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Billie Holiday - All or nothing at all, 1959.
Cover by David Stone Martin.
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March 23, 1942: Pan-Africanist Walter Rodney is born.
Walter Rodney (1942–1980) was born to a working-class family in Guyana. He earned his Ph.D. at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London in 1966. His thesis, published in 1970, A History of the Upper Guinea Coast, 1545–1800 has remained a classic. Teaching in Tanzania and Jamaica, he gained international attention for his advocacy for the working poor. Rodney founded the Working People’s Alliance. He was killed in 1980 by a car bomb while he was running for office.
Read more about Walter Rodney and the Black Power Movement via Digital Schomburg.
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"When I first opened Hello NY, it was just to briefly page through, but I found myself not wanting to put it down, and actually had to stop myself so I could get back to work. The book is like running into a stranger at a cafe where they start telling you about their city (you know, secret bars, and places one would only know about if they lived there); Julia writes about her city with such ease detailing her beloved city in a humorous and entertaining way accompanied by her signature illustrations.
"Meanwhile… Meanwhile in San Francisco by Wendy MacNaughton is like taking a walk through San Francisco and talking to various people you pass by. From the bus drivers on the MUNI to the Mission hipsters, Wendy captures a unique point of view from various collaborators she met living and working in San Francisco. As a bonus the book jacket opens up into a beautiful illustrated poster.”