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Black History Month Biographies

Harriet Jacobs : a life by Jean Fagan Yellin
My life, my love, my legacy by Coretta Scott King
Medgar Evers : Mississippi martyr by Michael Vinson Williams
Barbara Jordan : American hero by Mary Beth Rogers
Jackie Robinson : an integrated life by J. Christopher Schutz
Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup
Stokely : a life by Peniel E Joseph
Arthur Ashe : a life by Raymond Arsenault
The new Negro : the life of Alain Locke by 1950- Jeffrey C. Stewart
Becoming by 1964- Michelle Obama
James Baldwin : living in fire by 1959- Bill Mullen
Think black : a memoir by Clyde W Ford