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Available Titles Include:
Anthony Lawrence, THE RING OF BETRAYAL, 1998. ISBN 0-931761-64-6.
62 pp., $9.95, paper. A novelette describing the African-American urban scene.
Stella Gentry Sharpe; photographs by Charles Farrell, TOBE: A Six-Year Old Farmer, 1993. ISBN 0-931761-21-2; 128 pp, $9.95, paper.
In this reprint of the 1939 classic published by the University of North Carolina Press, readers are treated to the adventures of a six-year-old black youngster living on a farm in North Carolina. Stella Gentry Sharpe wrote this charming tale more than a half-century ago after a black youngster living in her neighborhood asked her why all his story books were about white children. She decided to produce a "little book for the enjoyment of other children," and teamed with photographer Charles Farrell of Greensboro to give us Tobe.
Dr. Martha E. Dawson, HAMPTON UNIVERSITY: A NATIONAL TREASURE, 1994. ISBN 0-931761-36-0. 236 pp.,$29.95, cloth. This documentary history from 1978 to 1992 describes the people and events that shaped the university's growth during the era led by President William R. Harvey.
Dr. Dereck J. Rovaris, Sr., MAYS AND MOREHOUSE: How Benjamin E. Mays Developed Morehouse College, 1940-1967, 1995. ISBN 0-931761-46-8. 172 pp., $12.95, paper. In the first published book-length biography of the man considered to be the spiritual mentor of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rovaris illuminates a great figure in higher education.
Dr. Charles U. Smith., MIGRATION, EDUCATION AND RACE RELATIONS: Selected Readings in Sociology, 1996. ISBN 0-931761-60-3. 240 pp., $19.95, paper. In seventeen probing articles, Dr. Smith puts a new twist on historical events like the great migration, affirmation action, school desegregation and the civil rights movement.
Dr. Charles U. Smith, STUDENT UNREST ON HISTORICALLY BLACK CAMPUSES, 1994. ISBN 0-931761-40-9. 224 pp., $19.95, paper. Former Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Florida A & M University, Smith offers a rarely documented phenomena in higher education of black student militancy at historically black colleges during the late 1950s and early 1960s.
S. David Stamps and Israel Tribble, Jr. IF YOU CAN WALK, YOU CAN DANCE, IF YOU CAN TALK, YOU CAN SING: A Successful African-American Doctoral Program,, 1995. ISBN 0-931761-43-3. 148 pp., $29.95, cloth. A detailed description of the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program, the most consistent producer of African-American Ph.D.s in the nation.
Elaine Brown Jenkins, JUMPING DOUBLE DUTCH: A New Agenda for Blacks and the Republican Party, 1995. ISBN 0-931761-43-3. 176 pp., $13.95, paper. A 40-year veteran of the GOP outlines a number of approaches that the Republicans can take to get the black vote.
Michaelandre McCoy, THE ANTITRUTH: A Fascinating Encounter Leading to a Re-Examination of Beliefs and an Understanding of Higher Truths, 1997. ISBN 0-931761-47-6. 162 pp., $13.95, paper.
The narrator, Mi-kal sees a shooting star stop in midair, and within moments he is invited onboard a spacecraft. A dream? A genuine extraterrestrial encounter of the fourth kind? Who can say.
Ronnie D. Joyner, D.Min., THE BIBLE-BASED FAMILY: A Plan for Economic Empowerment, 1996. ISBN 0-931761-56-5. 118 pp., $14.95, paper. The minister from Chesapeake, VA describes the steps that must be taken to secure a moral turnaround in our society--a turnaround that is Bible-based, culturally sensitive and church-centered.
Thomas Kilgore, Jr., GOD'S GLORY, HUMANITY'S PRAISE: Materials for Worship and Meditation, 1996. ISBN 0-931761-45-X. 196 pp., $12.95, paper. The first black man to serve as president of the American Baptist Convention, Kilgore has assembled here an extraordinary set of materials to assist worshipers absorbed in religious devotion and reflection.
Alma J. Carten, D.S.W. & James R. Dumpson, Ph.D., REMOVING RISKS FROM CHILDREN: Shifting the Paradigm, 1997. ISBN 0-931761-52-2. 346 pp., $39.95 cloth. A company of our most renowed African-American social welfare theorists and practitioners tackles various aspect of a century of failed child welfare policy.