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The Seminarian 

The Seminarian
By Patrick Parr, Foreword by David Garrow

A groundbreaking, revelatory look at MLK as a young man

Martin Luther King Jr. was a cautious 19-year-old rookie preacher when he left Atlanta, Georgia, to attend seminary up north. At Crozer Theological Seminary, King, or "ML" back then, immediately found himself surrounded by a white staff and white professors. In his three years at Crozer between 1948 and 1951, King delivered dozens of sermons around the Philadelphia area, had a gun pointed at him (twice) and eventually became student body president. These experiences shaped him into a man ready to take on even greater challenges. The Seminarian is the first definitive, full-length account of King's years as a divinity student at Crozer Theological Seminary. Long passed over by biographers and historians, this period in King's life is vital to understanding the historical figure he soon became.

 

Strange Fruit, Vol. II 

Strange Fruit, Vol. II
By Joel Christian Gill

More Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History

Like all legends, people fade away, but not before leaving an incredible legacy. Strange Fruit, Volume II: More Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History is a collection of stories from early African American history that represent the oddity of success in the face of great adversity. Each of the eight illustrated chapters chronicles an uncelebrated African American hero or event. Joel Christian Gill offers historical and cultural commentary on heroes whose stories are not often found in history books, such as Cathay Williams, the only known female Buffalo Soldier, and Eugene Bullard, a fighter pilot who flew for France during World War I. 

 

Look for Me in the Whirlwind 

Look for Me in the Whirlwind
By Dhoruba bin Wahad, Jamal Joseph & Sekou Odinga, Edited by Dequi kioni-sadiki & Matt Meyer, Foreword by Imam Jamil Al-Amin, Afterword by Mumia Abu-Jamal

From the Panther 21 to 21st-Century Revolutions

In 1969, 21 members of the militant New York branch of the Black Panther Party were rounded up and indicted on multiple charges of violent acts and conspiracies. The membership of the NY 21, which includes the mother of Tupac Shakur, is largely forgotten and unknown. Their legacy, however—reflected upon here in this special edition—provides essential truths which have remained largely hidden.