African American Women in History and Culture Bibliography

African American Women in History and Culture Bibliography

Black History Month

This bibliography includes a select list of books related to the 2012 national theme for Black History month, African American Women in History and Culture. Visit the library catalog to locate additional books and other materials.

Biographies
Bracey, Earnest N. Fannie Lou Hamer : The Life of a Civil Rights Icon.  McFarland & Co., 2011.
92 H214B

Brill, Marlene T. Michelle Obama : From Chicago’s South Side to the White House. Lerner Publishing Co., 2010. 92 O1243B

Broadwater, Andrea. Mary Mcleod Bethune : Educator and Activist.  Enslow Publishers, 2003.  92 B563B

Height, Dorothy I. Open Wide the Freedom Gates : A Memoir. Public Affairs, 2003.  92 H4667

Giddings, Paula.  Ida : A Sword Among Lions : Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching.  Amistad, 2008.
92 W456G

Lightfoot, Elizabeth. Michelle Obama : First Lady of Hope. Lyons Press, 2009.  92 O1243L

Rice, Condoleezza. Extraordinary, Ordinary People a Memoir of Family. 2010. 92 R49535

Art
Collins, Lisa Gail. The Art of History : African American Women Artists Engage the Past.  Rutgers
University Press, 2002.  704.042 C712

Farrington, Lisa E. Creating Their Own Image : The History of African-American Women Artists.  Oxford University Press, 2005.  704.042 F246

Religion
Bassard, Katherine Clay. Transforming Scriptures : African American Women Writers and the Bible. University of Georgia Press, 2010.  810.9382 B317

Collier-Thomas, Bettye. Jesus, Jobs, and Justice : African American Women and Religion. Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. 277.3082 C699

Sensbach, Jon F. Rebecca’s Revival: Creating Black Christianity in the Atlantic World. Harvard University Press, 2005.   92 P9675S

Science
Brown, Jeannette E. African American Women Chemists. Oxford University Press, 2012.
925.4 B878

Jordan, Diann. Sisters in Science: Conversations with Black Women Scientists About Race, Gender, and their Passion for Science. Purdue University Press, 2007.  925 J82

Political Activism
Gore, Dayo.  Want to Start a Revolution?  : Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle. New York:  University Press, 2009.   323.1196 W251

Hicks, Cheryl D. Talk With You Like a Woman : African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935.  University of  North Carolina Press, 2010.   305.4889 H6295

Holsaert, Faith. Hands on the Freedom Plow : Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010.   305.4332 H236

Literature
Brown, Kimberly Nichele. Writing the Black Revolutionary Diva: Women’s Subjectivity and the Decolonizing Text. Indiana University Press, 2010.   810.9928 B878

Hagood, Taylor. Secrecy, Magic, & The One-Act Plays Of Harlem Renaissance Women Writers. Ohio State University Press, 2010.   812.09 H145

Mitchell, Angelyn. The Cambridge Companion to African American Women’s Literature. Cambridge University Press, 2009.    810.9928 C178