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Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly

Brian Shuffler ZNet
The full extent of the African American participation in the left wing, working class, and progressive movements has yet to be fully documented. This book makes a worthy contribution to increasing our knowledge of this history.

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Remembering Tulsa

Tim Madigan; Photographs by Zora J. Murff with Trent Bozeman Smithsonian Magazine
American Terror. A century ago in Tulsa, a murderous mob attacked the most prosperous black community in the nation.

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Ballad of an American

Gregory N. Heires Portside
This book on Paul Robeson is the first-ever to be presented as a graphic biography.

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Why Caste? And Why Now?

Zillah Eisenstein Portside
Wilkerson, in this new book, asks us to rethink our current discourse on race. Reviewer Eisenstein is skeptical, and finds the book's argument unconvincing.

Illinois - Slave State

Tara McClellan McAndrew NPR-Illinois - Illinois Issues
There was slavery in Illinois for more than 100 years. Even after Illinois entered the Union, loopholes in its laws allowed the practice to continue, making the future Land of Lincoln a quasi-slave state. 

Evanston's Road to Reparations

Bryan Smith Chicago Magazine
Compensating African Americans for the wrongs of history has been a political nonstarter for decades. Then, last November, one Chicago suburb made it a reality.
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