Notable Black American Women

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Jessie Carney Smith
Gale Research, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 1334 pages
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Contains 500 biographies, including: Marian Anderson -- Maya Angelou -- Lillian Hardin Armstrong -- Pearl Bailey -- Ella Baker -- Josephine Baker -- Charlotta Spears Bass -- Daisy Bates -- Louise Beavers -- Mary McLeod Bethune -- Carol Brice -- Nannie Helen Burroughs -- Diahann Carroll -- Betty Carter -- Elizabeth Catlett -- Barbara Chase-Riboud -- Alice Childress -- Shirley Chisholm -- Septima Clark -- Alice Coachman -- Johnnetta Betsch Cole -- Marva Collins -- Camille Cosby -- Ida Cox -- Dorothy Dandridge -- Margaret Danner -- Angela Davis -- Ruby Dee -- Irene Diggs -- Mattiwilda Dobbs -- Dorothy Donegan -- Rita Dove -- Dunham, Katherine -- Evelyn Ellis -- Evans, Mari -- Ada L. Fisher -- Aretha Franklin -- Charlotte White Franklin -- Althea Gibson -- Nikki Giovanni -- Whoopi Goldberg -- Angelina Weld Grimké -- Rosa Guy -- Adelaide Hall -- Juanita Hall -- Virginia Hamilton -- Sally Hemmings -- Billy Holiday -- Jennifer Holliday -- Lena Horne -- Clementine Hunter -- Zora Neale Hurston -- Jacquelyne Johnson Jackson -- Mahalia Jackson -- Nell Jackson -- Harriet Ann Jacobs -- Mae C. Jemison -- Beverly Johnson -- Eunice Walker Johnson -- Helene Johnson -- Lois M. Jones -- Sissieretta Jones -- June Jordan -- Leontine Kelly -- Florynce Kennedy -- Jamaica Kincaid -- Coretta Scott King -- Eartha Kitt -- Nella Larsen -- Abbey Lincoln -- Audre Lorde -- Hattie McDaniel -- Paule Marshall -- Louise Meriwether -- Melba Moore -- Toni Morrison -- Pauli Murray -- Jessye Norman -- Odetta -- Painter, Nell Irvin -- Rosa Parks -- Ann Lane Petry -- Florence Price -- Leontyne Price -- Pearl Primus -- Ma Rainey -- Gloria Richardson -- Diana Ross -- Wilma Rudolph -- Sonia Sanchez -- Naomi Sims -- Sojourner Truth -- Harriet Tubman -- Tina Turner -- Cicely Tyson -- Sarah Vaughan -- Alice Walker -- Madam C. J. Walker -- Clara Mae Ward -- Dionne Warwick -- Dinah Washington -- Ethel Waters -- Dorothy West -- Edith Wilson -- Oprah Winfrey.

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About the author (1992)

Jessie Carney Smith is dean of the library and William and Camille Cosby Professor in the Humanities at Fisk University.

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