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Biographies for Black History Month

The butler: a witness to history by Wil Haygood


The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis


Crusader for justice: federal judge Damon J. Keith by compiled, written, and edited by Peter J. Hammer and Trevor W. Coleman ; forward by Mitch Albom


Dave Bing: a life of challenge by Drew Sharp


A gentleman of color: the life of James Forten by Julie Winch


Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup ; introduction by Ira Berlin ; general editor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; foreword by Steve McQueen


Desert rose: the life and legacy of Coretta Scott King by Edythe Scott Bagley with Joe Hilley ; afterword by Bernice A. King


Medgar Evers: Mississippi martyr by Michael Vinson Williams


Becoming Mr. October by Reggie Jackson with Kevin Baker


Malcolm X: a life of reinvention by Manning Marable


Behind the dream: the making of the speech that transformed a nation by Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly


The other Wes Moore: one name, two fates by Wes Moore


The ditchdigger's daughters: a black family's astonishing success story by Yvonne S. Thornton, as told to Jo Coudert


Negro with a hat: the rise and fall of Marcus Garvey by Colin Grant


Pierre Toussaint by Arthur Jones