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Black Is... 1997: History
Booklists for Adults

*BLACK PROFILES IN COURAGE: A Legacy of African American Achievement
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Alan Steinberg
From Estevanico to Rosa Parks.

HARLEM AT WAR: The Black Experience in WWII
Nat Brandt
Poor treatment of segregated troops and the frustrations of discrimination resulted in the Harlem Riot of 1943.

HIS PROMISED LAND: The Autobiography of John P. Parker, Former Slave and Conductor on the Underground Railroad
Ed. by Stuart Sprague
A male Harriet Tubman.

ONE BLOOD: The Death and Resurrection of Charles R. Drew
Spencie Love
The myths and realities surrounding his death.

*SOJOURNER TRUTH: A Life, a Symbol
Nell Irvin Painter
Debunking the myth.

TO SERVE MY COUNTRY, TO SERVE MY RACE: The Story of the Only African American WACS Stationed Overseas during World War II
Brenda L. Moore

"WORSE THAN SLAVERY": Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice
David M. Oshinsky
This Mississippi prison has been called "Destination Doom."

*Recommended for Teens

This selected list was compiled by: Moonyean Carlton, General Library, Adult Reader and Information Services; Marylou Coveney, Dudley Branch; Jacquelyn Hogan, Grove Hall/Egleston Square Branch Libraries; Sarah markell, Codman Square Branch; Marilyn Poindexter, Chairperson, General Library, Teen Services.  Boston Public Library, 1997.