African American History, Culture, and Identity

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Envisioning emancipation: Black Americans and the end of Slavery

Title: Envisioning emancipation: Black Americans and the end of Slavery
By: Deborah Willis
Published: 2013

In this pioneering book the authors vividly display the seismic impact of emancipation on African Americans born before and after the Proclamation.


High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America

Title: High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America
By: Jessica B. Harris
Published: 2011

From chitlins and ham hocks to fried chicken and vegan soul, Harris celebrates the delicious and restorative foods of the African American experience and details how each came to form such an important part of African American culture, history, and identity.


Well-read Black Girl : finding our stories, discovering ourselves

Title: Well-read Black Girl : finding our stories, discovering ourselves
By: Glory Edim
Published: 2018

An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature.


Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

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