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Kitchen Table Press: Barbara Smith, Audre Lorde, Cherríe Moraga, Beverly Smith

Books for Conference Projects

Below is a list of autobiographies that would make good focal points for the conference paper. All are in the campus library's general collection, not on reserve for this course. Students are welcome to select autobiographies not on this list. The only requirement is that conference papers focus on autobiographical writing that offers illuminating perspectives on the Black Freedom Movement in the United States or elsewhere.

SOUTHERN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT:
- Daisy Bates, The Long Shadow of Little Rock
- Melba Pattilo Beals, Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
- Sally Belfrage, Freedom Summer
- Anne Braden, The Wall Between
- James Forman, The Making of Black Revolutionaries
- Mary King, Freedom Song: A Personal Story of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement
- Michael Long, ed., I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life in Letters
- Jo Ann Robinson, The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It: The Memoir of Jo Ann Gibson Robinson


BLACK PANTHER PARTY:
- Elaine Brown, A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story
- Eldridge Cleaver, Soul on Ice
- David Hilliard, This Side of Glory: the Autobiography of David Hilliard and the Story of the Black Panther Party
- Huey Newton, Revolutionary Suicide
- Bobby Seale, Seize the Time: the Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton


OTHER REVOLUTIONARY NATIONALISTS IN THE UNITED STATES:
- Jamil al-Amin (H. Rap Brown), Die Nigger Die!: A Political Autobiography
- Jamil al-Amin, Revolution by the Book: (The Rap is Live)
- Michael Hamlin, A Black Revolutionary's Life in Labor
- Yuri Kochiyama, Passing It On
- Nelson Peery, Black Fire: The Making of a Black Revolutionary
- Nelson Peery, Black Radical: The Education of a Black Revolutionary
- Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography


REVOLUTIONARY NATIONALISTS OVERSEAS:
- Chinua Achebe, There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra
- Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
- Mamphele Ramphele, Across Boundaries: The Journey of a South African Woman Leader


POLITICAL PRISONERS:
- Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472
- Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (with Ken Klonsky), Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom
- George Jackson, Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson
- Mumia Abu Jamal, Live From Death Row


ARTISTS AND INTELLECTUALS:
- Maya Angelou, The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou
- James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
- Amiri Baraka, The Autobiography of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka
- Angela Davis, An Autobiography
- Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
- Pauli Murray, Pauli Murray: The Autobiography of a Black Activist, Feminist, Lawyer, Priest, and Poet
- Gil Scott-Heron, The Last Holiday: A Memoir
- Nina Simone, I Put a Spell on You


POLITICIANS:
- Julian Bond, A Time to Speak, A Time to Act: the Movement in Politics
- Shirley Chisholm, Unbought and Unbossed
- Barbara Jordan, A Self-Portrait

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