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Biography & Personal Papers



link to catalog page, Always the Queen

Always the Queen

The Denise LaSalle Story

Author: Denise LaSalle, with David Whiteis
Pub Date: June 2020

The autobiography of the southern soul superstar   learn more...

link to catalog page, Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.

Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.

Popular Black History in Postwar America

Author: E. James West
Pub Date: February 2020

How Ebony educated African Americans about their own history   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Heart of a Woman

The Heart of a Woman

The Life and Music of Florence B. Price

Author: Rae Linda Brown Edited and with a Foreword by Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr.
Pub Date: June 2020

An in-depth look at the music of the groundbreaking black woman composer   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lucretia Mott Speaks

Lucretia Mott Speaks

The Essential Speeches and Sermons

Author: Lucretia Mott Edited by Christopher Densmore, Carol Faulkner, Nancy Hewitt, and Beverly Wilson Palmer
Pub Date: Cloth: April 2017; Paper: September 2020

An invaluable collection of the iconic reformer's words and works   learn more...

link to catalog page, Mayor Harold Washington

Mayor Harold Washington

Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago

Author: Roger Biles
Pub Date: Cloth: June 2018; Paper: August 2020

The provocative new biography of the man who fought to transform a city   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago

The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago

Anthony Overton and the Building of a Financial Empire

Author: Robert E. Weems Jr.
Pub Date: March 2020

The booms and busts of the celebrated African American entrepreneur   learn more...

link to catalog page, Money, Marriage, and Madness

Money, Marriage, and Madness

The Life of Anna Ott

Author: Kim E. Nielsen
Pub Date: June 2020

A female physician battling oppression and the law in the nineteenth-century Midwest   learn more...

link to catalog page, Pacific Apostle

Pacific Apostle

The 1920-21 Diary of David O. McKay in the Latter-day Saint Island Missions

Author: David O. McKay Edited by Reid L. Neilson and Carson V. Teuscher
Pub Date: January 2020

The day-by-day account of an epic spiritual quest   learn more...

link to catalog page, Peggy Seeger

Peggy Seeger

A Life of Music, Love, and Politics

Author: Jean R. Freedman
Pub Date: Cloth: March 2017, Paper: February 2020

A full-length biography of the folk music legend   learn more...

link to catalog page, Ray Bradbury Unbound Author: Jonathan R. Eller
Pub Date: Cloth:September 2014; Paper: August 2020

The second volume of the authoritative biography   learn more...

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