Bingham, Michael. “New Haven, The Official Guide to New Haven’s 350th Birthday Celebration.” New Haven: New Haven Advocate, 1988.Interesting articles and pictures from a number of points in New Haven’s history.
Fraser, Bruce. “The Land of Steady Habits: A Brief History of Connecticut.” Hartford: Connecticut Historical Commission, 1988. Main focus is on Connecticut with little mention of blacks. Some interesting pictures and sketches.
Gutman, Herbert G. “The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom; 1750-1925.” New York: Vintage Books, 1976. Mainly of value for material on migration of African Americans to the North.
Hughes, Langston. “The Best Short Stories of Negro Writers.” New York: Little Brown, 1967. Collection of short including “Thank You, M’am”. See lesson plans.
Larrick, Nancy. “I Heard A Scream in the Street: Poetry by Young People in the City.” New York: Dell, 1970. Pertinent poems. See lesson plans.
Osterweis, Rollin G. “Three Centuries of New Haven. 1638-1938.” New Haven: Yale University Press, 1953. Valuable examination of the first three hundred years of New Haven history.
Randall, Dudley. “The Black Poets.” New York: Bantam Books, 1971. Examines African American poetry from times of slavery through the 60’s. Same poems are relevant to this unit. Some are not suitable for this grade level without modification.
Roth, David M. “Connecticut History and Culture: An Historical Overview and Resource Guide for Teachers.” Hartford: Connecticut Historical Commission, 1985. Contains a section on African American history, much of which is pertinent to New Haven.
Saunders, Ernest. “The Autobiography of a Dual American.” New Haven: Advocate Press, 1979. Interesting personal account of African American New Havener’s struggle for success.
Saunders, Ernest. “Blacks in the Connecticut National Guard: A Pictorial and Chronological History. 1870-1919.” New Haven: New Haven Afro-American Historical Society, 1977. Most sections would be best read or interpreted by the teacher. Contains excellent photographs.
Shumway, Floyd and Hegel, Richard. “New Haven: An Illustrated History.” Windsor Publications, 1987. Interesting text. Excellent maps and thought provoking pictures.
Stewart, Daniel. “Black New Haven. 1920-1977.” New Haven: Advocate Press, 1977. Presents a picture of African American lives in New Haven from 1920’s until the late 70’s. Discusses a number of prominent black New Haveners.
Stewart, Daniel. “Black Women in Greater New Haven.” New Haven:Southern New England Telephone, 1986. Information on many African American women, past and present.
White, David. “Heroes: A Look at Black History in Connecticut.” New Haven: Southern New England Telephone, 1986. Bristol Baker is the only New Havener mentioned in this short pamphlet.
———. “New Haven’s Afro-American Heritage.” New Haven:New Haven Preservation Trust. Small but excellent brochure containing information and pictures of historic structures and individuals from New Haven’s African American past