Civil Rights

Mattie C.'s Boy: The Shelley Stewart Story Shelly Stewart

MATTIE C.'S BOY: THE SHELLEY STEWART STORY is the most remarkable Rags-to-Riches biography in the store. Shelley Stewart created one of America's leading marketing firms with clients like Honda, Verizon, The NBA AMEX Card and on and on. However, as a young African-American boy in the South in the 1940s...

Behind the Magic Curtain: Secrets, Spies, and Unsung White Allies of Birmingham's Civil Rights Days T. K. Thorne

BEHIND THE MAGIC CURTAIN: SECRETS, SPIES, AND UNSUNG WHITE ALLIES OF BIRMINGHAM'S CIVIL RIGHTS DAYS reveals never-before-told names, deeds, and places involved in the Civil Rights struggle at the birthplace of much of the fight. Award-winninng author and former Birmingham Police Captain T.K. Thorne spent ten years...

Turning the Tide: The University of Alabama in the 1960s Earl Tilford

TURNING THE TIDE: THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN THE 1960s documents the period when a small number of students and faculty joined with the president to transform the university during the racial turmoil of the times.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed on the title page by Earl Tilford at...

The Nickel Boys Colson Whitehead

THE NICKEL BOYS revolves around two young men sentenced to a juvenile reformatory in 1960s Jim Crow Florida where they and the other residents are subject to the cruel abuse of the staff, both physically and sexually. One, Elwood Curtis, keeps the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in his mind and heart, trying to live Dr...