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Click for more detail about Great Moments in Black History: Wade in the Water by Lerone Bennett Great Moments in Black History: Wade in the Water

by Lerone Bennett
Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. (Apr 25, 2017)
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Featuring a 15 dramatic episodes in black history that have provided turning points in shaping the two Americas?the black and the white?this volume reveals the complete meaning of the black tradition as summed up in the spiritual, ?Wade in the Water.”


Click for more detail about What Manner of Man: A Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Lerone Bennett What Manner of Man: A Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Lerone Bennett
Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. (Aug 30, 2016)
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A Biography of Martin Luther King Jr. 1929-1968 ?An eloquent account:”? Newsday.” (Bennett) has succeeded in giving his readers an intimate look into the physical, mental, and spiritual growth of Dr. King.” ? Boston Globe.


Click for more detail about Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America by Lerone Bennett Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America

by Lerone Bennett
Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. (Oct 28, 2007)
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The black experience in America—starting from its origins in western Africa up to the present day—is examined in this seminal study from a prominent African American figure. The entire historical timeline of African Americans is addressed, from the Colonial period through the civil rights upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. The most recent scholarship on the geographic, social, economic, and cultural journeys of African Americans, together with vivid portraits of key black leaders, complete this comprehensive reference.


Click for more detail about Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream by Lerone Bennett Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream

by Lerone Bennett
Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. (Oct 01, 2007)
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Beginning with the argument that the Emancipation Proclamation did not actually free African American slaves, this dissenting view of Lincoln’s greatness surveys the president’s policies, speeches, and private utterances and concludes that he had little real interest in abolition. Pointing to Lincoln’s support for the fugitive slave laws, his friendship with slave-owning senator Henry Clay, and conversations in which he entertained the idea of deporting slaves in order to create an all-white nation, the book,†concludes that the president was a racist at heart—and that the tragedies of Reconstruction and the Jim Crow era were the legacy of his shallow moral vision.


Click for more detail about Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream by Lerone Bennett Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream

by Lerone Bennett
Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. (Feb 01, 2000)
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Beginning with the argument that the Emancipation Proclamation did not actually free African American slaves, this dissenting view of Lincoln’s greatness surveys the president’s policies, speeches, and private utterances and concludes that he had little real interest in abolition. Pointing to Lincoln’s support for the fugitive slave laws, his friendship with slave-owning senator Henry Clay, and conversations in which he entertained the idea of deporting slaves in order to create an all-white nation, the book,†concludes that the president was a racist at heart—and that the tragedies of Reconstruction and the Jim Crow era were the legacy of his shallow moral vision.

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Click for more detail about Du Bois: Pictoral Biography by Shirley Graham Du Bois Du Bois: Pictoral Biography

by Shirley Graham Du Bois
Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. (Oct 01, 1979)
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Click for more detail about The Ebony Cookbook: A Date with a Dish by Freda DeKnight The Ebony Cookbook: A Date with a Dish

by Freda DeKnight
Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. (Jan 01, 1978)
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The first ""A Date With a Dish"" appeared in 1948; it reappeared as ""The Ebony Cookbook"" in 1962, and has stood the test of time. Freda DeKnight’s selection from the thousands of American Negro recipes in her collection is unique. It preserves many dishes that might otherwise be lost to a TV-dinner generation. It provides a guide and reference for everyone, from novice cook to discriminating gourmet, who loves good food. The uses of herbs, spices and wines, a ’Guide for the Housewife’ (which really tells how to cook), and a section of complete menus supplement the organized presentation of recipes for everything from appetizers to dessert.

You may learn more about this cookbook and other great cook books in Toni Tipton-Martin’s The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks


Click for more detail about The Ebony Book of Black Achievement by Margaret Peters The Ebony Book of Black Achievement

by Margaret Peters
Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. (Feb 01, 1974)
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Twenty-one outstanding black men and women illustrated the progress of black achievement from the 14th to the 20th century in widely different fields of endeavor. Included are Frederick Douglass, Mary McLeod Bethune, Daniel Hale Williams, and W.E.B. Du Bois.


Click for more detail about The Legend of Africania (An Ebony Jr! Book) by Dorothy W. Robinson The Legend of Africania (An Ebony Jr! Book)

by Dorothy W. Robinson
Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. (Jan 01, 1974)
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An allegorical tale of Africa’s struggle against the ravishment of its people and country.


Click for more detail about Pioneers in Protest by Lerone Bennett Pioneers in Protest

by Lerone Bennett
Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. (Jun 01, 1968)
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?Without being preachy or pedantic, Bennett warmly relates the conviction, the determination, the achievements-indeed-the heroism of 20 men and women who began the fight which ultimately led to the revolution taking place in America today.”-Philadelphia Bulletin.