Category Archives: jim crow

Looking for Reading from the #CharlestonSyllabus

After the horrible tragedy that occurred in Charleston on the night of June 17, Chad Williams,  the chair of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University began to start tweeting  #CharlestonSyllabus, along with other colleagues from the … Continue reading

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#Women in Fiction

I love the fact that Twitter is lighting up with the  hashtag #womeninfiction.   Started by Preeti Chibber, manager of Harper Collins Children’s Books, Chibber started tweeting about women authors and women heroines in the world of fiction.  Check out her  … Continue reading

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Black History Month- Other titles of Interest

The Village Voice recently published an article on lesser known titles for Black History Month, other than the usual recommended classics.  Here are the titles we have available at Newburgh Free Library.  Take them out and give them a read.

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