Genre: Biography

Mulattoes in the Postbellum South and Beyond

Mulattoes in the Postbellum South and Beyond

Carlton Dubois McClain’s ancestral pedigree is put into perspective within the context of the historical circumstances relevant to those various unions that occurred between Africans, Europeans, and Native Americans in his lineage. More info →
Leadership In The New Normal

Leadership In The New Normal

This book is a short course designed to help you become a more effective leader in your field. It describes modern leadership principles and techniques and illustrates them with stories from the author s vast life experiences. More info →
She Lives in You: The Kathleen Bolden Story by Kay Bolden

She Lives in You: The Kathleen Bolden Story by Kay Bolden

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Genres: Biography, History
A community organizer and civil rights activist, Kathleen Bolden founded the Warren-Sharpe Community Center to support and empower at-risk youth and their families. Her campaigns for peace and justice continued until her untimely death at age 57. More info →
Mayor for Life

Mayor for Life

Four-time mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, Jr. tells his shocking and courageous life story, beginning in the cotton fields in Mississippi to the executive offices of one of the most powerful cities in the world. More info →
The Black Eagle

The Black Eagle

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Genre: Biography
The story of Hubert Fauntleroy Julian's life-- his "madcap odyssey"-- touches on almost every world trouble front-- from Harlem in the 1920s to the Congo in the 1960s. More info →
Born Ready: The Mixed Legacy of Len Bias
The Ballad of Blind Tom, Slave Pianist

The Ballad of Blind Tom, Slave Pianist

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Genre: Biography
The true story of a black musical savant in the era of slavery. More info →
Resilience

Resilience

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Genre: Biography
By sharing his experiences of the chasms and peaks of illness and recovery, Mourning delivers a message of faith and fire, trust and triumph. Resilience is a story of both meaningful everyday lessons and the things, great and small, that truly matter in life. More info →
An Actor and a Gentleman

An Actor and a Gentleman

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Genre: Biography
Award-winning African American actor Lou Gossett Jr. takes an unvarnished look at the daunting challenges and incredible triumphs of his fifty-five year career. More info →
Jack Kennedy
A Voice in the Box

A Voice in the Box

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Genre: Biography
My Life in Radio More info →
A Question of Freedom

A Question of Freedom

A unique prison narrative that testifies to the power of books to transform a young man's life. More info →
The Big Fight

The Big Fight

In his New York Times bestselling memoir, one of America’s greatest boxing legends faces his single greatest competitor: himself More info →
Street Judge

Street Judge

In this fast-paced, sexually charged thriller, a newly appointed judge is caught up in a gritty case involving a brutally murdered woman as well as a blackmail scheme involving an overzealous femme fatale determined to sleep her way to the top of Detroit's society page. More info →
Living and Loving Out Loud

Living and Loving Out Loud

New York Times­ best-selling author Cornel West is one of America’s most provocative and admired public intellectuals. Whether in the classroom, the streets, the prisons, or the church, Dr. West’s penetrating brilliance has been a bright beacon shining through the darkness for decades. Yet, as he points out in this new memoir, “I’ve never taken the time to focus on the inner dynamics of the dark precincts of my soul.” More info →
James Baldwin – The Last Interview

James Baldwin – The Last Interview

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Genre: Biography
“I was not born to be what someone said I was. I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only.” When, in the fall of 1987, the poet Quincy Troupe traveled to the south of France to interview James Baldwin, Baldwin’s brother David told him to ask Baldwin about everything—Baldwin was critically ill and David knew that this might be the writer’s last chance to speak at length about his life and work. More info →
The Face That Changed It All, A Memoir

The Face That Changed It All, A Memoir

A revelatory and redemptive memoir from Beverly Johnson, the first black supermodel to grace the cover of Vogue, and who, over five hundred magazine covers later, remains one of the most successful glamour girls ever. More info →
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks shows readers how this civil rights movement radical sought—for more than a half a century—to expose and eradicate the American racial-caste system in jobs, schools, public services, and criminal justice. More info →
Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Satchel comes an in-depth, vibrant, and measured biography about the most complex and controversial member of the Kennedy family. More info →
At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White

At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White

In her first book, The Presidency in Black and White, journalist April Ryan examined race in America through her experience as a White House reporter. In this book, she shifts the conversation from the White House to every home in America. At Mama’s Knee looks at race and race relations through the lessons that mothers transmit to their children. More info →