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Alondra Nelson, an American writer and academic, is President of the Social Science Research Council. An award-winning researcher, she is also the Harold F. Linder Chair in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study.
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Life on Mars
Tracy K. Smith - 2011-05-10
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You lie there kicking like a baby, waiting for God himself To lift you past the rungs of your crib. What Would your life say if it could talk?                                                            —from “No Fly Zone”With allusions to David Bowie and interplanetary travel, Life on Mars imagines a soundtrack for the universe to accompany the dis...
Alondra Nelson
A gem from one of my favorite books, Tracy K. Smith's Life on Mars      source
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How Cancer Crossed the Color Line
Keith Wailoo - 2011-02-04
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In the course of the 20th century, cancer went from being perceived as a white woman's nemesis to a "democratic disease" to a fearsome threat in communities of color. Drawing on film and fiction, on medical and epidemiological evidence, and on patients' accounts, Keith Wailoo tracks this transformation in cancer awareness, revealing how not only aw...
Alondra Nelson
Keith Wailoo is brilliant! Do read this book! RT @TheRoot247: The Root Recommends: How Cancer Crossed the Color Line      source
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A. Van Jordan - 2005-12-17 (first published in 2004)
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In 1936, teenager MacNolia Cox became the first African American finalist in the National Spelling Bee Competition. Supposedly prevented from winning, the precocious child who dreamed of becoming a doctor was changed irrevocably. Her story, told in a poignant nonlinear narrative, illustrates the power of a pivotal moment in a life....
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Acres of Skin
Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison
Allen M. Hornblum - 1999-04-12 (first published in 1998)
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In the first expose of unjust medical experimentation since David Rothman's Willowbrook's Wars, Allen M. Hornblum releases devastating stories from within the walls of Philadelphia's Holmesburg Prison. For more than two decades, from the mid-1950s through the mid-1970s, inmates were used, in exchange for a few dollars, as guinea pigs in a host of m...