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Ballad of an American

A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson

Rutgers University Press

This graphic biography of Paul Robeson charts his career as a singer, actor, scholar, athlete, and activist who achieved global fame. Through films, concerts, and recordings, he became a potent symbol representing the promise of a multicultural, multiracial American democracy; despite his stardom, he was denied access to many audiences.

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W. E. B. Du Bois Souls of Black Folk

A Graphic Interpretation

Rutgers University Press

Artist Paul Peart-Smith offers the first graphic adaptation of W.E.B. Du Bois’ influential 1903 work The Souls of Black Folk, providing historical and cultural contexts for his thoughts on the racial terror, sorrows, and hopes of the post-Reconstruction era. It vividly conveys the book’s continuing legacy, effectively updating it for the age of Black Lives Matter.


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Tim Hector

A Caribbean Radical's Story

University Press of Mississippi

The first biography of the influential Antiguan journalist and follower of C. L. R. James

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