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African American Lives (Individual Life Stories)

(see also African American History, Life & Values to 1968, African American History, Life & Values since 1968 & African American Movements)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Albertson, Chris. Bessie (New Haven: Yale, 2003).

Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (NY: Random House, 1970).

__________. Gather Together in My Name (NY: Random House, 1974).

__________. Singin' & Swingin' & Gettin' Merry Like Christmas (?, 1976).

__________. The Heart of a Woman (NY: Random House, 1981).

__________. All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes (NY: Random House, 1986).

__________. A Song Flung Up to Heaven (NY: Random House, 2002).

Bolton, Ruthie. Gal: A True Life (NY: Harcourt Brace, 1994).

Brown, Lloyd L. The Young Paul Robeson: On My Journey Now (Boulder: Westview, 1997).

Cleaver, Eldridge. Soul on Ice (NY: Delta, 1968). Autobiography.

Davis, Angela Y. With My Mind on Freedom: An Autobiography (NY: Random House, 1974).

Dhondy, Farrukh. C.L.R. James: A Life (NY: Pantheon, 2002).

Gould, Todd. For Gold & Glory: Charlie Wiggins & the African-American Racing Car Circuit (Bloomington: Indiana U, 2002).

Hamilton, Charles V. Adam Clayton Powell Jr.: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma (NY: Atheneum, 1992).

Himes, Chester. The Autobiography of Chester Himes (NY: Thunder's Mouth, 1995).

__________. My Life of Absurdity: The Later Years (NY: Paragon, 1990).

Holliday, Laurel (ed.) Children of the Dream: Our Own Stories of Growing Up Black in America (NY: Pocket, 1999).

Hurston, Zora Neale. Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography (NY: Harper & Row, 1942).

Jackson, George. Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of... (NY: Bantam, 1970).

Lipsitz, George. A Life in the Struggle: Ivory Perry & the Culture of Opposition (Philadelphia: Temple, 1995).

Lorde, Audré. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name. A Biomythography (NY: Persephone, 1982).

Malcolm X with Alex Haley. The Autobiography of Malcolm X (NY: Grove, 1964).

Owens, Jesse & Paul Niemark. Jesse: The Man Who Outran Hitler (NY: Fawcett, 1978).

Pastras, Philip. Dead Man Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West (Berkeley: U. California, 2001).

Salvatore, Nick. We All Got History: The Memory Books of Amos Webber (NY: Times Books, 1996).

Wright, Richard. American Hunger (NY: Harper, 1944).

__________. Black Boy (NY: Harper, 1945).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Malcolm X" [1992], dir. Spike Lee, 202m. In video stores.

"Paul Robeson: Here I Stand" [1999], dir. St. Claire Bourne, ?m.

"Shirley Chisholm for President" [1972], dir. Peter Lilienthal, 51m.

"Shirley Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed" [2005], dir. Shola Lynch, ?m.

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