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    One more river to cross

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    One more river to cross

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    Presents brief biographies of twelve African Americans who courageously fought against racism to become leaders in their fields, including Marian Anderson, Ralph Bunche, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Malcolm X.

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    I have a dream

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    I have a dream

    King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.

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    When will I get in?

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    When will I get in?

    Price, Sean.

    Examines segregation and civil rights, providing information about Jim Crow laws, the NAACP, Brown versus the Board of Education, school integration, protests, the Civil Rights Act, and prominent people from the era.

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    The Ku Klux Klan

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    The Ku Klux Klan : a hooded brotherhood

    Heinrichs, Ann.

    Briefly introduces the origins, history, actions, and impact of the Ku Klux Klan, a hate group that targets a wide range of ethnic, religious, and cultural groups in the United States.

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    Dear Mrs. Parks

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    Dear Mrs. Parks : a dialogue with today's youth

    Parks, Rosa, 1913-

    Presents correspondence between Rosa Parks and various children in which the "Mother of the Modern Day Civil Rights Movement" answers questions and encourages young people to reach their highest potential.

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    The march on Washington

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    The march on Washington

    Summer, L. S., 1959-

    Explains what events led Martin Luther King, Jr., to develop his famous speech, "I Have a Dream."

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    Let it shine

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    Let it shine : stories of Black women freedom fighters

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    Presents profiles of ten African-American women whose efforts on behalf of racial justice and freedom have influenced the course of history.

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    The March on Washington, 1963

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    The March on Washington, 1963 : gathering to be heard

    Andryszewski, Tricia, 1956-

    Recounts the historical antecedents and events leading up to the March on Washington in 1963, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., and other prominent African American leaders in their quest for equal civil rights.

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    Free at last

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    Free at last : A history of the civil rights movement and those who died in the struggle

    Bullard, Sara.

    SUMMARY: An illustrated history of the Civil Rights movement, including a timeline and profiles of forty people who gave their lives in the movement.

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    The Montgomery bus boycott

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    We shall overcome

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    We shall overcome : heroes of the civil rights movement

    Powledge, Fred.

    Examines the system of segregation that existed in the United States until the mid-twentieth century and discusses the civil rights movement that changed this system.

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    The Civil Rights Movement

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    The Civil Rights Movement

    Venable, Rose.

    Chronicles the civil rights movement in the United States, providing information on the movement's key figures and events.

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    The freedom riders

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    The freedom riders

    Kent, Deborah.

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    To be a slave

    Lester, Julius, comp.

    A compilation, selected from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century.

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    Amistad

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    Amistad : a long road to freedom

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    A history of the 1839 uprising of African captives aboard the slave ship Amistad, telling of their three-year imprisonment in the United States and their eventual acquittal by the Supreme Court.

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    Cracking the wall

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    Cracking the wall : the struggles of the Little Rock Nine

    Lucas, Eileen.

    A brief introduction to the nine African-American students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957.

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    Remember

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    Remember : the journey to school integration

    Morrison, Toni.

    Presents a selection of archival photographs that document events surrounding the integration of U.S. schools following the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and includes captions in which Toni Morrison imagines what the people in the pictures must have been thinking and feeling.

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    Five brilliant scientists

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    Five brilliant scientists

    Jones, Lynda.

    Describes the early lives and notable achievements of five black scientists, Susan McKinney Steward, George Washington Carver, Ernest Everett Just, Percy Lavon Julian, and Shirley Ann Jackson.

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    Great African Americans in the arts

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    Great African Americans in the arts

    Hacker, Carlotta.

    Profiles thirteen African-Americans from the fields of dance, stage, opera, classical music, photography, and painting.

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    Oh, freedom!

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    Oh, freedom! : kids talk about the Civil Rights Movement with the people who made it happen

    King, Casey (William Casey)

    Interviews between young people and people who took part in the civil rights movement accompany essays that describe the history of efforts to make equality a reality for African Americans.

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    Freedom's children

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    Freedom's children : young civil rights activists tell their own stories

    Levine, Ellen.

    Southern blacks who were young and involved in the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s describe their experiences.

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    The New York Public Library amazing African American history

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    The New York Public Library amazing African American history : a book of answers for kids

    Patrick-Wexler, Diane.

    Presents questions and answers relating to important periods in African-American history including the American Revolution, Civil War, Reconstruction, migration, and the Civil Rights movement.

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    Many thousand gone

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    Many thousand gone : African Americans from slavery to freedom

    Hamilton, Virginia.

    Recounts the journey of Black slaves to freedom via the underground railroad, an extended group of people who helped fugitive slaves in many ways.

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    Hank Aaron

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    Hank Aaron : home run king

    Margolies, Jacob.

    A biography of the man who hit more home runs than anyone else in baseball. Includes discussion of the racism and segregation he faced during his carreer.

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    Ralph David Abernathy

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    Ralph David Abernathy

    Reef, Catherine.

    Biography of civil rights worker Ralph David Abernathy, who, along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

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    Marian Anderson

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    Marian Anderson : a great singer

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Tells the story of the African-American singer who struggled against prejudice to become one of the great opera performers of the century.

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    When Marian sang

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    When Marian sang : the true recital of Marian Anderson ; the voice of a century

    Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

    An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change.

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    Meet Maya Angelou

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    Meet Maya Angelou

    Spain, Valerie.

    An account of how Maya Angelou became an actress, a dancer, a TV producer, and a famous writer.

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    Maya Angelou

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    Maya Angelou

    Harper, Judith E.

    Examines the life and accomplishments of the African American writer, performer, and teacher, as well as her impact on literature and black culture.

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    Maya Angelou

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    Maya Angelou : journey of the heart

    Pettit, Jayne.

    Traces the journey of this Afro-American woman from childhood through her life as an entertainer, civil rights activist, writer, poet, and university professor.

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    Louis Armstrong

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    Louis Armstrong : jazz musician

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Simple text and illustrations describe the life and accomplishments of the jazz trumpeter who was nicknamed Satchmo.

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    Louis Armstrong

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    Louis Armstrong

    Fahlenkamp-Merrell, Kindle.

    A biography of African-American jazz musician Louis Armstrong, discussing his childhood in New Orleans, his lifelong involvement with music, his family and marriages, and his professional career which earned him worldwide fame.

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    Arthur Ashe

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    Arthur Ashe

    Lazo, Caroline Evensen.

    Traces the tennis career of Arthur Ashe and describes the discrimination he faced as he worked to master "the white man's game."

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    Benjamin Banneker

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    Benjamin Banneker

    Maupin, Melissa, 1958-

    Describes the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Banneker in the fields of science and architecture, as well as his impact as one of the pioneers in promoting equality.

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    Dear Benjamin Banneker

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    Dear Benjamin Banneker

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    Story of the correspondence between Benjamin Banneker, a free black man, who wrote to Thomas Jefferson to tell him how he felt about Jefferson owning slaves.

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    Mary McLeod Bethune

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    Mary McLeod Bethune

    Jones, Amy Robin, 1958-

    A simple biography of the black educator who was instrumental in creating opportunities for blacks in education and government.

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    Mary McLeod Bethune

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    Mary McLeod Bethune

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Traces the life and achievements of the black educator who fought bigotry and sought equality for blacks in the areas of education and political rights.

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    Through my eyes

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    Through my eyes

    Bridges, Ruby.

    Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960.

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    The story of Ruby Bridges

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    The story of Ruby Bridges

    Coles, Robert.

    For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes the first African American girl to integrate Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960.

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    Black stars in orbit

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    Black stars in orbit : NASA's African-American astronauts

    Burns, Khephra.

    Story of the first three African Americans to journey into space and the others who have followed them and taken their place in the forefront of space exploration and discovery.

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    Anthony Burns

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    Anthony Burns : the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave

    Hamilton, Virginia.

    A biography of the slave who escaped to Boston in 1854, was arrested at the instigation of his owner, and whose trial caused a furor between abolitionists and those determined to enforce the Fugitive Slave Acts.

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    George Washington Carver

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    George Washington Carver

    Carey, Charles W.

    A biography of the man who was born a slave in Missouri and who overcame many hardships before going on to become a college professor known for his accomplishments in the field of agriculture.

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    The daring escape of Ellen Craft

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    The daring escape of Ellen Craft

    Moore, Cathy.

    Tells the story of a slave couple, Ellen Craft and her husband William, who escaped slavery in 1848 when light-skinned Ellen disguised herself as a white man traveling north by boat and train with her servant, William.

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    Prudence Crandall

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    Prudence Crandall : teacher for equal rights

    Lucas, Eileen.

    Provides a brief biography of Prudence Crandall, discussing how she opened one of the first schools for African-American girls.

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    Benjamin Davis, Jr

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    Benjamin Davis, Jr

    Reef, Catherine.

    Examines the life of Benjamin Davis, Jr., the first black man to graduate from West Point in the twentieth century, who pursued his chosen course of a military career despite the prejudice against him.

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    Master of mahogany

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    Master of mahogany : Tom Day, free Black cabinetmaker

    Lyons, Mary (Mary E.)

    Traces the life and accomplishments of this free black artisan, who created elegant furniture and woodwork during the era of slavery in the South.

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    The life of Charles Drew

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    The life of Charles Drew

    Talmadge, Katherine S.

    A biography of the black surgeon who was noted for his research on blood plasma.

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    Dr. Charles Drew

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    Dr. Charles Drew : medical pioneer

    Whitehurst, Susan.

    Provides a brief overview of the life and career of African-American doctor Charles Drew.

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    W.E.B. Du Bois

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    W.E.B. Du Bois

    Troy, Don.

    A brief biography of the African American educator and activist who helped found the NAACP and worked much of his life to gain equitable treatment for his people.

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    Duke Ellington

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    Duke Ellington : the piano prince and his orchestra

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category.

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    Duke Ellington

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    Duke Ellington

    Venezia, Mike.

    Traces the life of the internationally-acclaimed musician and composer who helped popularize jazz music.

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    Duke Ellington

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    Duke Ellington

    Woog, Adam, 1953-

    Discusses the life of African-American composer Duke Ellington and how his work has had a lasting impact on the music world.

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    The kidnapped prince

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    The kidnapped prince : the life of Olaudah Equiano

    Cameron, Ann, 1943-

    Equiano relates how he was enslaved in 1755, and how he maintained courage and faith despite the heartbreak of being torn from his family and homeland.

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    The assassination of Medgar Evers

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    The assassination of Medgar Evers

    Ribeiro, Myra.

    Chronicles the events surrounding the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers in 1963.

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    Charlotte Forten

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    Charlotte Forten : a Black teacher in the Civil War

    Burchard, Peter.

    Biography of Forten, a Philadelphian from a prominent black family, who was a teacher during the Civil War.

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    Childtimes

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    Childtimes : a three-generation memoir

    Greenfield, Eloise.

    Childhood memoirs of three black women--grandmother, mother, and daughter-who grew up between the 1880's and the 1950's.

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    11 African-American doctors

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    11 African-American doctors

    Hayden, Robert C.

    Chronicles the achievements of eleven Afro-American physicians whose contributions helped raise the country's health standards through medical practice, research, or teaching.

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    Matthew Henson and the North Pole Expedition

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    Matthew Henson and the North Pole Expedition

    Gaines, Ann.

    A brief biography of the black explorer and seaman who, together with Robert E. Peary, discovered the North Pole in 1909.

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    Jesse Jackson

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    Jesse Jackson : civil rights activist

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    Presents the life, accomplishments, and goals of the civil rights activist and politician Jesse Jackson, from his childhood in North Carolina through his years in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

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    Jesse Jackson

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    Jesse Jackson

    Meadows, James, 1969-

    Discusses the life of Jesse Jackson, including his involvement in the civil rights movement, his presidential campaigns, and his role as freelance diplomat and world humanitarian.

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    Mahalia

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    Mahalia : a life in gospel music

    Orgill, Roxane.

    A biography of Mahalia Jackson, who helped to introduce gospel music to the world and inspired the civil rights workers of the 1960s.

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    I was born a slave

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    I was born a slave : the story of Harriet Jacobs

    Fleischner, Jennifer.

    Traces the life of a slave who suffered mistreatment from her master, spent years as a fugitive from slavery in North Carolina, and was eventually released to freedom with her children.

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    Daniel "Chappie" James

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    Daniel "Chappie" James

    Super, Neil.

    Follows the life of America's first black four-star general.

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    Isaac Johnson

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    Isaac Johnson : from slave to stonecutter

    Marston, Hope Irvin.

    The life of Isaac Johnson, a runaway slave who joined the Union Army and later became a stonecutter in Canada.

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    Scott Joplin

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    Scott Joplin : the king of ragtime

    Sabir, C. Ogbu.

    Examines the life and accomplishments of the well-known ragtime pianist and composer, who wrote over 500 pieces of music, including a ballet and two operas.

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    Barbara Jordan

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    Barbara Jordan : African American politician

    McNair, Joseph D.

    Traces the life and work of this African-American woman who was a respected politician, teacher, and spokeswoman for democracy.

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    Martin Luther King

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    Martin Luther King

    Bray, Rosemary L.

    The life and work of Martin Luther King is told through a fact-filled text and colorful folk-art paintings.

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    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

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    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

    Adler, David A.

    Tells the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his life, accomplishments in the civil rights movement, and his impact on American history.

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    My brother Martin

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    My brother Martin : a sister remembers growing up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

    Farris, Christine King.

    Looks at the early life of Martin Luther King, Jr., as seen through the eyes of his older sister.

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    Coretta Scott King

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    Coretta Scott King

    Klingel, Cynthia Fitterer.

    A brief biography of the wife of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., who shared his dedication to working peaceably to achieve equality for all Americans.

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    Happy birthday, Martin Luther King

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    Happy birthday, Martin Luther King

    Marzollo, Jean.

    An introduction to the great civil rights leader.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. : man of peace

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Simple text and illustrations describe the life and accomplishments of the revered civil rights worker.

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    Dreams

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    Dreams : the story of Martin Luther King, Jr

    Murray, Peter, 1952 Sept. 29-

    A biography of the Baptist minister who spent much of his life pursuing his dream of equal treatment for fellow African Americans and for all people.

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    Martin's big words

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    Martin's big words : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

    Rappaport, Doreen.

    Looks at the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, explaining his work to bring about a peaceful end to segregation.

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    The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr

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    The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr

    Stein, R. Conrad.

    Chronicles the events leading up to, and the immediate aftermath of, the murder of one of the best-known figures in the United States civil rights movement.

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    Story painter

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    Story painter : the life of Jacob Lawrence

    Duggleby, John.

    A biography of the African-American artist who grew up in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance and became one of the most renowned painters of the life of his people.

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    Malcolm X

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    Malcolm X

    Crushshon, Theresa.

    Offers a brief overview of the life and teachings of civil rights leader Malcolm X.

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    The assassination of Malcolm X

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    The assassination of Malcolm X

    Draper, Allison Stark.

    Chronicles the events surrounding the assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X in 1965.

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    Malcolm X

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    Malcolm X : a fire burning brightly

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    Text and pictures describe the life and ideas of the Black Muslim leader Malcolm X.

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    Malcolm X

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    Malcolm X

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    Malcolm X

    Slater, Jack.

    Traces the life of the Black Muslim leader who worked to foster self-respect among African Americans.

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    Thurgood Marshall and equal rights

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    Thurgood Marshall and equal rights

    Cavan, Seamus.

    Examines the life and accomplishments of the first black judge to be appointed to the Supreme Court.

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    Thurgood Marshall

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    Thurgood Marshall : first African-American Supreme Court justice

    Greene, Carol.

    A biography of the first Afro-American to be appointed to the Supreme Court.

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    Thurgood Marshall

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    Thurgood Marshall : the fight for equal justice

    Hess, Debra.

    Examines the life of the first black man to be appointed an associate justice to the United States Supreme Court.

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    Thurgood Marshall

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    Thurgood Marshall

    Williams, Carla, 1965-

    A biography of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to be named to the U.S. Supreme Court, discussing his childhood and family, his college years and marriage, his career as a lawyer and Civil Rights champion, his appointment to the Court, and his legacy.

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    Osceola

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    Osceola : memories of a sharecropper's daughter

    Mays, Osceola, 1909-

    A sharecropper's daughter describes her childhood in Texas in the early years of the twentieth century.

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    Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize-winning author

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    Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize-winning author

    Kramer, Barbara.

    Examines the life and work of the successful novelist, who became the first African-American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.

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    A picture book of Jesse Owens

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    A picture book of Jesse Owens

    Adler, David A.

    A simple biography of the noted black track star who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

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    Jesse Owens

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    Jesse Owens

    Streissguth, Thomas, 1958-

    Describes the life of the sharecroppers' son who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and challenged Hitler's notion of Aryan superiority.

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    Satchel Paige

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    Satchel Paige

    Ransome, Lesa

    Examines the life of the legendary baseball player, who was the first African-American to pitch in a Major League World Series.

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    Rosa

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    Rosa

    Giovanni, Nikki.

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    Don't know much about Rosa Parks

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    Don't know much about Rosa Parks

    Davis, Kenneth C.

    Presents a brief biography of Rosa Parks, an African- American woman whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama in the 1960s led to a bus boycott that lasted over a year and the introduction of Martin Luther King, Jr. as head of the Civil Rights movement.

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    Rosa Parks

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    Rosa Parks

    Greenfield, Eloise.

    A biography of the black woman whose acts of civil disobedience led to the 1956 Supreme Court order to desegregate buses in Montgomery, Alabama.

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    Rosa Parks

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    Rosa Parks

    Summer, L. S., 1959-

    Examines the life and accomplishments of Rosa Parks, as well as her impact on the civil rights movement.

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    Leontyne Price

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    Leontyne Price

    McNair, Joseph D.

    Presents a biography of the African-American opera singer whose performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera in 1961 earned her a forty-two-minute standing ovation.

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    A. Philip Randolph and the labor movement

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    A. Philip Randolph and the labor movement

    Cwiklik, Robert.

    A biography of the civil rights activist who organized the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, which acted as a labor union for Pullman car porters, and crusaded for equal rights for blacks in the armed forces, military industries, and in labor unions.

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    Talking to Faith Ringgold

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    Talking to Faith Ringgold

    Ringgold, Faith.

    An interactive biography of the African-American artist and children's book author, detailing her experiences, perspectives, and the inspiration for her art. At intervals in the text, the reader is asked related questions.

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    Paul Robeson

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    Paul Robeson : a voice to remember

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Examines the life of the African-American singer-actor who spoke out against racism and injustice.

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    Breakthrough to the big league

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    Breakthrough to the big league : the story of Jackie Robinson

    Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972.

    An autobiography of the baseball star who was the first black player to be accepted by a major league team.

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    Jackie Robinson

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    Jackie Robinson

    Scott, Richard.

    Traces the life of the athlete who broke the color barrier in major league baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

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    Jackie Robinson

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    Jackie Robinson : strong inside and out

    Presents a short biography on Jackie Robinson and discusses his early childhood in Georgia and California, college sports and days with the Kansas City Monarchs baseball league, and recruitment as the first African-American to play major league baseball.

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    Jackie Robinson

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    Jackie Robinson

    De Marco, Tony.

    A biography of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play baseball in the major leagues, discussing his childhood and family, his athletic success in college, the racism he encountered in the Army, and his baseball career with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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    Jackie's nine

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    Jackie's nine : Jackie Robinson's values to live by : courage, determination, teamwork, persistence, integrity, persistence [sic], commitment, excellence

    Robinson, Sharon.

    Baseball hero Jackie Robinson's daughter discusses nine values that her father held dear, shares memories from her life and her father's that illustrate those values, and profiles individuals whom she considers heroes, including Christopher Reeve and Oprah Winfrey.

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    Wilma unlimited

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    Wilma unlimited : how Wilma Rudolph became the world's fastest woman

    Krull, Kathleen.

    A biography of the African-American woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympic.

    Due 11/19/19

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    Bayard Rustin

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    Bayard Rustin : behind the scenes of the civil rights movement

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    A biography of Bayard Rustin, a skillful organizer behind the scenes of the American civil rights movement whose ideas stongly influenced Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    My family shall be free!

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    My family shall be free! : the life of Peter Still

    Fradin, Dennis B.

    Shares the story of Peter Still, a boy left behind in slavery when his mother decided to flee north with her baby daughters in 1806; discussing how he was able to purchase his freedom after forty years in bondage, and telling about his risky attempts to win freedom for his wife and children.

    Due 11/21/19

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    Leon's story

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    Leon's story

    Tillage, Leon, 1936-

    The son of a North Carolina sharecropper recalls the hard times faced by his family and other African Americans in the first half of the twentieth century and the changes that the civil rights movement helped bring about.

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    Deep blues

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    Deep blues : Bill Traylor, self-taught artist

    Lyons, Mary (Mary E.)

    Recreates the life of Bill Traylor who enriched the world with over 1200 pictures full of warmth and humor.

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    Sojourner Truth

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    Sojourner Truth : ain't I a woman?

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    A biography of the former slave who became well-known as an abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.

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    Sojourner Truth

    Spinale, Laura, 1966-

    A biography of the former slave who dedicated her life to achieving equal rights for women and blacks.

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    Go free or die

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    Go free or die : a story about Harriet Tubman

    Ferris, Jeri.

    A biography of the black woman whose cruel experiences as a slave in the South led her to seek freedom in the North for herself and for others through the Underground Railroad.

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    Harriet Ross Tubman

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    Harriet Ross Tubman

    Troy, Don.

    A biography of the black woman whose cruel experiences as a slave in the South led her to seek freedom in the North for herself and for others through the Underground railroad.

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    Booker T. Washington

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    Booker T. Washington : leader and educator

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    A biography of the former slave who founded Tuskegee University and later became the most powerful African American leader at the turn of the century.

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    Booker T. Washington

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    Booker T. Washington

    Troy, Don.

    Describes the life of Booker T. Washington, his accomplishments as an educator, and his impact on the fight for equality.

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    Ida B. Wells-Barnett and the antilynching crusade

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    Ida B. Wells-Barnett and the antilynching crusade

    Freedman, Suzanne.

    Traces the life of the journalist, focusing on her lifelong fight to stop lynching. . .

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    A voice of her own

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    A voice of her own : the story of Phillis Wheatley, slave poet

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    A biography of an African girl brought to New England as a slave in 1761 who became famous on both sides of the Atlantic as the first Black poet in America.

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    Phillis Wheatley

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    Phillis Wheatley : legendary African-American poet

    Salisbury, Cynthia.

    Follows the life of one of America's first black poets from her sale as a child slave on the Boston auction block to her death as an impoverished freedwoman in 1784.

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    Carter G. Woodson

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    Carter G. Woodson : the father of black history

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Simple text and illustrations describe the life and accomplishments of the man who first pioneered the study of black history.

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    Andrew Young

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    Andrew Young : a matter of choice

    Simpson, Janice Claire.

    A biography of the black congressman who was appointed United States ambassador to the United Nations in 1977.

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    Wilma Rudolph

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    Wilma Rudolph : Olympic runner

    Harper, Jo.

    A biography presented in story form discussing the formative years of Olympic runner Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three track-and-field gold medals.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. : young man with a dream

    Millender, Dharathula H.

    A biography, emphasizing the early years, of the civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights.

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    Letters from a slave girl

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    Letters from a slave girl : the story of Harriet Jacobs

    Lyons, Mary (Mary E.)

    A fictionalized version of the life of Harriet Jacobs, told in the form of letters that she might have written during her slavery in North Carolina and as she prepared for escape to the North in 1842.

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