Monday, October 16, 2017

UNT Dallas Library Lamination

Our Ledco Educator Laminator is up and running! If you'd like to do some laminating, just look through our lamination policy below and then get in contact with us! 

New Library Staff: Frances Chung

Frances Chung is the new Library Coordinator at the UNT Dallas Library. She earned her B.S. in Biology from Texas A&M University in 2017, and worked at the university library while studying there. Some of her hobbies include being outdoors, collecting houseplants, and watching movies. She looks forward to helping students use the library's many resources for their research and studies.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

New Book: Ready for Revolution: The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael

Ready for Revolution is an auto-biography that goes in-depth about the life and struggles of Stokely Carmichael. Carmichael was the head of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, an honorary prime minister of the Black Panther Party, and a civil rights leader who fundamentally altered the course of history.

If you are interested in reading a book that captures Stokely Carmichael's electrifying moments in the national spotlight and his emblematic journey, request it here!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

New Book: Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round

In Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round, Richard A. Couto combines oral history and political archaeology in order to ground the American struggle for justice in the lives of ordinary people making extraordinary progress on such issues such as land ownership, education, voting, work, and health care. This book closely focuses on The pursuit of racial justice in four rural Southern Communities: Haywood County, Tennessee; Lee County, Arkansas; Lowndes County, Alabama; and Sea Islands, South Carolina.

If you would like to read this book, request it here!

Banned Books Week 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

New Book: Black Radicals and the Civil Rights Mainstream, 1954-1970

Black Radicals and the Civil Rights Mainstream is a book that focuses on the study of "moderates" and "radicals" in the Civil Rights Movement. It inquires into the role of militant groups in social movements and the impact of their activities on the capacity of moderate organizations to pursue their goals effectively. Primarily in contrast are the works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

If you are interested in reading this book, request it here! 

Banned Books Week 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Banned Books Week 2017: Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016

The following books were challenged for numerous reasons within various schools across the United States.

Monday, September 25, 2017

New Book: In Search of Federal Enforcement

In Search of Federal Enforcement is a call to investigate the history of federal oversight to secure and preserve African-Americans' voting rights over a ninety-five year interregnum. This book satiates the reader's harboring curiosity as to why the national government was culpably negligent in protecting the exercise of the franchise for black Americans until the 1965 Voting Rights Act. In Search of Federal Enforcement confronts this historical conundrum and offers keen observations about voting

If you are interested in reading this book, request it here!

New Book: Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary

 Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary is an autobiography that entails the events in the life of Thurgood Marshall. His victory in the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, the landmark Supreme Court case outlawing school segregation, would have made him a historic figure even if he had not gone on to become the first African-American appointed to the Supreme Court. He lived in every decade of the century and knew every president from Franklin Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, becoming a respected member of Washington's power elite, known for his savvy and quick wit. But beneath Marshall's charm was a hard-nosed drive to change America that led to surprising clashes with Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, and Malcolm X. Most intriguing of all was Marshall's secret and controversial relationship with FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover, revealed here for the first time.

To request this book, click here!

Banned Books Week 2017

Banned Books Week is also a great jumping off point for talking about censorship and information control in general, so we've selected several eBooks that discuss these complex and interesting areas in greater detail.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

New Book: Unbought and Unbossed

Unbought and Unbossed is Shirley Chisholm's account of her remarkable rise from a young girl in Brooklyn to America's first African-American Congresswoman. She shares many of her personal accounts such as how she took on an entrenched system and gave a public voice to millions.

If you are interested in reading this book, request it here!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Book: Trouble I've Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

Trouble I've Seen provides readers with the Christian perspective of racism in America. In this book, the author places police brutality, mass incarceration, anti-black stereotypes, poverty, and everyday acts of racism within the larger framework of white supremacy. The author of this book offers concrete practices for churches that seek solidarity with the oppressed and are committed to racial justice.

If you are interested in reading this book, request it here!

New Sunday Hours!