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Important Figures

Daisy Bates - 1950's Civil Rights Activist, Little Rock Arkansas

Julian Bond - was the 1968 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, making him the first African-American to receive this honor.

Harry T. Burleigh - Classical composer, arranger and professional singer.

Ursula Burns - in 2009 was named the CEO of Xerox. She is the first African-American woman to hold this position in a Fortune 500 company.


Black History Month at the Library

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Books To Get You Started

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Creating Black Americans: African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present - Nell Irvin Painter
ISBN: 0195137566
A Princeton professor uses art and history to illuminate.

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The Atlas of African-American History and Politics: From the Slave Trade to Modern Times - Arwin Smallwood and Jeffrey Elliot
ISBN: 0070584362
Contains more than 150 maps taking you through the journey.


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