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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) Also features special Black History Month events!


A-Z of Black Biography

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Eugene Bullard by Craig Lloyd

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A Century and Some Change by Ann Nixon Cooper with Karen Grigsby Bates

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I Wonder as I Wander by Langston Hughes (Photo taken from GoodReads)

I Wonder as I Wander

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The Great and Only Oscar Micheaux by Patrick McGilligan

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Mixed: My Life in Black and White by Angela Nissel

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Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen by Jeffrey Stewart

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Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur (Photo taken from GoodReads)

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northrup (Photo taken from GoodReads)

Angela Davis: An Autobiography by Angela Davis (Photo taken from GoodReads)

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