Black Dance In America: A History Through It’s People
. New York. Harper Collins Publishing, 1990.
Surveys the history of Black dance in America, from its beginnings with the ritual dances of slaves through tap, modern, and break dancing. It includes brief biographies of influential dancers and their companies.
. London: Heinemann Educational Books Ltd. 1967.
This is a wonderful narrative written by an African who can recount his life in Africa before he is kidnapped into the murky world of slavery. This is one of the few accounts of an African’s memoirs that have been preserved by publication.
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Ebony Pictorial History Of Black America
. Volumes 1-3, Nashville, Tennessee. Johnson Publishing Co., 1971.
Details the history of Black America with prose and artwork. Includes poetry, drawings, paintings, and pottery. This set provides valuable information from Africa and its early civilizations through modern day heroes of the civil rights movement.
Mutiny On The Amistad
. New York. Oxford University Press, 1987.
This serves as a great resource for anyone who wishes to untangle the complicated threads of the story of the Amistad. Jones includes exciting drawings of the central characters involved in the Amistad affair. Though the book contains much research, it is a joy to read.
I Am The Darker Brother
. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1979.
This well loved anthology contains a notable collection of poetry by famous African American poets. It includes work by Langston Hughes.
Slier, Deborah. M
ake a Joyful Sound
. New York: Checkerboard Press Inc., 1991.
A collection of poetry and colorful illustrations by well known African American poets.