Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates; Brian Stelfreeze (Artist)
Call Number: John E. Jaqua Law Library Popular Reading Collection (COA BLA)
Publication Date: 2016
MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winner T- Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) takes the helm, confronting T'Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda. When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt - but can its monarch survive the necessary change? Collecting: Black Panther 1-4
Paul Coates was an enigmatic god to his sons: a Vietnam vet who rolled with the Black Panthers, an old-school disciplinarian and new-age believer in free love, an autodidact who launched a publishing company in his basement dedicated to telling the true history of African civilization. Most of all, he was a wily tactician whose mission was to carry his sons across the shoals of inner-city adolescence--and through the collapsing civilization of Baltimore in the Age of Crack--and into the safe arms of Howard University, where he worked so his children could attend for free. Among his brood of seven, his main challenges were Ta-Nehisi, spacey and sensitive and almost comically miscalibrated for his environment, and Big Bill, charismatic and all-too-ready for the challenges of the streets. The Beautiful Struggle follows their divergent paths through this turbulent period, and their father's steadfast efforts--assisted by mothers, teachers, and a body of myths, histories, and rituals conjured from the past to meet the needs of a troubled present--to keep them whole in a world that seemed bent on their destruction.
In Testimony, for the first time young African-Americans across the country express their own understandings of their generation's shared experiences - from racism in school to the politics of hair. One student considers the dynamics between Black men and women as he explores his own relationships; another writes of her decision to attend a women's college and the importance of women role models in her development. This collection includes a piece by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Catch the Fire!!! by Derrick I. Gilbert (Editor); Tony Medina
Offers modern poems and interviews in which authors discuss their feelings about their generation of poets and the works presented, featuring a poem by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Call Number: Knight Library (E185.61 .B195 1995)
Publication Date: 1995
Two letters, written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism.
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. BaptistTold through intimate slave narratives, plantation records, newspapers, and the words of politicians, entrepreneurs, and escaped slaves, The Half Has Never Been Told offers a radical new interpretation of American history. It forces readers to reckon with the violence at the root of American supremacy, but also with the survival and resistance that brought about slavery's end--and created a culture that sustains America's deepest dreams of freedom.
This book analyses the expansion of Chicago's Black Belt during the period immediately following World War II. Even as the civil rights movement swept the country, Chicago dealt with its rapidly growing black population not by abolishing the ghetto, but by expanding and reinforcing it. The city used a variety of means, ranging from riots to redevelopment, to prevent desegregation. The result was not only the persistence of racial segregation, but the evolution of legal concepts and tools which provided the foundation for the nation's subsequent urban renewal effort and the emergence of a ghetto now distinguished by government support and sanction. This book not only extends our knowledge of the evolution of race relations in urban America, but adds a new dimension to our perspective on the civil rights era - an age marked by the rise of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the explosion of northern cities in the wake of his assassination.
This particular essay, which was eventually adapted into his book, The Fire Next Time, was clearly an inspiration to Coates. It is written as a letter to Baldwin's 14-year old nephew with the same form of brutal honesty that Coates uses in his book.