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February 2004

Journey to Freedom · For Further Study

75 Years of Freedom
Library of Congress, 1940
LC 1.2: F87
This Library of Congress document celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which ended slavery. This book accompanied a Library of Congress exhibit and concert series which featured African-American achievements on the eve of World War II.

Freedom Rising
James North
305.80096 N865
Life under apartheid through the eyes of an American on a clandestine four-year journey through southern Africa.

Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
Randall Kenan
305.800973 K33 1999
An account of the thoughts, feelings, and lives of African Americans in the post civil rights era of the 1990s.

The Southern Albatross: Race and Ethnicity in the American South
Philip D. Dillard (editor)
305.800975 S727 1999
A collection of essays from eight historians that seek to “underscore the constant struggle to define and redefine ethnic boundaries and etiquettes to match changing historical circumstances.”

The Force of a Feather: The Search for a Lost Story of Slavery and Freedom
DeEtta Demaratus
306.662092 M398Zd 2002
The remarkable story of Biddy Mason, a former slave who became a well-known philanthropist and one of the wealthiest African American women in California.

We had a Dream: A Tale of the Struggles for Integration in America
Howard Kohn
305.800975 K79 1998
Kohn takes a long, hard look at the state of race relations in Prince George’s County, Maryland, a prosperous suburb of Washington D.C. that has undergone an enormous transformation since the Civil Rights era.