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Sources of Information about Black Notables

This list, compiled by the African American Resource Center, identifies sources of information about several hundred notable black men and women from all walks of life. The list is in alphabetical order by individual name and includes a brief note about the area of activity of each, along with the title, series designation/call number, and relevant page number for each biographical sketch. For availability of the sources cited, contact your Library branch.

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Name/Dates
Area of Activity
Source
Series/Call Number
Page
Abbott, Robert Sengstacke (1870-1940)Newspaper editor, activistExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e127
Abernathy, Ralph David (1926-1990)Clergyman, civil rights leaderGreat African Americans in Civil RightsJ323.0922 R317g4
Abraham (1790-1870)consul to Seminole IndiansSalute to Black PioneersEmpak Series6
Affonso IAfrican KingSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series21
AkhenatonAfrican KingSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series8
Aldridge, Ira FrederickactorSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series5
Alexander, Averyactivist, La. State Rep.African American Biographies920.009296 H393a6
Ali, Muhammad (1942-BoxerAfro-Bets Book of BlacK Heroes From A to ZJ305.896 H886a2
Al-Kahina, DahiaAfrican QueenSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series16
Allen, Richard (1760-1831)Bishop, abolitionistExtraordinary Black AmericansYa973.0496 A469e28
Allen, SaraWife of Richard AllenHomespun Heroines920.72H76711
Anderson, MarianSingerSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series6
Anderson, Osborne (1830-1871)AbolitionistSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistEmpak Series6
Angelou, Maya (1928- )Writer, PoetGreat African Americans in LiteratureJ 810.9896 R317g4
Armistead, James (1760-1832)Spy, American Revolutionary WarExtraordinary Black Americans973.0496 A469e24
Asantewa, YaaAfrican QueenSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series26
Ashe, Arthur (1943-1993)Tennis Great African Americans in SportsJ796.0922 R317g4
Attucks, CrispusHero of the Boston MassacreSalute to Black PioneersEmpak Series7
Bailey, Pearl (1918-1990)Singer, actorGreat Black Americans in EntertainmentJ791.08996 R317g46
Baker, JosehineEntertainerSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series7
Baldwin, James (1924-1987)WriterSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series8
Baldwin, Maria Louise (1856-1922)EducatorHomespun Heroines920.72 H767182
Banneker, Benajmin (1731-1806)MathematicianSalute to Black Scientists and InventorsEmpak Series5
Baranco, Gregory T. (1948-BusinessmanAfrican American Biographies920.009296 H393a24
Barnett, Ida B. WellsActivist, journalistSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series5
Bassett, Ebenezer D (1833-1908)DiplomatSalute to Blacks in the Federal GovernmentEmpak Series5
Bates, Daisy (1922 -ActivistSalute to Black Civil Rights LeadersEmpak Series5
Beard, Andrew Jackson (1849-1921)InventorSalute to Black Scientists and InventorsEmpak Series6
Belafonte, Harry (1927-Singer, activistThe Black 100973.0496073 S168b335
Ber, Suni AliAfrican KingSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series19
Berry, Chuck (1926- )Singer, guitarist, songwriterGreat African Americans in MusicJ780.922 R317g46
Bethune, Mary McLeodEducator, ActivistSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series6
Bethune, Thomas GreenConcert PianistSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series9
Bibb, Henry W. (1815-1854)AbolitionistSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistEmpak Series7
Bluford, Guion Stewart Jr. (1942-AstronautExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e212
Bolden, Charles F., Jr. (1946- AstronautAfrican American Biographies920.009296 H393a44
Boutte, Matthew Virgile (1884-19??)PharmacistBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b33
Bowser, Mary ElizabethCivil War spySalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series7
Brock, LouisBaseball playerAfrican American Biographies920.009296 H393a54
Brooke, Edward W. U.S. Senator (Mass.)Salute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series6
Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917-PoetThe Black 100973.0496073s168b230
Brown, Charlotte Hawkins (1883-1961)EducatorSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series5
Brown, E.P. (1856-19??)PhysicianBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b38
Brown, Frances Jane (1819-1914)Free womanHomespun Heroines920.72 H76771
Brown, Hallie Q. (1845-1949)WriterSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series6
Brown, Laura A. (1874-1924)Pres. NACWHomespun Heroines920.72 H767237
Brown, Ron (1941-1996)U.S. Secretary of CommerceThe Black 100973.0496073s168b357
Brown, William Wells (1814-1884)AbolitionistSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistsEmpak Series8
Bruce, Blanche Kelso (1841-1898)U.S. Senator (Miss.)Salute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series7
Bunche, Ralph (1904-1971)Diplomat, StatesmanExtraordinary Black AmericansYa973.0496 A469e169
Burke, Yvonne Braithwaite (1932- U.S. Congresswoman (Ca.)Salute to Blacks in the Fed. Gov.Empak Series8
Burroughs, Nannie H.EducatorSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series8
Bush, George Washington (1790-1863)Western settlerSalute to Black PioneersEmpak Series10
Butler, Octavia (1947- )WriterGreat African Americans in LiteratureJ 810.9896 R317g46
Cadoria, Sherian GraceColonel, U.S.ArmyAfrican American Biographies920.72 H76774
Cain, Richard H. (1825-1887)U.S. Congressman, bishopSalute to Black Americans in the Fed. Gov.Empak Series9
Carter, Margaret State Legislator, OregonAfrican American Biographies920.009296 H393a77
Carver, George Washington (1860-1943)ScientistSalute to Black Scientists and InventorsEmpak Series7
Cary, Marry AnnAbolitionist, publisherSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series9
Charles, Ray (1930 - )SingerGreat African Americans in MusicJ780.922 R317g4
Cheatham, Henry P. (1857-1935)U.S. Congressman (N.C.)Salute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series10
Chiles, MariettaEducatorHomespun Heroines920.72 H767247
Chisholm, Shirley (1924-CongresswomanSalute to Historic Black FirstsEmpak Series6
Cinque, Joseph (1811-1979)Leader Amistad Slave RevoltAfro-Bets Book of Black HeroesJ305.896 H886a6
Clark, Kenneth B. (1914-PsychologistThe Black 100973.0496073s168b272
Clark, Peter Humphries (1829-1925)Educator, activistSalute to Historic Black EducatorEmpak Series7
Clement, Rufus (1900-1967)EducatorSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series8
Cobb, William MontaguePhysicianBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b57
Cole, Johnetta B.Pres. Spelman CollegeThe Black 100973.0496073s168b324
Cole, Nat King (1919-1965)Singer, songwriterGreat African Americans in MusicJ780.922 R317g10
Cole, Natalie (1950- )SingerGreat African Americans in MusicJ780.922 R317g49
Coleman, BessieAviatorSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series10
Copeland, John Anthony Jr. (1836-1859)AbolitionistExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e63
Coppin, Fannie Jackson (1837-1913)Educator, MissionaryHomespun Heroines920.72 H767119
Corbin, Joseph C. (1833-1911)EducatorSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series10
Cornelius, Don ((1936- )Television hostGreat African Americans in BusinessJ338.00996 R317g46
Cornish, Samuel EPublisher of Freedom's JournalThe Black 100973.0496073s168b34
Cosby, Bill ((1937- )ActorGreat African Americans in EntertainmentJ791.08996 R317g16
Cotton, Donald (1935- )ChemistBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b62
Cottrell, Comer J. Jr. (1931-BusinessmanAfrican American Biographies920.009296 H393a99
Cox, Dinahfree womanHomespun Heroines920.72 H76730
Craft, EllenFree womanSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series11
Crogman, William H. (1841-1931)EducatorSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series11
Crosthwait, David (1898-1976)Engineer/inventorBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b64
Crummel, Rev. Alexander (1819-1898)AbolitionistSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistsEmpak Series9
Cuffe, Paul (1759-1817)Mariner, MerchantExtraordinary Black AmericansYa973.0496 A469e30
Dailey, Ulysses Grant (1885-1961)PhysicianBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b67
Davis, Benjamin O. SrU S Army GeneralSalute to Historic Black FirstsEmpak Series7
Davis, Ossie (1917-Actor, civil rights activistThe Black 100973.0496073s168b331
Davis, Sammy Jr.(1925-1990)Actor, SingerGreat African Americans in EntertainmentJ791.08996 R317g23
Dee, Ruby (1924-Actress, civil rights activistThe Black 100973.0496073s168b331
Delany, Catherine A (1822-1894)wife of Dr. Martin DelanyHomespun Heroines920.72 H76790
Delany, Martin R.Physician, abolitionistSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistEmpak Series10
DeLarge, Robert C. (1842-1874)U.S. Congressman (S.C.)Salute to Blacks in Federal Gov.Empak Series11
Delpit, JosephBusinessmanAfrican American Biographies920.009296 H393a
DePriest, Oscar S. (1871-1951)U.S. Congressman (IL)Salute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series12
Derham, James Dr. (1762-18??)PhysicianAfrican American ScientistYa 509.22 M158a38
Dett, R. NathanielMusicianSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series10
Dixon, Charles DeanSymphony conductorSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series11
Dixon, Irma MuseState Rep., LaAfrican American Biographies920.009296 H393a121
Dixon, Sharon Pratt (1944-Former Mayor Washington D.C.African American Biographies920.009296 H393a123
Dorsey, Thomas (1899-1993)Gospel music composer, singerGreat African Americans in MusicJ780.922 R317g52
Downing, George Thomas (1819-1903)entrepreneur, abolitionistSalute to Black Civil Rights LeadersEmpak Series6
Drew, Charles Richard (1904-1950)PhysicianSalute to Black Scientist and InventorsEmpak Series8
Dumas, Albert Sr. (1876-19??)PhysicianBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b79
Dumas, AlexanderWriterSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series12
Dunbar, Matilda J. Mother of poet Paul Laurence DunbarHomespun Heroines920.72 H767156
Dunbar, Paul Laurence (1872-1906)PoetSalute to Historic Black FirstsEmpak Series9
Duncanson, RobertArtistSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series13
Dunham, Katherine (1910-DancerAfro-Bets Book of Black HeroesJ305.896 H886a11
DuSable, Jean BaptisteFounder, ChicagoAfro-Bets Book of Black HeroesJ305.896 H886a10
Easley, Annie (1933- )MathematicianBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b81
Edelamn, Marian Wright (1939-Founder, the Children's Defense FundThe Black 100973.0496073s168b340
Elder, Clarence L. (1935 - )InventorBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b83
Ellington, Edward "Duke"Jazz musicianSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series14
Elliot, Robert Brown (1842-1884)U.S. Congressman (S.C.)Salute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series13
Ellison, Ralph (1914-1994)WriterGreat African Americans in LiteratureJ810.9896 R317g16
Estevanico (or Esteban)ExplorerExtraordinary Black AmericansYA973.0496 A469e8
Evers, Medgar (1925-1963)ActivistExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e188
Farmer, James Leonard (1920-Director CORESalute to Black Civil Rights LeadersEmpak Series8
Farrakhan, LouisLeader, Nation of IslamThe Black 100973.0496073s168b288
Fauset, Crystal BirdPoliticianSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series12
Fayerweather, Sarah HarrisabolitionistHomespun Heroines920.72H76723
Ferguson, CatherineEducatorHomespun Heroines920.72 H7673
Fitzgerald, Ella (1917- )Singer, songwriterGreat African Americans in MusicJ780.922 R317g16
Flipper, Henry O. West Point graduateSalute to Historic Black FirstsEmpak Series10
Ford, Barney (1824-1902)Colorado pioneerSalute to Black PioneersEmpak Series15
Forten, Charlotte (1837-1915)abolitionistSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistsEmpak Series14
Forten, James Sr. (1766-1842)Inventor, abolitionistSalute to Black Scientists and InventorsEmpak Series9
Fox, Eliza P.Pres. Women's Baptist Assn. Homespun Heroines920.72 H767247
Franklin, Aretha (1942-SingerAfro-Bets Book of Black HeroesJ305.896 H886a13
Frazier, E. Franklin (1894-1962)Educator, SociologistSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series12
Frazier, Susan Elizabeth (1864-1924)EducatorHomespun Heroines920.72 H767222
Freeman, Elizabeth (1742-1829)AbolitionistExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e26
Fuller, Meta Vaux WarrickSculptorSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series15
Gaines, Ernest (1933- )WriterGreat African Americans in LiteratureJ810.9896 R317g
Gardner, Eliza AnnAbolitionistHomespun Heroines920.72 H767117
Garnet, S.J. S.Educator, activistHomespun Heroines920.72 H 767115
Garnet, Rev. Henry Highland (1815-1882)AbolitionistSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistEmpak Series15
Garrison, Zina (1963- )TennisGreat African Americans in SportsJ796.022 R317g46
Garvey, Marcus (1887-1940)Black NationalistFounder, United Negro Improvement Assoc.J305.896 H886a14
Gaston, Arthur (1892- )Business ExecutiveGreat African Americans in BusinessJ338.008996 R317g4
Gibbs, Mifflin W. (1823-1915)U.S. Consul to MadagascarSalute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series14
Gibson, Althea (1927-Tennis playerAfro-Bets Book of Black HeroesJ305.896 H886a15
Giovanni, NikkiWriterGreat African Americans in LiteratureJ810.9896 R317g52
Goldberg, Whoppi (1950- )Actor and comedianGreat African Americans in EntertainmentJ791.08996 R317g28
Gordy, Berry , Jr. (1929- )Business ExecutiveGreat African Americans in BusinessJ338.008996 R317g10
Gourdine, Meredith C. (1929- ) PhysicistBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b103
Graves, Curtis M. Politician, NASA administratorAfrican American Biographies920.009296 H393a166
Graves, Earl (1935-Founder, Black Enterprise MagazineThe Black 100973.0496073s168b313
Gray, Ida Dr. (1867-1953)DentistSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series13
Green, Nancy (1834-1923)Protege for Aunt Jemima trademarkSalute to Black PioneersEmpak Series16
Greenfield, Elizabeth Taylor (1809-1876)VocalistSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series14
Gregory, Dick (1932-Comedian, activistThe Black 100973.0496073s168b320
Grimke, Archibald Henry (1849-1930)U.S. Consul, writerSalute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series15
Grimke, Charlotte Forten (1837-1914)Writer, abolitionistExtraordinary Black Americans Ya 973.0496 A469e75
Grimke, Francis James (1850-1937)writer, scholarSalute to Black Civil Rights LeadersEmpak Series10
GuditAfrican QueenSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series17
Gumbel, Bryant Charles 1948-TV News JournalistAfrican American Biographies920.009296 H393a177
Hackley, Emma AzaliaSinger, educatorHomespun Heroines920.72 H767231
Haley, Alex (1921-1992)WriterGreat African Americans in LiteratureJ810.9896 R317g22
Hall, Lloyd Augustus (1894-1971)Food chemistSalute to Black Scientists and InventorsEmpak Series10
Hall, Prince (1735-1807)Black MasonSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistsEmpak Series16
Hamer, Fannie Lou (1917-1977)ActivistExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e194
Hammer (1962- )SingerGreat African Americans in MusicJ780.922 R317g28
Handy, W.C. Blues musicianSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series16
Hansberry, LorrainePlaywrightSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series17
Harper, Frances EllenWritrer, abolitionistSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series15
Harris, Edward L. Mayor, Richwood, LaAfrican American Biographies920.009296 H393a185
Harris, James Andrew
(1932 - )
ChemistBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b112
Harris, Patricia Roberts (1924-1985)Sec. Housing and Urban Dev.Salute to Historic Black FirstsEmpak Series11
HathsheputAfrican QueenSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series7
Hawkins, Augustus F. (1907-U.S. Congress (CA)African American Biographies920.009296 H393a188
Hayden, Lewis (1815-1889)Abolitionist, State LegislatorExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e57
Haynes, George Edmund Dr.Founder, Urban LeagueSalute to Black Civil Rights LeadersEmpak Series12
Healy, James AugustineCatholic BishopSalute to Historic Black FirstsEmpak Series12
Height, Dorothy (1912-Pres. National Council of Negro WomenThe Black 100973.0496073s168b219
Henson, Josiah Rev.AbolitionistsSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistsEmpak Series17
Henson, MatthewArtic explorerExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e118
Hill, Leslie Pickney (1880-1960)Pres. Cheyney State CollegeSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series13
Holden, Melvin Lee State legislator (La), journalistAfrican American Biographies920.009296 H393a203
Holland, JustinMusicianSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series18
Hooks, Benjamin (1925-Former National Pres. NAACPThe Black 100973.0496073s168b280
Hope, John (1868-1936)Pres. Morehouse CollegeSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series14
Horne, Lena (1917- )SingerGreat African Americans in EntertainmentJ791.08996 R317g52
Houston, Charles HProfessor of Law Howard UniversityThe Black 100973.0496073 s168b23
Houston, Whitney (1963- )Singer, actressGreat African Americans in MusicJ780.922 R317g55
Hudlun, Anna ElizabethSocial workerHomepsun Heroines920.72 H767141
Hughes, LangstonWriterSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series19
Hurston, Zora Neale (1903-1960)WriterAfro-Bets Book of Black HeroesJ305.896 H885a19
Ingram, Rex (1895-1969)ActorAfro-Bets Book of Black HeroesJ305.896 H885a20
Jackson, Janet (1966- )Singer songwriterGreat African Americans in MusicJ780.922 R317g58
Jackson, Jesse Rev. (1941-ActivistAfro-Bets Book of Black HeroesJ305.896 H885a21
Jackson, Shirley Ann (1946 - )PhysicistBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b130
Jacob, John Edward (1934-Former Pres. Nat. Urban LeagueAfrican American Biographies920.009296 H393a228
James, Daniel "Chappie" Jr. (1920-1978)Four Star GeneralExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e173
Johnson, Charles Spurgeon (1893-1956)Pres. Fisk UniversitySalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series15
Johnson, Earvin (Magic) (1959-)BasketballGreat African Americans in SportsJ796.0922 R317g16
Johnson, Henry (1897-1929)Soldier, World War IExtraordinary Black AmericaYa 973.0496 A469e133
Johnson, Mordecai W. (1890-1976)President Howard UniversitySalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series16
Johnson, Jack (1878-1946)BoxerSalute to Historic Black FirstEmpak Series13
Johnson, James Weldon (1871-1938)Writer, Activist, EducatorAfro-Bets Book of Black HeroesJ305.896 H885a22
Johnson, John H.Founder, Ebony MagazineThe Black 100973.0496073s168b169
Johnson, Katherine G.
(1918 - )
PhysicistBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b135
Johnston, Joshua (1765-1830)artistSalute to Historic Black FirstsEmpak Series14
Jones, Edith Mae Irby
(1927 - )
PhysicianBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b136
Jones, Frederick McKinley (1892-1961)inventorSalute to Black Scientists and InventorsEmpak Series11
Jones, James Earl (1931- )ActorGrat African Americans in EntertainmentJ791.08996 R317g55
Jones, John (1816-1879)abolitionistSsalute to Historic Black AbolitionistEmpak Series18
Jones, Matilda Sissieretta JoynerConcert singerSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series20
Jones, Robert ElizaPhysicianBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b138
Jones, Sara G. Doctor, educator, poetHomespun Heroines920.72 H767247
Joplin, ScottRagtime musicianSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series21
Jordan, Barbara C. (1936-U.S. Congresswoman (Tx.)Salute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series16
Jordan, George (1847-1904)Buffalo SoldierExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e93
Jordan, Vernon Jr.Civil rightsGreat African Americans in Civil RightsJ323.0922 R317g52
Joyner-Kersee, Jackie
(1962- )
Track and FieldGreat African Americans in SportsJ796.0922 R317g28
JugurthaAfrican KingSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series15
Julian, Percy L. (1899-1975)Organic chemistSalute to Black Scientists and InventorsEmpak Series12
Just, Ernest Everett (1883-1941)ScientistSalute to Black Scientists and InventorsEmpak Series13
Karenga, Ron (1941-Founder, Kwanzaa CelebrationThe Black 100973.0496073s168b328
Keckley, Elizabeth (1840-1900)modiste, writerHomespun Heroines920.72 H767147
Kelly, Patrick (1954-1990)Fashion designerGreat African Americans in BusinessJ338.00996 R317g49
King, Coretta Scott (1929- )Civil rights, singerGreat African Americans in Civil RightsJ323.0922 R317g17
Kountz, Samuel Lee, Jr. (1930-1981)PhysicianBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b144
Landry, Lord Beaconfield (1887-193?)PhysicianBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b146
Laney, Lucy Craft (1854-1933)EducatorSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series17
Langston, John Mercer (1829-1897)U.S. CongressmanSalute to Historic Black FirstsEmpak Series15
Latimer, Lewis Howard (1848-1928)InventorSalute to Black Scientists and InventorsEmpak Series16
Lawlwss, Theodore K. (1892-1971)DermatologistAfrican American ScientistsYa 509.22 M158a51
Lee, Joseph (1849-1905)inventorSalute to Black Scientists and InventorsEmpak Series17
Lee, Sarah Gould (1821-1905)Free womanHomespun Heroines920.72 H76786
Lee, Spike (1957- )Filmmaker and WriterGreat African Americans in EntertainmentJ791.08996 R317g34
Leidesdorff, William Alexander (1810-1848)Politician, businessmanSalute to Black PioneersEmpak Series19
Lewis, Carl (1961- )Track and FieldGreat African Americans in SportsJ796.0922 R317g34
Lewis, James Earl (1931-Engineer, inventorBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b152
Lewis, Mary Edmonia (1846-1890)ArtistSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series16
Locke, Alaine (1886-1954)Harlem Renaissance WriterAfro-Bets Book of Black HeroesJ305.896 H886a27
Logan, Myra Adele (1908-1977)PhysicianBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b156
Loguen, Jermain Wesley (1813-1872)AbolitionistExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e61
Louis, Joe (1914-1981)BoxerExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e155
Love, Nat (1854-1921)CowboyExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e89
Lynch, John R. (1847-1939)State Representative (Miss)Salute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series17
Mahoney, Mary Eliza (1845-1926)NurseSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series17
MakedaAfrican QueenSalute to African Kings and QueensEmpak Series11
Marble, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1885-19?)PharmacistBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b161
Marshall, Thurgood (1908-1993)Supreme Court JusticeBlack Firsts909.0496 B627160
Mason, Biddy (1818-1891)HumanitarianSalute to Black PioneersEmpak Series20
MassinissaAfrican KingSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series14
Matthews, Victoria Earle (1861-1898)WriterHomespun Heroines920.72 H767208
Matzeliger, Jan Earnst (1852-1889)InventorSalute to Black Scientists and InventorsEmpak Series18
Mays, Benjamin E. (1895-1984)Pres. Morehouse CollegeSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series19
Mays, Willie (1931-Baseball playerAfro-Bets Book of Black HeroesJ309.896 H886a29
McCoy, Caldwell (1933 - )EngineerBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b168
McCoy, Elijah (1843-1929)InventorSalute to Black Scientists and InventorsEmpak Series19
McKinney, Nina Mae (1913-1967)ActressSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series18
Menelik IIAfrican KingSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series27
MenesAfrican KingSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series5
Micheaux, Oscar (1884-1951)Film producerSalute to Historic Black FirstEmpak Series18
Miller, Kelly (1863-1939)EducatorSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series19
Mills, FlorenceEntertainer Salute to Blacks in ArtsEmpak Series22
Mitchell, John R. Jr. (1863-1929)journalistSalute to Black Civil Rights LeadersEmpak Series18
Moore, AudleyCivil rights, women's rightsGreat African Americans in Civil RightsJ323.0922 R317g55
Morgan, Garrett A (1875-1963)InventorSalute to Black Scientists and InventorsEmpak Series20
Morgan, Rose (1913- Business ExecutiveGreat African Americans in BusinessJ338008996 R317g22
Morrison, Toni (1931- )WriterGreat African Americans in LiteratureJ810.9896 R317g34
MosheshAfrican KingSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series25
Mossell, Mary Ella (1853-1886)MissionaryHomespun Heroines920.72 H767194
Motley, Constance Baker (1921-JudgeAfro-Bets Book of Black HeroesJ305.896 H886a30
Moton, Robert R. (1867-1940)Pres. Tuskegee InstituteSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series20
Muhammad, AskiaAfrican KingSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series20
Muhammad, Elijah (1897-1975)Leader of the Nation of IslamThe Black 100973.0496073s168b186
Murray, George Washington (1853-1926)U.S. Congressman (S.C.)Salute to Blacks in Federal Gov.Empak Series18
Murphy, Isaac "Ike" (1861-1896)JockeySalute to Historic Black FirstsEmpak Series19
Musa, MansaAfrican KingSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series18
Myers, Isaac (1835-1891)Founder, Colored Caulker's Trade UnionSalute to Black Civil Rights LeadersEmpak Series17
NefertitiAfrican QueenSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series9
Nell, William C. (1816-1874)writer, abolitionistSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistsEmpak Series19
Nkrumah, Kwame (1909-1972)Pres. GhanaAfro-Bets Book of Black HeroesJ305.896 H886a31
NzingaAfrican QueenSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series22
O'Neal, Shaquille (1972- )BasketballGreat African Americans in SportsJ796.0922 R317g52
Owens, Jesse (1913-1980)Olympic track heroAfro-Bets Book of Black HeroesJ305.896 H886a32
Parks, Rosa (1913-activistAfro-Bets Book of Black HeroesJ305.896 H886a33
Patterson, Frederick Douglass (1901-1988)Founder UNCF, Pres. Tuskegee InstituteSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series21
Patterson, Mary J. (1840-1894)Homespun Heroines920.72 H767145
Payne, DanielFounder, Wilberforce Univ.African American AlmanacR301.451 A258
Payne, MarthaMother of Daniel PayneHomespun Heroines920.72 H7671
Pennington, James W. Dr. (1809-1870)Minister, AbolitionistSalute to Black PioneersEmpak Series21
PiankhiAfrican KingSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series12
Pickens, William (1881-1954)Educator, writerSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series22
Pickett, Bill (1870-1932)CowboySalute to Black PioneersEmpak Series22
Pinchback, P.B.S. (1837-1921)Governor LouisianaSalute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series19
Pleasant, Mary Ellen (1814-1904)Abolitionist, businesswomanSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series19
Poitier, Sidney (1924- )ActorGreat African Americans in EntertainmentJ791.08996 R317g40
Powell, Adam Clayton Jr. (1908-1972)U.S. Congressman (NY)Salute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series20
Powell, Colin (1937-Chairman, Joint Chief of StaffThe Black 100973.0496073s168b350
Price, Florence Beatrice Smith (1888-1953)ComposerSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series20
Price, Joseph C. (1854-1893)Educator, writerSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series23
Pride, Charley (1938- )SingerGreat African Americans in MusicJ780.922 R317g61
Prince, Lucy Terry (1733-1821)PoetExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e10
Procope, Ernesta Business executiveGreat African Americans in BusinessJ388.00996 R317g52
Proctor, Barbara Gardner (1933- )Business executiveGreat African Americans in BusinessJ338.00996 R317g56
Prosser, Gabriel (1776-1800)Leader, slave revolt (Va.)Extraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469g32
Purvis, Robert (1810-1898)abolitionistSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistsEmpak Series20
Pushkin, Alexander SergeyvichPoetSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series23
Pyles, Charlotta Gordon (1806-1880)Free womanHomespun Heroines920.72 H76734
Rainey, Joseph Hayne (1832-1887)U.S. Congressman (S.C.)Salute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series21
Randall, DudleyWriterGreat African Americans in LiteratureJ810.9896 R317g55
Randolph, Asa Philip (1889-1979)Union Organizer, activistExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e159
Randolph, Bernard P. (1933-Foue Star GeneralAfrican American Biographies920.009296 H393a351
Rapier, James T. (1837-1883)U.S. Congressman (AL)Salute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series22
Ray, Henrietta Cordelia Ray (1849-1916)PoetHomepsun Heroines920.72 H767169
Reason, Charles L. (1818-1893)Educator, poet, abolitionistSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series24
Redmon, Sidney Dillon (1871-1948)PhysicianBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b199
Reed, Cordell (1938 -EngineerBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b199
Reid, Margaret E. (1846-1923)EducatorHomespun Heroines920.72 H767154
Remond, Charles L (1810-1873)abolitionistSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistsEmpak Series21
Remond, Sarah P. (1826-1894)abolitionist, sis of Charles RemondSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistsEmpak Series22
Rilleux, Norbert (1806-1894)InventorSalute to Black Scientists and InventorsEmpak Series21
Roberts, JaneWife of Liberian President, Joseph RobertsHomespun Heroines920.72 H76746
Roberts, JosephPresident of LiberiaHomsepun Heroines920.72 H76746
Roberts, Louis W. ( 1913 - PhysicistBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b202
Robeson, PaulSinger, Actor, ActivistSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series24
Robinson, Jackie (1919-1972)baseball playerExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e164
Robinson, Luther " Bojangles"Tap dancerSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series25
Rock, John Sweat (1825-1866)abolitionistSalute to Historic Black FirstsEmpak Series22
Ross, Diana (1944-)signer, actorGreat African Americans in EntertainmentJ791.08996 R317g58
Rowan, Carl (1925-JournalistThe Black 100973.0496073s168b297
Rudolph, Wilma (1940-1995)Olympic track starExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e171
Ruffin, Josephine St. Pierre (1842-1924)ActivistHomespun Heroines920.72 H767151
Ruggles, David (1810-1849)abolitionistSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistsEmpak Series23
Russell, William Felton (1934-NBA PlayerAfrican American Biographies920.009296 H393a370
Russwurm, John B. (1799-1851)journalistSalute to Historic Black FirstsEmpak Series23
Rustin, Bayard (1910-1987)civil rights activistThe Black 100973.0496073s168b213
Salem, Peter (1750-1816)American Revolutionary SoldierExtraordinary Black Americans973.0496 A469e20
Scarborough, William S. (1852-1926)Pres. Wilberforce Univ.Salute to Historic Black FirstsEmpak Series24
Schomberg, Arthur Alphonso (1874-1938)HistorianSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series26
Scott, Dred (1795-1858)Slave who sued for his freedomExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e55
Scott, Emmet J. (1873-1957)EducatorSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series27
Scroggins, Eliza AnnFree womanHomespun Heroines920.72 H767681
Selassie, Haile (1892-1975)Emperor of EthiopiaSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series28
ShakaKing ZuluSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series24
Shorter, Susie Lankford (1859-1912)Writer, missionaryHomespun Heroines920.72 H767205
Sims, Naomi (1949- )Business executive, modelGreat African Americans in BusinessJ338.008996 R317g28
Smalls, Robert (1839-1915)U.S. Congressman (S. C.)Salute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series23
Smith, AmandaEducator, MissionaryHomespun Heroines920.72 H7676128
Smith, BessieBlues singerSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series26
Smith, Elizabeth N.EducatorHomespun Heroines920.72 H76718
Steward, Susan McKinney (1848-1918)DoctorSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series21
Stewart, Ella Phillips (1893-?)PharmacistSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series22
Stewart, Maria W (1803-1879)abolitionistSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistEmpak Series24
Still, William (1821-1902)abolitionistSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistsEmpak Series25
Still, William Grant (1895-1978)symphony conductorSalute to Historic Black FirstsEmpak Series25
Stokes, Rufus (1924 -InventorBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b222
Sullivan, Leon (1922-Founder, OICThe Black 100973.0496073s168b283
Taharga African KingSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series13
Talbert, Mary Burnett (1862-1923)Pres. Nat. Assoc. of Colored Women Homespun Heroines920.72 H767217
Tanner, Henry OssawaArtistSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series27
Tanner, Sarah Elizabeth (1804-1914)BusinesswomanHomespun Heroes920.72 H76733
Taylor, Lawnie (1902-19??)PhysicistBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b227
Taylor, Mildred (1943- )WriterGreat African Americans in LiteratureJ810.9896 R317g58
Taylor, Susan (1946- )Editor and Television hostGreat African Americans in BusinessJ338.00996 R317g58
Temple, Lewis (1800-1854)Blacksmith, inventorSalute to Black Scientists and InventorsEmpak Series22
Terrell, Mary Church (1863-1954)Activist, writerSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series23
Thurman, Lucy Smith (1849-1918)Pres. Nat. Assoc. of Colored Women's ClubsHomespun Heroines920.72 H767176
Tobias, Channing (1882-1961)YMCA official, civic leaderSalute to Black Civil Rights LeadersEmpak Series22
Trice, Virgil Garnett, Jr (1926 - Chemical EngineerBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b234
Trotter, James Monroe (1842-1892)Union Army OfficerSalute to Blacks in the Federal GovernmentEmpak Series24
Trotter, William M.activistThe Black 100973.0496073s168b111
Truth, Sojourner AbolitionistHomespun Heroines920.72 H76713
Tubman, Harriet (1820-1913)Leader Underground RailroadSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series25
Turner, James Milton (1840-1915)U.S. Consul General to LiberiaSalute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series25
Turner, Nat (1800-1831)Leader, Slave revolt (Va.)Extraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e41
Turner, Tina (1939- )SingerGreat African Americans in EntertainmentJ791.08996 R317g61
TutankhamonAfrican KingSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series10
Tuthmosis IIIAfrican KingSalute to Historic African Kings and QueensEmpak Series6
Tutu, OseiAfrican KingSalute to Historic African Kings and QuensEmpak Series23
Vashon, Susan PaulTeacherHomespun Heroines920.72 H767133
Vaughan, Sarah (1924-1990)SingerGreat Black Americans in MusicJ780.922 R317g34
Vesey, Denmark (1767-1822)Leader, slave revolt (SC)Extraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e35
Walker, AliceWriterGreat African Americans in LiteratureJ810.9896.R317g40
Walker, David (1785-1830)abolitionistSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistsEmpak Series27
Walker, Madame C. J. BusinesswomanSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series26
Walker, Maggie Lena (1867-1934)BankerSalute to Historic Black WomenEmpak Series27
Ward, Samuel Ringgold Rev.abolitionistSalute to Historic Black AbolitionistEmpak Series28
Warren, Naomi WhiteState Rep. (La. )African American Biographies920.009296 H393a427
Washington, Booker T. (1856-1915)Educator, Pres. Tuskegee InstituteSalute to Historic Black EducatorsEmpak Series28
Washinton, George (1817-1905)Founder-Centralia, WashingtonExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e71
Washington, Madison Leader Creole Slave Ship RevoltExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e48
Washington, Margaret MurrayWife of Booker T. WashingtonHomespun Heroines920.72 H767225
Weaver, Robert C. (1907-Sec. of Housing and Urban Dev.Salute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series26
Wheatley, PhillisPoetHomespun Heroines920.72 H7675
Whipper, William (1805-1885)Businessman, abolitionistSalute to Black PioneersEmpak Series24
White, George H. (1852-1918)U.S. CongressmanSalute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series27
White, Walter (1895-1955)NAACP administratorSalute to Black Civil Rights LeadersEmpak Series23
WIlder, Doug (1931-Former Governor, VirginiaThe Black 100973.0496073s168b353
Williams, Egbert "Bert"EntertainerSalute to Blacks in the ArtsEmpak Series28
Williams, Daniel Hale (1856-1931)PhysicianExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e106
Williams, George Washington (1849-1891)Soldier, AbolitionistExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e99
Williams, O. S. (1921- ) Aeronatical engineer/inventorBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b253
Wilkins, J. Ernest, Jr. (1923 - Physicist, MathematicianBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b250
Wilkins, Jay W. (1883-19??)EngineerBlacks in Science and Medicine300.896 s189b250
Wilkins, Roy (1901-1981)ActivistExtraordinary Black Americansya 973.0496 A469e202
Windsor, Mary Catherine (1830-1914)Civil War spyHomespun Heroines920.72 H767108
Winfrey, Oprah ((1954- )Talk show host, actorGreat African Americans in BusinessJ338.00996 R317g40
Wonder, Stevie (1950- )Singer, songwriterGrat African Americans in MusicJ780.922 R317g40
Woods, Granville T. (1856-1910)InventorSalute to Black Scientists and InventorsEmpak Series23
Woodson, Carter G. (1875-1950)HistorianSalute to Black PioneersEmpak Series5
Wright, Louis Thompson (1891-1952)PhysicianSalute to Black Scientists and InventorsEmpak Series24
Wright, Richard (1908-1960)NovelistExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e150
Wright, Richard R. Sr. (? - 1947)EducatorSalute to Blacks in the Federal Gov.Empak Series28
Yates, Josephine Silone (1852-1912)Pres., Nat. Assoc. of Colored WomenHomespun Heroines920.72 H767178
York (1770-1832)ExplorerExtraordinary Black AmericansYa 973.0496 A469e33
Young, Andrew Jackson (1932-Mayor-Atlanta, activistAfrican American Biographies920.009296 H393a462
Young, Charles (1864-1922)SoldierExtraordinary Black AmericansYa973.0496 A469e110
Young, Whitney Jr. (1921-1971)Ex. Dir. Urban LeagueSalute to Black Civil rights LeadersEmpak Series24


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