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    The Negro leagues : the story of Black baseball

    Margolies, Jacob.

    A history of the Negro Leagues, baseball teams which flourished in the early twentieth century as a result of discrimination against black baseball players, highlighting some of the outstanding players and their achievements.

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    Maya Angelou

    Shuker, Nancy.

    Portrays the life of the poet, musician, and actress, focusing on her struggles as a woman, as a mother, and as an artist. A copy of "On the Pulse of Morning", her poem for the 1993 Clinton inauguration, is attached to the inside back cover.

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    Arthur Ashe--tennis great

    Weissberg, Ted.

    Presents the life of an important black athlete and tennis player, Arthur Ashe.

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    W.E.B. DuBois--biography of a race, 1868-1919

    Lewis, David L.

    Biography of civil rights movement leader W.E.B. Du Bois concentrating on the early and middle years of his long and intense career.

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    Father Divine

    Weisbrot, Robert.

    Examines the life and career of the black religious leader who founded the Peace Mission Movement, which did much to provide for the poor during the Depression.

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    Colored people : a memoir

    Gates, Henry Louis.

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    Spike Lee : filmmaker

    Bernotas, Bob.

    A biography of the African-American filmmaker Spike Lee, from his childhood in New York through his days as the controversial director of such films as "Malcolm X."

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    Rosa Parks : my story

    Parks, Rosa, 1913-

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    Booker T. Washington

    Schroeder, Alan.

    A biography of the noted black educator and author.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Young Frederick Douglass : the slave who learned to read

    Girard, Linda Walvoord.

    Story of the young slave who taught himself to read and write, escaped North to freedom, and later became one of the most important black leaders.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 : 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 : 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Young, gifted and black : meet 52 black heroes from past and present

    Wilson, Jamia, 1980-

    "This book brings together 52 iconic talents from the past and present and celebrates their inspirational achievements. Meet figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and sporting heroes, including Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams."--OCLC.

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