Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1917. Hardcover. Includes photographic illustrations of schools and students, maps, charts, and architectural drawings. Sections include: financhial support of Negro education, present needs, public school facilities, Southern welfare and schools for Negroes, teacher preperation, rural education, industrial education, ownership and control (white church boards maintaining schools for negros vs. negro church boards maintaining schools), religious organizations, buildings and grounds, history of Negro education in the U.S., statistics of Negro schools, a break down (by state) of Negro schools with various statistics. Ex-library with call numbers and stickers to spines and pockets to rear endpapers. Bound in black cloth boards with gilt titles to spines. Wear and fraying to spine ends and edges of boards. Bumping to corners. Minor browning to margins of interior, but clean and bright overall. Volume I is 423 pages; Volume II is 724 pages. AFAMER/070820. Very Good.
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Washington DC: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1974. A Report of the Maryland State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights prepared for the information and consideration of the Commission. Side stapled yellow paper wrappers with black title to front panel. Light soiling / browning to edges of wrappers, but clean and bright overall. A study of discrimination based on race within various trades such as electrician, carpenter, roofer, painter, plumber, welder. Numbers of union and non-union workers in these (and additional) trades are listed including minority and non-minority workers. Quotes from multiple minority workers about their personal experiences with inequality in hiring / training / jobs are included. An interesting study made during an important time of Civil Rights in our country. It seems that despite federal laws, there was still a large disadvantage for minorities seeking employment in construction trades in Baltimore. At the end of the end of the study data, there is a chapter on "recommendations" and several appendices including follow-up letters from attorneys representing african americans, letters from government officials, updates on following up with individual construction agencies, etc. 59 pages. BALT/011420.
New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. Hardcover. Originally printed in 1866. A compilation of numerous reports with index to rear. Dark brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Ownership marking in red pen to front free endpaper, browning from glue in binding to gutters of endpapers, and a few small spots of soiling to title page, else clean. Pagination varies within each report. AFAMER/070920. Very Good.
Jackson, MS: Town Square Books, 1999. Paperback. Scarce. "This book will require Mississippi history to be rewritten! Documents never before released to the public show how the Sovereignty Commission tried to have college presidents and professors dismissed from their positions, taxpayers' money was used to have people spied upon, discredited and ostracized by their family and friends, and the Commission encouraged law enforcement agencies to arrest student volunteers, and civil rights workers, while knowing that some law enforcement personnel were members of the Klu Klux Klan. The Sovereignty Commission also funded the Citizens Councils' forums operated by men dedicated to using economic pressure to eliminate anyone, black or white, opposed to segregation" (rear cover). Includes reprints of incriminating documents of the Sovereignty Commission. Addresses lynching in Mississippi. A powerful and frightening book that unfortunately, remains very relevant in our present society. Illustrated red paper wrappers with black title to spine and white title to front cover. Creasing to cover and bump to spine, which has caused a tear to paper covering the spine. Library archive marking in pen to half title page, but this is the ONLY page with library markings. Slight binding imperfection to first two pages. Clean interior. 327 pages. STAHIST/061720. Very Good.
New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. Hardcover. Originally printed in 1857. Dark brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Ownership marking in red pen to front free endpaper, browning from glue in binding to gutters of endpapers, and a few small spots of soiling to title page, else clean. 384 pages. AFAMER/070920. Very Good.
Columbia, MD: C. H. Fairfax Company Publishers, 1989. Paperback. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Black paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper and to spine. Minor rubbing and creasing to exterior. Ex libris with writing in pen to top corner and bottom of front free end page. Inscription from author to front free end page. Else is clean and bright. 203 pages. AFRAM/120716. Very Good.
Rockford, IL: by the author, 1902. Hardcover. Illustrated. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine, which reads "The Rescue of Kansas from Slavery with False Claims Corrected." Minor sunning to spine and edges of boards. Slight bumping to corners. Inscription across title page "Alonzo J. Tullock compliments of an old friend, M.L.B." and beneath "From one of my oldest and very best friends I prize this book highly. A.J. Tullock. March 14, 1903." Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. Small closed tear to bottom of title page and small open tear to facing tissue guard. Last 60 pages of second title appear to be printed on a different paper stock and are browned. A few dog eared pages. Occasional spots of smudges and foxing, but clean overall. 204 pages / 160 pages. AMER/022019. Very Good.
Atlanta: Scholars Press, (1988). Paperback. Number 60 from the American Academy of Religion Academy Series. Fine in black and white paper wrappers with green title to front wrapper and and white title to black spine. Pristine interior. "A pioneering and multi-dimensional work, Black Womanist Ethics is at once a study in ethics, gender, and race." 183 pages. WOM/032317. Fine.
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1939. Hardcover. Ex-library with call number sticker to spine, stamp to title page, and pockets to rear covers. Bound in blueish gray cloth boards with faded gilt title to spine. Dust jacket flaps are adhered to front endpapers. Clean interior aside from library markings. 473 pages. AFRAM/082516. Good.
London: Collier-Macmillan Ltd, 1970. Hardcover. "Bert Williams was, undoubtedly, the most gifted Negro entertainer of his time ...His life and career were marred by the tragedy of racial prejudice - he found he had to conform to a theatrical convention that in many ways limited his achievement. But his success opened the door for other Negro actors, singers, dancers, adn musicians. He is remembered today not only for his comic gifts, but also as a man whose life was a drama of the struggle against the virulence of racial injustice." (jacket). Ex-library with markings and pocket. Brown cloth boards with rubbed gilt title to spine. Sunning to covers. White marking to spine. Clean interior aside from library markings. Front panel of jacket is pasted down to front pastedown. (Rest of jacket is NOT present.) 157 pages. MUS/061720. Very Good.
DC: Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives, 1974. Paperback. Reprinted in 1974. Grey side-stapled paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Ex-library with pen marking to front cover, else clean and bright. Creasing to bottom corners of some pages. 82 pages. AMER/062920. Very Good.
Nashville, TN: The A.M.E. Sunday School Union, 1957. Hardcover. Full black leather boards with gilt title "A.M.E. Discipline 1956" to spine and front cover. Gilt name of Rev. R.R. Stokes to front cover. Penned name "Stokes" to fore-edge of textblock. Pen markings to endpapers, else clean. Repair to interior front hinge. 626 pages. Size: 6 x 4 inches. REL/041619. Very Good.
Boston: Marshall Jones Co., 1925. Hardcover. 8vo. In black cloth covered boards with light blue title stamp to cover and spine. Illustrated black and white jacket has many tears to spine and edges. Interior is mostly clean with many black and white illustrations. Endpapers are slightly yellowed. BLA/108280. Very Good / Good.
Philadelphia: Chilton Company, 1962. Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed, "For Barry with all the best Hal July 7, 1966." The book is inscribed to Barry Zorthian, the U.S. spokesman in Saigon during the Vietnam War. The book is about a wandering Black minstrel. It is written by an author who wrote extenisvely about African and American Black folklore and music. Bound in grey cloth with title and author in black to spine. In brown dustjacket with title and author on spine and front cover, and illustration of man on front. Some chipping and bumping. In very good condition. 118 pages. LIT/011513. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.