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My site receives over half a million visitors annually...and I get a LOT of emails! Before contacting me, please see if any of these answers fit your question:
1. Do you know where I can find a particular book/CD/DVD?
To make a purchase, start with Amazon.com. In addition to new materials, they also sell used and out-of-print materials in their Marketplace. Simply go to Amazon.com, enter the title you're searching, and even if it says "Unavailable" check to see if there are used copies for sale. You might also try Bookfinder.com
Millions of individual songs like Lift Every Voice and Sing can be downloaded FREE and LEGALLY.
Audible.com has hundreds of related audiobooks and documentaries, classics and modern, including The Souls of Black Folk and Say It Plain: A Century of Great African-American Speeches. Get one audiobook free! (Search keywords "black" or "African American")
To access library collections online, check out the Stanford/Google digitization project. They will eventually have millions of books available online. Also, check with your local library, as most subscribe to NetLibrary or other digital collections. You can also interloan materials from libraries across the country, usually for free...check with your librarian.
2. Will you please send me free stuff for my school or church?
I don't sell or distribute media myself, so I have nothing to send. However, if you carefully read the Teacher Toolkit you will find inexpensive and free materials throughout. For example:
In My Dream, an anthology of African American Music created by the U.S. Army Field Band, is available free to educational institutions upon request. (Sorry, this item is not for sale to the general public.)
Teaching Tolerance's educational kits and subscriptions to its magazine are FREE to: classroom teachers, school librarians, school counselors, school administrators, professors of education, leaders of homeschool networks, youth directors at houses of worship and employees of youth-serving nonprofit organizations.
Also, in the Amazon.com marketplace you can often find used materials for under $5. Just search for the title, then select "Used and New" to get to the Marketplace.
3. Will you link to my site?
Please see my Link Policy. If after reading that, you decide you'd like to send me your link, please include one or two sentences describing your site. I receive hundreds of link requests, and I just don't have time to click on each to see what they're about. If you don't include a description, your email will be discarded.
Didn't answer your question? Please send email to:
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