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National Heritage Month
February is Black History Month!
Check out these biographies in celebration or stop by the Reference Desk for additional resources.
B Ali - B Fields
Ali: A Life
by [Ali] insisted that America come to grips with a black man who wasn't afraid to speak out or break the rules. He didn't overcome racism. He called it out.
Call Number: B Ali
Publication Date: 2017-10-03
Women in the World of Frederick Douglass
by In this book, Leigh Fought aims to reveal more about the life of the famed abolitionist off the public stage.
Call Number: B Douglass
Publication Date: 2017-05-15
Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less
by [An] inspiring memoir and manifesto from a renowned voice in the women's leadership movement who [encourages ‘letting go’].
Call Number: B Dufu
Publication Date: 2017-02-14
B Harris - B Martin
My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir
by Jessica Harris was a close friend of such notables as Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison. These are their shared experiences.
Call Number: B Harris
Publication Date: 2017-05-09
Chester B. Himes: A Biography
by [Interviews and Himes’s full archives portray] a controversial American writer whose novels unflinchingly confront sex, racism, and black identity.
Call Number: B Himes
Publication Date: 2017-07-25
My Life, My Love, My Legacy
by The life story of [the] wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and…American civil rights activist.
Call Number: B King
Publication Date: 2017-01-17
The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir
by Traces [Lewis’] journey from poverty to fame, sharing insights into [personal] battles…[and] self-acceptance.
Call Number: B Lewis
Publication Date: 2017-11-14