In concert with the Everyday People photo exhibition in Special Collections, Alderman Library is featuring a unique collection of literature representing the varied experiences of African Americans between the 18th-21st centuries.
These books portray some of the extraordinary “ordinary” people who have contributed so richly to our era.
Titles in the collection include:
- A Stranger in the Village: Two Centuries of African-American Travel Writing
- African Americans Doing Feminism: Putting Theory Into Everyday Practice
- Along Martin Luther King: Travels on Black America’s Main Street
- Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry
- Envisioning Freedom: Cinema and the Building of Modern Black Life
- Keep Your Head to the Sky: Interpreting African American Home Ground
- No Space Hidden: The Spirit of African American Yard Work
- Signifyin(g), Sanctifyin’ & Slam Dunking: A Reader in African American Expressive Culture
- Talking at Trena’s: Everyday Conversations at an African American Tavern
- Time in the Black Experience
- No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work
- Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”
- Between Sundays: Black Women and Everyday Struggles of Faith
- The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South
- … and many more.
Visit the collection in the Alderman Reference Room any time during Library hours… and be sure to visit the full exhibition, Everyday People: Images of Blackness: 1700s-2000s in the First Floor Gallery of Small Special Collections Library.
Both displays will remain on view until April 20, 2019.