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Our book collection is a combination of authors from every walk of life. They are scholars, activist, graduates, everyday people who have something to share with the world. The intent of our book collection is to understand more about the black experience in the world, and anyone who has a learning perspective is welcome to our book club.

Traveling Black – A Story of Race and Resistance

A riveting, character-rich account of racial segregation in America that reveals just how central travel restrictions were to the creation of Jim Crow laws—and why “traveling Black” has been at the heart of the quest for racial justice ever since. Why have white supremacists and civil rights activists been so focused on Black mobility? From Plessy v. Ferguson to #DrivingWhileBlack, African Americans have fought for over a century to move freely around the United States. Curious as to why so many cases contesting the doctrine of “separate but equal” involved trains and buses, Mia Bay went back to the sources

HBCU Alum releases The ABCs of HBCUs Book for Children

Spelman alumni, author, educator and CEO of HBCU Prep School, Claudia Walker, decided to bring together her love for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and educational knowledge to create “The ABCs of HBCUs.”This book is the one of the first all-inclusive ABC books that is dedicated to HBCUs and their rich culture. Exposing the HBCU experience to children at a young age through education can be a vital part of a Black child’s development. Normally when teaching a child, the author pairs a letter with simple words, like A for apple or B for boy. In Walker’s new book,

The Privileged Poor – How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students

The Privileged Poor How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students Anthony Abraham Jack An NPR Favorite Book of the Year , Winner of the Critics’ Choice Book Award, American Educational Studies Association Winner of the Mirra Komarovsky Book Award ,Winner of the CEP–Mildred García Award for Exemplary Scholarship                             “Eye-opening…Brings home the pain and reality of on-campus poverty and puts the blame squarely on elite institutions.” —Washington Post “Jack’s investigation redirects attention from the matter of access to the matter of inclusion…His book challenges universities to support