Black History Month: Hot off the presses!

Whether you are looking for a good biography, history, or a call to action, you can find it here. To check for availability and/or place a hold, please click on the cover image or title where you will be taken to our catalog.

Book cover: The Devil You Know

The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto / Charles Blow

The New York Times columnist and best-selling author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones presents a rallying call to action that challenges popular myths about race and urges Black Americans to unite against white supremacy. (Atlas Pub.)


Book cover: Ida B. the queen

Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells / Michelle Duster

Written by her great-granddaughter, a historical portrait of the boundary-breaking civil rights pioneer covers Wells' early years as a slave, her famous acts of resistance, and her achievements as a journalist and anti-lynching activist. (Baker & Taylor)


Book cover: Just as I am

Just I Am / Cicely Tyson

The Academy, Tony, and three-time Emmy Award-winning actor and trailblazer tells her stunning story, looking back at her six-decade career and life. (Atlas Pub.)


Book cover: A shot in the moonlight

A Shot in the Moonlight: How a Freed Slave and a Confederate Soldier Fought for Justice in the Jim Crow South / Ben Montgomery

A true tale of justice in the Jim Crow south relates the story of George Dinning, a freed slave who was wrongfully convicted of murder after defending himself against a white mob and later won damages against them in court with the help of a Confederate war hero-turned-lawyer. (Baker & Taylor)


Book Cover: With her fist raised

With Her Fist Raised: Dorothy Pitman Hughes and the Transformative Power of Black Community Activism / Laura L. Lovett

The first biography of Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a trailblazing Black feminist activist whose work made children, race, and welfare rights central to the women's movement. (Random House)


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