African Americans and Civil Rights:

Books


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Abernathy, Ralph David. And the Walls Came Tumbling Down. New York: Harper and Row, 1989. (Ref. 323.092 Abl46)

Alvis, Joel. The Bounds of Their Habitations: The Southern Presbyterian Church, Racial Ideology, and the Civil Rights Movement, 1946-1972. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms, International, l990. (Ref. 305.896073 A1475b)

Back to Top


B

Bailey, Richard. Black Legislators during the Reconstruction of Alabama, 1867-1878. n.p.:Richard Bailey, 1984. (976.1061 B155b)

Neither Carpetbaggers nor Scalawags: Black Officeholders during the Reconstruction of Alabama, 1867-1878. First Edition. Montgomery: Richard Bailey, 1991. (976.1061 B155n)

Barnard, Hollinger F., Ed. Outside the Magic Circle: The Autobiography of Virginia Foster Durr. University, Ala.: University of Alabama Press, 1985, (Ala. B Durr)

Bartley, Numan and Hugh D. Graham. Southern Politics and the Second Reconstruction. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1975. (Ala. 324 Bartley)

Bass, Jack. Taming the Storm: The Life and Times of Judge Frank M. Johnson and the South's Fight Over Civil Rights. First Edition. New York: Doubleday, 1993. (Ref. 347.7314092 B317t)

Unlikely Heroes. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1990. (Ref. 342.730850975 B317u)

Beifuss, Joan Turner. At the River I Stand: Memphis, the 1968 Strike and Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement Series. Brooklyn: Carlson Publishing, 1989. (Ref. 331.89 B422a)

Belknap, Michael. Federal Law and Southern Order: Racial Violence and Constitutional Conflict in the Post-Brown South. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 1987. (Ref. 342.75 B432f)

Bennett, Lerone. What Manner of Man: A Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.. Chicago: Johnston Publishing Company, 1964 (B King)

Black, Charlie J. After the Fact: 20/20 Hindsight. First Edition. Silver Springs: Washington Provider, 1987. (Ref. 370.92 B627a)

Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Edited by Darlene Clark Hine. Brooklyn: Carlson Publishing, 1993. (920.720 B627)

Boris, Joseph J, Editor. Who's Who in Colored America: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Persons of African Descent in America, 1928-1929. Second Edition. New York: Who's Who in Colored American Corporation, l929. (920 W551)

Branch, Taylor. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988. (Ref. 973.0496073 B816p)

Brauer, Carl M. John F. Kennedy and the Second Reconstruction. New York: Columbia University Press, 1977. (973.922 Brauer)

Brawley, Benjamin Griffith. A Short History of the American Negro. Second Revised Edition. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1927. (973.049 B826s)

Bullard, Robert D., Ed. In Search of the New South: The Black Urban Experience in the 1970s and 1980s. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: University of Alabama, 1989. (Ref. 305.896073 I35)

Burke, Joan Martin. Civil Rights: A Current Guide to the People, Organizations, and Events. New York: Bowker, 1974. (323.4 Burke)

Burrows, John Howard. The Necessity of Myth: A History of the National Negro Business League. 1900-1945. (Ref. 338.6422 B972n)

Back to Top


C

Callahan, Nancy. The Freedom Quilting Bee: Black Women Artists in the Heart of Dixie. University, Ala.: University of Alabama Press, 1987. (Ref. 976.1 c156f)

Chestnut. J. L., Jr. and Julia Cass. Black in Selma; The Uncommon Life of J. L. Chestnut, Jr. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Girouz, 1990. (Ref. 340.092 C525)

Clark. E. Culpepper. The Schoolhouse Door: Segregation's Last Stand at the University of Alabama. New York: Oxford University Press, l993. (Ref. 378.76184 C592s)

Coleman, John J. Employment Discrimination in Alabama. Birmingham: J. J. Coleman, 1991. (Ref: 344.76101133 C692e)

Collins, Donald E. When the Church Bell Rang Racist, The Methodist Church and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama. Macon: Mercer University Press, 1998.

Compensatory Justice and Affirmative Action: Conference Proceedings, August 1976. (324.4 Compensatory)

Conrad, Earl. Jim Crow American. New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1947. (973.049 C754j)

Crew, Spencer R. Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration, 1915-1940. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institute, 1987. (Ref. 305.896073 C927f)

Back to Top


D

Daniels, Pearl Gray. Portrait of Fred Gray. New York: Vantage Press, 1975. (Archival Reference: Rare)

Davis, Allison. Children of Bondage: The Personality Development of Negro Youth in the Urban South. Washington, D.C.: American Council on Education, 1940. (305.896 D261c)

Davis, Benjamin Oliver. Benjamin O. Davis: An Autobiography. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991. (Ref. 355.40092 D261)

Dees, Morris and Steve Fiffer. A Season for Justice: The Life and Times of Civil Rights Lawver Morris Dees. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1991. (Ref. 342.75085092 D312s)

Denton, Virginia Lantz. Booker T. Washington and the Adult Education Movement, 1856-1915. n.p.: Virginia Lantz Denton, 1988. (Ref. 374.92 W317d)

Doby, Welton Blanton. The Evolution of Negro Secondary Schools in Elmore County, Alabama from 1928-1929 to 1937-1938. Cincinnati: University of Cincinnati Press, 1940. (Ala. 373.09 D632e)

Dodd, Don. The History of Black Politics in Alabama: A Preliminary Bibliography. Monticello, Ill.: Vance Bibliographies, 1979. (Ala. 016.323 D639)

Back to Top


E

Elliott, Carl. The Cost of Courage: The Journey of an American Congressman. New York: Doubleday, 1992. (328.730 E146c)

Back to Top


F

Fairclough, Adam. To Redeem the Soul of America: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1987. (Ala. 323.1 F165r)

Finkelman, Paul, Ed. Lynching, Racial Violence, and the Law. New York: Garland Press, 1992. (Ref. 364.134 L987)

Foner, Eric. Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877. New York: Harper and Row, 1988. (Ref. 973.8 F673r)

Foner, Philip S. and George E. Walkers, Eds. Proceedings of the Black National and State Conventions, 1865-1900. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1986. (973.0496 P963)

Franklin, Jimmie. Back to Birmingham: Richard Arrington, Jr. and His Times. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1989. (Ref. 323.092 F853)

Free at Last: A History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Died in the Struggle. Montgomery, Ala.: Civil Rights Education Project, Southern Poverty Law Center, 1989. (Ref. 323.092 F853)

Back to Top


G

Garrow, David J., Ed. Atlanta, Georgia 1960-1961: Sit-Ins and Student Activism. Brooklyn: Carlson Publishing, 1989.

Birmingham, Alabama, 1956-1963: The Black Struggle for Civil Rights. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement Series. Brooklyn: Carlson Publishing, 1989. (Ref. 305.8 G243b)

Chicago 1966: Open Housing Marches, Summit Negotiations and Operation Breadbasket. Brooklyn: Carlson Publishing, 1981. (364.12 Garrow)

The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.: From "Solo" to Memphis. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1981. (364.12 Garrow)

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Civil Rights Leader, Theologian, Orator. Vols. 1-3. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement Series. Brooklyn: Carlson Publishing, 1989. (Ref. 323.4092 953m)

St. Augustine, Florida 1963-1964: Mass Protest and Racial Violence. Brooklyn: Carlson Publishing, 1989. (Ref. 975.918 Sal34)

The Walking City: The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement Series. Brooklyn: Carlson Publishing. 1989. (Ref. 323.1 W186)

We Shall Overcome. Vols. 1-3. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement Series. Brooklyn: Carlson Publishing, l989. (ReE 323.1 U7361)

Glen, John. Highlander, No Ordinary School, 1932-1962. Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, 1988. (Ref. 374.9768 G558)

Goodman, James E. Stories of Scottsboro. n.p.: James E. Goodman, 1990. (Ref. 345.09532 G653s)

Gratton, Carl and Anne Permaloff. Big Mules and Branchheads: James E. Folsom and Political Power in Alabama. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 1985. (Ala. 976.1 G736b)

Graham, Hugh Davis. The Civil Rights Era: Origins and Development of National Policy, 1960-1972. (Ref. 323.134 H177r)

Gray, Jerome. A History of the Alabama State Teachers Association. Washington. D.C.: National Education Association of the United States, 1987. (Ala. 370.6 G778h)

Back to Top


H

Hall, Jacqueline Dowd. Revolt Against Chivalry: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Women's Campaign Against Lynching. New York: Columbia University Press, 1979. (Ref. 364.134 H177r)

Harlan, Louis R., Ed. The Booker T. Washington Papers. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1972. (Ala. 301.45 W317b)

Booker T. Washington in Perspective: Essays of Louis R. Harlan. Edited by Raymond W. Smock. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 1988. (Ref. 378.111 H283b)

Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915. New York: Oxford University Press, 1983. (Ala. 278.111 H283b)

Hasson, Gail. The Medical Activities of the Freedmen's Bureau in Reconstruction Alabama, 1865-1868. n.p.: Gail Hasson, 1982. (Ref. 973.714 H355m)

Haywood, Harry. Negro Liberation. New York: International Publishers, 1948. (305.896 H427n)

Hemphill, Paul. Leaving Birmingham: Notes of a Native Son. New York: Viking, 1993. (Ref. 305.896 H4911)

History of the First African Baptist Church, 1866-1986. Tuscaloosa: Weatherford Printing Company, Inc., 1986. (Ala. 986 H673)

Horton, Aimee Isgrig. The Highlander Folk School: History of Its Major Programs. Brooklyn: Carlson Publishing, 1989. (Ref. 374,976 H823h)

Back to Top


I

Imes, G. Lake. Remembering Booker T. Washington. Tuskegee: G. Lake Imes, 1917. (Archival Reference-Rare)

Back to Top


J

Jakeman, Robert Jefferson. Jim Crow Earns his Wings: The Establishment of Segregated Flight Training at Tuskegee, Alabama, 1934-1942. n.p.: Robert Jefferson Jakeman. 1988. (Ref. 358.413 J25j)

Johnson, Edward A. History of the Negro Soldiers in the Spanish-American War. Raleigh. N. C.: Capital Printing Company, 1899. (Archival Reference-Rare)

Jones, Maxine Deloris. Talladega College: The First Century. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1990. (378.761 J78t)

Back to Top


K

Kelley, Robin Davis Gibran. Hammer n' Hoe: Black Radicalism and the Communist Party in Alabama, 1929-1941. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, 1989. (Ref. 324.9761 K99h)

Kennedy, Robert Francis. Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr.; A Biography. New York: Putnam, 1978. (Ala. B Johnson)

King, Martin Luther, Jr. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. Edited by James Melvin Washington. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1986. (Ref. Ala. 323.4 K52t)

Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. New York: Harper, 1958. (Ala. 325.26 King)

Klibaner, Irwin. Conscience of a Troubled South. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement Series. Brooklyn: Carlson Publishing, 1989. (Ala. 370.19 965c)

Knopke, Harry J. Opening Doors: Perspectives on Race Relations in Contemporary America. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1991. (Ref. 303.8000p61)

Back to Top


L

Laue, James H. Direct Action and Segregation, 1960-1962: Toward a Theory of the Rationalization of Protest. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement Series. Brooklyn: Carlon Publishing, 1989. (Ref. 321.1 L372d)

Levine, Ellen. Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories. New York: Putnam, 1993. (Ref. 973.049 L6651)

Logan, Onnie Lee. Motherwit, an Alabama Midwife's Story. New York: Dutton, 1989. (618.r03 L893c)

Longenecker, Stephen. Selma's Peacemaker: Ralph Smeltzer and Civil Rights Mediation. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1987. (Ala. 305.8 L859)

Lynching, Racial Violence, and Law. Edited with an Introduction bv Paul Finkelman. New York: Garland, 1992. (364.134 L987)

Back to Top


M

The Media and the Movement: The Role of the Press in a Changing Society. Birmingham: n.p., 1981. (Ala. 324.4)

McMillen, Neil R. Dark Journey: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989. (Ref. 976.200 MI167d)

McMurry, Linda O. Recorder of the Black Experience: A Biography of Monroe Nathan Work. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Unisersity Press, 1985. (Ala. 990 W919 N1168r)

Mendelsohn, Jack. The Martyrs: Sixteen Who Gave Their Lives for Racial Justice. New York: Harper and Row, 1966. (323.4 Mendolsohn)

Merritt, Carole. Homecoming: African American History in Georgia. Atlanta: African American History Association, 1982. (Ga. 975.8 M572h)

Mikell, Robert Mosley. Selma. Charlotte: n.p., 1965. (Ala. 323.4)

Myrdal, Gunnar. An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1944. (325.260 M998a)

Back to Top


N

Negro Education: A Study of the Private and Higher Schools for Colored People in the United States. 2 Volumes. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1917. Archival Reference-Rare)

Newman, Debra L., Compiler. Black History: A Guide to Civilian Records in the National Archives. Washington. D.C.: National Archives Trust Fund Board. General Services Administration, 1984 (Ref. 016.973 N552b)

Nordmann, Christopher Andrew. Free Negroes in Mobile County, Alabama. n.p.: Christopher Andrew Nordmann, 1990. (Ref. 305.896 N832f)

Nunnelly, William A. Bull Connor. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1991. (Ref. 976.178 C752n)

Back to Top


O

Oppenheimer, Martin. The Sit-In Movement of 1960. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement Series. Brooklyn: Carlson Publishing, 1989. (Ref. 323.1 Op62s)

Back to Top


P

Parks, Rosa and James Haskins. The Autobiography of Rosa Parks. New York: Dial Books, 1992. (976.147 P959p)

Perlo, Victor. The Negro in Southem Agriculture. New York: International Publishing, 1953. (Archival Reference-Rare)

Plotski, Harry A. and James Williams, Eds. A Reference Work on the Afro-American. New York: Bellwether Publishing Company, Inc., 1983. (Ref. 973.0496 N385)

Back to Top


Q

Quarles, Benjamin. The Negro in the Civil War. First Edition. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1953. (Ref. 973.715 Qln)

Back to Top


R

Raines, Howell. My Soul is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South Remembered. New York: Penguin Books, 1983. (Ref. 323.409 R155)

Raper, Arthur Franklin. The Tragedy of Lynching. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1933. (Stack 364.134 R916t)

Redford, Dorothy Spruill. Somerset Homecoming: Recovering a Lost Heritage. First Edition. New York: Doubleday, 1988. (Ref. 929.208 R3l5s)

Rice, Sarah. He Included Me: The Autobiography of Sarah Rice. Transcribed and Edited by Louise Wrestling. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1989. (Ref. 975.906 R497h)

Rieff, Burt M. "Browder v. Gayle: The Legal Vehicle of the Montgomery Bus Boycott." Alabama Review 41 (July 1988): 193-208.

Robinson, Jo Ann Gibson. The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1987. (Ala. 976.1 R662m)

Back to Top


S

Salmond, John R. The Conscience of a Lawyer: Clifford J. Durr and American Civil Liberties, 1899-1975. University, Ala.: University of Alabama, 1990. (Ref. 349.730 D965s)

Salter, John R. Jackson, Mississippi: An American Chronicle of Struggle and Schism. Malabar, Fla.: R.E. Krieger Publishing Company, 1987. (Ms 323.1 S176j)

Seay, Solomon Snowden. I Was There by the Grace of God. Montgomery, Ala.: S. S. Seay, Sr. Educational Foundation, 199O. (Ref 287.830 Se438i)

Shapiro, Herbert. White Violence and Black Response: From Reconstruction to Montgomery. Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 1988. (Ref. 973.049 Sh529w)

Sikora, Frank. The Judge: The Life and Opinions of Alabama's Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Montgomery: Black Belt Press, 1992. (Ref: 347.731 Si579j)

Until Justice Rolls Down: The Birmingham Church Bombing Case. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1991. (Ref. 364.152 Si579u)

Spencer, Leon. Original Sources in Black Studies: A Guide to the Talladega College Historical Collection. Talladega, Ala.: Talladega College Historical Collection, 1979. (Ala. 016.027 SP745g)

Records of Black Organizations: A Guide to Preservation. Birmingham: Alabama Center for Higher Education, 1978. (Ala. 025.8 SP745r)

Steffgen, Kent H. The Bondage of the Free. Berkeley: Vanguard Books, 1966. (323.4 Steffgen)

Stein, Judith. The World of Marcus Garvey: Race and Class in Modern Society. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, Press. 1986. (305.8 G775 S819w)

Stokes, Anson Phelps. Tuskegee Institute: The First Fifty Years. Tuskegee: Tuskegee Institute Press, 1931. (Ala. 378 St878t)

Stone, Donald P. Fallen Prince: William James Edwards, Black Education, and the Quest for Afro-American Nationality. Foreword by Julian Bond. Snow Hill, Ala.: Snow Hill Press, 1990. (Ref. 370.92 Ed26s)

Stoper, Emily. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Cornmittee. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement Series. Brooklyn: Carlson Publishing, 1989. (Ref. 323.3 S933)

Back to Top


T

Tarry, Ellen. The Third Door: The Autobiography of an American Negro Woman. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1992. (973.049 T192t)

Thompson, Jan Gregory. A History of the Alabama Council on Human Relations: From Roots to Redirection, 1920-1968. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, 1991. (Ref. 323.119 T473h)

Thornton, J. Mills. "Challenge and Response in the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-1956." Alabama Review 33 (July 1980): 163-235.

Tushnet, Mark V. The NAACP's Legal Strategy: Against Segregated Education, 1925-1950. Brooklyn: Carlson Publishing. 1989. (Ref. 344.730 T964n)

Tyler, Elizabeth Ann. Research in Black History: A Guide to Resources in the Birmingham Public Library. Birmingham: Birmingham Public Library, 1981. (Ala. 016.929 T981r)

Back to Top


U

United States Commission on Civil Rights (332.4 US)

Back to Top


V

Back to Top


W

Walton, Hanes. The Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Westport. Conn.: Greenwood Publishing Corporation, 1971. (Ala. B King)

Washington, Booker T. Character Building: Being Addresses Delivered on Sunday Evenings to Students of Tuskegee Institute. New York: Doubleday, 1909. (Ala.170.4 W317c)

Selected Speeches of Booker T. Washington. Edited by E. Davidson Washington. New York: Doubleday, 1939. (325.96 W317s)

Sowing and Reaping. Boston: L.C. Page and Company, 1900. (Ala. 171.2 W-317s)

Washington, James Melvin, Ed. Character Building; Being Addresses Delivered on Sunday Evenings to Students of Tuskegee Institute. New York: Doubleday, Page, and Company, 1902. (Ala. 170.4 W317c)

Watkins, Levi. Fighting Hard: The Alabama State Experience. Detroit: Harlo, 1987. (Ref. 378.761 W335f)

Webb, Sheyann and Rachel West Nelson. Selma, Lord, Selma. Edited by Frank Sikora. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama, 1979. (Ala. 301.45 Webb)

Wiesbrot, Robert. Freedom Bound: A History of the American Civil Rights Movement. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1990. (Ref. 323.409 W426f)

Wiggins, Sarah Woolfolk, Ed. From Civil War to Civil Rights--Alabama, 1860-1960. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1987. (Ala. 976.1 W655f)

Wilder, James Chapman. History of the Alabama Negro Press, Post-Reconstruction to 1901. Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama Press, 1961. (Ala. 070.484 W673h)

Williams, Juan, Ed. Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965: A Sourcebook. Boston: Blackside, Inc., 1987. (Ala. 323.4 Williams)

Work, Monroe Nathan, Compiler. A Bibliography of the Negro in Africa and America. New York: H.W. Wilson, 1928. (Ala. 016.326 W926)

Back to Top


X

Back to Top


Y

Yarbrough, Tinsley E. Judge Frank Johnson and Human Rights in Alabama. University, Ala.: University of Alabama Press, 1981. (Ala. B Johnson)

Back to Top


Z

Zepp, Ira. The Social Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr. Brooklyn: Carlson Publishing, 1989. (Ref. 261.809 z57s)

Back to Top


Return to African-American Pathfinder
Return to Subject Categories
Return to Reference homepage


Updated: October 4, 2002
http://www.archives.state.al.us/afro/books.html
Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100
Phone: (334) 242-4435
E-Mail:dpendlet@archives.state.al.us