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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

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

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