African American Culture

Visions of the Black Belt Robin McDonald

VISIONS OF THE BLACK BELT: A CULTURAL SURVEY OF THE HEART OF ALABAMA is a breathtaking collection of nearly four hundred beautiful photographs of the Black Belt region of Alabama. Touching on a multitude of aspects to the culturally rich area, including the farms built on the rich soil that gives the area its name to...

The Nickel Boys Colson Whitehead

THE NICKEL BOYS revolves around two young men sentenced to a juvenile reformatory in 1960s Jim Crow Florida where they and the other residents are subject to the cruel abuse of the staff, both physically and sexually. One, Elwood Curtis, keeps the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in his mind and heart, trying to live Dr...