Black American OURstory

American history is longer more various more beautiful and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it. ~ James Baldwin

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2020-12-12 23:36:47

    25 Black-owned bookstores you can support right now

    while i don’t claim to be a “book blogger” by any account (more of a cranky publishing-person blogger most days), i know a lot of people have followed me through my book posts, so i’m taking advantage of that captive audience to boost these bookstores. shop them through their own websites and if you’re local, look into curbside pickup to minimize shipping costs and overhead. okay that’s all thanks bye stay safe.

    Cora Mae Brown (born April 19, 1914 – December 17, 1972) was the first African-American woman elected (rather than appointed) to a state senate in the United States. She won her seat in the Michigan State Senate in 1952, beating a male candidate for the position. Brown was a Democrat who represented Detroit. (Wikipedia)

    Portrait of Cora M. Brown standing next to Weber piano. Stamped on back: “Jarman Photos, 2921 Blvd. Place, Indianapolis, Ind.”

    Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

    “Oklahoma civil rights activist Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher challenged segregation at University of Oklahoma when she applied in 1946. The Supreme Court case Sipuel v. Board of Regents of Univ. of Okla., which ruled that Oklahoma must provide equal instruction to black and white students, is considered to be a precursor to Brown v. Board of Education.”