Books and Materials

Following is a brief listing of books and videotapes containing information about African American history.

Title

Author

150 Greatest African Americans (2002)

Asante, Medef K.
African American: Portrait of a People (1994)

Estell, Kenneth

African American Desk Reference (2002)

New York Public Library, The Schomburg Center

The African Heritage Cookbook (1971) 

Mendes, Helen

Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect (1968) 

Turner, Lorenzo Dow

Afro-American Folk Art and Crafts (1983)
Ferris, William, editor

The Afro-American Tradition in Decorative Arts (1978)

Vlach, John M.

Afro-American Women of the South and the Advancement of Race (1981)
Neverdon-Martin, Cynthia

And Not Afraid To Dare: The Stories of Ten African Women (1998)

Bolden, Tonya

As the Old Folks Usta' Say…Black Proverbs, Sayings and Folk Wit (1998)

Jennings, Corinne

At Freedom's Door: African American Founding Fathers And Lawyers In Reconstruction South Carolina (2000)

Underwood, James L. and Burke, W. Lewis,eds.
Bittle En' T'Ing': Gullah Cooking With Maum Chrish' (1992)
Geraty, Virginia Mixson

Black American Politics: From the Washington Marches to Jesse Jackson (1985)
Marable, Manning

The Black Border: Gullah Stories of the Carolina Coast (1922)
Gonzales, Ambrose E.

Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success (2008)

Keith C. Holmes, Roslyn Morrison, Sandra Lewis, and Thomas B. Feaster

Black Leadership in the 20th Century (1998)

Marable, Manning

Black Over White: Negro Political Leadership in South Carolina During Reconstruction (1977)

Holt, Thomas C.
The Black Spiritual Movement (1984)

Baer, Hans A.

Black Women in America: An Historic Encyclopedia (1993)
Baer, Hans A.

Black Working Women (1999)

Landry, Bert

Cotton Fields No More: Southern Agriculture, 1865-1980 (1984)

Fite, Gilbert

Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community (1984)

Joyner, Charles

Educating Black Doctors: A History of Meharry Medical College (1983)

Summerville, James

Escape Artist: Narrative of the Life of Henry "Box" Brown

Newman, Richard, Ed.

Freedom and the Court: Civil Rights and Liberties in the United States (1994)

Abraham, Henry J. and Perry, Barbara A.

From My People: 400 Years of African American Folklore (2002)

Dance, Daryl Cumser, ed.

God's Long Summer: The Story of Faith and Civil Rights (2000)

Marsh, Charles

GULLAH CULTURE IN AMERICA, (2007)

Foreword by Emory Shaw Campbell
Cross, Wilbur

Gullah Images (1996)

Jonathan Green

The State of Black South Carolina: An Action Agenda for the Future - 20th Anniversary Edition (2008)

Various writers, published by the Columbia Urban League

Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary

Williams, Juan

 

Special thanks to the State Department of Education and SCETV for compiling and sharing lesson ideas and broad-based activities related to South Carolina African-American History.