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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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    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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    Abolitionists : a force for change

    De Capua, Sarah.

    Briefly describes the accomplishments of American abolitionists from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries as they struggled to end slavery.

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    Brown v. Board of Education : the battle for equal education

    Somervill, Barbara A.

    Presents an account of the famous Supreme Court case which led to the outlawing of racial segregation in public schools.

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    JON

    Kwanzaa

    Jones, Amy Robin, 1958-

    Describes the origin and meaning of the African American holiday which has been celebrated each year since 1966 from December 26 to January 1.

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    The Harlem Renaissance : a celebration of creativity

    Raatma, Lucia.

    An introduction to the period in the 1920s known as the Harlem Renaissance, when the expression of African American creativity in many forms flourished.

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    Slavery : the struggle for freedom

    Meadows, James, 1969-

    A history of slavery, looking at the conditions slaves faced in North America, examining slave revolts and other types of resistance, and discussing the end of slavery in the U.S.

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    The Emancipation Proclamation

    Carey, Charles W.

    Discusses the reasons for Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and its impact on the institution of slavery and on the course of the Civil War.

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    The Underground Railroad

    Williams, Carla, 1965-

    Provides information about the Underground Railroad, a network of people in the U.S. who helped slaves escape to freedom; looks at the activities of some of the people who played significant roles in the fight to free the slaves; and explains the signals used to communicate with runaway slaves.

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    ALI

    Muhammad Ali

    Latimer, Clay, 1952-

    A brief biography of the legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali, describing his accomplishments as a fighter, as well as his impact on and contributions to society.

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    ANGELOU

    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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    ARMSTRONG

    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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    BANNEKER

    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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    BUNCHE

    Ralph Bunche

    McNair, Joseph D.

    Offers a brief overview of the life and career of African-American politician Ralph Bunche.

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    CARVER

    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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    DAVIS

    Miles Davis : jazz master

    Dell, Pamela.

    A biography of Black jazz musician Miles Davis.

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    DOUGLASS

    Frederick Douglass

    Passaro, John, 1953-

    Examines the life and accomplishments of Frederick Douglass, as well as his impact on the civil rights movement.

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    DREW

    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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    BOIS

    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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    HANDY

    W.C. Handy : founder of the blues

    Summer, L. S., 1959-

    A biography of African-American bandleader and composer W. C. Handy, known as the "Father of the Blues," discussing his childhood as the son of religious parents, his early love for music,and his role in popularizing the blues.

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    HUGHES

    Langston Hughes : African-American poet

    Raatma, Lucia.

    Briefly introduces the life and accomplishments of Langston Hughes, an African American writer who shared his views on racism through his poetry and prose, as well as through poetry readings.

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    KING

    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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    MAL

    Malcolm X

    Crushshon, Theresa.

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

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    MANDELA

    Nelson Mandela : activist for equality

    Green, Robert, 1969-

    A biography of the black South African leader who became a civil rights activist, political prisoner, and president of South Africa.

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    MARSHALL

    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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    PARKS

    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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    POWELL

    Colin Powell

    Passaro, John, 1953-

    Surveys the life and military accomplishments of Colin Powell, as well as his struggles with racial prejudice.

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    RICE

    Condoleezza Rice : U.S. Secretary of State

    Cunningham, Kevin, 1966-

    A biography of Condolezza Rice, national security advisor and later Secretary of State.

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    ROBINSON

    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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    TRUTH

    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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    TUBMAN

    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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    TURNER

    Nat Turner and the Virginia slave revolt

    Neshama, Rivvy.

    Examines the life of Nat Turner and the events leading up to the slave rebellion he led in 1831.

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    WALKER

    Madam C.J. Walker

    Hobkirk, Lori.

    A biography of Sarah Breedlove Walker who, though born in poverty, pioneered in hair and beauty care products for black women and became a great financial success.

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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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