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Category: All Categories: Biography: African-American Biography
40 items found.   List items by:   Author     Title     Publisher
1.
Angelou, Maya  
The Heart of a Woman

Publisher: Random House NY 1981.
Remainder stamp bottom edge, near fine; very good dust jacket. 8 vo. 274 pp. Third prining. Very Good Hardcover Near Fine

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2.
Angelou, Maya  
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

Publisher: Random House NY 1993.
Fine; dust jacket priced, fine. 144 pp. Red paper-covered boards/wine cloth. Stated First Edition Hard Cover

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3.
Barboza, Steven  
The African American Book of Values: Classic Moral Stories
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Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1998.
Near Fine+ cloth hardback, gilt lettering, VG DJ. Cover with slightly bent spine edges, bumped corner. DJ has edge wear, some small chips and tears. Binding tight. End papers and pp look unused. 8vo, 939 pp with permissions and index.

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4.
Bruce, Marcus C.  
Henry Ossawa Tanner: A Spiritual Biography

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing New York 2002.
208 pages, b/w photos, historical chronology, notes, bibliography, indexx; 8vo, black boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Serving the antiquarian and used book world since 1980 First Printing Fine Hard Cover Fi ne

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5.
Bundles, A'Lelia  
On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker

Publisher: Scribner New York 2001.
415 pages, b/w plates, family trees, end notes, selected bibliography, acknowlegments; 8vo, lavendar boards/cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket Second Printing Hard Cover

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6.
Cannon, Poppy  
A Gentle Knight: My Husband, Walter White
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Publisher: Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1956 New York.
Book. Book condition: Good. Good. Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall "This is the biography of a marriage, unusually happy and tender, though subjected to cruel pressures and strains that might have shattered a less firm union. It is the warm and courageous story of Poppy Cannon's marriage to Walter White, blue-eyed and fair-haired, a man who chose to identify himself as a Negro and thus made a special mockery of the so-called race problem. "With heart-warming frankness, understanding, and humor, Poppy Cannon tells of the problems faced by a white woman married to the executive head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: the effect on her children in a highly conservative community, the storm in the press; new hostilities and friendships. "She sees and reports upon two worlds--white and colored--in a manner both personal and analytical. The Whites continued to fight together for the ideals he had relentlessly pursued all his life. "However, this is not merely a story of great achievements, great names, momentous decisions. It is above all, a vivid portrait of a man who had all the qualities of 'chivalre, trouthe, and honour, freedom and curtesey' that Chaucer gave to his 'verray Parfit, Gentil Knight.' Walter White's death in 1955 was a stunning loss to all humanity." 309 pages with index.

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7.
Charters, Ann  
Nobody The Story of Bert Williams

Publisher: N.Y., Macmillan, 1970..
157 p. illus. 26 cm. Contains words and music to ten of his most successful songs. Documentary photographs. A headline act from 1892 to 1922, Bert Williams broke barriers as the first Black main bill performer in the white theater.To hear his recording of "Nobody" is to be exposed to as pure aural grief and despair as the ears can bear. Stock# 30,006. Vg/ dj vg.

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8.
Dank, N. R. (Editor), Illustrated by: B&W Illustrations  
Negroes in The Arts: 18th and 19th Centuries

Publisher: DCA Educational Products Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1970.
Envelope containing 14 folded broadsides, on for each person described, plus a banner for the topic. This is a packet of educational materials apparently for posting on bulletin boards. Included are Paul Dunbar, Phillis Wheatley, Charles Chesnutt, Alexander Pushkin, Alexandre Dumas, Edward M. Bannister and the Jubilee Singers. The arts represented include painting, music, composition, poetry, and literature. All in fine condition in a very good envelope (one corner slightly wrinkled) in a mailing envelope with some dark scuff marks and torn open at the flap. Ephemera 3671 Edition Not Stated Very Good Condition Ephemera

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9.
Davis, Edwin Adams and Hogan, William Ransom, Illustrated by: Frontispiece  
THE BARBER OF NATCHEZ

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press Baton Rouge, LA 1992.
278 pp, glossy green-black SC wraps w/white lettering w/wraparound illustration. An account of the rise of a slave to freedom, business success, and high community standing in Natchez - all before 1850. In his diary, letters, and business records, William Johnson portrays his family life, recreations, and his friendships with people of both races. Reprint No Jacket Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo

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10.
Douglass, Frederick w/intro by Smith, Dr James M'Cune, Illustrated by: Illustrated  
My Bondage and My Freedom : Part I - Life as a Slave, Part II - Life as a Freeman

Publisher: Miller, Orton & Mulligan New York, NY 1855.
xxxi, 464 pp, brown cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine, book is in black clothcovered slipcase, three engravings with the first as frontispiece, second is at beginning of section one "Life as a Slave, " and the third at the beginning of section two "Life as a Freeman.". The book starts off with section one: Life as a Slave - the childhood of Frederick Douglass, author being removed from his first home, the author's parents, a general survey of the slave plantation, his initiation into the mysteries of slavery, the treatment of slaves on Lloyd's plantation, life in the great house, his personal treatment, and living in Baltimore, his religious awakening, Covey, his last flogging, and his change of masters. It covers the runaway plot, apprenticeship, escape from slavery. The section two - Life as a Freeman starts with obtaining liberty, introduction to abolitionists, living in Great Britain, and various incidents. missing ffep, prev owner's bookplate on the FPD, rubbed and worn on the corners, the book has been recased by professional book binder, soiling to the boards, foxing to the pages with the engravings and tissue guards. First Edition No Jacket/Near Fine Slipcase Hard Cover Good 12mo - over 7" to 7-1/2" Tall

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11.
Fisher, Antwone Q.; Rivas, Mim E.  
*SIGNED* Finding Fish: A Memoir
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Publisher: William Morrow 2001-01-23.
Condition: Very Good. Jacket condition: /Very Good. Hardcover. ISBN: 0688176992. First Edition. Signed. VG/VG. *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Antwone Fisher on title page. White photo-illustrated jacket, dust jacket in archival plastic protector. Approx. 6.5'' x 9.5'', very light shelf wear.

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12.
Foner, Philip S. & Josephine F. Pacheco .  
Three Who Dared: Prudence Crandall, Margaret Douglass, Myrtilla Miner--Champions of Antebellum Black Education.

Publisher: Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984..
ISBN: 9780313235849 1st edition, 1st printing. 234 pp. Bibliography, index. Near Fine hardcover (no markings; a trace of foxing top page edges). Blue cloth with silver lettering on cover and spine. / No dust jacket as issued. A clean, solid copy. Hardcover

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13.
Fox, Stephen R.  
The Guardian of Boston William Monroe Trotter

Publisher: N.Y., Athenaeum, 1970.
ix, 307 p., 22 cm. Series: Studies in American negro Life. An 1895 graduate of Harvard (where he was the first African-American Phi Betta Kappa), began a struggle for Black Rights in 1901. Stock# 34,709. Vg/ dj good+

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14.
Garrow, David J.  
Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Publisher: New York: Morrow (1986).
ISBN: 0688047947 First Edition 8vo Cloth-backed boards. 800pp. "..a moving and highly personal portrait of the man whose glowing faith led the way for millions during one of the most trying and magnificent chapters in American history." Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Fading to spine head, lower corner lightly bumped else Very Good in dustjacket.

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15.
Hamblin, Ken, Illustrated by: Photos  
PICK A BETTER COUNTRY : An Unassuming Colored Guy Speaks His Mind About America

Publisher: Simon & Schuster New York, NY 1996.
251 pp, quarter bound w/blu boards w/red spine, glossy blu-red-wht dj w/color pictorial front & rear panels, Inscribed & SIGNED by the author. The author, Ken Hamblin, calling himself "The Black Avenger" insists that America works for anyone is willing to seize this country's opportunities, remain diligent, and commit to our traditional valuses of right and wrong. He knows what it's like to grow up poor. He faced segregation firsthand, as an Army soldier stationed in teh South in the days before the civil rights movement. He tells of poverty pimps, black thugs, brood mares, quota blacks, and egg-sucking dog liberals. An avid motorcyclist, private pilot, photographer, filmmaker, skier, fly fisherman, scuba diver, entrepreneur, and media personality, he is living proff that the American Dream is accessible to everyone. Inscribed & SIGNED By Author First Edition Near Fine Hard Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo

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16.
Holt, Rackham  
George Washington Carver: An American Biography

Publisher: Doubleday Doran Garden City 1943.
8 vo. (viii) 342 pp. Index, b/w plates, blue cloth-backed boards. Light wear corner tips/spine ends, name/nameplate front end paper, paper lightly tanning, good; no dust jacket. Hard Cover

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17.
Johnson, Arthur L.  
Race and Remembrance : A Memoir

Publisher: Wayne State University Press; Detroit: 2008.
As New in As New dust jacket First Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0814333702 262 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Red cloth, index, bibliography, 6 appendixes, several b/w photos in text. ; Edited by Steve Palackdharry. Introduction by Charles V. Willie. Foreword by Samuel Cook. ; Arthur L. Johnson served long as Executive Director of the Detroit NAACP; worked on the Michigan Civil Rights Commission; was one of the first African Americans to reach high office in Detroit as Deputy Superintendent for school community relations; and was arrested over 35 times while protesting against injustice. ; No defects. Crisp and As New. ; Laid in: 1) postally used postcard from Kenya, with Kenyan stamp. 2) Visitor Guide to Detroit Historical Museum, 12-pg color glossy leaflet. 3) Real color photo, unknown location, possibly northwest Detroit. ; African American Life Series

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18.
Johnson, Charles, and Bob Adelman  
King, The Photobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Publisher: Viking Studio, NY, 2000 First Edition with full number line.
Fine paper over board hardback, Near Fine DJ. Pictorial cover with minimal shelf wear. DJ has a little edge wear. Binding tight. Front end paper inscribed as gift. Pp look unused. 4to, 288 pp of photos with brief descriptions. ISBN# 0 670 89216 5. Because of size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for priority mail or for shipping outside the continental USA.

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19.
Jones, LeRoi, b. 1934  
The System of Dante's Hell

Publisher: Grove Press, NY [1965]..
'First Printing.' 154 p.; dj jacket design by Roy Kuhlman; VG. 'Childhood and youth remembered are given a new form in this remarkable narrative, structured audaciously according to the themes of Dante's Inferno. ...In substance, this is an account of childhood and adolescence in the Negro slums of Newark... the language... words, images, sounds are unexpected, often beautiful, always original.' Stock# 101,154. Contemporary American literature, fiction.

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20.
Lakey, Othal Hawthorne, and Betty Beene Stephens  
God in My Mama's House: The Women's Movement in the CME Church

Publisher: CME Publishing House Memphis 1994.
216 pages, b/w photos, endnotes, index, 8vo, blue cloth. Inscription signed by author Betty Beene Stephens, 11/5/94, addressed to Mrs. Mildred. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Book aims to illuminate the self-determination of the African American woman in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church from 1870-1990, one of the most liberal of the African-American denominations Inscribed by the author Hard Cover

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21.
Leeming, David Adams, 1937-  
James Baldwin : A Biography / David Leeming
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Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1994.
xv, 442 p. : illus., index, 24 cm. Contents: The Harlem life -- Bill Miller -- Awakenings -- Beauford Delaney -- Probings -- The expatriate -- Lucien and the mountain -- Go tell it on the mountain -- The search for Giovanni -- Notes of a Native son -- The Amen corner -- A period of transition -- Giovanni's room -- End of an era -- The journey South -- The call of the stage -- Sermons and blues -- In search of a role -- Nobody knows my name -- Another country -- Africa and The fire next time -- The activist -- Blues for Mister Charlie -- Lucien and the white problem -- Searching for a new life -- Istanbul --Tell me how long the train's been gone -- One day, when I was lost - No name in the street -- If Beale Street could talk -- The devil finds work -- Just above my head -- The evidence of things not seen: remember this house -- Gathering around the welcome tableBibliography (p. [405]-417). Stock# 43,699. Vg / dj vg.

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22.
Nichols and William H. Crogman, J. L.  
Progress of a Race: Remarkable Advancement of The American Negro
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Publisher: J. L. Nichols & Company Naperville, Ill. 1925.
Revised Edition Very near fine in red-brown cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and with black text and borders on the front board. Without its issued dust jacket. 480 pages including an index. Illustrated with reproductions of photographs. Our code number = TB21834

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23.
Redding, J. Saunders  
Troubled in Mind: J. Saunders Redding's Early Years in Wilmington, Delaware
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Publisher: The Delaware Heritage Commission, 1991 Wilmington, DE.
ISBN: 0924117036 Book. Book condition: Good. Trade paperback 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Redding was a noted African-American author, teacher and critic. "..Despite his international reputations as an author, scholar and teacher and the numerous prestigious awards and honorary degrees he received during his distinguished career in Wilmington, Delaware (where he was born and graduated from high school), J. Saunders Redding remains obscure. Only a few of his books and none of his articles are in the inventories of the public libraries. Most students even at his alma mater have never heard of him. His high school classmates remember him more as a good basketball player than as an accomplished academic. And while his age, residence in other states, and propensity toward shyness may partially account for this paradox, one cannot help but wonder if Redding's virtual anonymity in Wilmington is yet another example of the neglect by the general population of African American contributors and contributions.." Illustrated. 93 pages. Book is in GOOD condition; some shelfwear. Paper wrappers.

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24.
Robeson, Eslanda Goode  
Paul Robeson, Negro
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Publisher: Harper & Brothers, 1930 New York.
Book. Book condition: Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall First edition (stated). This is the biography of Paul Robeson, written by his wife. Robeson was an All-American football player in college, who later went on to play professional football. After his career as an athlete ended, Robeson became and actor and entertainer, achieving an international reputation. Illustrated. 178 pages. Book is in GOOD condition; some wear to cover; pages are discolored (lightly tanned) but not brittle. No dust jacket.

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25.
Robeson, Paul  
Here I Stand

Publisher: Othello Associates New York 1958.
Very Good++ in Very Good+ DJ. 1st Hardbound 8vo, 128 pp., Slight edgewear to DJ, a few small tears. Statement of beliefs and priciples by the African-American singer, actor and political activist. Acclaimed for his considerable talents and attacked for his leftist political views, Robeson here defines his personal and political credo.

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26.
Rowan, Carl Thomas, 1925-2000.  
Breaking Barriers: A Memoir.

Publisher: Little, Brown [1991]. 'First Edition'.
395 p., index, photos. "Readers who know Rowan as an award-winning syndicated columnist, a panelist on Inside Washington, and the host of his own daily nationally syndicated radio show, The Rowan Report, know that he is a man whose passion, wisdom, and willingness to speak out on grave issues come from a lifetime of breaking barriers." Dj clipped; near fine. Stock#23875.

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27.
Schama, Simon  
Rough Crossings, Britain, The Slaves, and the American Revolution
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Publisher: Harper Collins, New York, Uncorrected Proof, 2005, 1st American Edition.
An examination of why slaves supported Britain in the war. Fine paperback. Pictorial cover with minimal shelf wear. Binding tight. End papers and pp look unused. 8vo, 450 pp with notes and references, plus further readings. ISBN# 006043916X

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28.
Siwundhla, Alice Princess Msumba  
My Two Worlds

Publisher: Pacific Press Publishing Mountain View, CA 1971.
Inscribed/signed by author front endpaper. 198 pages, b/w photos, 8vo, black cloth. Author was born in the African bush, appeared on "This Is Your Life" with Ralph Edwards and made a life in America with her husband and 3 children lecturing and attending grad school for her Ph.D. Very good+, slightly canted; dust jacket very good, light wear. Serving the antiquarian and used book world since 1980 Inscribed by the author Ver y Good Hard Cover Ver y Good

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29.
Smallwood, David, et al.  
Profiles of Great African American

Publisher: Publications International, Lincolnwood, IL, 1997.
Fine paperback. Pictorical cover with little wear, some scuffs. Binding tight. End papers and pp look unused. 9 3/4" square, 216 pp with color and b/w photos, index.

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30.
Smith, Leon E.  
High Noon at the Boley Corral : (Signed) an Autobiographic Documentary (Now ! The Uncovered Truth about the Little Black Town That Stopped the West's Baddest Bank Robbing Bandits, the Pretty Boy Floyd Gang)

Publisher: Published by Author; Detroit: 1980.
Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket Second Printing Softcover 92 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Stiff olive-brown covers, red jacket, 7 b/w photos. Title page inscribed to Ivan Louis Cotman, the second African American to hold the post of deputy superintendent, Michigan Dept of Edcation, 'Best wishes in life / 3-13-84' and SIGNED by author. ; True story of Pretty Boy Floyd gang's attempt to rob bank in all-black Boley, Oklahoma, 1932; entire gang captured or killed by bank president and other citizens; authored by childhood resident of town. 'Leeann Publications Plus' stated on jacket. ; Book shows no defects. Light edgewear to jacket with small chip at crown. ; Laid in: old photocopy of article about this book, from Detroit Free Press, 1981, creased, a bit yellowed, edges chipped, but all readable. ; Signed by Author

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31.
Spears, Gilbert Lee  
Gil : An Autobiography (Signed)

Publisher: Harlo Press; Detroit: 1979.
Fair First Edition Softcover 142 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; White covers, red lettering. Half title warmly inscribed and SIGNED by author and dated 2-21-80. ; Compared to most self-published autobiographies, this is very well written. ; Lived 1913-2004, grandson of Cherokee Indians on his mother's side and a North Carolina plantation owner and his 'colored' mistress on his father's side, came to Michigan as boy; sang in choir at Shiloh Baptist Church, Port Huron; was one of the first Black students at Mount Clemens High School; got into Howard University but experienced discrimination against his girlfriend who was too dark skinned; overcame discrimination to become the first Black machinist at General Motors diesel plant, Detroit; etc. ; Dampstain affects bottom edge of entire book, with wavyness and slight discoloration to lower margin throughout. All pages turn, everything readable, binding tight. Extremely scarce. Sold as is. ; Signed by Author

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32.
Stone, Donald P.  
Fallen Prince : William James Edwards, Black Education, and the Quest for Afro-American Nationality

Publisher: Snow Hill Press; Snow Hill, Ala: 1990.
Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket First Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0962153907 291 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Black textured boards, index, bibliography, endnotes, appendix, numerous lists and tables, 31 b/w photos with captions. ; Front endpaper inscribed to Dr. Ivan Louis Cotman: 'This book is a biography of my grandfather and African American history. My cousin Donald Stone is the author' and signed by Leonard Lee, who along with author was a trustee of Snow Hill Institute, Snow Hill, Alabama. ; Foreword by Julian Bond. Not merely a biography but a comprehensive history touching on Alabama statehood, the American slave trade, Tuskegee Institute, the Black Belt, and of course William James Edwards, founder of Snow Hill Institute, a rural black college in southwestern Alabama. ; No defects apart from autograph. Jacket has small closed tear to upper rear, not affecting text or illustrations. Another jacket in same condition laid in. Scarce. ; Signed by Associated

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Urban, Wayne J.  
Black Scholar: Horace Mann Bond, 1904-1972.

Publisher: Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1992..
1st issue paperback. Winner of the 1993 Witten Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Educational Biography. Unmarked, Fine. Soft Cover. 9780820316444. ISBN: horace mann bond

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Washington, Booker T.  
Up from Slavery
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Publisher: Mineola, NY 1995.
New; New book wtih light wear to cover from storage. Dover Reprint Paperback Dover Thrift Classics; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 176 pages; The autobiography of influential spokesman and former slave who became a major figure in the struggle for equal rights.; ISBN: 0486287386

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35.
Westling, Louise (edited and Transcribed by).  
He Included Me. Autobiography of Sarah Rice.

Publisher: University of Georgia Press Athen, Georgia.
CR 1989, 181 pages, black and white photos. Autobiograpy of Sarah Rice, born in 1909 in rural Alabama, one of eight children - a woman determined, like her parents, to look ahead and make her life better. Dust jacket with mylar, red covers, all very good condition. First Printing Hard Cover

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36.
Williams, Anita Marie  
Katherine Dunham : An African American Cultural Icon (Signed)

Publisher: Leadfoot Press; Detroit: 2003.
Fair Softcover 103 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Red covers, bibliography, endnotes, several appendixes, 8 color photos in text. Inscribed and SIGNED by author and dated May 27, 2004. ; Isbn 0974085472. Biography of the Queen Mother of Black Dance, inventor of the Dunham Technique, founder of the first American black dance troupe, leader in the field of or ethnochoreology. ; Covers heavily rubbed and worn, several pages have curled or creased corners. Everything readable. Binding remarkably intact. Scarce in any condition. Sold as is.

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37.
Wright, Charles H., and Norman McRae  
Paul Robeson 1898-1976

Publisher: Charro Book Company; Southfield, Mich: 1997.
Near Fine Softcover 91 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Stiff white covers, index, discography, filmography, bibliography, a few b/w photos. ; Written for school-age children. Isbn 0962946842.; Covers show light creases along edges of spine. No other flaws. Scarce.

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38.
Wright, Richard  
BLACK BOY: A RECORD OF CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH
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Publisher: Harper & Brothers, NY, 1945.
Very Good with no dust jacket. Seventh Edition. Hard Cover Publisher's full black cloth, gilt lettering on red panels on spine and cover. 8vo. 228, (1) pp. This is an unmarked copy, tight and square. The covers are spotted and the pages are aging but supple. VERY GOOD. Black Boy (1945) is an autobiography by Richard Wright. Depicting Wright's life in great detail, the book tells the story of his troubled youth and race relations in the South. Richard Nathaniel Wright (1908 - 1960) was an African-American author of powerful, sometimes controversial novels, short stories and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerned racial themes. His work helped redefine discussions of race relations in America in the mid-20th century. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

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Wright, Richard  
Black Boy (American Hunger)
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Publisher: HarperPerennial, NY, 1993.
Very Good with no dust jacket. Soft Cover. ISBN: 0060812508 Publisher's glossy wraps. 12mo. 501 pp. This is an unmarked copy, once read. VERY GOOD. The restored text established by the Library of America. Mass Market Paperback. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall

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40.
Wright, Richard Nathaniel (1908-1960)  
Black Boy. A Record of Childhood and Youth. With an Introduction by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Publisher: NY, Harper & Bros. [1945].
228 p.; 21. 5 cm. "The moving and terrible story of how a Negro boy grew up in the South." Stock #29,721x. Good +/dj worn; Another copy, lacks dj. Black American literature, biography.

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