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Blues People by Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka)

On this day in history, in 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first black congresswoman→ 11/6/68

A great book that weaves the difficult subject of slavery with humor and courage. Edward P. Jones sheds a new light on what it meant to be a black slave owner, a subject that had never been fully discussed in other books written about the pre-civil war era. The Known World won the Pulitzer Prize in 2004.

Black Thunder: Gabriel's Revolt: Virginia, 1800 by Anna Bontemps,

Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) RIP October 7, 1934 - January 9, 2014