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    The lonesome road; the story of the Negro's part in America

    Redding, J. Saunders (Jay Saunders), 1906-

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    I've known rivers : lives of loss and liberation

    Lightfoot, Sara Lawrence.

    A portrait of the lives of middle-class African-Americans told through the stories of six individuals.

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    305.8
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    Lay my burden down : a folk history of slavery

    The experience of slavery as told by former slaves, collected by members of the Federal Writers Project (FWP) in the 1930s.

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    305.8
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    The autobiography of Malcolm X

    X, Malcolm, 1925-1965.

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    They had a dream : the civil rights struggle, from Frederick Douglass to Marcus Garvey to Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X

    Archer, Jules.

    Traces the progression of the civil rights movement and its effect on history through biographical sketches of four prominent and influential African Americans: Frederick Douglass, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X.

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    African American entrepreneurs

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    Profiles a variety of African American entrepreneurs, from the early years, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, to modern times.

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    Black pioneers of science and invention

    Haber, Louis.

    Traces the lives of African American scientists and inventors who have made significant contributions in the various fields of science and industry, including Benjamin Banneker, Norbert Rillieux, Jan Earnst Matzeliger, Elijah McCoy, Granville T. Woods, Lewis Howard Latimer, Garrett A. Morgan, George Washington Carver, Percy Lavon Julian, Lloyd A. Hall, Ernest Everett Just, Daniel Hale Williams, Louis Tompkins Wright and Charles Richard Drew.

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    Spike Lee and the African American filmmakers : a choice of colors

    Jones, K. Maurice.

    Surveys African American filmmakers from the turn of the century to the present, with an emphasis on Spike Lee's contributions.

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    Orr

    The black athlete: his story in American history

    Orr, Jack.

    Outlines achievements of American Negro athletes in all areas of professional sports--golf, horse racing, football, boxing, track, and many others.

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    McK

    Black diamond : the story of the Negro baseball leagues

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Traces the history of baseball in the Negro Leagues and its great heroes, including Monte Irwin, Buck Leonard, and Cool Papa Bell.

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    Saddles and sabers: Black men in the Old West

    Anderson, LaVere.

    Brief biographies of black cowboys, lawmen, and cavalry soldiers who helped settle the West during the latter half of the nineteenth century.

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    Roots

    Haley, Alex.

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    v.11

    Biographical supplement and index

    Freund, David M.

    Includes an alphabetical compendium of biographies of the major African-Americans covered in the series, a guide to relevant historic sites, and a master index.

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    Nat Turner and the Southhampton revolt of 1831

    Goldman, Martin S.

    Describes the life of the slave and preacher who led the most successful slave rebellion in American history.

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    Allen

    Richard Allen

    Klots, Steve.

    Details the life of the Afro-American leader who rose from slavery to become a minister, founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and participated in the first National Negro Convention.

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    Anderson

    Marian Anderson

    Tedards, Anne.

    A biography of the opera and concert singer who, among other achievements, was the first black soloist to perform with the Metropolitan Opera Company in 1955.

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    Angelou

    Maya Angelou

    Shapiro, Miles.

    Discusses the life and work of the noted black writer.

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    Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong

    Tanenhaus, Sam.

    A biography of the famous trumpeter who was one of the first great improvisers in jazz history.

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    BALDWIN

    James Baldwin

    Rosset, Lisa.

    A biography of an American author noted for his books on racial conflict in the United States.

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    BANNEKER

    Benjamin Banneker

    Conley, Kevin.

    A biography of the eighteenth-century black tobacco farmer who taught himself mathematics, astronomy, and clockmaking; became famous for his almanacs; and assisted in the original survey of Washington, D.C.

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    BARAKA

    Amiri Baraka

    Bernotas, Bob.

    A biography of the black poet, playwright, and political activist (formerly Leroi Jones), who was a leading member of the "Beat Generation."

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    BEARDEN

    Romare Bearden

    Brown, Kevin, 1960-

    Profiles the life and paintings of the African American artist, Romare Bearden.

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    BECKWOURTH

    James Beckwourth, frontiersman

    Dolan, Sean.

    Examines the life and career of the nineteenth-century hunter, trapper, and trader.

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    BETHUNE

    Mary McLeod Bethune

    Halasa, Malu.

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

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    Carver

    George Washington Carver

    Adair, Gene.

    A biography of the Afro-American whose scientific research revolutionized the economy of the South.

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    CUFFE

    Paul Cuffe

    Diamond, Arthur.

    A biography of the American seaman and merchant who encouraged fellow blacks to colonize Sierra Leone, who sought a stronger legal position for blacks in America, and who was responsible for a Massachusetts law giving blacks the right to vote.

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    Davis

    Miles Davis

    Crisp, George.

    A biography of the noted jazz trumpeter who gained fame performing at the first Newport Jazz Festival in 1955.

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    Douglass

    Frederick Douglass

    Russell, Sharman Apt.

    A biography of the man who, after escaping slavery, became an orator, writer, and leader in the anti-slavery movement of the early nineteenth century.

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    DUBOIS

    W.E.B. DuBois

    Stafford, Mark.

    Examines the life of the black scholar and leader who devoted himself to gaining equality for his people.

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    ELLISON

    Ralph Ellison

    Bishop, Jack, 1910-

    A biographical portrait of the 20th century American novelists, Ralph Ellison.

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    GARVEY

    Marcus Garvey

    Lawler, Mary.

    A biographical portrait of Marcus Garvey, who was involved in the Universal Negro Improvement Association.

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    GIBSON

    Josh Gibson

    Holway, John B.

    Explores the life and career of one of baseball's greatest players who played in the Negro Leagues.

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    Glover

    Savion! : my life in tap

    Glover, Savion.

    Examines the life and career of the young tap dancer who speaks with his feet and who choreographed the Tony Award-winning Broadway show "Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk."

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    HALL

    Prince Hall

    Diamond, Arthur.

    A summary of the life and career of the black social reformer.

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    y

    Young, Black, and determined : a biography of Lorraine Hansberry

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    A biography of the black playwright who received great recognition for her work at an early age.

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    Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix

    Piccoli, Sean.

    A biography of the rock guitarist whose short but powerful career was highlighted by a legendary performance at Woodstock in 1969.

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    Henson

    Matthew Henson, Black explorer

    Dolan, Edward F., 1924-

    A biography of the black explorer who accompanied Robert E. Peary to the North Pole in 1909.

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    Himes

    Chester Himes

    Wilson, M. L. (Matthew Lawrence), 1960-

    A biography of the black novelist renowned for his series of detective stories.

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    Holiday

    Don't explain : a song of Billie Holiday

    De Veaux, Alexis, 1948-

    Presents a prose poem recounting the life of the American jazz singer affectionately known as Lady Day.

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    HUGHES

    Langston Hughes

    Rummel, Jack.

    Examines the life of the Harlem poet who spent his career writing about the black experience in America.

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    Hurston

    Zora Neale Hurston

    Witcover, Paul.

    A biography of the Afro-American writer well-known for her novels and collections of folklore.

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    Joplin

    Scott Joplin

    Preston, Katherine K.

    Traces the life 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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    Jordan

    Barbara Jordan

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    A biography of the Congresswoman from Texas, the first black woman ever to be elected to that office from the South.

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    King

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    King

    Martin Luther King, Jr

    Fairclough, Adam.

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    King

    The life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    A biography of a man who dedicated his life to the cause of civil rights, which also reexamines unanswered questions concerning his assassination.

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    Louis

    Joe Louis, the Brown Bomber

    Libby, Bill.

    The life story of Joe Louis, heavyweight champion boxer, with the complete history of his career in the ring.

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    Malcolm

    Malcolm X

    Mack-Williams, Kibibi, 1955- .

    Presents the life, philosophy, assasination, and legacy of the African American leader who advocated black nationalism.

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    Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall

    Aldred, Lisa.

    Examines the life of the first black man to be appointed an associate justice of the highest court in the country.

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    McCall

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    McCall
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    MCNAIR

    Ronald McNair

    Naden, Corinne J.

    A biography of the black astronaut who was part of the ill-fated Challenger space shuttle mission that exploded on take-off in January 1986.

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    PAIGE

    Satchel Paige : baseball great

    Shirley, David, 1955-

    Describes the life and times of the Hall of Fame pitcher who gained wide-spread recognition in the Negro Leagues before becoming the first black pitcher in the American League.

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    PARKER

    Charlie Parker, musician

    Frankl, Ron.

    Introduces the life and times of the noted jazz musician Charlie Parker.

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    Robeson

    Paul Robeson

    Ehrlich, Scott.

    A biography of the black man who became both a famous singer and a controversial figure in world politics.

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    Robinson

    Jackie Robinson

    Frommer, Harvey.

    Follows the famous sports figure who broke baseball's color barrier from his early years in California through his struggle with the Brooklyn Dodgers to his post-playing career.

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    Robinson

    Jackie Robinson

    Weidhorn, Manfred, 1931-

    A biography of the Afro-American who fought racial injustice both during and after his celebrated baseball career.

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    Truth

    Sojourner Truth, slave, abolitionist, fighter for women's rights

    Lindstrom, Aletha Jane.

    A biography of a former slave who became one of the best-known abolitionists of her day and spent her life trying to improve living conditions for blacks.

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    Tubman

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    TURNER

    Nat Turner

    Bisson, Terry.

    A biography of the slave and preacher who, believing that God wants him to free the slaves, led a major revolt in 1831.

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    VESEY

    Denmark Vesey

    Edwards, Lillie J. (Lillie Johnson)

    A biography of the black freedom fighter whose planned slave revolt in 1822, while never materializing, caused South Carolina to pass sever laws restricting the education, movement, and occupation of free blacks and slaves.

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    WALKER

    Madam C.J. Walker, entrepreneur

    Bundles, A'Lelia Perry.

    A biography of the Afro-American businesswoman whose invention of facial creams and other cosmetics led to great financial success for her.

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    Wheatley

    Phillis Wheatley

    Richmond, M. A. (Merle A.)

    Traces the life of the Black American poet who was born in Africa, brought over to New England as a slave, and published her first poem while still a teenager.

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    WRIGHT

    Richard Wright

    Urban, Joan, 1950-

    Traces the life and achievements of the Black American, Richard Wright.

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    X

    Malcolm X : the FBI file

    Carson, Clayborne, 1944-

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    HAS

    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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    JON

    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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    PIN

    Bill Pickett, rodeo-ridin' cowboy

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    Describes the life and accomplishments of the son of a former slave whose unusual bulldogging style made him a rodeo star.

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    TUR

    Faith Ringgold

    Turner, Robyn.

    Examines the life and work of the artist whose determination to be true to her African-American heritage brought about an influential new art form.

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    LYO

    Stitching stars : the story quilts of Harriet Powers

    Lyons, Mary E.

    An illustrated biography of the African American quilter who made quilts of her favorite Bible stories and folk tales.

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    LAW

    Jacob Lawrence

    Venezia, Mike.

    A biography of the African American painter who used his art to tell stories about the lives of individual Blacks and historical events important in the lives of his people.

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    759.13
    PIP

    Starting home : the story of Horace Pippin, painter

    Lyons, Mary E.

    Discusses the life and work of the African-American folk artist Horace Pippin.

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    RAS

    Charlie Parker played be bop

    Raschka, Christopher.

    Introduces the famous saxophonist and his style of jazz known as bebop.

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    796.357
    COO

    Playing America's game : the story of Negro league baseball

    Cooper, Michael L., 1950-

    A photo essay presents the history of the Negro Baseball League, a separate version of baseball played in the first half of the twentieth century by those prevented because of their race from playing in the major leagues.

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    BLA

    African American entrepreneurs

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    Profiles a variety of African American entrepreneurs, from the early years, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, to modern times.

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    KAT

    Proudly Red and Black : stories of African and Native Americans

    Katz, William Loren.

    Brief biographies of people of mixed Native American and African ancestry who, despite barriers, made their mark on history, including trader Paul Cuffe, frontiersman Edward Rose, Seminole leader John Horse, and sculptress Edmonia Lewis.

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    973.8
    DOU

    Escape from slavery : the boyhood of Frederick Douglass in his own words

    Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895.

    A shortened autobiography presenting the early life of the slave who became an abolitionist, journalist, and statesman.

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    SCH

    Black frontiers : a history of African American heroes in the Old West

    Schlissel, Lillian.

    Focuses on the experiences of blacks as mountain men, soldiers, homesteaders, and scouts on the frontiers of the American West.

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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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    ARM

    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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    BAN

    What are you figuring now? : a story about Benjamin Banneker

    Ferris, Jeri.

    A biography of the Afro-American farmer and self-taught mathematician, astronomer, and surveyor for the new capital city of the United States in 1791, who also calculated a successful almanac notable for its preciseness.

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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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    CRA

    Two tickets to freedom : the true story of Ellen and William Craft, fugitive slaves

    Freedman, Florence B. (Florence Bernstein)

    Traces the search for freedom by a black man and wife who traveled to Boston and eventually to England after their escape from slavery in Georgia.

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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 : 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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    Frederick Douglass and the war against slavery

    Bennett, Evelyn, 1950-

    A biography of the escaped slave who became an orator, writer, and leader in the abolitionist movement in the nineteenth century.

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    DOU

    Escape from slavery : the boyhood of Frederick Douglass in his own words

    Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895.

    A shortened autobiography presenting the early life of the slave who became an abolitionist, journalist, and statesman.

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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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    W.E.B. Du Bois and racial relations

    Cavan, Seamus.

    Examines the life of the black scholar and leader, with an emphasis on his work for racial equality in the United States.

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    FAR

    Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    A biography of the Afro-American who dreamed of a career as a violinist before joining the Nation of Islam and rising in its ranks, eventually becoming its leader.

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    Jump at de sun : the story of Zora Neale Hurston

    Porter, A. P.

    Follows the life of the Afro-American writer known for her novels, plays, articles, and collections of folklore.

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    JAM

    Daniel "Chappie" James

    Super, Neil.

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

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    Magic Johnson : champion with a cause

    Greenberg, Keith Elliott.

    Profiles the life and career of Earvin "Magic" Johnson, the talented guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, three-time most valuable player in the National Basketball Association, and discusses his efforts to deal with the AIDS virus.

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    Jackie Joyner-Kersee : track-and-field star

    Fuchs, Carol A.

    A biography of the track and field champion who has won Olympic gold medals in both the long jump and the heptathlon.

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    Jackie Joyner-Kersee : superwoman

    Goldstein, Margaret J.

    Chronicles the life of the track and field star who has had medal-winning performances in three Olympics.

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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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    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 : 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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    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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    If a bus could talk : the story of Rosa Parks

    Ringgold, Faith.

    A biography of the African-American woman and civil rights worker whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus led to a boycott which lasted more than a year in Montgomery, Alabama.

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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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    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 : 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

    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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    From slave to Civil War hero : the life and times of Robert Smalls

    Cooper, Michael L.

    Tells of the experiences of Robert Smalls, the first slave to become a widely known Civil War hero.

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    Bicycle rider

    Scioscia, Mary.

    Focuses on the first cycling victory in the career of champion bicyclist Marshall Taylor.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    The Oprah Winfrey story : speaking her mind : an authorized biography

    Woods, Geraldine.

    A biography of talk show host Oprah Winfrey, the first woman to own her own talk show and the first black woman to own her own production company.

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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 : 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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    Bigmama's

    Crews, Donald.

    Visiting Bigmama's house in the country, young Donald Crews finds his relatives full of news and the old place and its surroundings just the same as the year before.

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