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FOR REVIEW: 3 nonfiction books about Black history from Black authors

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Guest Joe Walters

Good morning all,

 
My name is Joe Walters, and I am the book marketing director over at Sunbury Press, an independent publisher based out of Pennsylvania. We are doing what we can to amplify some of the Black voices in our catalog to help readers gain a fuller understanding of Black lives and Black history. 
 
Here are the three books we'd love considered for review:
 
Golden Beauty Boss by Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks (ISBN:978-1620062616: Publication date: February 6, 2020)
 
Similar to Netflix's Self MadeGolden Beauty Boss is the story of Madame Sara Spencer-Washington who became a trailblazing Black woman millionaire near the beginning of the 20th century. 
 
Chicken Bone Beach by Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks (ISBN:978-1620067833: Publication date: November 17, 2017)
 

Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks has compiled this history of Atlantic City's racially segregated beach during its heyday from the 1920s through the 1960s and the residents who lived on the Northside near the established Missouri Avenue Beach. Included are images, research, and oral interviews of Atlantic City residents. Despite racial division in America, Chicken Bone Beach functioned as an African-American resort attracting celebrities, civic leaders, and other races.

 

The Chubbs by Dr. Clemmie B. Whatley (ISBN:978-1620063774: Publication date: May 28, 2020)
 
This African American history book follows the story of a free Black family's journey from the Antebellum Era to the Mid-1900s, covering topics like kidnapping during the Antebellum era, free Blacks in the Revolutionary War, laws & policies affecting Free Blacks at the end of the 18th century, traveling for free Blacks, and more.
 
If you have any questions about any of these titles, please don't hesitate to contact me at joewalters526@gmail.com

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I was sitting on a beach with a friend who once told me that the beach we were sitting on, before the casinos came, was called "Chicken Bone" beach.  I thought she was joking.

 

Many years later Atlantic City was a place we discussed reverse gentrifying now that is it not nearly as popular (expensive) as it once  since casinos are everywhere now.  

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