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Harlem World



: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America
by John L. Jackson Jr.
University of Chicago Press

A must read for people with the nostalgia of the most famous neighborhood in the world, where poverty, drugs and a handful of social ills still plague its inhabitants.




The WPA Oklahoma Slave Narratives
By T. Lindsay Baker, Julie P. Baker
ISBN: 0-8061-2859-3
544 pages
These are fascinating stories of the memories of ex-slaves, fourteen of which have never been published before. Although many African Americans had relocated in Oklahoma after emancipation in1865, some of the interviewees had been slaves of Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, or Creeks in the Indian territory.
  JAZZ ZOOM: Carryin' it on
Photos and interviews by Desdemone Bardin

A tribute to the work of photographer/photojournalist Desdemone Bardin.



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