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Alive in Their Garden: The True Story of the Mirabal Sisters and Their Fight for Freedom

In this memoir, Dedé Mirabal offers an intimate account of the lives and legacy of her sisters Patria, Minerva, and María Teresa Mirabal, Dominican revolutionaries who were assassinated in 1960 by order of dictator Rafael Trujillo. This is the first English translation of Dedé’s story, introducing new readers to a tragedy and international outcry that heralded the fall of the Trujillo dictatorship.

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Futures of Black Power: Reimagining the Black Past

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Leading Figures in the History of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.: Volume 1

In two volumes, Judson Jeffries brings together essays on 21 accomplished and influential members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., demonstrating the enormous impact of the fraternity. Volume 1 tells the story of the organization’s founding and spotlights scientists, civil rights lawyers, athletes, and musicians.

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Leading Figures in the History of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.: Volume 2

In two volumes, Judson Jeffries brings together essays on 21 accomplished and influential members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., demonstrating the enormous impact of the fraternity. Volume 2 discusses military figures, artists, modern civil rights activists, and scholars, and celebrates the rise of recent scholarship on Black Greek-letter organizations.

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Black Prison Intellectuals: Writings from the Long Nineteenth Century

Recovering critical, understudied writings from early archives, this book calls into question the idea that the Black prison intellectual movement began in the twentieth century, tracing the arc of Black prison writing from 1795 to 1901.

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More Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers: Continuing the Struggle

In this book, twenty-three lawyers discuss their experiences in the struggle to advance and maintain civil rights in the United States South, from the 1960s to the 1980s and from Texas to Virginia to Florida.

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Bound Labor in the Turpentine Belt: Kinderlou Camp and Misdemeanor Convict Leasing in Georgia

In this book, Thomas Aiello takes a close look at the Deep South’s dependence on systems of bound labor during the post-Reconstruction era through the story of a labor camp in Georgia, drawing attention to the injustices and abuses of misdemeanor convict leasing.

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Sunset Colonies: A Visual Elegy to South Florida's Mobile Home Communities

In a collection of photographs accompanied by essays, this book portrays the vulnerabilities experienced by residents of South Florida’s mobile home communities amid rapid urban transformation and the threat of economic displacement.

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James Hudson: Forgotten Forerunner in the Crusade for Civil Rights

This book tells the story of James Hudson, a Black philosopher, Florida A&M University professor, activist, and religious leader whose philosophical contributions laid a key piece of the groundwork for the emergence of the civil rights movement.

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First Ladies and Their Orchids: A Century of Namesake Cattleyas

For as long as orchid hybrids have been made, breeders have been naming them after prominent women of the day. Chadwick & Son Orchids has named and presented namesake cattleyas to nineteen consecutive First Ladies. First Ladies and Their Orchids: A Century of Namesake Cattleyas tells the story of these nineteen hybrids and the First Ladies they were named after, from Woodrow Wilson’s second wife, Edith, who coveted “canaries, bourbon, and orchids,” through Doctor Jill Biden, who lives just minutes from the Chadwick home in Wilmington, Delaware.