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Annex will be open from 9-4:45pm

The Library Annex (E-111) will be open during the intersession. In the Library Annex you can find some quiet study space.

Library Annex (E-111) Open Hours for 2/26-3/4:

Fri. 2/26: 9:00-4:45pm

Sat. & Sun. 2/27-2/28: closed

Mon. 2/29-Fri. 3/4: 9:00-4:45pm


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LaGuardia Library eBook of the Week: Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader

Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader

Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader edited by Michael Edmonds

"Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader documents the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, when SNCC and CORE workers and volunteers arrived in the Deep South to register voters and teach nonviolence, and more than 60,000 black Mississippians risked everything to overturn a system that had brutally exploited them.

In the 44 original documents in this anthology, you’ll read their letters, eavesdrop on their meetings, shudder at their suffering, and admire their courage. You’ll witness the final hours of three workers murdered on the project’s first day, hear testimony by black residents who bravely stood up to police torture and Klan firebombs, and watch the liberal establishment betray them.

These vivid primary sources, collected by the Wisconsin Historical Society, provide both firsthand accounts of this astounding grassroots struggle as well as a broader understanding of the civil rights movement."

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LaGuardia Library Books of the Week: SOS—Calling All Black People

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SOS—Calling All Black People A Black Arts Movement Reader edited by John H. Bracey Jr., Sonia Sanchez, and James Smethurst

"This volume brings together a broad range of key writings from the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, among the most significant cultural movements in American history. The aesthetic counterpart of the Black Power movement, it burst onto the scene in the form of artists’ circles, writers’ workshops, drama groups, dance troupes, new publishing ventures, bookstores, and cultural centers and had a presence in practically every community and college campus with an appreciable African American population. Black Arts activists extended its reach even further through magazines such as Ebony and Jet, on television shows such as Soul! and Like It Is, and on radio programs...
SOS—Calling All Black People includes works of fiction, poetry, and drama in addition to critical writings on issue of politics, aesthetics, and gender. It covers topics ranging from the legacy of Malcolm X and the impact of John Coltrane’s jazz to the tenets of the Black Panther Party and the music of Motown. The editors have provided a substantial introduction outlining the nature, history, and legacy of the Black Arts Movement as well as the principles by which the anthology was assembled.”
From the publishers website

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