New additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:
Benching Jim Crow: The Rise and Fall of the Color Line in Southern College Sports, 1890-1980, by Charles Martin. This book chronicles segregation in American college sports, its effect on college sports throughout the country, and the forces that precipitated its slow decline.
Black Genealogy, by Charles Blockson, Ron Fry. The authors describe the unique hurdles for researchers of Black family history and explain where to look for the right records. The book also provides guidelines on how to begin, organize and document findings.
The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South, by Andrew Kahrl. The author tells the history of African American beaches in the 20th century – segregated beaches, exclusive resorts for the black elite, campgrounds for religious revival – and describes the ‘evolution of ’coastal capitalism.’ The book also recounts life in these small oceanside communities.
Schooling the Freed People: Teaching, Learning, and the Struggle for Black Freedom, 1861-1876, by Ronald Butchart. Combing the archives southern states and freedmen’s aid organizations, the author has compiled a comprehensive study of the origins of black education in freedom and reveals some surprising facts.
Library materials will be available for check out at the Government and Heritage Library by North Carolina State Agency employees or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.