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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 Baca - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 272 pages
The story of Jimmy Santiago Baca, "winner of the Pushcart Prize and the American Book Award, ... called an heir to Pablo Neruda, ... [who] at the age of twenty-one ... was ...
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Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday

Robert G. O'Meally - Biography & Autobiography - 1991 - 207 pages
Profiling the life and music of this jazz legend, the author avoids oft-repeated myths and facts about the "tragic" life of Billie Holiday to focus on her musicianship. Original.
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Of Long Memory: Mississippi and the Murder of Medgar Evers

Adam Nossiter - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 336 pages
The history is well known: On June 12, 1963, Mississippi's courageous NAACP chief, Medgar Evers, was gunned down by white supremacist Byron de la Beckwith. Tried twice by all ...
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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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Swing that Music

Louis Armstrong, Rudy Vallée, Dan Morgenstern, Horace Gerlach, Benny Goodman - Biography & Autobiography - 1993 - 136 pages
The first autobiography of a jazz musician, Louis Armstrong’s Swing That Music is a milestone in jazz literature. Armstrong wrote most of the biographical material, which is of ...
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