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A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win

Shelby Steele - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 192 pages
In Shelby Steele's beautifully wrought and thoughtprovoking new book, A Bound Man, the award-winning and bestselling author of The Content of Our Character attests that Senator ...
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The Agitator's Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary ...

Sheryll Cashin - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 464 pages
During Reconstruction, Herschel V. Cashin was a radical republican legislator who championed black political enfranchisement throughout the South. His grandson, Dr. John L ...
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Blue Veins and Kinky Hair: Naming and Color Consciousness in African America

Obiagele Lake - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 142 pages
The first monograph to offer a historical look at the cultural background to African American issues of hair and skin.
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Zora Neale Hurston: A Biography of the Spirit

Deborah G. Plant - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 241 pages
The author of such great works as Their Eyes Were Watching God , Moses, Man of the Mountain, Jonah's Gourd Vine, Mules and Men, as well as essays, folklore, short stories ...
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Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson

Susan Burch, Hannah Joyner - Social Science - 2007 - 320 pages
Junius Wilson (1908-2001) spent seventy-six years at a state mental hospital in Goldsboro, North Carolina, including six in the criminal ward. He had never been declared insane ...
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My Bondage and My Freedom

Frederick Douglass - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 472 pages
If I ever wavered under the consideration, that the Almighty, in some way, ordained slavery, and willed my enslavement for his own glory, I wavered no longer. I had now ...
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He Talk Like a White Boy: Reflections of a Conservative Black Man on Faith ...

Joseph C. Phillips - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 304 pages
Actor and social commentator Joseph C. Phillips speaks powerfully about the topic of life as a conservative African-American actor, husband, father, and citizen. In today’s ...
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William Wells Brown: A Reader

William Wells Brown - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 488 pages
Born into slavery in Kentucky, William Wells Brown (1814-1884) was kept functionally illiterate until after his escape at the age of nineteen. Remarkably, he became the most ...
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A Black Physician's Struggle for Civil Rights: Edward C. Mazique, M.D.

Florence Ridlon - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 391 pages
"This powerful biography traces the career of an African American physician and civil rights advocate, Edward Craig Mazique (1911-1987), from the poverty and discrimination of ...
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Uncle Tom or New Negro?: African Americans Reflect on Booker T. Washington ...

Rebecca Carroll - Biography & Autobiography - 2013 - 512 pages
On the ninetieth anniversary of Booker T. Washington’s death comes a passionate, provocative dialogue on his complicated legacy, including the complete text of his classic ...
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