>As usual, Black/African American History Month is a hot one for books by and about “us.” Every year this makes me a little sad, a little angry. I still want to know about the books, I want them to be published and read, but does it all have to happen in this month. What would be the harm in spreading the publishing love a bit?

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Here is a 2 – in – 1 review of two new books about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One that is an analysis of the “I Have a Dream Speech,” by Eric J. Sundquist, the other, Through It All, by Christine King Farris, Dr. King’s sister.

Two professors at Emory University have a new book, “Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus,” that explores the tragic exhibition in life and death of a an African woman in the 1800s. Here’s a review from the Los Angeles Times.

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