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An Original Man: The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad

Claude Andrew Clegg - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 377 pages
The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad The first full biography of Elijah Muhammad, the controversial founding father of The Nation of Islam and the forbearer to Louis Farrakhan.
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Mankiller: A Chief and Her People

Wilma Mankiller, Michael Wallis - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 310 pages
The first female chief of a large tribe, the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, tells her life story, from her childhood on Mankiller Flats to her struggle to lead her people into a ...
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A Place to Stand

Jimmy Santiago Baca - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 272 pages
Jimmy Santiago Baca's harrowing, brilliant memoir of his life before, during, and immediately after the years he spent in a maximum-security prison garnered tremendous critical ...
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Beyond Category: The Life and Genius of Duke Ellington

John Edward Hasse - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 479 pages
One of the twentieth century's greatest composers, Duke Ellington (1899–1974) led a fascinating life. Beyond Category, the first biography to draw on the vast Duke Ellington ...
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Standing Fast: The Autobiography of Roy Wilkins

Roy Wilkins, Tom Mathews - Biography & Autobiography - 1982 - 361 pages
History will remember Roy Wilkins (1901–1981) as one of the great leaders of the twentieth century for his contributions to the advancement of civil rights in America. For ...
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The Brothers

Art Neville, Aaron Neville, Charles Neville, David Ritz, Cyril Neville - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 400 pages
In a unique autobiography, the four Neville brothers--Art, Aaron, Charles, and Cyril--take turns chronicling their journey from a segregated, crime-ridden New Orleans to the ...
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