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Title Autobiography of a people : three centuries of African American history told by those who lived it / Herb Boyd.

Published New York : Doubleday, 2000.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.0496073 AUTO    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description pages cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part I. Pre-Revolutionary Voices -- James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (1710-?) 17 -- Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797) 22 -- Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784) 29 -- Lemuel Haynes (1753-1833) 31 -- John Cuffe (c. 1755-?) 34 -- Part II. Lord Will Provide -- Richard Allen (1760-1831) 41 -- Old Elizabeth (1766-?) 44 -- Jupiter Hammon (c.1711-1806) 48 -- Belinda (c. 1717-?) 50 -- Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) 52 -- Prince Hall (1748-1797) 56 -- Part III. From the Cotton Patch to the Big House -- Jenny Proctor (c. 1845-?) 61 -- Peter Williams (?-1849) 65 -- Abd ar-Rahman (c. 1790-?) 68 -- Austin Steward (1793-1860) 70 -- Part IV. Let Your Motto Be Resistance! -- Nat Turner (1800-1831) 81 -- Henry Highland Garnet (1815-1882) 86 -- Harriet Jacobs (1815?-1897) 90 -- Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) 93 -- John Parker (1827-1900) 97 -- Osborne Anderson (1830-1872) 103 -- Part V. Caught Between the Blue and the Gray -- Mattie J. Jackson (1800-?) 113 -- William Wells Brown (1814-1884) 118 -- Robert Purvis (1810-1898) 120 -- Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) 121 -- Elizabeth Keckley (1824-1907) 122 -- John Boston (c. 1842-?) 126 -- Charlotte Forten (1837-1914) 127 -- Ann (c. 1835-?) 132 -- Octave Johnson (1840-?) 133 -- Patsey Leach (1843-?) 134 -- Part VI. No Land, No Mules, and for Millions, No Vote -- John Mercer Langston (1829-1879) 139 -- Sojourner Truth (c.1797-1883) 144 -- Samuel Larkin (c. 1840-?) 146 -- John R. Lynch (1847-1939) 148 -- Part VII. Dawn of a New Century -- Booker T. Washington (1857?-1915) 155 -- Lewis Latimer (1848-1928) 161 -- Henry McNeal Turner (1834-1915) 164 -- Anna Julia Cooper (1858/9-1964) 168 -- Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) 171 -- Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) 175 -- Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935) 177 -- Part VIII. And Some of Us Are Bold -- James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) 185 -- W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) 191 -- Ida B. Wells Barnett (1862-1931) 198 -- Matthew Henson (1866-1955) 204 -- Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton (1890-1941) 207 -- Jack Johnson (1878-1946) 211 -- Ethel Waters (1896-1977) 215 -- Part IX. Seeking a Wider World -- Addie Hunton (1875-1943) 223 -- Harry Haywood (1898-1985) 226 -- Era Bell Thompson (1906-1986) 229 -- Dorothy West (1909-1998) 234 -- Richard Wright (1908-1960) 237 -- Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) 244 -- Part X. Harlem Renaissance and Beyond -- Langston Hughes (1898-1967) 251 -- Howard "Stretch" Johnson (1915- ) 257 -- Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) 262 -- Pauli Murray (1910-1985) 266 -- Nate Shaw (c. 1900- ) 272 -- Haywood Patterson (1913-1952) 276 -- James Cameron (1914- ) 280 -- Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (1908-1972) 285 -- Part XI. On the Home Front -- Conrad Lynn (1908-1995) 295 -- Marian Anderson (1900-1993) 298 -- Nelson Peery (1923- ) 301 -- Althea Gibson (1927- ) 305 -- A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979) 309 -- Clarence Atkins (1922- ) 313 -- Charles Denby (1907-1983) 317 -- Maya Angelou (1928- ) 323 -- Coleman Young (1918-1998) 326 -- Part XII. Calm Before the Storm -- Curtis Morrow (1933- ) 335 -- Jane (1914- ) 340 -- Paul Robeson (1898-1976) 343 -- Sunnie Wilson (1908-1999) 350 -- Coretta Scott King (1927- ) 355 -- Constance Baker Motley (1921- ) 360 -- Part XIII. Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around -- Rosa Parks (1913- ) 369 -- Ella Baker (1903-1986) 371 -- James Forman (1928- ) 375 -- Melba Pattillo Beals (1942- ) 379 -- Part XIV. Breakthroughs and Personal Intimacies -- Ossie Davis (1917- ) and Ruby Dee (1924- ) 389 -- Anne Moody (1940- ) 394 -- Sharon Robinson (1950- ) 398 -- Malcolm X (1925-1965) 401 -- General Gordon Baker (1942- ) 407 -- Gordon Parks (1912- ) 409 -- David Parks (1944- ) 414 -- Part XV. To Die for the People -- Kwame Ture (1941-1998) 421 -- Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) 427 -- H. Rap Brown (1943- ) 434 -- Angela Davis (1944- ) 438 -- George Jackson (1941-1971) 441 -- Elaine Brown (1943- ) 445 -- Randall Robinson (1941- ) 448 -- Part XVI. A Way With Words -- LL Cool J (1968- ) 455 -- Johnnie Cochran (1938- ) 459 -- Margaret Walker (1915- ) 462 -- Lee Stringer (1950- ) 468 -- Sam Fulwood (1956- ) 471 -- Tyrone Powers (1961- ) 474 -- Part XVII. Bitter the Chastening Rod -- Audre Lorde (1934-1993) 481 -- Jill Nelson (1953- ) 486 -- Johnnetta B. Cole (1936- ) 490 -- Max Roach (1924- ) 494 -- Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) 497 -- Colin L. Powell (1937- ) 500 -- Part XVIII. "No Justice, No Peace!" -- Al Sharpton (1954- ) 507 -- Bari-Ellen Roberts (1953- ) 511 -- Anita Hill (1950- ) 516 -- Gary Franks (1953- ) 522 -- James McBride (1957- ) 527 -- Mumia Abu-Jamal (1956- ) 531 -- Kevin Powell (1966- ) 533 -- Rev. Bernice King (1963- ) 538.
Summary Celebrating the spirituality, courage, and intellectual achievements of African Americans, "Autobiography of a People" traces the history of the African-American experience--from the Middle Passage to the Million Man March--in the words of those who were there.
Other author Boyd, Herb, 1938-
Subject African Americans -- History -- Sources.
African Americans -- Biography.
ISBN 0385492782