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15 Famous Black Scientists in History
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All the Stories are True: African American Writers Speak (Smithsonian)
Biography of Rev. David Smith of the AME Church - Including History of Wilberforce University (Wilberforce University)
Civil War in Southern Ohio (African American soldier biographies)
Colored Patriots of the American Revolution
Frederick Douglass: American Abolitionist
George Washington Carver Birthplace Association
Jackie Robinson and other Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s (baseball league)
Notable African Americans from Louisiana
Notable African-Americans (database of biographies)
Notable African-Americans of Early Washington, D.C.
Notable Kentucky African Americans Database
Revolutionary War Soldiers (3 African American bios)
St. Johns County African-American World War I Soldiers with some Biographies
The Struggle for Justice (Smithsonian)
W. E. B. Du Bois: Online Resources
WEB DuBois Learning Center

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Aaseng, Nathan. African-American Religious Leaders. New York: Facts on File, 2003. 264p. Index. Bibliography. Photographs. /GC 973.068 Aa77af/

Adams, William Crawford Samuel. Freeborn: 350 Years of Eastern Shore African American History--The Adams/Beckett Family. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2000. 140p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. /GC 929.2 Ad101aw/

African American Lives. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. 1025p. Indices. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 Af8337/

Agle, Nan Hayden. Free to Stay: The True Story of a Former Slave and the Family She Adopted. Fruitland, MD: Maryland History Press, 2000. 160p. Photographs. /GC 975.2 Ag53fr/

Aleshire, William A. A Buffalo Soldier's Story: Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Thomas Boyne and His Comrades, 1864 to 1889. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 2004. 705p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Photographs. /GC 973.001 Aa1ales/

Alexander, Eleanor. Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow: The Courtship and Marriage of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Alice Ruth Moore; A Social History of Love, Sex, and the African-American Elite, 1870-1910. Providence, RI: E. Alexander, 1996. 377p. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 973.068 Al261Ly/

Andrews, William L., ed. Sisters of the Spirit: Three Black Women's Autobiographies of the Nineteenth Century. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1986. 245p. Notes. /GC 973.068 Si846/

Angell, Stephen Ward. Bishop Henry McNeal Turner and African-American Religion in the South. Knoxville, TX: The University of Tennessee Press, 1992. 340p. Bibliography. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 929.102 M56an/

Atkins, James E. Adam Boykin: Slave, Soldier, Citizen. Surry County, VA: n. pub., 2008. 69p. Notes. Illustrations. Photographs. /GC 975.501 SU7AT

Baker, Henry E. The Colored Inventor. New York: Arno Press, 1969. 12p. Photographs. /GC 973.068 B17co/

Basso, Ralph. Nationalism, Nativism, and the Black Soldier: Daniel Ullmann, A Biography of a Man Living in a Period of Transition, 1810-1892. New York: R. Basso, 1985. 453p. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 973.068 B295na/

Beam, Laura. He Called Them By the Lightning: A Teacher's Odyssey in the Negro South, 1908-1919. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1967. 230p. Notes. /GC 973.068 B37he/

Beck, Jane C. Daisy Turner's Kin: An African American Family Saga. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 295p. Appendix. Bibliography. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 929.2 T851be/

Bennet, Bernice Alexander et. al. Our Ancestors, Our Stories. Suwanee, GA: The Write Image, 2014. 161p. Illustrations. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 975.702 Ed35bai/

Bentley, Kenneth W. Women of Courage II. Glendale, CA: Nestle, 1998. 65p. Photographs. /GC 973.068 B446w/

Bernard, Jacqueline. Journey Toward Freedom: The Story of Sojourner Truth. New York: Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1967. 267p. Index. Bibliography. Photographs. Illustrations. /GC 929.2 T776b/

Berry, Mary Frances. "We Are Who We Say We Are:" A Black Family's Search for Home Across the Atlantic World. Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press, Inc., 2015. 206p. Illustrations. Index. Notes. /GC 973.068 B459we/

Berry, Stephen. Princes of Cotton: Four Diaries of Young Men in the South, 1848-1860. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2007. 554p. Index. Notes. /GC 975 B459p/

Billington, Ray Allen, ed. The Journal of Charlotte Forten: A Young Black Woman's Reactions to the White World of the Civil War Era--A Free Negro in the Slave Era. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1953. 286p. Illustrations. Index. Notes. /GC 973.068 F77j/

Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. . Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 2008. 803p. Appendices. Illustrations. Index. Photographs. /GC 973.068 B56/

Blake, John. Children of the Movement. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 2004. 260p. Index. Photographs. /GC 973.068 B58ch/

Bowley, Freeman S. A Boy Lieutenant: Memoirs of Freeman S. Bowley, 30th United States Colored Troops Officer. Fredericksburg, VA: Sergeant Kirkland's Museum and Historical Society, Inc., 1997. 124p. Appendices. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.74 Aa1bov/

Boyd, Gerald M. My Times in Black and White: Race and Power at the New York Times. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 2010. 402p. Index. Photographs. /GC 929.2 B691by/

Braithwaite, Rella and Tessa Benn-Ireland. Some Black Women: Profiles of Black Women in Canada. Toronto, Ontario: Sister Vision, 1993. 119p. Bibliography. Photographs. /GC 971 B731s/

Branche, Juanita Odom. Lost Identities, Ancestors of the Past: Bailey, Branche, Clarke, Floyd, Harley, Holmes, Odom, Reynolds, Walker. Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1996. 114p. Maps. Photographs. Charts and tables. Much data regarding tracing an African American family. /GC 929.2 Od47b/

Brown-Kubisch, Linda. The Queen's Bush Settlement: Black Pioneers, 1839-1865. Toronto, Ontario: Natural Heritage Books, 2004. 340p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 971.301 W46bk/

Broyard, Bliss. One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life--A Story of Race and Family Secrets. New York: Back Bay Books, 2007. 514p. Bibliography. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 929.2 B828on/

Burnard, Trevor. Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire: Thomas Thistlewood and His Slaves in the Anglo-Jamaican World. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2004. 320p. Illustrations. Index. Notes. /GC 972.92 B931m/

Byrd, Rudolph P., ed. Generations in Black and White. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1993. 172p. Index. Photographs. /GC 973.068 V375ge/

Carretta, Vincent. Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 2011. 279p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Notes. /GC 973.068 C223ph/

Chalk, Ocania. Pioneers of Black Sport: The Early Days of the Black Professional Athlete in Baseball, Basketball, Boxing and Football. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1975. 305p. Index. Appendix. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 C35pi/

Cheek, William and Aimee Lee Cheek. John Mercer Langston and the Fight for Black Freedom, 1829-65. . Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1989. 478p. Illustrations. Index. Notes. Photograph. Blacks in the New World Series. /GC 973.068 C414jo/

Cole, C.R. Samuel Fraunces: "Black Sam". [Centre County, PA] : [C.R. Cole], 2009. 121p. Illustrations. /GC 929.2 F8653CO/

Crawford, George W. Prince Hall and His Followers: Being a Monograph on the Legitimacy of Negro Masonry. New York: The Crisis, 1914. 96p. Bibliography. Notes. Illustrations. /GC 973.068 C856p/

Crow, Hugh. The Memoirs of Captain Hugh Crow: The Life and Times of a Slave Trade Captain. Oxford, England: Bodleian Library of the University of Oxford, 2007. 198p. Illustrations. Notes. /GC 929.2 C8885ch/

Daniels, Nathan W. Thank God My Regiment an African One: The Civil War Diary of Colonel Nathan W. Daniels. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998. 214p. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. Photographs. /GC 973.74 Aa1dan/

Davis, Michael D. Black American Women in Olympic Track and Field: A Complete Illustrated Reference. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1992. 170p. Appendix. Index. Photographs. /GC 973.068 D92bl/

Drago, Edmund L., ed. Broke by the War: Letters of a Slave Trader. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1991. 152p. Notes. Photographs. Illustrations. /GC 975.702 C38mce/

Dray, Philip. Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008. 463p. Index. Bibliography. Notes. Illustrations. Photographs. /GC 973.068 D797c/

Due, Tananarive and Patricia Stephens Due. Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights. New York: One World, 2003. 389p. Index. Notes. Photos. /GC 973.068 D868fr/

Duster, Alfreda M. Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1970. 434p. Bibliography. Index. Notes. /GC 973.068 W46c/

Editors of Ebony. The Ebony Success Library, Volume 1: 1,000 Successful Blacks. Nashville, TN: The Southwestern Company, 1973. 341p. Photographs. /GC 973 Eb74esl/

Five Black Lives: The Autobiographies of Venture Smith, James Mars, William Grimes, the Rev. G.W. Offley, James L. Smith. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1971. 240p. /GC 974.6 F586/

Flipper, Henry Ossian. The Colored Cadet at West Point. New York: Arno Press, 1969. 322p. /GC 973.068 F648co/

Foley, Albert S. God's Men of Color: The Colored Catholic Priests of the United States, 1859-1954. New York: Arno Press, 1969. 322p. Index. Notes. /GC 973.068 F699go/

Foner, Eric. Freedom's Lawmakers: A Directory of Black Officeholders During Reconstruction. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1996. 298p. Indices. Photographs. /GC 973.068 F732fa/

Foner, Eric. Freedom's Lawmakers: A Directory of Black Officeholders During Reconstruction. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. 290p. Illustrations. Indices. /GC 973.068 F732f/

Franklin, John Hope & Loren Schweninger. In Search of the Promised Land: A Slave Family in the Old South. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. 286p. Appendices. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 929.2 T362fr/

Fullwood, Valaida. Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists. Charlotte, NC: Foundation for the Carolinas, 2011. 365p. Appendices. Index. Photographs. /GC 973.068 F959gi/

Gable-Wilson, Sonya R. Let Freedom Sing! Four African-American Concert Singers in Nineteenth-Century America. Gainesville, FL: S. R. Gable-Wilson, 2005. 231p. Appendix. Bibliography. Illustrations. Notes. /GC 929.11 G113Le/

Garrow, David J. Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. New York: William Morrow, 1986., 800p. Index. Bibliography. /GC 973.068 G194be/

Garrow, David J., ed. The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It: The Memoir of Jo Ann Gibson Robinson. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1987. 190p. Index. Photographs. Illustrations. Notes. /GC 976.101 M76ro/

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. Finding Oprah's Roots, Finding Your Own. New York: Crown Publishers, 2007. 191p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Photographs. /GC 929 G223f/

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past. New York: Crown Publishers, 2009. 438p. Bibliography. Index. Photographs. /GC 973.068 G223i/

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, eds. African American National Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Eight volumes. Illustrations. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 Af8338 V. 1-8/

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. Harlem Renaissance Lives from the African American National Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. 595 p. Illustrations. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 G2268ga/

Gerzina, Gretchen Holbrook. Mr. and Mrs. Prince: How and Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Family Moved Out of Slavery and Into Legend. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2008. 256p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.0496 G32m/

Gibson, Lyle Eric. Black Tie White Tie: Chronicle of an American Family, 1739-1940. Kansas City, KS: Cushani Publishing, Inc., 168p. Appendices. Bibliography. Illustrations. Indices. Notes. Photographs. /GC 929.2 R25ga/

Gibson, Lyle Eric. The Reed-Walker Family: Descendants of Savannah Reed-Walker. Pine Bluff, AR: L. E. Gibson, 1995. 133p. Illustrations. /GC 929.2 R25g/

Gilliland, C. Herbert. Voyage to a Thousand Cares: Master's Mate Lawrence with the African Squadron, 1844-1846. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2004. 329p. Index. Bibliography. Notes. Illustrations. /GC 973.068 L435v/

Goings, Henry. Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2012. 157p. Appendices. Bibliography. Illustrations. Notes. Carter G. Woodson Institute Series. /GC 973.068 G561ra/

Goodwin, Robert. Crossing the Continent, 1527-1540: The Story of the First African-American Explorer of the American South. New York: Harper, 2008. 414p. Index. Notes. Bibliography. Illustrations. /GC 973.068 G632C/

Gordan, Grant. From Slavery to Freedom: The Life of David George, Pioneer Black Baptist Minister. Hantsport, Nova Scotia: Lancelot Press Limited, 1992. 356p. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. Notes. /GC 971.6 G655f/

Gould, William IV. Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage of a Black Sailor. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2002. 373p. Index. Notes. /GC 973.74 Aa1gou/

Grizzle, Stanley G. My Name's Not George: The Story of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in Canada-Personal Reminiscences of Stanley G. Grizzle. Toronto, Ontario: Umbrella Press, 1998. 127p. Appendices. Index. Photographs. /GC 971 G887m/

Haizlip, Shirlee Taylor. The Sweeter The Juice: A Family Memoir in Black and White. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994. 271p. Bibliography. Photographs. /GC 929.2 T21hs/

Hall, Gwendolyn Midlo. Love, War, and the 96th Engineers (Colored): The World War II New Guinea Diaries of Captain Hyman Samuelson. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1995. 319p. Index. Notes. /GC 940.5410 Aalhg/

Hall, Nora Darlene. On Being an African-American Woman: Gender and Race in the Writings of Six Black Women Journalists, 1849-1936. Minneapolis, MN: N. D. Hall, 1998. 376p. Appendices. Bibliography. Illustrations. Notes. /GC 973.068 H14on/

Harmon, Judith Eilene Brown. James Weldon Johnson, A New Negro: A Study of His Early Life and Literary Career, 1871-1916. Atlanta, GA: Emory University, 1988. 246p. Dissertation. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 973.068 H228ja/

Harris, Milton Stephen. Black Family Tree: "Slavery to 1984." Owensboro, KY: M. S. Harris, 1984. 60p. Photographs. /GC 929.2 Si47ha/

Haskins, James. Distinguished African American Political and Governmental Leaders. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1999. 314p. Index. Appendices. Bibliography. Photographs. Notes. /GC 973.068 H273d/

Hawkins, Walter L. African American Biographies: Profiles of 558 Current Men and Women. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1992. 490p. Indices. Photographs. /GC 973.068 H314af/

Hawkins, Walter L. African American Generals and Flag Officers: Biographies of Over 120 Blacks in the United States Military. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1993. 264p. Index. Photographs. /GC 973.001 Aa1haw/

Hawkins, Walter L. Black American Military Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2007. 549p. Appendices. Photographs. /GC 973.001 Aa1hawa/

Heller, Charles E. In Advance of Fate: A Biography of George Luther Stearns, 1809-1867. Amherst, MA: C. E. Heller, 1985. 452p. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 974 H367in/

Hicks, Nora Louis. Slave Girl Reba and Her Descendants in America. s.l.: s.p., 1974. 95p. Photographs. Illustrations. /GC 929.2 H5297Hi

Hill, Pascoe Grenfell. Fifty Days on Board a Slave-Vessel in the Mozambique Channel, April and May, 1843. Baltimore, MD: Black Classic Press, 1993. 58p. /GC 973.068 H552f/

Hinkle, Alice M. Prince Estabrook, Slave and Soldier. Lexington, MA: Pleasant Mountain Press, 2001. 94p. Appendices. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Notes. /GC 973.34 M38hi/

Hotaling, Edward. The Great Black Jockeys: The Lives and Times of the Men Who Dominated America's First National Sport. Rocklin, CA: FORUM, 1999. 380p. Index. Notes. Bibliography. Photographs. Illustrations. /GC 973.068 H797gr/

Jacobs, Donald M. Index to the American Slave. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981. 274p. /GC 929.11 In2/

Jeffrey, Julie Roy. Abolitionist Remember: Antislavery Autobiographies & the Unfinished Work of Emancipation. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2008. 337p. Index. Bibliography. Notes. Illustrations. /GC 973.068 J37ab/

Johnson, Dolores. Onward: A Photobiography of African-American Polar Explorer Matthew Henson. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 2006. 64p. Index. Photographs. Bibliography. Notes. Illustrations. /GC 929.2 H3984jo/

Johnson, John L. Every Night & Every Morn: Portraits of Asian, Hispanic, Jewish, African-American, and Native-American Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Winston- Salem, NC: Tristan Press, 2007. 263p. Appendices. Illustrations. Photographs. /GC 973.001 Aa1JJL/

Johnson, Michael D. Wade H. Hammond (1879-1957): Early Twentieth Century African-American Military Bandmaster. Lubbock, TX: M. D. Johnson, 2004. 314p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Notes. /GC 973.068 J63wa/

Johnson, Mildred and Theresa Delsoin. Malindy's Freedom: The Story of a Slave Family. St. Louis, MO: Missouri Historical Society Press, 2005. 215p. Appendix. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Photographs. /GC 929.2 W691iy/

Johnson, Robert. Why Blacks Left America for Africa: Interviews with Black Repatriates, 1971-1999. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999. 162p. Index. Bibliography. /GC 973.068 J63wh/

Johnson, Robert Lee. Notable Southern Californians in Black History. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2017. 127p. Photographs. /GC 979.4 J63n/

Jones, Marquita Chamblee. A Profile of Black Agriculture Students at Selected 1862 and 1890 Land Grant Institutions. University Park, PA: M. C. Jones, 1993. 141p. Appendices. Bibliography. Illustrations. Notes. /GC 973.068 J71pr/

King, Cynthia P. Rhetoric and Resistance in the Historical Narratives of Nineteenth Century African Americans William Wells Brown and George Washington Williams. College Park, MD: C. P. King, 2002. 227p. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 973.068 K58rh/

Krapp, Kristine, ed. Notable Black American Scientists. Farmington, MI: Gale Research, 1999. 349p. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 N843k/

Kremer, Gary R. George Washington Carver in His Own Words. Columbia, MO; University of Missouri Press, 1987. 208p. Index. Notes. /GC 973.068 C256c/

Lacey, Earnest Edward. The Search for FreeJoe. Memphis, TN: FreeJoe Enterprises, 1999. 257p. Illustrations. Photographs. /GC 929.2 H24l/

Lampe, Gregory P. Frederick Douglass: Freedom's Voice, 1818-1845. Madison, WI: G. P. Lampe, 1995. 499p. Appendices. Bibliography. Illustrations. Notes. /GC 973.068 L196fr/

Lanier, Shannon and Jane Feldman. Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family. New York: Random House, 2000. 144p. Illustrations. Index. Photographs. /GC 929.2 J356L/

Larson, Kate Clifford. Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero. New York: Ballantine Books, 2004. 403p. Index. Notes. Illustrations. Photographs. Family Tree. /GC 973.068 L329bo/

Lee, George L. Interesting People: Black American History Makers. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Co., 1976. 210p. Index. Illustrations. /GC 973.068 L511m/

Lee, Irvin H. Negro Medal of Honor Men. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1967. 139p. Index. Bibliography. Appendix. Photographs. /GC 973.068 L51ne/

Lemon, Samuel Michael. Go Stand Upon the Rock: From Stories Handed Down by My Grandmother About How Our Ancestors Fought to be Free. S.l.: Buckhorn Press, 2012. 297p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 929.2 R437Le/

Levine, Ellen. Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1993. 167p. Index. Bibliography. Photographs. /GC 973.068 L578fr/

Ludlow, Susie Nickens. Carry Me Back: A Family and National History of Slavery and Freedom. Oakland, CA: Honocan Press, 2000. 264p. Appendices. Bibliography. Illustrations. Photographs. /GC 929.2 N5289L/

Lutz, Christine Ann. "The Dizzy Steep to Heaven:" The Hunton Family, 1850-1970. Atlanta, GA: C. A. Lutz, 2001. 367p. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 929.2 H926Lu/

Lyman, Gracie May Williams et al. Memoirs of My Family's Legacy: Puzzles of a Lifetime. S.l.: N. Jones Enterprise LLC, 2016. 267p. Illustrations. Photographs. /GC 929.2 W6714Lg/

Manning, Vergil L. Ancestors and Descendants of the Manning Family. S. l.: s. n., 19--. 22p. African American genealogy. /GC 929.2 M316206m/

Mather, Frank Lincoln, ed. Who's Who of the Colored Race: A General Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women of African Descent. Chicago, IL: s. n., 1915. 296p. /GC 929.11 W62co/

Mathurin, Owen Charles. Henry Sylvester Williams and the Origins of the Pan-African Movement, 1869-1911. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1976. 183p. Index. Bibliography. Appendix. Notes. /GC 973.068 M426he/

Matthews, Harry Bradshaw. Cato Freedom Project: Three African American Revolutionary War Patriots in Central New York. Oneonta, NY: United States Colored Troops Institute, Hartwick College, c2009. 10p. Photographs. Illustrations. Bibliography. /GC 973.068 M433C/

McBurney, Christian M. Jailed for Preaching: The Autobiography of Cato Pearce, A Freed Slave from Washington County, Rhode Island. Kingston, RI: Pettaquamscutt Historical Society, 2006. 37p + 48p. Illustrations. Appendices. /GC 929.2 P315Mc/

McGruder, Larry. Kelly Miller: The Life and Thoughts of a Black Intellectual, 1863-1939. Oxford, OH: L. McGruder, 1984. 154p. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 973.068 M178ke/

McPherson, Mark F. Looking for Lisette: In Quest of an American Original. Dexter, MI: Mage Press, 2001. 2nd edition. 456p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Photographs. /GC 973 M241Loa/

Metzger, Linda, ed. Black Writers: A Selection of Sketches from "Contemporary Authors". Detroit, MI: Gale Research, Inc., 1989. 619p. /GC 973.068 B561/

Meyler, Peter, ed. Broken Shackles: Old Man Henson From Slavery to Freedom. Toronto, Ontario: Natural Heritage Books, 2001. 221p. Appendix. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 971.3 B787/

Meyler, Peter. A Stolen Life: Searching for Richard Pierpoint. Toronto, Ontario: Natural Heritage Books, 1999. 141p. Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Maps. /GC 971.301 W45me/

Miles, Tiya Alicia. "Bone of My Bone:" Stories of a Black-Cherokee Family, 1790-1866. St. Paul, MN: T. A. Miles, 2000. 250p. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 970.3 C42mil/

Mitchell, James Nathaniel. Nat Turner: Slave, Preacher, Prophet, and Messiah, 1800-1831: A Study of the Call of a Black Slave to Prophethood and to the Messiahship of the Second Coming of Christ. Nashville, TN: J. N. Mitchell, 1975. 139p. Appendices. Bibliography. Notes. /GC 973.068 M692na/

Morgan, Kathryn L. Children of Strangers: The Stories of a Black Family. [Gordon family] Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1980. 122p. Notes. Photographs. /GC 929.2 G652mo/

Murphy, Barbara Thrash. Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults: A Biographical Dictionary. New York: Garland Publishing, 1999. 513p. Index. Appendices. Illustrations. Photographs. Bibliography. /GC 929.11 M951bl/

Newman, Richard S. Freedom's Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers. New York: New York University Press, 2008. 359p. Index. Notes. Illustrations. /GC 973.068 N462fr/

O'Toole, James. Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002. 284p. Bibliography. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 Ot6p/

Our Heritage: Family Stories. Chicago: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2010. 386p. Index. Photographs. Illustrations. /GC 977.302 C43ou/

Pearson, Hugh. Under the Knife: How a Wealthy Negro Surgeon Wielded Power in the Jim Crow South. New York: The Free Press, 2000. 249p. Notes. Photographs. /GC 929.2 G8746p/

Penn, I. Garland. The Afro-American Press and Its Editors. New York: Arno Press, 1969. 575p. Appendix. Index. Illustrations. /GC 973.068 P38af/

Perpener, John O. African-American Concert Dance: The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2001. 284p. Index. Bibliography. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 P425af/

Perry, Mark. Lift Up Thy Voice: The Grimke Family Journey from Slaveholders to Civil Rights Leaders. New York: Penguin Books, 2001. 406p. Bibliography. Index. Notes. /GC 929.2 G88275p

Peterson, Frank E. Into the Tiger's Jaw, America's First Black Marine Aviator: The Autobiography of Lt. Gen. Frank E. Peterson. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1998. 334p. Photographs. /GC 973.068 P442in/

Phelps, J. Alfred. They Had a Dream: The Story of African-American Astronauts. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1994. 291p. Bibliography. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 P511th/

Pollock, Alan J. Barnstorming to Heaven: Syd Pollock and His Great Black Teams. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2006. 407p. Index. Illustrations. Photographs. /GC 973.068 P765B/

Potter, Joan. African-American Firsts: Famous, Little-Known and Unsung Triumphs of Blacks in America. Elizabethtown, NY: Pinto Press, 1994. 336p. Bibliography. Index. Photographs. /GC 973 P853a/

Prince, Bryan. A Shadow on the Household: One Enslaved Family's Incredible Struggle for Freedom. Toronto: Emblem/McClelland & Stewart, 2010. 280p. Index. Notes. Illustrations. Photographs. /GC 929.2 W419pr/

Ragsdale, Bruce A. and Joel D. Treese. Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1989. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1990. 164p. Photographs. Notes. /GC 929.11 R128BL/

Ramsey, Sylvester. Just This Side of Slavery: Volume II. [SC]: Sylvester Ramsey, Jr. 2010. 283p. Photographs. /GC 929.2 R149RAM/

Ravage, John W. Black Pioneers: Images of the Black Experience on the North American Frontier. Salt Lake City, UT: The University of Utah Press, 1997. 224p. Bibliography. Index. Notes. Photographs. /GC 978 R197bl/

Rich, Doris L. Queen Bess: Daredevil Aviator. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993. 153p. Index. Bibliography. Notes. Photographs. /GC 973.068 R37qu/

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