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Harlem vs. Columbia University: Black Student Power in the Late 1960s By Stefan M. Bradley (University of Illinois Press, $40) The author, an assistant professor of history and African American studies at Saint Louis University, examines the Black activism and civil disobethence that rocked Columbia University and other Ivy League colleges in the 1960s.

Life Is a Party That Comes With Exams: A Youth Empowerment Guide By Denise Crittendon (Esteem Multi Media, $12.95) Crittendon, the first woman to be appointed editor of The Crisis, was also the founding editor of African American Family Magazine. Here she encourages young people to accept challenges with a positive attitude and a willingness to face the future with hope and determination.

At the Elbows of My Elders: One Family's Journey Toward Civil Rights By Gail Milissa Grant (Missouri History Museum Press, $24.95) Grant, a writer and public speaker in Rome, Italy, returns to her Midwestern roots in this memoir about a civil rights campaign in 1950s-era St. Louis. She recounts the battles fought by her father, David M. Grant, a lawyer and civil rights activist, and describes the challenges she faced In navigating her way through institutions marked by racial prejudice. …

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