Maya Angelou Resource Library

The Maya Angelou Resource Library was created in 1989 during one of her visits to the college. It is a collection of books and films dedicated to equality and multiculturalism. The Office of Multicultural Affairs is proud to have donated over 250 resources to the library. They are all currently located in the Olin Library so that they can be easily utilized by the entire Rollins community. Copies of The Advocate and Black Enterprise are also available both in the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Rollins Library (bottom level). See below for a complete listing of library resources or visit the electronic library listing here.

•    Africa and Africans-Fourth Edition (Paul Bohannan and Philip Curtin) - Book
For thirty years, summarized the basics of what students should know about Africa. It keeps a watchful eye on two things: what has happened in Africa and what has happened in the rest of the world that shapes how people look at Africa.

•    African Colonial State in Comparative Perspective, The (Crawford Young) - Book
In this prize winning book, a distinguished scholar of African affairs discusses the history of colonization in Africa. Proposing a new conception of the state, Crawford Young considers a wide range of African countries and compares them to other areas of the once-colonized world. He argues that the current crisis in African development can be traced directly to European colonial rule.

•    African Religions and Philosophy (Second Edition) (John S Mbiti) - Book
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•    African Societies (Lucy Mair) - Book
In African Societies, Lucy Mair unites the two main strands of anthropology teaching: the discussion and illustration of the various analytical concepts used by anthropologists in the study of social systems; and ethnography- the detailed study of particular societies, nowadays obtained by participant observation.

•    Africanisms in American Culture (Joseph E. Holloway-editor) - Book
This collection of essays grew out of a felt need for a new and comprehensive examination of Africanisms in America and especially the United States from a historical, linguistic, religious, and artistic perspectives. The essays in this volume intend to do just that, looking particularly at African cultural survivals in North America.

•    American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass (Douglas S. Massey, Nancy A. Denton) - Book
This powerful and disturbing book links persistent poverty among Blacks in the United States to the unparalleled degree of deliberate segregation they experience in American cities.

•    Angry Eye, The - DVD
35 min. Hailed as "a fascinating revisit" to the famous 1968 Blue-Eyes/Brown-Eyes Exercise in discrimination by Jane Elliott, this film documents the effects of racial prejudice with startling force and emotional intensity. Taking pigmentation - in this case, eye color - as an arbitrary dividing line, Jane Elliott builds a microcosm of contemporary American society, compelling her more privileged blue-eyed participants to live in another world for the longest two and a half hours of their lives. The Angry Eye skillfully interweaves the young adults in the exercise with post-session interviews that show the participants struggling to come to terms with their recent experiences. Through the intense and often painful emotions that the exercise provokes shines a hope that, someday, we will overcome the capricious lines that divide us - if only we can learn to accept and appreciate our differences.

•    Anything You Want To Be - Video
This video is eight minutes.

•    Ashanti to Zulu – African Traditions (Margaret Musgrove) - Book
Introduces the reader to twenty-six African peoples by depicting a custom important to each. Some of the customs are unique and relate only to a particular people. Others are shared by many peoples, but all reflect African values or philosophies.

•    Asianization of America, The - Video
26 min. Examines the rapid growth of the Asian American population and the significance for our culture and economy.

•    Autumn of the Patriarch, The (Gabriel García Márquez) - Book
The Autumn of the Patriarch mines one of the darkest veins of Latin American political history. The central character is a composite of Tujillos, Batistas and Somozas. His genius at the barren politics of survival, capable and guilty of the most savage brutality, a lonely monster who shuffles through his palace every night, checking the locks, looking for assassins, lighting a lantern for a quick exit.
•    Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication (Edited by Milton J. Bennett) - Book
This book explores the building blocks of intercultural communication. It is for anyone who is concerned about the field of intercultural communication.

•    Beast and Man: The Roots of Human Nature (Mary Midgley) - Book
In Beast and Man Mary Midgley, one of our foremost intellectuals, stresses continuities. What makes people tick? Largely, she asserts, the same things as animals. She tells us humans are rather more like other animals than we previously allowed ourselves to believe, and reminds us just how primitive we are in comparison to the sophistication of many animals. A veritable classic for our age, Beast and Man has helped change the way we think about ourselves and the world in which we live.

•    Being Gay: Coming out in the 21st Century - Video
This video is 25 minutes, and put out by Cambridge Education

•    Betty Tells Her Story - Video
This video is 20 minutes.

•    Beyond A Dream Deferred (Becky W. Thompson and Sangeeta Tyagi) - Book
Through its rich and absorbing case studies, this book portrays three elementary classrooms from a feminist perspective. These classrooms demonstrate to readers the complexity of issues teachers face over the challenges of gender and identity issues.

•    Beyond Race and Gender (R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr.) - Book
This book supplies an action plan to manage diversity. It supplies tough questions and answers to get readers to think deeply about how to better use the human talent available.

•    Beyond the Veil: Are Iranian Women Rebelling? - Video
22 min. A female reporter dons the hijab and goes undercover to find out how Iranian women feel about the government-enforced dress code, the religious implications, and the subjugation of Islamic women.

•    Bhagavad Gita, The (Translated by Eknath Easwaran) - Book
The Bhagavad-Gita is the most famous poem in all Hindu literature and part of the Mahabharata, the great Indian epic. The Gita consists of a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Prince Arjuna on the morning of a climatic battle.Krishna provides Prince Arjuna with the spiritual means to take action under trying.

•    Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada) - Book
Bhagavad-Gita is universally renowned as the jewel of India's spiritual wisdom. Spoken by Lord Sri Krsna the Supreme Personality of Godhead, to his intimate devotee Arjuna, the Gita's 700 concise verses provide a definite guide to the science of self realization.

•    Biculturalism and Acculturation Among Latinos - Video
28 min. The pressures and struggles of Latinos as they to reclaim and reaffirm their heritage while trying to assimilate into American culture.

•    Black Feeling Black Talk/Black Judgment (Nikki Giovanni) - Book
As a witness to three generations, Nikki Giovanni has perceptively and poetically recorded her observations of both the outside world and the gentle yet enigmatic territory of the self.

•    Black Picket Fences: Privilege and Peril Among the Black Middle Class (Mary Patillo-McCoy) - Book
This book is a stark, moving, and candid look at a section of America that is too often ignored by both scholars and the media: the black middle class. After living for 3 years in "Groveland," a Black middle-class neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, sociologist Mary Patillo-McCoy has written a book that explores both the advantages and the boundaries that exist for members of the Black middle class. In the face of arguments that race no longer matters, Patillo-McCoy shows a different reality, one where Black and White middle classes remain separate and unequal.

•    Black Sugar: Slavery From an African Perspective - Video
26 min. A different twist to what we know about the slave trade.

•    Black Wealth/White Wealth (Oliver, Shapiro) - Book
This book will be of great interest to both social scientists and policy makers. Oliver and Shapiro challenge the notion that all Americans can now compete on a level playing field and offer bold proposals for asset development and redistribution.

•    Bluest Eye, The (Toni Morrison) - Book
Each night Pecola prayed for blue eyes. In her eleven years, no one had ever noticed Pecola. But with the blue eyes, she thought, everything would be different. She would be so pretty that her parents would stop fighting. Her father would stop drinking. Her brother would stop running away. If she could only be beautiful. If only people would look at her. When someone finally did, it was her father, drunk. He raped her. She would bear his child.

•    Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood, The - Video
120 mins. The Bronze Screen examines the history of Latinos in Hollywood, from the earliest days to the present. From the earliest stereotypes and distortions to the present day, the image of the Latino in Hollywood is chronicled through interviews and film clips.

•    Buddha (Karen Armstrong) - Book
This is a book for all leaders and administrators in higher education concerned about issues of diversity and equity.

•    By the Color of Our Skin (Leonard Steinhorn, Barbara Diggs-Brown) - Book
By the Color of Our Skin is a book about people. Its about black and white Americans and how they live, learn, love, play, interact, relax, and think.
•    Challenge and Change: The Story of Civil Rights Activist C.T. Vivian (Lydia Walker) - Book
The story begins with an important event for which C.T. Vivian is most widely remembered- the confrontation on the steps of a Selma, Alabama, courthouse with Sheriff Clark. This law-changing encounter received international recognition in the February, 1987 television documentary, EYES on the PRIZE. The second chapter opens the door to C.T. Vivian's childhood years, setting the tone for viewing the developmental experiences which shaped the character and destiny of one of the Civil Rights Movement's greatest leaders.

•    Children of the Camps - Video
57 min. A powerful documentary that portrays the lingering personal impact of the World War II internment experience on Japanese Americans who were children during their imprisonment.

•    College Woman’s Handbook, The (Rachel Dobkin, Shana Sippy) - Book
The College Woman's Handbook helps you get the most from your education, in and out of the classroom.

•    Color of Fear, The - Video
90 min. The Color of Fear is a film about the pain and anguish that racism has caused in the lives of eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino, and African descent. Out of their confrontations and struggles to understand and trust each other emerges an emotional and insightful portrayal into the type of dialogue most of us fear, but hope will happen sometime in our lifetime.

•    Color of Fear 2: Walking Each Other Home, The - Video
55 min. Walking Each Other Home, is the continuation of The Color of Fear. The new sequel explores more in depth the intimate relationships amongst the men as well as answering the question, "What can whites do to end racism?"

•    Color of Words-Dictionary of Ethnic Bias in the United States, The (Phillip H. Herbst) - Book
The Color of Words is about the language that captures the multiethnic temper of our times. It tells the stories of words used in the U.S. to label ethnic groups or to talk about the social landscape of which they are apart.

•    Color Purple, The (Alice Walker) - Book
This is an unforgettable portrait of (the main character) Celie and her friends, family, and lovers is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life.

•    Contested Frontiers in Amazonia (Marianne Schmink, Charles H. Wood) - Book
The story told in this book is about an unlikely cast of characters [ranchers, peasants, loggers, Indians, gold miners, rubber farmers, and various bureaucrats and investors] who set in motion a sequence of events that forever changed the social and physical landscape of the Brazilian Amazon.

•    Convicted in the Womb: One Man’s Journey From Prisoner to Peacemaker (Carl Upchurch) - Book
Once Carl Upchurch was an elementary-school dropout fighting for survival on the streets of South Philadelphia, a gang member wedded to a life of violence, a bank robber facing a future in federal penitentiaries. Now he is a respected community organizer and one of the most compelling visionary leaders of the civil rights movement.

•    Cultural Anthropology: 3rd Edition (Conrad Philip Kottak) - Book
Discusses anthropology's contributions to such subjects as "race" and "intelligence", poverty, economic development, colonialism, ethical issues affecting anthropologists, and socioeconomic stratification.

•    Culture in Process (Alan R. Beals) - Book
Culture in Process focuses upon questions, not answers. It deals much of the time with bewilderment rather than certainty. In part, the emphasis upon questions is a matter of educational philosophy; that is students should find things out in an active way rather than passively absorb the knowledge handed down from on high.

•    Culture Wars - The Struggle to Define America (James Davidson Hunter) - Book
Making Sense of the battles over the family, art, education, law, and politics.
•    Different Mirror: a History of Multicultural America, A (Ronald Takaki) - Book
A dramatic new retelling of our nation's past by today's preeminent scholar, Ronald Takaki, this book examines America's history in a different mirror from the perspective of the minority people.

•    Dismantling Racism - The Continuing Challenge To White America (Joseph Barndt) - Book
Racism has reemerged, dramatically and forcefully. All of us- people of color and white people alike- are damaged by its debilitating effects. In this book, the author dresses the "majority," the white race in the United States. This book does not intend to attack or produce guilt, but its message is tough and demanding.

•    Diversity and its Discontents (several contributors) - Book
Compares today's "current wars" to parallel situations throughout American history.

•    Diversity and Motivation (Raymond J. Wlodkowski and Margery Ginsberg) - Book
This book shows all post secondary faculty, instructors, trainers, and administrators how to create safe and respective learning environments with teaching practices that cross disciplines and cultures to engage the motivation and honor the integrity of all learners.

•    Don’t Stop the Carnival (Herman Wouk) - Book
Here is the tale of Norman Paperman, compounded of his misadventures and the author's in the illusory paradise of a tropical island.
•    Education and Democracy (Executive Editor- Robert Orrill) - Book
Leading educators explore the contribution of pragmatic thought to remaking American Liberal education in the twenty-first century.

•    Education and Identity (Arthur Chickering) - Book
Chickering looks at how education and identity are interrelated.

•    Ethnicity and Family Therapy (McGoldrick, Pearce, Giodano) - Book
This book discussed a leap ahead for the field of psychotherapy in understanding the relationships of ethnic factors to the process of therapy.
•    Fences (August Wilson) - Book/Play
The protagonist of Fences, Troy Maxson, is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be-- to survive. For Troy Maxon has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black was to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But now the 1950's are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960's.

•    Freedom on My Mind - Video
110 min. The inspiring story of the Mississippi freedom movement.

•    Frontiers of Anthropology (Murray Leaf) - Book
This introduction to anthropology attempts to avoid the pitfalls of single-authored texts by having chapters by nine anthropologists representing current developments in the four traditional subfields of anthropology: archaeology, social and cultural anthropology, physical anthropology and linguistics.
•    Gather Together in My Name (Maya Angelou) - Book
This is the story of a great heroine who knows the meaning of a struggle and never loses her pride or dignity.

•    Gemini (Nikki Giovanni) - Book
The Journey-both private and public-of a young black poet through the trials and triumphs of 90s America.

•    Gender on Campus (Sharon Bohn Gmelch) - Book
The first book to combine analyses of the broad range of gender issues for women in college with realistic approaches to heighten awareness and initiate positive change.

•    Growing Up Gay: The Sorrows and the Joys (Rita Reed) - Book
Growing up Gay is about being an adolescent and feeling different at a time when fitting in is so important.
•    Hair Matters: Beauty, Power, and Black Women's Consciousness (Ingrid Banks) - Book
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•    Hair Raising (Noliwe M. Rooks) - Book
Noliwe M. Rooks explores the history and politics of hair and beauty culture in African American communities from the nineteenth century to the 1990's.

•    Heart of a Woman, The (Maya Angelou) - Book
Filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous characters, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X, The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose - her fondest dreams, deepest disappointments and her dramatically tender relationship with her rebellious teenage son. Vulnerable, humorous, tough, Maya speaks with an intimate awareness of us all.

•    Heretic's Heart: A Journey Through Spirit and Revolution (Margot Adler) - Book
An esteemed NPR correspondent offers a fresh feminist perspective on the sixties.

•    High Points in Anthropology (Second Edition) (P. Bohannan and M. Glazer) - Book
Provides students with an in-depth look at the history of Anthropology and its importance in today's society.

•    His Promised Land (Stuart Seely Sprague) - Book
This is the autobiography of John P. Parker, a former slave and conductor on the Underground Railroad. His Promised Land is the unusual and stirring account of how the war against slavery was fought- and sometimes won.

•    History of Africa (Kevin Shillington) - Book
In a single volume, History of Africa offers an illustrated and critical narrative introduction to the history of the continent from the earliest times to the present day. The author draws on the most recent and up-to-date research to convey something of the wealth and depth of Africa's long and fascinating past.

•    How To Succeed On A Majority Campus-A Guide For Minority Students (Author Unknown) - Book
Packed with essential information, How to Succeed on a Majority Campus is written specifically to help you - as a minority student - make the right decisions throughout your college career.

•    Human Biology and Behavior-An Anthropological Perspective (M. L. Weiss and A. Mann) - Book
This book introduces students to physical anthropology beginning with a brief history of anthropology and its integration within the social and political history of the last two hundred years, followed by a discussion of general evolutionary thought.

•    Human Rights (A. L. Melden) - Book
This book covers a wide variety of topics: Anarchical fallacies, natural rights, justice, equality, and more.
•    I Shall Not Be Moved (Maya Angelou) - Book
This memorable collection of poems exhibits Maya Angelou's unique gift for capturing the triumph and pain of being black and every man and woman's struggle to be free. Filled with bittersweet intimacies and ferocious courage, these poems are gems - many faceted, bright with wisdom, radiant with life.

•    In Love & In Trouble-Stories of Black Women (Alice Walker) - Book
Roselily, on her wedding day, surrounded by her four children, prays that a loveless marriage will bring her respectability; a younger writer, exploited by both her lover and her husband, wreaks an ironic vengeance; a destitute, ignorant girl, unable to get a doctor for her sick child, is advised to try a "strong horse tea"; a jealous wife, looking for her husband's mistress, finds a competitor she cannot fight; an old woman, thrown out of a White church, meets God on a highway.

•    In My Own Skin: The Complexity of Living as an Arab in America - Video
16 mins.

•    Intercultural Communication Training: An Introduction (Richard Brislin and Tomoko Yoshida) - Book
This book provides an organizational framework for planning and establishing intercultural communication training programs.

•    Interracial America: Opposing Viewpoints (Bonnie Szumski, David Bender, Bruno Leone) - Book
Volatile issues surrounding race, immigration, and affirmative action are explored in this anthology of articles presenting different viewpoints embodied in these current topics. Noted contributors such as bell hooks, Dinesh D'Souza, Eric Foner, and Lillian and Oscar Handlin discuss racism, reverse discrimination, cultural identity, and mixed-race marriage.

•    Itinerant Townsmen: Friendship and Social Order in Urban Uganda (David Jacobson) - Book
Discusses the ways in which members of contemporary societies respond to and develop strategies to cope with modification of their social and physical environments.

•    Introduction to Intercultural Communication, An (John C. Condon, Fathi S. Yousef) - Book
This an introduction to the vital subject of interpersonal communication across cultures.

•    It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School - Video
77 min. It's Elementary takes cameras into classrooms across the U.S. to look at one of today's most controversial issues - whether and how gay issues should be discussed in schools. It features elementary and middle schools where (mainly heterosexual) teachers are challenging the prevailing political climate and its attempt to censor any dialogue in schools about gay people. Rather than focusing on the debate between adults, though, the film takes the point of view of the school children, starting as young as first grade.
•    James Van Der Zee (A Morgan and Morgan Monograph) - Book
Within Black America, a few photographers were steadily and sensitively recording the reality of their own people and their communities. One of the most important of these is James Van Der Zee, a professional photographer since the early 1900s. There are more than 100 pictures shown that are a representation of Van Der Zee's work. In addition to the pictures, a chronology summarizes the photographer's career and the introduction evaluates the man and his work.

•    Jazz (Toni Morrison) - Book
Jazz is the story of a triangle of passion, jealousy, murder and redemption, or sex and spirituality, of slavery and liberation, of country and city, of being male and female, African American, and all of being human.

•    Jonah’s Gourd Vine (Zora Neale Hurston) - Book
Jonah's Gourd Vine tells us the story of John Buddy Person, "a living exultation" of a young man who loves too many women for his own good.
•    KRSNA-The Supreme Personality of Godhead Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada) - Book
Join Lord Krsna in a long-forgotten time as he enchants all the residents of the magical land of Vrndavana and simultaneously battles a fantastic array of wizards and warriors wholly bent upon his destruction.
•    Last Chance for Eden: Part One - Video
Last Chance for Eden is a documentary about eight men and women discussing the issues of racism and sexism in the workplace. They examine the impact of society's stereotypes on their lives in the workplace, in their personal relationships and within their families and in their communities. In the course of their dialogue, they also explore the differences and similarities between racism and sexism - an area that has seldom been researched, but has heatedly become a very important issue needing to be understood and dealt with.

•    Lesbian Histories and Cultures (Edited by Bonnie Zimmerman) - Book
An encyclopedia, a comprehensive reference work that surveys the complex histories and wide cultural diversity of lesbian and gay life.

•    Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Underprepared (Mike Rose) - Book
Remedial, illiterate, intellectually deficient- these are the stigmas that define America's educational underclass. As a child in a Los Angeles ghetto, Mike Rose shared these labels: today he works with educationally underprepared children and adults in order to give them a fair chance at learning. In Lives on the Boundary, Rose describes his innovative methods of awakening untapped potential and initiating "problem" students into the world of language, literature, and expression.

•    Love Medicine-New and Expanded Version (Louise Erdrich) - Book
Set on and around a North Dakota reservation in the years 1934-84, Love Medicine tells the story of the intertwined fates of two families. With astonishing virtuosity, each chapter draws on a range of voices to limn its tales, Black humor mingles with magic, injustice bleeds into betrayal, and through it all, bonds of love and family marry the elements into a tightly woven whole that pulses with the drama of life.
•    Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion: An Anthropological Study of the Supernatural 4th Edition (Arthur C. Lehmann, James E. Myers) - Book
Demons, witches, and ghosts; drugs, divination, and the occult; shamans, priests, and prophets… All these await you in Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion, Fourth Edition, an anthropological study of religious beliefs and practices both strange and familiar. Incorporating numerous examples from American culture, this fascinating anthology of readings contains nine new articles and continues to provide a rich blend of modern and traditional themes.

•    Majority and Minority-The Dynamics of Race and Ethnicity in American Life-Sixth Edition (Norman R. Yetman - Editor) - Book
The context within which this sixth edition of Majority and Minority appears reflects the old adage, "The more things change, the more they stay the same: - it is both dramatically different and strikingly similar to the state of race relations thirty years ago. Although the dynamics of race and ethnicity in American life have been transformed in many ways, glaring racial inequalities and intergroup conflicts persist.

•    Manifesta- Young Women, Feminism, and the Future (Jennifer Baumgardner, Amy Richards) - Book
Baumgardner and Richards examine the snags in the feminist movement and prove that these snags have not, in fact, torn feminism asunder. In contrast, they show the vibrancy with which the movement has evolved, detail important political goals that still need to be achieved, and spell out what a world with true equality would look like.

•    Meridian (Alice Walker) - Book
As the rules of Southern society collapse, Meridian fights a lonely battle to reaffirm her own humanity - and that of all her people.

•    Mind’s Eye, Mind’s Truth (James Curtis) - Book
In Mind's Eye, Mind's Truth, Curtis challenges the pervasive belief that documentary photographs are realistic because they are not consciously arranged images. He focuses his analysis on four well-known FSA staff photographers whose work gained widespread recognition and did much to influence America's vision of rural poverty.

•    Moses, Man of the Mountain (Zora Neale Hurston) - Book
This is a 1939 novel based on the familiar story of the Exodus, Zora Neale Hurston blends the Moses of the Old Testament with the Moses of black folklore and song create a great allegory of power redemption and faith.

•    Moving On- The Two-Four Step: How Students With Disabilities can Transition from 2 to 4 Year Colleges - Video
11:27 mins. This video presentation delivers tips to students with disabilities for making a successful transition from two- to four-year post secondary institutions. The presentation is open-captioned and audio-described to assure access to the content for viewers who are deaf or blind, respectively.

•    Mules and Men (Zora Neale Hurston) - Book
Mules and Men is a treasury of America's folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery.
•    Nature of Prejudice, The (Gordon W. Allport) - Book
The Nature of Prejudice examines all aspects of this age old problem: its roots in individual and social psychology, its virtues in expression, its impact on individuals and communities. He explores all kinds of prejudice- racial, religious, ethic, economical, and sexual and offers suggestions for reducing the devastating effects on discrimination.

•    Notes From the Underground (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) - Book
This book has a nameless hero who is a profoundly alienated individual in whose brooding self analysis there is a search for the true and the good in a world of relative values and few absolutes.
•    On Human Nature (Edward O. Wilson) - Book
On Human Nature begins a new phase in the most important intellectual controversy of this generation: Is human behavior controlled by the species' biological heritage? Does heritage limit human destiny? With characteristic pungency and simplicity of style, the author of Sociobiology challenges old prejudices and current misconceptions about the nature-nurture debate: he shows how.

•    Others People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom (Lisa Delpit) - Book
Other People's Children is a radical and piercing analysis of what is going on in American classrooms today. Mac Arthur award-winning author, Lisa Delpit, suggests that many of the academic problems attributed to children of color are actually the miscommunication as schools and "other people's children" struggle with the imbalance of power and dynamics of inequality plaguing our system.

•    Our Bodies, Ourselves-For the New Century (The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective) - Book
Our Bodies, Ourselves is an essential resource on women's health and sexual coming of age in this newly revisited and updated edition of a long-loved classic.
•    Patterns of Culture (Ruth Benedict) - Book
This challenging and warmly human study of the cultural patterns of three widely different primitive peoples, one of the great nonfiction best sellers, shows how custom and tradition influence behavior and how primitive societies affect modern Western civilizations.

•    People’s History of the United States, A (Howard Zinn) - Book
A people’s History of the United States is a resource for teaching U.S. History that makes learning about history an enjoyable experience.

•    Physical Anthropology: Third Edition (A. J. Kelso, Wenda R. Trevathan) - Book
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•    Playwrights Of Color (Meg Swanson with Robin Murray) - Book
A very fine text that will be invaluable to educators as well as the general public who have an interest in theatre and in its artists, American culture, and people of color.

•    Possessing the Secret of Joy (Alice Walker) - Book
A powerful novel about brutal misogyny, and she's made it both horrifying and readable, angry and warmhearted, political and human.

•    Preparing For a Global Community (Sarah M. Pickert) - Book
Preparing For a Global Community is about how colleges and universities need to be teaching students about the histories of other cultures that we as people come in contact with everyday in every aspect of our lives.

•    Principles of Visual Anthropology Second Edition (Paul Hockings, Ed.) - Book
The new and heavily revised edition contains 27 articles, including eight that were not in the first edition. This second edition covers ethnographic filming and its relations with the cinema and television; applications of filming to anthropological research, the uses of still photography, archives, and videotape; subdisciplinary applications in ethnography, archaeology, bioanthropology, museology and ethnohistory; and overcoming the funding problems of production.

•    Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes (Jacques Ellul) - Book
Ellul regards propaganda as a sociological phenomenon rather than something made by certain people for certain purposes.
•    Race, Class, and Gender-2nd Edition (Margaret L. Anderson, Patricia Hill Collins) - Book
This book is a welcome arrival for all of those concerned with issues of equality and inclusiveness in American society.

•    Race, Class, and Gender in the United States-5th Edition (Paula S. Rothenberg) - Book
This edition undertakes the study of issues in race, gender, and sexuality within the context of class.

•    Racial and Ethnic Relations in America: Third Edition (S. Dale McLemore) - Book
This present volume continues the basic strategy adopted in the first and second editions. It focuses on the United States and joins two of the broadest, most illuminating approaches to the study of racial and ethnic relations: the sociological analysis of intergroup processes and the history of racial and ethnic groups in the United States.

•    Reading Between the Signs: Intercultural Communication for Foreign Language Interpretation (Anna Mindess) - Book
Reading Between the Signs is a groundbreaking book for sign language, interpreters, and anyone interested in Deaf culture. Reading Between the Signs addresses the implications of cultural differences at the intersection of Deaf and hearing worlds.

•    Readings in Kinship and Social Structure (Nelson Graburn) - Book
This volume attempts to bring together some of the most important papers, past and present, in the anthropology of kinship and social structure.

•    Roots (Alex Haley) - Book
It begins with a birth in 750, in an African village; it ends seven generations later at the Arkansas funeral of a black professor whose children are a teacher, a navy architect, an assistant director of the U.S. information agency, and an author.
•    Seeing Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology Through Film (Karl G. Heider) - Book
With the goal of integrating ethnographic films into the study of anthropology, this book adds the idea of eclectic holism to the study of culture, and introduces ways in which the ideas in this book can contribute to public discourse and solutions to the problems of the world.

•    Servants of the People: The 1960's (Lea Williams) - Book
Talks about the leadership which evolved from the repressive climate and turmoil of the 1960's.

•    Shadow of Hate: A History of Intolerance in America, The (Charles Guggenheim) - Video
40 mins. "He didn't look like one of us." To many residents of Atlanta in 1913, this was reason enough to suspect Leo Frank of murder. For some, it was reason enough to hang him. It's a story as old as humanity- pointing the finger at those who don't look or act or think like we do. Produced by three-time Academy Award winner Charles Guggenheim, The Shadow of Hate spans three centuries to examine this country's ongoing struggle to live up to its ideals of liberty, equality and justice for all. Through documentary footage and eyewitness reports, viewers are given a powerful perspective on historical events from the ordinary people who lived through them.

•    Silent Language, The (Edward T. Hall) - Book
A leading American anthropologist has analyzed the many ways in which people talk to one another without using words.

•    Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas (Maya Angelou) - Book
Here, Maya Angelou, casts the spotlight on her show business career - a pageant of international scope. Maya, the woman, shares her sad, failed marriage to a white man, her early motherhood and achingly sensitive relationship with her young son, and her bone deep, painful suspicion of the white world that welcomes her talent so dramatically.

•    Skin Deep - Video
53 min. A diverse group of college students explore their attitudes and feelings about race.

•    Skinheads USA - Video
54 min. There has been a steady growth of white supremacy groups in the U.S. over the past decade. This program takes viewers for an extended look at this alarming phenomenon, providing an unprecedented inside look at an actual neo-Nazi Skinhead organization, its operations, and its personalities.

•    Soul Rebels-The Rastafari (William F Lewis) - Book
The Rastafari, a cult, a deviant subculture, a revolutionary movement, these descriptions have been commonly used in the past to identify the Rastafari, a group perhaps best known to North American readers for their gift of reggae music to the world. With both compassion and a sharp sense of reality, anthropologist William Lewis suggests alternative perspectives and reviews existing social theories as he reports them on the diverse world of the gang-smoking Rastafari culture.

•    Souls of Black Folk, The (W. E. B. Du Bois) - Book
The Souls of Black Folk reflects the mind of a man who was a fomenter of ideas and inspired generations of readers to remember the past, question the status quo, and fight for a just tomorrow.

•    Stolen Ground - Video
43 min. This film is about six Asian American men who struggle against racism and their anguish and pain at the trauma of assimilation towards themselves and their families. A must see film for those striving to better understand the "model minority" and the pressures of blending into the American culture.

•    Sula (Toni Morrison) - Book
This rich and moving novel traces the lives of two black heroines - from their growing up together in a small Ohio town, through their sharply divergent paths of womanhood, to their ultimate confrontation and reconciliation.
•    Talking About Race (Parts 1 & 2) - Video
Approximately 30 min for both. A diverse group of students from different colleges discuss issues of racism, campus climate, and discrimination.

•    Teaching Community (Bell Hooks) - Book
Writing about struggles to end racism and white supremacy, she reminds us that "no one is born a racist"--everyone makes a choice. But the pervasiveness of racism in society--the "workship of whiteness"--devalues us all. To "teach community" means, for example, to work against the effects of such socialization and to resist even the subtle ways in which racism is reinforced.
Teaching can happen anywhere, any time--not just in college classrooms but also in churches, in bookstores, in homes, and any other place people get together to share ideas. Teaching Community encourages us all to embrace us all to embrace the values that motivate progressive social change—spirit, struggle, service, love, the ideals of shared knowledge and shared learning.

•    Teaching Culture (H. Ned Seelye) - Book
Teaching Culture is a book of strategies for foreign language educators.

•    Teaching to Transgress-Education of the Practice of Freedom (Bell Hooks) - Book
The author writes about a new kind of education, education as a practice of freedom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom that is, for Hooks, the teacher's most important goal.

•    Teaching/Learning Anti-Racism (Louise Derman-Sparks, Carol Brunson Phillips) - Book
Based on the author's real life classroom experience, Teaching/Learning Anti-Racism offers us a guide to the development of anti-racist identity, awareness, and behavior.

•    Temple of My Familiar, The (Alice Walker) - Book
A romance of the last 500,000 years, as described by Alice Walker, The Temple of My Familiar unfolds disquieting truths and mysteries; evils that resound through history; and wonders that attain the power of a legend.

•    Tepoztlan: Village in Mexico (Oscar Lewis) - Book
Case studies in cultural anthropology.

•    Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston) - Book
Their Eyes Were Watching God shows us a woman writer struggling with the problem of the questioning hero as a woman and the difficulties in 1937 of giving a woman character such power and such daring.

•    Third Reality (Ernesto Nieto) - Book
This is a story that revolves around actual accounts of individuals who lived life the way it was handed to them and attempted to cope in the best ways they knew.

•    Tropical Rainforests: Latin American Nature and Society in Transition (Susan E. Place) - Book
The decimation of Latin America's tropical forests has been the source of much recent political and popular discussion. In the Amazon basin alone, twenty thousand square kilometers are cleared each year. If we are to salvage this vast ecosystem, we must first recognize the complex interplay of political and economic interests that has brought us to this point. Toward that end, Professor Susan E. Place has collected some of the most influential scholarship on tropical deforestation for Tropical Rainforests.

•    Vagina Monologues, The (Eve Ensler) - Book
A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery.

•    Visual Anthropology: Photography as a Research Method (J. Corrier and M.Collier) - Book
First published in 1967, Visual Anthropology has become a classic in its field, invaluable not only for anthropologists but for anyone using photography, film, and video to understand human behavior and culture.

•    Voices from Inside - Video
60:15 mins. Voices from Inside follows German-born theater artist Karina Epperlein into a federal women's prison where she is teaching weekly classes as a volunteer. Her racially mixed group of women prisoners becomes a circle of trust and healing.
•    We Can Get Along: A Blueprint for Campus Unity - Video
120 min. The most vexing issue for today's college students, administrators, and faculty is finding ways to make differences work as positive instead of negative factors on campus. Regardless of whether the differences are based on race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, ability, or national origin, we all recognize that we need answers. Major topics include: Who is responsible for creating campus unity, racial congregation, and campus segregation advantages and disadvantages; how student government, campus newspapers, fraternities and sororities, and ethnic student organizations can build a solid team for change: how to engage large numbers of white and non-white students in diversity efforts, etc.

•    When I Was Puerto Rican (Esmeralda Santiago) - Book
Esmeralda Santiago's story begins with her growing up in Puerto Rico, learning everything about it, but just when she was getting to learn everything, she was taken to New York - where everything was completely different. How Esmeralda overcame adversity, won acceptance to New York City's High School of Performing Arts, and then went on to Harvard, where she graduated with highest honors, is a record of a tremendous journey by a truly remarkable woman.

•    White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism (Paula S. Rothenberg) - Book
This book brings together key essays and articles that seek to make whiteness visible, to analyze the nature of white privilege, and to offer suggestions for using that privilege in order to combat racism.

•    White Supremacy & Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era (Eduardo Bonilla-Silva) - Book
This books assesses the major perspectives that social analysts have relied on to explain race and race relations. The author labels ideology as color-blind racism: a system of social arrangements that maintain White privilege at all levels.

•    "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" (Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.) - Book
Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black youth seated together in the cafeteria. What is going on here? Is this self-segregation a problem we should try to fix, or a coping strategy we should support? How can we get past our reluctance to talk about racial issues?

•    Women in American Society-4th edition(Virginia Shapiro) - Book
Women in American Society offers an interdisciplinary social science introduction to women's studies that focuses on the impact of gender on women's lives in the U.S.

•    Women, Race, and Class (Angela Y. Davis) - Book
A powerful study of the women's movement in the U.S. from abolitionist days to the present that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders.

•    Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now (Maya Angelou) - Book
This book is about being in all ways a woman, about the sweetness of charity, about the spirit, and about death in its legacy. Its about living well and living good, and the power of the word, and complaining, and sexual encouragement, and jealousy - and even taking time, just for yourself.
•    1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African American History (Jeffrey C. Stewart) - Book
1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African American History presents the only comprehensive, authoritative, and engaging account of the most significant events, individuals, terms, ideas and social movements that make up the dazzling canvas of African American history- all told in concise and easily read entries, accompanied by over 150 photographs.


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