobs family saga, one of the most memorable in all of American history. John Jacobs's short slave narrative, "A True Tale of Slavery", published in London in 1861, adds a brother's perspective to Harriet Jacobs's own autobiography. It is an addition to this now classic work, as John Jacobs presents additional historical information about family life so well described already by his sister. Importantly, it presents the people , places, and events Harriet Jacobs wrote about from the different perspectives of a male narrator. Once more, Jean Yellin, who discovered this long-lost document, supplies annotation and authentication. She has also brought her introduction up to date.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674002784 20160528
Green Library
AFRICAAM-54N-01, HISTORY-54N-01
Video
1 videodisc (157 min.) : sd., b&w (some col. tinted) ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Pt. 1. African American cinema I (78 min.): Within our gates / Oscar Micheaux (1919) with Evelyn Preer
  • Pt. 2. African American cinema II (79 min.): The scar of shame / Frank Perugini (1926)
  • Early sound short, Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake (1923)
African American cinema I: Within our gates: Tells the story of a young African-American woman who, after suffering the lynching of her family, seeks a Northern white patron for a Southern school for Black children.
African American cinema II: Scar of shame: An aspiring middle-class black composer marries a woman to rescue her from the ghetto but soon comes to shun her lower-class status. Sissle and Blake: A short film of the entertainment team of Noble Sissle (on vocals) and Eubie Blake (on piano).
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-54N-01, AMSTUD-54N-01, CSRE-54N-01, FEMGEN-54N-01, HISTORY-54N-01
Book
ix, 311 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
After the American Civil War, southern black women, such as household labourers and washerwomen, constructed their own world of work, play, negotiation, resistance and community organization. This book traces their struggles as they resisted efforts to keep them economically depressed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674893092 20160527
hdl.handle.net ACLS Humanities E-Book
Green Library
AFRICAAM-54N-01, HISTORY-54N-01
Book
xxxviii, 246 p. ; 23 cm.
Two novels of early black American writing are combined in this volume. Written in 1928, "Quicksand" was one of the first novels to give a voice to the sexual desires of a black woman. "Passing", written by Nella Larsen a year later, has as its central theme black people who "pass" for white.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781852421441 20160527
Green Library
AFRICAAM-54N-01, HISTORY-54N-01