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.
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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.
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.
[United House of Prayer], 1968. Hardcover. First Edition of this scarce book on the founding and growth of the United House of Prayer for All People between January 1960 and August 1967. The church was founded by Bishop C. M. Grace, known to his followers as Sweet Daddy Grace. After a brief chapter on Sweet Daddy Grace, the book's primary focus is on The Most Honorable Bishop W. McCollough, his successor. McCollough became known as Sweet Daddy McCollough after his rise to leadership. His accomplishments and the spread of the church throughout the country are documented, and there are photos of him over time as well as pictures of the many churches founded in various cities. Bound in black cloth with title to spine and front board. Lettering slightly faded. Slight bumping and very small goudge to cloth on back cover, but in very good condition. Interior pages are clean and bright except for residue from paper clips on table of contents page and rear pastedown, and a few remnants from item glued to corner of page 94. 100 pages. REL/072412. Very Good.
Baltimore: Gateway Press Inc, 1999. Hardcover. Fine in navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean, bright interior. In light blue dust jacket with black title to spine and front cover. Light soiling to jacket and closed tear with small loss to foot of spine of jacket. 484 pages. POE/090315. Fine / Very Good.
Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1956. Hardcover. First Edition. "The sources for this stimulating and original book, which will provoke a good deal of discussion, include unpublished papers in private collections and government archives as well as local memoirs and correspondence, Southern newspapers and journals of the time, and eye-witness accounts of visitors. From this material, Professor Franklin has drawn the evidence for his argument that something in ante-bellum Southern society made possible there a more aggressive and violent response to the demands of the world than existed elsewhere in America - a bellicosity for which the reader of this book may discover analogies in the South of our own day" (jacket). In red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Previous ownership signature and notes to endpapers and title page, and half title page. Underlining in pen to interior. In black and red dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Non-archival tape has been used to reinforce edges and corners of jacket, and it has yellowed. A few short closed tears to edges of jacket. Minor wear, scuffing, and rubbing to jacket. Foxing to interior of jacket. 315 pages. AFAMER/122618. Very Good / Good.
Columbia, S.C. The State Company, 1925. Hardcover. Second edition (the book was first published in 1888). A collection of sixty-one myths including: "How Come buh Alligatur Nebber Sleep fur from de Ribber Bank", "Buh Wolf, buh Rabbit an de Tar Baby", "Buh Rocoon an buh Possum", "De Dyin Bull-Frog", "De Fiddler, buh Tiger, an buh Bear," and many more. Bound in the original maroon cloth with gilt title to front cover and spine. Endpapers and pastedowns darkened, residue on the pastedowns from removed protective wrapper, and foxing to fore-edge of textblock; otherwise bright and clean, without dust jacket. 192 pages. AFAMER/102116. Very Good.
Chicago: Third World Publishing, 1994. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Inscribed By Author. 8vo. SCARCE SIGNED COPY. In blue cloth covered boards with gilt title stamp to spine. In illustrated blue DJ. Interior clean and bright. Inscribed in black ink on the half title page.272pp. BLA/063006. Very Good Plus in Very Good Plus dj.
New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1922. Hardcover. First American edition. Winner of the Prix Goncourt. "A pioneering work that instituted the modern school of Negritude" (Blockson/ A Commented Bibliography 61). Original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover. Spine titling is very faded and there is are a few small discolored spots on spine. Very good, without dust jacket. Interior has previous owner's name in ink to front free endpaper, but is clean overall. 207 pages. LIT/101716. Very Good.
New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., 1929. Paper Wrappers. Thin 4to. In tan paper side-stapled wrappers with dark brown title print and illustration to front. Only slight wear to wrappers. Interior is very clean and bright filled with sheet music and lyrics. Small closed tear to bottom of all pages (less than 1 inch) 15pp. BLA/042806. Very Good.
Cincinnati, OH: World Library of Sacred Music, Inc., 1966. Paperback. For Chorus in Unison. Includes Masses on: Negro Spirituals, Modern Man, World Peace, Social Justice, and more. Red, white, and blue side-stapled paper wrappers with white title to front cover. Minor rubbing to covers. Clean. 40 pages. MUS/061720. Very Good.