Friday, February 21, 2014

R.I.P. Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) Feb. 21, 1965


Malcolm X:  May 19, 1925 - Feb. 21, 1965


Malcolm X Eulogy by Ossie Davis



 Bio from Internet Archive
Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother, Louise Norton Little, was a homemaker occupied with the family's eight children. His father, Earl Little, was an outspoken Baptist minister and avid supporter of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey. See More

Malcolm X Make It Plain (Full PBS Documentary)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Short stories for colored people both old and young - entertaining, uplifting, interesting (c1905)


I had originally populated this post with a later (1920) edition of this book which is slightly different,
I'll add a link to the other one at the end of this post.



This edition presented here is earlier and has been illustrated with more than 50 drawings by John Henry Adams where the later edition has many of the original drawings replaced by photographs. This  the (1905) edition has more stories (100) and a different cover and title it's called:
Floyd's Flowers : or, Duty and Beauty for Colored Children

 being one hundred short stories gleaned from the storehouse of human knowledge and experience ... (1905)
What a discovery! This little gem is full of stories and illustrations
about African Americans around the turn of the century. The stories and illustrations are positive and depict the people in a very authentic and dignified manner. Many of these stories are quite short and would, in my opinion make excellent material for teachers of younger students who want to show an aspect of the African American experience around the early 1900s while encouraging good moral attitudes..


Author: Floyd, Silas Xavier, 1869-1923; Adams, John Henry, ill
Subject: Conduct of life; Short stories
Publisher: Atlanta : Hertel, Jenkins & Co.
Language: English
Call number: 39999065637611
Digitizing sponsor: Boston Public Library
Book contributor: Boston Public Library
Collection: bplill; bostonpubliclibrary; americana
Link
https://archive.org/details/floydsflowersord00floy

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

An account of the empire of Marocco


An account of the empire of Marocco, and the district of Suse; compiled from miscellaneous observations made during a long residence in and various journies through, these countries. To which is added, an accurate and interesting account of Timbuctoo, the great emporium of central Africa (1809)






Author: Jackson, James Grey
Publisher: London : Printed for the author, by W. Bulmer and Co. and sold by G. and W. Nicol
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: English
Call number: SRLFTOUCLA:LAGE-1817540
Digitizing sponsor: Internet Archive
Book contributor: University of California Libraries
Collection: cdl; americana


Link
https://archive.org/details/accountofempireo00jack


Monday, February 17, 2014

The colored man as a patriot, soldier, sailor, and hero

Camp-fires of the Afro-American;
or, The colored man as a patriot, soldier, sailor, and hero, in the cause of free America: displayed in colonial struggles, in the Revolution, the War of 1812, and in later wars, particularly the great Civil War - 1861-5, and the Spanish American War - 1898: concluding with an account of the war with the Filipinos - 1899 (1899)




Author: Guthrie, Jas. M. (James M.)
Subject: African Americans
Publisher: Philadelphia, Afro-American Pub. Co.
Language: English
Digitizing sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries
Book contributor: Wellesley College Library
Collection: Wellesley_College_Library; blc; americana

Full catalog record: MARCXML

This book has an editable web page on Open Library.

IA Link  https://archive.org/details/campfiresofafroa00guth

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Studies of Art in American Life-IV: In Negro Cabins (January 1, 1901)



"Studies of Art in American Life-IV: In Negro Cabins" is an article from Brush and Pencil, Volume 7.




Author: Hurll, Margaret M.
Volume: 7
Publisher: Brush and Pencil
Language: English
Book contributor: JSTOR
Collection: jstor_brushandpencil; jstor_ejc; additional_collections