A QUICK KILLING IN ART
by Phoebe Hoban. A drug overdose took the life of
this graffiti artist at 28.
N6537.B233 H63 1998
SHABAZZ: A Sisterfriends Tribute in Words and
edited by Jamie Foster Brown. Includes Maxine
Waters, Ruby Dee, Johnetta Cole, and Maya
BP223.Z8 S543 1998
by James Alan McPherson. How a Pulitzer
Prize-winning author had to travel to Japan to find
the acceptance and community that he could not find
PS3557.A355 Z476 1998
WITH STRANGERS: A Memoir
by Mel Watkins. Coming of age in the 60s,
this former editor of The New York Times Book
Review grew up in mainstream America and formed
his position on race by reading, not by
F499.Y8 W38 1998
THE SPIRIT: A Black Life in America
by Randall Robinson. Autobiography of the founder
and president of Trans-Africa, a lobby organization
dedicated to African and Caribbean issues.
E185.97.R665 A3 1998
JUSTICE UNDER LAW: An Autobiography
by Constance Baker Motley. A black female lawyer
looks at the Civil Rights Movement.
KF373.M64 A34 1998
OF DREAMS: Designing My Own Success
by Anthony Mark Hankins with Debbie Markley. At 7
he made a dress for his mother; at 28 he heads his
$40 million clothing company.
TT505.H265 A3 1998
FLIGHT OF JESSE LEROY BROWN
by Theodore Taylor. Not only did he break racial
barriers; he was also the first Black to fly a Navy
fighter and the first in naval carrier combat.
V63.B75 T39 1998
THE LOVE OF GAME: My Story
by Michael Jordan, edited by Mark Vancil. His
career, from game-winning basket in the 1982 finals
to game-winning basket in the 1998 NBA finals. A
lavishly illustrated memoir.
GV884.J67 A28 1998
BAKER: Freedom Bound
by Joanne Grant. She worked with the major figures
of labor, civil rights, and peace movements,
not in the front lines but as an organizer
E185.97.B214 G72 1998
IN THE MIRROR: Three Generations of Black Women in
by Natasha Tarpley. The poets family
PS3570.A6474 G57 1998
SWEET THE SOUND: My Life with God and
by Cissy Houston. A first career as a "preferred
background vocalist" to Aretha Franklin and Dionne
Warwicke; a second career as a "stage mom" to
ML420.H674 A3 1998
WILL SURVIVE: The Book
by Gloria Gaynor. How the "Queen of Disco" fought
drugs, alcohol, and bankruptcy for a new life and
career in gospel music.
ML420.G307 A3 1997
THE TIGERS JAW: Americas First Black
The autobiography of Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen
with J. Alfred Phelps. He served in Korea and
VE25.P48 A3 1998
COLTRANE: His Life and Music
by Lewis Porter. A jazz scholar includes
unpublished interviews, photos, and genealogical
ML419.C645 P65 1998
OF THE WORLD: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an
by David Remnick. "Clay rebelled against everything
and everyone who would keep him and his people
GV1132.A44 R46 1998
LADY, THE MELODY, & THE WORD: The Inspirational
Story of the First Lady of Gospel.
by Shirley Caesar. Her family, her struggles during
the Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina, and
her career in music and the ministry.
ML420.C175 A3 1998
LIFE AND TIMES OF RON BROWN: A Memoir by His
by Tracey L. Brown. President Clintons
Secretary of Commerce, who was killed in a plane
crash in Croatia.
E840.8.B77 B76 1998
by Florence Hamlish Levinsohn. A political
journalist examines how Eugene Walcott, the West
Indian kid from Boston, became Louis Farrakhan, the
leader of the Nation of Islam.
BP223.Z8 F386 1997
MEDIATOR&emdash;Whitney M. Young, Jr.
by Dennis C. Dickerson. Was the conservative head
of the National Urban League naive in believing his
color would not hinder his rise in the upper
echelons of white political power?
E185.97.Y635 D53 1998
ROBESON: Artist and Citizen
edited & introduced by Jeffrey C. Stewart.
Richly illustrated biographical essays.
E185.97.R63 P37 1998
REIGN: The Artist Formerly Known as Prince
by Liz Jones. Interviews with family, colleagues,
friends, and The Artist show the musical
evolution of the rock musician.
ML420.P974 J66 1998
CHILD: A Family Memoir of Malcolm X
by Rodnell P. Collins. According to African
mythology, the seventh son will lead his people;
Malcolm was the seventh son!
BP233.Z8 L57322 1998
FAMILIES OF COLOR IN MASSACHUSETTS 1742-1998
by Franklin A. Dorman. For the genealogist.
F63 .D67 1998x
MARSHALL: American Revolutionary
by Juan Williams. Not the gruff, aloof Supreme
Court Justice but a charismatic, man-about-town who
rejected the teachings of both Malcolm X and Martin
KF8745.M34 W55 1998
by Teddy Pendergrass and Patricia Romanowski. How
family and faith in God brought him back from
women, cars, cognac, and cocaine before that near
fatal accident; and afterwards, from depression,
drug abuse, and thoughts of suicide.
ML420.P44 A3 1998
OF THE DARK: A Memoir
by Rosemary L. Bray. Having survived childhood with
the help of A.D.C., the writer adds an informed,
compassionate voice to the welfare reform
F548.9.N4 B73 1998
OSSIE AND RUBY: In This Life Together.
"We were lucky enough to be born into the Struggle
and from that we have achieved some sense of our
worth as married people, lovers, and friends," say
Davis and Dee.
PN2285 .D28 1998
WITH THE WIND: A Memoir of the Movement
by John Lewis. How an Alabama sharecroppers
son joined "the children" and organized the Student
Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
E840.8.L43 A3 1998
HAVE TO STAND FOR SOMETHING, OR YOULL FALL
by Star Jones. Assistant D.A. turned TV
personality, Star tells her lifes
PN4874.J66 A3 1998
selected list was compiled by: Kendall
Brothers, General Library, Teen Services;
Moonyean Carlton, General Library, Adult Reader and
Information Services; Marylou Coveney, Dudley
Branch; Janice Knight, Mattapan Branch; Amy Manson, Jamaica Plain Branch;
Sarah Markell, Charlestown Branch; Jacquelyn Hogan, Chairperson,
Grove Hall Branch Libraries. Boston Public