New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955. First edition. Inscribed to Kay Boyle. Inscribed in green ink on the... Read More about The Sweet Flypaper of Life
Boston: D.B. Updike: The Merrymount Press, 1902. First edition. INSCRIBED TO H.C. LODGE. Inscribed: " H.C.Lodge from H.L. Higginson July 8, 1902". Robert Gould Shaw and his black soldiers of 54th Massachusetts Volunteers has been immortalized by the movie. Read More about Four Addresses: The Soldiers' Field: The Harvard Union I: The Harvard Union II: Robert Gould Shaw
London: Clarke, Beeton & Co., 148, Fleet Street, . Later edition, bound from the 18 parts. Read More about The White Slave; or, Negro Life in the Slave States of America
New York: October 8, 1947. American blue and Jazz singer who is most famous for her recordings with Louis Armstrong. She was hit by a car and killed in NYC at 45. Read More about Portrait photograph of Bertha "Chippie" Hill (1905-1950
New York: June 28, 1955. Reproduced (from this print) in PORTRAITS: The Photography of Carl Van Vechten (1978). Read More about Portrait photograph of Chester Himes
New York: July 10, 1962. Read More about Portrait photograph of Chester Himes
[Westport, Conn.]: Meckler Books, . First edition. Read More about Black Diamonds. Life in the Negro Leagues from the Men Who Lived It
Philadelphia: Herman Hooker, 1853. First Edition. An argument for the superiority of a policy of African colonization and the repatriation of Afro-Americans over one of mere abolition, which special attention given by the author to Liberia. Read More about Colonization and Abolition Contrasted [drop-title
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973. First edition. Inscribed to Lena Horne. INSCRIBED to Lena Horne, “To Miss Lena Horne, A great artist from an adicted admirer. Rosa Guy”. Read More about The Friends
Chicago: Footprints, Ltd, . First edition. Inscribed to Lena Horne. With lengthy INSCRIPTIONS to Lena Horne by Jim Swenson, Susan Pollard, Patsy Perkins, and George Hood, who all worked with Horne on the documentary “Charles Honi Coles — A Class Act of Tap” about tap dancer Charles Honi Coles. This..... Read More about Footprints. A Tap Dancer’s World. [A Portfolio of Sixty-five Photographs
Washington, D.C: Printed at the Industrial Department of Howard University, 1902. Chartered in 1867, in its first five years of operation, Howard University educated over 150,000 freed slaves. The present catalogue from 1901-02 records the names of 939 students. Read More about The Catalogue of the Officers and Students [of Howard University, Washington, D.C.,] from March,...
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, . First Edition. 350 Years of Illustrations. Read More about A Pictorial History of the Negro in America
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1954. First Edition. “Interrelated stories on many phases of Negro life from the twenties to the present. ” (Whiteman). Read More about Laughing to Keep From Crying
New York and Toronto: Rinehart and Company, Inc, 1957. First Edition. The third of the Simple series, after Simple Speaks His Mind and Simple Takes a Wife. Read More about Simple Stakes A Claim
New York: Hill and Wang, 1965. First Edition. New collection of forty-six stories appearing in the book form for the first time. Read More about Simple's Uncle Sam
Washington, D.C: Coliniztion Rooms, 1877. Read More about The Color Question. A Letter written for the Sixieth Annual Meeting of the American Colinization...
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1955. Fifteenth printing. Includes "The Prodigal Son", beginning "Young man...Your arm's too short to box with God." Read More about God's Trombones: Some Negro Sermons in Verse
Richmond, Va: The Presses of The Virginia Presses, . First edition. Both authors were born slave's children. Daniel Webster Davis (1862-1913) was a teacher, poet, pastor. Jackson (1853-1924) was a Richmond attorney, civil rights activist and nespaper publisher. Read More about The Industrial History of the Negro Race of the United States
Feburary 23, 1975. Jackson was the Black chief petty officer who often played the accordion for FDR at his Georgia retreat Warm Springs and was made famous in the LIFE magazine hotograph of him playing as FDR's coffin was moved from the Little White House to Washington, DC. He is..... Read More about Signed Envelope with FDR and ER stamps with a musical scale
New York: April 16, 1962. Read More about Portrait photograph of Mahalia Jackson
London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1890. First Edition. Jamaican dialect folk stories, including West African Anansi tales. Read More about Mamma's Black Nurse Stories
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: Printed by P.N.M. Publishing Co., Ltd, 1960. First edition. The author was born in Trinidad in 1901. He was a "teacher and Newspaperman, left for England in 1932. In Great Britain, 1932-1938, the United States, 1938-1953, and again in Great Britain, 1953-1958, wrote and radio. Returned to the..... Read More about Modern Politics. Being a Series of Lectures on the Subject given at the Trinidad Public Library,...
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, . First edition. Inscribed, December 1, 1960. To Mildred & Shepard with affectionate regards ---JKJ N.Y." Read More about Discrimination — U.S.A
[New York: 1857]. First edition. An attack on the American Tract Society by Jay, one of the founders of the NY Anti-Slavery Society, for its attempts to sidestep the issue of slavery. Read More about A Letter to the Committee Chosen by the American Tract Society, to Inquire into The Proceedings...
[Likely printed in Newport, RI, but accomplished in manuscript at St. Eustatius, West Indies]: 18 October 1769. A Rare Document Relating to the Louisiana Rebellion of 1768. Reading in part: "Shipped by the grace of God … in and upon the good Ship, called the Royall Charlotte whereof is Master..... Read More about Partially-printed Bill of Lading for a cargo aboard the ship Royal Charlotte, bound for...