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Autobiography of a people : three centuries of African American history told by those who lived it

Author: Herb Boyd
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Anchor Books edView all editions and formats
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"Celebrating the spirituality, courage, and intellectual achievements of African Americans, Autobiography of a People is the first anthology to effectively trace the history of the African American experience - from the Middle Passage to Emancipation, from the Civil War to Vietnam, from the Little Rock Nine to the Million Man March - by telling the story in the words of the men and women who lived it."--Jacket.
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Autobiography of a people.
New York : Anchor Books, 2001
(OCoLC)607621571
Online version:
Autobiography of a people.
New York : Anchor Books, 2001
(OCoLC)607903671
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herb Boyd
ISBN: 0385492790 9780385492799
OCLC Number: 45821643
Description: xviii, 549 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. I. Pre-Revolutionary Voices. James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (1710-?). Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797). Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784). Lemuel Haynes (1753-1833). John Cuffe (c. 1755-?) --
pt. II. The Lord Will Provide. Richard Allen (1760-1831). Old Elizabeth (1766-?). Jupiter Hammon (c. 1711-1806). Belinda (c. 1717-?). Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806). Prince Hall (1748-1797) --
pt. III. From the Cotton Patch to the Big House. Jenny Proctor (c. 1845-?). Peter Williams (?-1849). Abd ar-Rahman (c. 1790-?). Austin Steward (1793-1860) --
pt. IV. Let Your Motto Be Resistance! Nat Turner (1800-1831). Henry Highland Garnet (1815-1882). Harriet Jacobs (1815?-1897). Frederick Douglass (1818-1895). John Parker (1827-1900). Osborne Anderson (1830-1872) --
pt. V. Caught Between the Blue and the Gray. Mattie J. Jackson (1800-?). William Wells Brown (1814-1884). Robert Purvis (1810-1898). Harriet Tubman (1820-1913). Elizabeth Keckley (1824-1907). John Boston (c. 1842-?). Charlotte Forten (1837-1914). Ann (c. 1835-?). Octave Johnson (1840-?). Patsey Leach (1843-?) --
pt. VI. No Land, No Mules, and for Millions, No Vote. John Mercer Langston (1829-1879). Sojourner Truth (c. 1797-1883). Samuel Larkin (c. 1840-?). John R. Lynch (1847-1939) --
pt. VII. Dawn of a New Century. Booker T. Washington (1857?-1915). Lewis Latimer (1848-1928). Henry McNeal Turner (1834-1915). Anna Julia Cooper (1858/9-1964). Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954). Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906). Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935) --
pt. VIII. And Some of Us are Bold. James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938). W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963). Ida B. Wells Barnett (1862-1931). Matthew Henson (1866-1955). Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton (1890-1941). Jack Johnson (1878-1946). Ethel Waters (1896-1977) --
pt. IX. Seeking a Wider World. Addie Hunton (1875-1943). Harry Haywood (1898-1985). Era Bell Thompson (1906-1986). Dorothy West (1909-1998). Richard Wright (1908-1960). Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) --
pt. X. The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond. Langston Hughes (1898-1967). Howard "Stretch" Johnson (1915- ). Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Pauli Murray (1910-1985). Nate Shaw (c. 1900- ). Haywood Patterson (1913-1952). James Cameron (1914- ). Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (1908-1972) --
pt. XI. On the Home Front. Conrad Lynn (1908-1995). Marian Anderson (1900-1993). Nelson Peery (1923- ). Althea Gibson (1927- ). A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979). Clarence Atkins (1922- ). Charles Denby (1907-1983). Maya Angelou (1928- ). Coleman Young (1918-1998) --
pt. XII. The Calm Before the Storm. Curtis Morrow (1933- ). Jane (1914- ). Paul Robeson (1898-1976). Sunnie Wilson (1908-1999). Coretta Scott King (1927- ). Constance Baker Motley (1921- ) --
pt. XIII. Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around. Rosa Parks (1913- ). Ella Baker (1903-1986). James Forman (1928- ). Melba Pattillo Beals (1942- ) --
pt. XIV. Breakthroughs and Personal Intimacies. Ossic Davis (1917- ) and Ruby Dee (1924- ). Anne Moody (1940- ). Sharon Robinson (1950- ). Malcolm X (1925-1965). General Gordon Baker (1942- ). Gordon Parks (1912- ). David Parks (1944- ) --
pt. XV. To Die for the People. Kwame Ture (1941-1998). Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968). H. Rap Brown (1943- ). Angela Davis (1944- ). George Jackson (1941-1971). Elaine Brown (1943- ). Randall Robinson (1941- ) --
pt. XVI. A Way with Words. LL Cool J. (1968- ). Johnnie Coebran (1938- ). Margaret Walker (1915- ). Lee Stringer (1950- ). Sam Fulwood (1956- ). Tyrone Powers (1961- ) --
pt. XVII. Bitter the Chastening Rod. Audre Lorde (1934-1993). Jill Nelson (1953- ). Johnnetta B. Cole (1936- ). Max Roach (1924- ). Alvin Ailey (1931-1989). Colin L. Powell (1937- ) --
pt. XVIII. "No Justice, No Peace!" Al Sharpton (1954- ). Bari-Ellen Roberts (1953- ). Anita Hill (1950- ). Gary Franks (1953- ). James McBride (1957- ). Mumia Abu-Jamal (1956- ). Kevin Powell (1966- ). Rev. Bernice King (1963- ).
Responsibility: [compiled by] Herb Boyd, foreword by Gordon Park.

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"Celebrating the spirituality, courage, and intellectual achievements of African Americans, Autobiography of a People is the first anthology to effectively trace the history of the African American experience - from the Middle Passage to Emancipation, from the Civil War to Vietnam, from the Little Rock Nine to the Million Man March - by telling the story in the words of the men and women who lived it."--Jacket.

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