African American Studies

Untangling a Red, White, and Black Heritage

A Personal History of the Allotment Era
By Darnella Davis

Examining the legacy of racial mixing in Indian Territory through the land and lives of two families, one of Cherokee Freedman descent and one of Muscogee Creek heritage, Darnella Davis’s memoir writes a new chapter in the history of racial mixing on the frontier.

Autobiography in Black and Brown

Ethnic Identity in Richard Wright and Richard Rodriguez
By Michael Nieto Garcia

“An important contribution to the study of American life writing and an invaluable reassessment of the work of Richard Wright and Richard Rodriguez.”—Robert J. Butler, coeditor of The Richard Wright Encyclopedia

Yoruba Traditions and African American Religious Nationalism

By Tracey E. Hucks

Alongside the story of Nana Oseijeman Adefunmi's development as an artist, religious leader, and founder of several African-influenced religio-cultural projects, Hucks weaves historical and sociological analyses of the relationship between black cultural nationalism and reinterpretations of the meaning of Africa from within the African American community.

Swear

By Hakim Bellamy

In his debut collection of hard-hitting poems, Albuquerque Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy addresses the issues important to our day—politics, work, and art.

African American History in New Mexico

Portraits from Five Hundred Years
Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud

Bruce Glasrud assembles the best information available on the themes, events, and personages of black New Mexico history.

The Black Panther Party

Service to the People Programs
By  The Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation
Edited by David Hilliard

The Black Panther Party has responded to the needs of various communities underserved by government agencies by providing social services ranging from food and educational programs to medical care.

A Black Physician's Struggle for Civil Rights

Edward C. Mazique, M.D.
By Florence Ridlon

Biography of Edward Mazique, respected physician, contemporary of Martin Luther King, Jr., and influential Civil Rights activist in Washington, D.C.