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"The life of Lilly Ann Granderson, an enslaved teacher who strongly believed in the power of education and risked her life to teach others during slavery. Includes afterword and sources"--Provided by publisher
When they are forced to leave their Mississippi farm, young Cassie and her family head north to Chicago in search of a better life, but never lose their blues- playing roots. Includes Author's Note and short biographies of 11 blues artists
Presents the life of blues legend Muddy Waters, describing how he persisted with his interest in music despite a lack of encouragement from his family and record producers, leading him to Chicago where he was able to record his unique country blues sound
It was the summer of 1969, and things were about to change in the life of Cozett Juanita Gambrel. Integration of public schools had begun, and she would be the only black child in her new class. Her wise mother spent the summer laying the foundation of strength and love which would be needed to face the changes. "Bring forth the heart of a child, dear Lord," her mother prayed each night, for she knew the pure heart of a child did not see race but only love and friendship. ... based on the real life account of Juanita Gambrel Floyd.--Cover page 4
Surveys the life of the singer, actress, and civil rights activist, describing her childhood, early years in vaudeville, and achievements as the first African American actress to be offered a studio contract
The story of a group of African American orphans who played in their school's all-girl swing band and after leaving school made it to the big-time in an era when integrated musical groups were practically unheard of. It wasn't always easy, and it wasn't always safe, but the talented Sweethearts of Rhythm ultimately became an international sensation.--Amazon.com
A picture book biography of John Roy Lynch, one of the first African-Americans elected into the United States Congress.--Provided by publisher
An introduction to the life and career of the African American opera singer
An eight-year-old girl accompanies her grandmother on a singing tour of the segregated South, both of them knowing that Grandmama's songs have the power to bring people together
Describes the period of the 20th century when many African Americans left the South to make better lives for themselves in the northern states