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A-Z of Black Biography

Celebrate Black History Month by learning about the lives and contributions of African-Americans throughout history. (U is for Usher, by the way; we just don't have any books about him)

Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights (Sex & Gender Film Series, presented by the Women's Resource Center)

Illini Union Ballroom - Special Black History Month menu on Tuesday, February 25th

Arthur Ashe: of Tennis & the Human Spirit , by Marvin Martin

Edward Bouchet: the first African-American Doctorate, by Ronald E. Mickens, Willie Hobbs Moore and Elmer Samuel Imes

Ready for Revolution: the Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael, by Stokely Carmichael

Charles Drew, by Robyn Mahone-Lonesome

Ralph Ellison: a Biography, by Arnold Rampersad

Mirror to America: the Autobiography of John Hope Franklin, by John Hope Franklin

Callous on my Soul: a Memoir, by Dick Gregory

Young, Black, and Determined : a Biography of Lorraine Hansberry, by Pat McKissack

Only the Strong Survive: the Odyssey of Allen Iverson, by Larry Platt

Find Where the Wind Goes : Moments from My Life, by Mae Jemison

Maulana Karenga: An Intellectual Portrait, by Molefi K. Asante

"Why should white guys have all the fun?": How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion-Dollar Business Empire, by Reginald F. Lewis

Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary, by Juan Williams

Eleanor Holmes Norton: Fire in my Soul, by Joan Steinau Lester

Odetta: Exploring Life, Music and Song, starring Odetta, Happy Traum, and Ysaye M. Barnwell

To Smile in Autumn: a Memoir, by Gordon Parks

Ladies First: Revelations of a Strong Woman, by Queen Latifah

The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm : the Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, by John Brown Russwurm

Betty Shabazz: a Remarkable Story of Survival and Faith Before and After Malcolm X, by Russell John Rickford

Partners of the Heart: Vivien Thomas and his Work with Alfred Blalock, by Vivien T. Thomas

Denmark Vesey: the Buried History of America's Largest Slave Rebellion and the Man Who Led It, by David Roberston

Life on the Line, by Faye Wattleton

The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Malcolm X