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Welcome to the captivating realm of B(L)ACK IN THE DAY, where we journey into the rich tapestry of African and African history. Step back in time with us and explore the extraordinary legacies, achievements, and resilience of our ancestors.

In this extraordinary collection, we celebrate the vibrant cultures, majestic civilizations, and remarkable contributions of African and African diaspora communities throughout history. From the glory of ancient Egypt to the wisdom of Mali's great empires, from the artistry of Nubia to the intellectual prowess of Timbuktu, our curated selection of books and resources illuminates the tapestry of African history in all its splendor.

Delve into the pages of our collection, where hidden stories are unveiled, forgotten narratives are resurrected, and the brilliance of African civilizations is restored to its rightful place. Explore the complexities of pre-colonial Africa, the resilience of enslaved communities, and the profound impact of African diaspora movements across the globe.

To enhance your exploration, our search feature allows you to unearth specific titles that delve into the depths of African and African diaspora history. From engaging narratives to scholarly works, our collection caters to both casual enthusiasts and avid scholars alike.

Join us as we celebrate the triumphs, resilience, and cultural heritage of our ancestors. B(L)ACK IN THE DAY is a testament to the indomitable spirit that shaped and continues to inspire generations. It is a journey that deepens our understanding of the past, enriches our present, and empowers our future.

Welcome to the Black Dot Cultural Center, where B(L)ACK IN THE DAY takes on new life. Explore our collection, search for books and audiobooks that awaken your curiosity, and embark on an enlightening voyage through the corridors of African and African diaspora history. Together, let us honor and cherish the remarkable narratives that connect us to our roots.

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER • A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present. “[A] groundbreaking compendium . . . bracing and urgent . . . This collec ... Read More about
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Isabel Wilkerson
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken ... Read More about
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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History: a bold and searing investigation into the role of white women in the American slave economy  “Stunning.”—Rebecca Onion, Slate  “Makes a vital contribution to our understanding of our past and present.”—Parul Sehgal, New York Times  “Bracingly re ... Read More about
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Bayyinah Bello
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Image Llaila Afrika is a pioneer in holistic science and the art of healing. He has a vast experience in the history and culture of the Gullah Islands. Llaila has dedicated his life’s journey to educating the world about the African origins of the Gullah People and traditions. ... Read More about
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*AWARD WINNER* of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author / and the NCBR Recognition Award A gorgeous collection of 145 original portraits that celebrates Black pioneers—famous and little-known--in politics, science, literature, music, and more—with biographical reflection ... Read More about
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Revealing the central yet intentionally obliterated role of Africa in the creation of modernity, Born in Blackness vitally reframes our understanding of world history. Traditional accounts of the making of the modern world afford a place of primacy to European history. Some credit the fifteenth-cent ... Read More about
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The black experience in America--starting from its origins in western Africa up to 1961--is examined in this seminal study from a prominent African American figure. The entire historical timeline of African Americans is addressed, from the Colonial period through the civil rights upheavals of the la ... Read More about
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From an unflinchingly black perspective, Harding writes of the struggle of heroic African americans to achieve freedom from slavery. Index; photographs. ... Read More about
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John G. Jackson
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Timely, relevant, and illuminating, this essential book by respected cultural historian, teacher, and author John G. Jackson sheds long overdue light on standard Eurocentric and distorting approaches to the history of Africa from early African civilizations to Africa’s significance in world history. ... Read More about
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Cheikh Anta Diop
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Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization. ... Read More about
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Cheikh Anta Diop
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This comparison of the political and social systems of Europe and black Africa from antiquity to the formation of modern states demonstrates the black contribution to the development of Western civilization. ... Read More about
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Cheikh Anta Diop
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Challenging societal beliefs, this volume rethinks African and world history from an Afrocentric perspective. ... Read More about
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The Destruction of Black Civilization took Chancellor Williams sixteen years of research and field study to compile. The book, which was to serve as a reinterpretation of the history of the African race, was intended to be ""a general rebellion against the subtle message from even the most 'liberal' ... Read More about
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Walter Rodney
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The classic work of political, economic, and historical analysis, powerfully introduced by Angela Davis In his short life, the Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the leading thinkers and activists of the anticolonial revolution, leading movements in North America, South America, t ... Read More about
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Eric Williams
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Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry in Europe and expanded the reach of capitalism worldwide. Eric Williams advanced these powerf ... Read More about
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C. L. R. James
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Originally published in England in 1938 and expanded in 1969, this work remains the classic account of global Black resistance. This concise, accessible history of revolts by African peoples worldwide explores the wide range of methods used by Africans to resist oppression and the negative effects o ... Read More about
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A powerful and impassioned historical account of the largest successful revolt by enslaved people in history: the Haitian Revolution of 1791–1803 “One of the seminal texts about the history of slavery and abolition.... Provocative and empowering.” —The New York Times Book Review The Black Jacobins, ... Read More about
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Classic work of black study refuting scientific racism In Nature Knows No Color-Line, originally published in 1952, historian Joel Augustus Rogers examines the origins of racial hierarchy and the color problem. Rogers was a humanist who believed that there were no scientifically evident racial divis ... Read More about
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Indus Khamit Kush
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B&W Edition. The First Americans Were Africans: Expanded & Revised, written by a brilliant African American scholar, David Imhotep, who holds a Ph.D. Of course, Dr. Imhotep is not the first person to draw attention to the African presence in the Americas before Columbus. Dr. Imhotep's thesis ... Read More about
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“A landmark . . . brilliantly [demonstrates] has that there is far more to black history than the slave trade.”—John A. Williams They Came Before Columbus reveals a compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in ancient America. Examining navigati ... Read More about
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Leo Wiener
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This book is about an event in history that changed the world for all times. It is a sad story that did not have to be. What Africans and the indigenous Americans have given to the world is a part of total humanity that must be respectfully considered in order to build a world where all people can w ... Read More about
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J.A. Rogers
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The classic, definitive title on the great Black figures in world history, beginning in antiquity and reaching into the modern age. World’s Great Men of Color is the comprehensive guide to the most noteworthy Black personalities in world history and their significance. J.A. Rogers spent the majority ... Read More about
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J.A. Rogers
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The classic, definitive title on the great Black figures in world history, beginning in antiquity and reaching into the modern age. World’s Great Men of Color is the comprehensive guide to the most noteworthy Black personalities in world history and their significance. J.A. Rogers spent the majority ... Read More about
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Debra D. Rich
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A celebration of achievement, accomplishments, and pride  The first African American president, U.S. senator, and the first black lawyer in the Department of Education. The first black chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first African American commissioned officer in the Marine Corps. ... Read More about
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