Bogle, Donald, “Brown Sugar”. Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, New York, 1980. Wonderful photographs and short biographies of America’s black female superstars from Ma Rainey to Donna Summer.
Bogle, Donald, “Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, & Bucks.” Bantam Books, Inc., New York, New York, 1974. A definitive, interpretive history of blacks in American films. Excellent definitions of the 5 main black stereotypes and a sympathetic look at the struggles of black film actors.
Null, Gary, “Black Hollywood, The Black Performer in Motion Pictures.” (1900 to 1970). Carol Publishing Group, New York, New York, 1975. A record in photographs and prose of the progress of the black artist in early films to 1970.
Null, Gary, “Black Hollywood, From 1970 to Today.” Carol Publishing Group, New York, New York, 1993. This is a continuation of his book listed above.
Waters, Ethel, “His Eye is on the Sparrow, an Autobiography.” Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1951. Ethel Waters’ story told in her own words.