African American History: Recent African American Nonfiction for Adults
Notable and recently published nonfiction on all aspects of African American life and culture

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The Other Wes Moore: the Story of One Name and Two Fates. by Moore, Wes
Notes: In 2000, Wes Moore, a Rhodes Scholar from John Hopkins University, read a newspaper article about another Wes Moore, who was heading to prison. This book explores the divergent paths that both men, raised in the inner city by single mothers, took.
ISBN: 9780385528191
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Published: 2010
Callnumber: 975.2604 M787O
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Hellhound on His Trail: the Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the International Hunt for His Assassin. by Sides, Hampton
Notes: In 1967, an escaped prisoner, drifter and racist decided to stalk and kill Martin Luther King Jr. while working as a volunteer on the presidential campaign for George Wallace.
ISBN: 9780385523929
Publisher: Doubleday
Published: 2010
Callnumber: MCN
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The Warmth Of Other Suns by Wilkerson, Isabel
Notes: A sweeping portrayal of the Great Migration when 6 million Black Southerners moved northward in search of freedom and employment from 1915 to 1970.
ISBN: 9780679444329
Publisher: Random House
Published: 2010
Pages: 640 p.
Callnumber: 304.8097 W652W
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Notes: A candid and compelling memoir of the rap artist and business entreprenuer who was born in a Brooklyn Housing complex and spent his teenage years dealing drugs, but later become one of his generation’s most successful figures.
ISBN: 9781400068920
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Published: 2010
Callnumber: MCN
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The Grace of Silence by Norris, Michele
Notes: In this poignant memoir, NPR's Michele Norris writes of her family's quiet and dignified face when dealing with racism and discrimination, especially when her father, a World War II veteran father, was shot and falsely arrested in the Jim Crow South.
ISBN: 9780307378767
Callnumber: 070.92 N795G
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The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron by Bryant, Howard
Notes: A definitive biography of the great Hall of Famer.
ISBN: 9780375424854
Callnumber: 796.357 AA75B
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Princess Noire: the Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone by Cohodas, Nadine
Notes: A portrait of the singer who was born Eunice Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina, in 1933, but grew into American music icon Nina Simone.
ISBN: 9780375424014
Callnumber: MCN 10223452
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Condoleezza Rice : a Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me by Rice, Condoleeza
Notes: A memoir from the former Secretary of State credits the role that her doting parents played in her myriad achievements.
ISBN: 9780385738798
Callnumber: 327.73 R36c
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A Game Of Character: A Family Journey From Chicago's Southside to the Ivy League and Beyond by Robinson, Craig
Notes: Craig Robinson, head basketball coach at Oregon State University, writes a heartfelt homage to growing up on the Southside of Chicago with his tightly knit family, including his younger sister, First Lady Michelle Obama.
ISBN: 9781592405480
Callnumber: 796.323 R561r