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Who Was Coretta Scott King? —Herman, Gail, 1959- author.

Presents the life and achievements of Coretta Scott King, discussing her vital role in the Civil Rights Movement, her awareness campaigns, and her efforts to continue the work of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr.

She persisted : 13 American women who changed the world —Clinton, Chelsea, author.

Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Michelle Obama : first lady and superhero —Howden, Sarah.

Introduces the life and accomplishments of the first African American first lady.

All that she carried : the journey of Ashley's sack, a Black family keepsake —Miles, Tiya, 1970- author.

"Sitting in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is a rough cotton bag, called "Ashley's Sack," embroidered with just a handful of words that evoke a sweeping family story of loss and...

Before she was Harriet

People know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. This video honors a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life.

Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson. —Johnson, Katherine G., author.

"The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11."-- Provided by publisher.

Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race —Shetterly, Margot Lee, author.

MOVIE TIE-IN EDITION. Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement, drawing on oral histories, personal recollections, interviews, archival documents and more, 'Hidden Figures' is the neve...

Althea Gibson : the story of tennis' fleet-of-foot girl —Reid, Megan, author.

Althea Gibson was the quickest, tallest, most fearless athlete in 1940s Harlem. She couldn't sit still! When she put her mind to it, the fleet-of-foot girl reigned supreme at every sport--stickball with the boys, basketb...

Somebody's daughter : a memoir —Ford, Ashley C., author.

"One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the ever looming absence of her incarcerated father and the path we must take to bot...

Michelle : a biography —Mundy, Liza, 1960-

Washington Post writer Liza Mundy paints a revealing and intimate portrait of the most dynamic couple in politics today: Michelle, the highly organized, sometimes intimidating, list-making pragmatist; and Barack, the int...

When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir —Khan-Cullors, Patrisse, 1984- author.

Raised by a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood in Los Angeles, Patrisse Khan-Cullors experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands of law enforcement. For Patrisse, t...

Hidden figures the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the... —Shetterly, Margot Lee author.
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2016
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The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America₂s greatest achievements in space.

Who is Oprah Winfrey? —Kramer, Barbara, author.

"The story of how a young Southern girl who was raised on a pig farm became one of the most influential and inspiring people in the world. We all know Oprah Winfrey as a talk-show host, actress, producer, media mogul, an...

Brave, black, first : 50+ African American women who changed the world —Hudson, Cheryl Willis, author.

An illustrated biographical compilation of over fifty African American women from the 1700s through to the present day.

Who was Harriet Tubman? —McDonough, Yona Zeldis, author.

A biography of the ninteenth-century woman who escaped slavery and helped many other slaves get to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Thick : and other essays —Cottom, Tressie McMillan, author.

"In these eight ... explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom--award-winning professor and ... author of Lower Ed--embraces her ... role as a purveyor of wit, wisdom, and Black Twitter snark...

Somebody's daughter a memoir —Ford, Ashley C., author, narrator.
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2021
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"One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the ever looming absence of her incarcerated father and the path we must take to bot...

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