Black American Writers
by Geraldine O. Matthews (Editor)
Call Number: E185.8 .M38 Reference
Publication Date: 1975-02-01
The Kaiser Index to Black Resources, 1948-1986
by Ernest D. Kaiser (Introduction by)
Call Number: E 185 .K34 1992 (4 vol.)
Publication Date: 1992-05-01
African American Women
Call Number: E 185.96 .A45 1993 Reference
Publication Date: 1993-09-01
Black Biography, 1790-1950
by Henry Louis Gates (Editor); Randall K. Burkett (Editor); Nancy H. Burkett (Editor)
Call Number: E 185.96 .B52 1991 (3 vol.) Reference
Publication Date: 1991-02-01
Black Congressmen During Reconstruction
by Stephen Middleton; John David Smith (Foreword by)
Call Number: 0313322813 Reference
Publication Date: 2002-12-30
During the Reconstruction, African Americans from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia--former slave-owning states--were elected to Congress in remarkable numbers. They included lawyers, teachers, businessmen, editors, and ministers. African Americans gained the right to vote through the Reconstruction Acts and the Civil War Amendments, and elected 2 blacks to the Senate and 19 to the House of Representatives. This book provides brief biographical sketches of these extraordinary politicians and excerpts from documents illuminating their activities in Congress. These politicians took an active role and spoke out on issues from civil rights legislation and policies on Native Americans to the Chinese Exclusion Bill and foreign policy. They demanded a federal law making lynching a capital crime, denounced massacres in the South, and decried the activities of the Ku Klux Klan. They played important roles until the South successfully drove blacks away from the polls and from Congress.
Dictionary of American Negro Biography
by Michael R. Winston; Rayford Whittingham Logan
Call Number: E185.96 .D53 Reference
Publication Date: 1983-01-01
More than seven hundred entries spanning three centuries of American history recount the lives and accomplishments of Black Americans whose occupations range from explorers and sea captains to artists and scientists.
The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Black Women in America
by Darlene Clark Hine (Editor)
Call Number: E 185.96 .F2 1997 (11 vol.)
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
Apparently intended for middle to high school-age students, this volume (one of an eleven-volume set) presents a historical overview of Black women in America followed by alphabetically arranged entries listing important Black women and the organizations they founded. Includes a chronology and b&w
Notable Black American Men profiles contemporary and historic figures whose accomplishments will inspire students of every heritage. Covering the most prominent newsmakers as well as lesser-known individuals, each volume offers full biographical entries, portraits, addresses for living listees and recommended sources for further study. Thorough subject and geographical indexes plus two tables of contents -- arranged alphabetically and by field of endeavor -- will guide researchers to reliable information quickly and easily. Its broad scope distinguishes this resource from any other. Entrants represent virtually every field of endeavor, including government, politics, education, sports, law and the arts. Book I features approximately 500 entries. Book II includes approximately 300 original entries on new figures.
A biographical narrative on 500 notable black American women, this book offers information on their various fields of activity and includes statements from the subjects themselves. Figures included in the book are Althea Gibson, Vivian Malone, and Eartha Kitt.
Pan-African History brings together Pan-Africanist thinkers and activists from the Anglophone and Francophone worlds of the past two-hundred years. Included are well-known figures such as Malcolm X, W.E.B. Du Bois, Kwame Nkrumah, and Martin Delany, and the authors' original research on lesser-known figures such as Constance Cummings-John and Dusé Mohammed Ali reveals exciting new aspects of Pan-African activism.
by Laurie A. Wilkie
Call Number: F 377 .W5 W55 2000
Publication Date: 2000-10-01
Historians' conception of plantation life in the American South, both post- and antebellum, derives almost exclusively from the written record, hence mainly from the white owners' perspectives. In Creating Freedom, historical archaeologist Laurie Wilkie pulls the half-opened curtain wider by seeking out the experiences of the majority of people who made their home on plantations: the African American laborers. Specifically, Wilkie examines the lives of four black families who lived at Oakley Plantation in south Louisiana's West Feliciana Parish over the course of one hundred years. Using an innovative blend of archaeological evidence and oral interviews, as well as written documents, she builds a composite of their daily existence that is at once riveting and humanizing in its detail and invaluable in its broader applications. Creating Freedom is in part Wilkie's attempt to understand how African Americans at Oakley Plantation, and by extension most southern blacks, endured the violence and oppression of slavery, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow. It is through their material culture, enhanced by a range of other data, that she descries the complex but uplifting process by which they retained their ties to a cultural past while renegotiating their identity as free persons.