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Biography/Autobiography

Abernethy, Frances E., "The Elusive Emily D. West, Folksong's Fabled 'Yellow Rose of Texas': A Remedial Rorschach," in 2001: A Texas Folklore Odyssey. Ed. Frances E. Abernethy. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2001).

Adams, Effie K. Tall Black Texans: Men of Courage. (Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co., 1972).

Andrews, William L. To Tell a Free Story: The First Century of Afro-American Autobiography, 1760–1865. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986).

"Annie Mae Hunt: Triumph over Tragedy," Medallion 30, no. 3-4 (March/April, 1993).

Bailey, Herbert J., "Charles Bellinger and Jim Crow in San Antonio, Texas, 1905–1937," South Texas Studies 4 (1993).

Banks, Ernie, and Jim Enright. "Mr. Cub." (Chicago: Follett Pub. Co., 1971).

Barbara Jordan Memorial, Frank C. Erwin Center, The University of Texas at Austin, January 28, 1996. (Austin: The University, 1996). [videocassette]

The Barbara Jordan Reader: An Educational Pamphlet Produced for the Exhibition: "Barbara Jordan: Freedom Medalist and Texas Treasure" at the Capitol Complex Visitors Center, January 12–June 19, 1995. (Austin: Capitol Complex Visitors Center, 1995).

Barnes, Marian E. Black Texans: They Overcame. (Austin: Eakin Press, 1996).

Barnhill, Ted, and Scott Randall, "Distinguishing Profiles: the Distinguished [UT] Alumni of 2005," Alcalde 94, no. 2 (November/December, 2005). [Rodney Ellis]

Barr, Alwyn and Robert A. Calvert, eds. Black Leaders: Texans for Their Times. (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1981).

Bell, Gail K. "James Leonard Farmer: Texas' First African American Ph. D.," East Texas Historical Journal 36, no. 1 (Spring, 1998).

Bessent, Nancy R. E. The Publisher: A Biography of Carter W. Wesley. (Austin: [Thesis, University of Texas at Austin] 1981).

Blue, Carroll Parrott. The Dawn at My Back: Memoir of a Black Texas Upbringing. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003). Companion DVD-ROM.

Branch, Hettye W. The Story of "80 John," a Biography of One of the Most Respected Negro Ranchers in the Old West. (New York: Greenwich Book Publishers, 1960). [Daniel Webster Wallace].

Brewer, J. Mason. The Life of John Wesley Anderson … in Verse. (Dallas: Printed by C. C. Cockrell & Son, 1938).

__________. Negro Legislators of Texas and their Descendants; a History of the Negro in Texas Politics from Reconstruction to Disenfranchisement. (Austin: Jenkins Pub. Co., 1970, c1935).

Bryant, Ira B. Barbara Charline Jordan: From the Ghetto to the Capitol. (Houston: D. Armstrong Co., 1977).

Bundy, William O. Life of William Madison McDonald, Ph. D. (Fort Worth: Bunker, 1925).

Bunkley, Anita. Emily, the Yellow Rose: A Texas Legend. (Houston: Rinard Publishing, 1989). [fiction]

Bussey, Nancy B., "Earl's Rainbow," Alcalde 76, no. 1 (September/October, 1987). [Earl Campbell]

Cantrell, Greg, "John B. Rayner: 'No Outlet' on the Road of Hope," in The Human Tradition in Texas. Ed. Ty Cashion and Jesús F. de la Teja. (Wilmington, DE: S R Books, 2001).

Carpenter, Tom, "Chompin' at the Lip," True West 51, no. 9 (October, 2004). [Bill Pickett]

Cartwight, Gary, "Thomas 'Hollywood' Henderson," Texas Monthly 28, no. 9 (September, 2000).

Childers, Sam. "William Sydney Pittman," Legacies 9, no. 2 (Fall, 1997).

Cole, Thomas R. No Color Is My Kind: The Life of Eldrewey Stearns and the Integration of Houston, Texas. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997).

Craft, Juanita. A Child, the Earth, and a Tree of Many Seasons: The Voice of Juanita Craft. (Dallas: Halifax Pub., 1982).

Crane, R. C., "D. W. Wallace ('80 John'); a Negro Cattleman on the Texas Frontier," West Texas Historical Association Year Book 28 (October, 1952).

Cravens, Patsy. Leavin' a Testimony: Portraits from Rural Texas. Foreword by John B. Boles. Afterword by Bob Patten. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006). [Colorado Co.]

Cuney-Hare, Maude. Norris Wright Cuney: A Tribune of the Black People. (New York: The Crisis Pub. Co., 1913).

__________. Norris Wright Cuney, a Tribune of the Black People. [Facsim. ed.] Introd. by Robert C. Cotner. (Austin: Steck-Vaughn, 1968).

Davis, Alicia. "Christia V. Adair: A Servant of Humanity," Texas Historian 38, no. 1 (September, 1977).

Dawson, George, and Richard Glaubman. Life Is So Good. (New York: Random House, 2000). [Marshall, TX]

"Death of D. W. Wallace ['80 John']," Cattleman 25, no. 11 (April, 1939).

Devereaux, Linda E., "William Goyens: Black Leader in Early Texas," East Texas Historical Journal 45, no. 1 (2007).

Ealy, Rachel Ann, "Dr. Pauline Hopkins: The History of a Community Leader," Texas Historian 53, no. 1 (September, 1992).

Echols, Timothy B. Pioneering in Religious Education: Four Decades in the Methodist Church. (New York: Exposition Press, 1964).

Estes, Susan, "In Keeping with the Dream: Victoria Taylor Walker, Black American Educator," Touchstone 7 (1988).

Farmer, James. Lay Bare the Heart: An Autobiography of the Civil Rights Movement. (New York: Arbor House, 1985).

Farr, Finis. Black Champion: The Life and Times of Jack Johnson. (New York: Scribner, 1972).

Felps, Jettie I. The Lost Tongues. (Corpus Christi: Christian Triumph Press, 1945?).

Flipper, Henry O. Negro Frontiersman: The Western Memoirs of Henry O. Flipper ... (El Paso: Texas Western College Press, 1963).

Fontaine, Jacob, III. Jacob Fontaine: From Slavery to Greatness of the Pulpit, the Press, and the Public Service. (Austin: Eakin Press, 1983).

Gibbs, Warmoth T. President Mathew W. Dogan of Wiley College: A Biography. (Marshall: Firmin-Greer, 193–?).

Gillette, Michael L., "Heman Marion Sweatt: Civil Rights Plaintiff," in Black Leaders: Texans for Their Times. Ed. by Alwyn Barr and Robert A. Calvert. (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1981).

Gilmore, Al-Tony. Bad Nigger! The National Impact of Jack Johnson. (Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1975).

Golden Profiles of Dallas-Fort Worth. (Chicago: Adams Press, 1981).

Green, Nonie, "A Military Biography of Alfred C. Markley," Fort Concho and the South Plains Journal 23, no. 2 (Spring, 1991).

Guetzow, Mark A., "The Life of Henry Ossian Flipper: Triumph or Tragedy?" Texas Historian 58, no. 1 (September, 1997).

Gulley, Steve D. M. M. Rodgers, the Politician, 1877-1909. (Prairie View: [Thesis, Prairie View A & M College] 1955).

Hales, Douglas. A Southern Family in White and Black: The Cuneys of Texas. (College Station: Texas A & M University of Texas Press, 2003).

Hall, Josie B. Hall's Moral and Mental Capsule for the Economic and Domestic Life of the Negro... (Dallas: Rev. R. S. Jenkins, 1905).

Hamilton, Jeff. "My Master," the Inside Story of Sam Houston and His Times, by His Former Slave, Jeff Hamilton, as Told to Lenoir Hunt … With a foreword by Franklin Williams. (Dallas: Manfred, Van Nort & Co., 1940).

Hanes, Bailey C. Bill Pickett, Bulldogger: The Biography of a Black Cowboy. With a foreword by Bill Burchardt. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989, c1977).

Harrigan, Stephen, "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Texas Monthly 12 (April, 1984).

Harris, Trudier, "'The Yellow Rose of Texas': A Different Cultural View," in Juneteenth Texas: Essays in African-American Folklore. Ed. Francis E. Abernethy, Patrick B. Mullen, and Alan B. Govenar. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1996).

Haskins, James. Scott Joplin. With Kathleen Benson. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1978).

Hinze, Virginia N. Norris Wright Cuney. (Houston: [Thesis, Rice University] 1965).

Historic Black Dallasites. Comp. Sadye Gee. Ed. Darnell Williams. (Dallas: Museum of African American Life and Culture, 1988?).

Hogan, E. B. Last Buffalo: Walter Potts and the 92nd "Buffalo" Division in World War I. (Austin: Eakin Press, 2000).

Humble, Berenda J., "Farmer before King," Texas Historian 52, no. 1 (September, 1991). [James L. Farmer]

Hunt, Annie Mae. I Am Annie Mae. (Austin: Rosegarden Press, 1983).

Hunter, J. Marvin, "Hendrick Arnold, Negro, a Texas Patriot," Frontier Times XV, no. 1 (October, 1937).

_____________."The Hendrick Survey," in 100 Years in Bandera: 1853-1953. (Bandera, TX: Bandera Bulletin, 1953).

Hyman, Rick, and Ronda Hyman. My Texas Family: An Uncommon Journey to Prosperity, Featuring Photographs from 1912 to 1927. (Charleston, SC: Tempus, 2000).

Index to The American Slave. Ed. Donald M. Jacobs. (Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1981). See Rawick, George P., ed., for volumes of The American Slave.

Jackson, Andrew Webster. A Sure Foundation. (Houston? 1940?).

Jackson, Clyde O. In This Evening Light. (Hicksville, NY: Exposition Press, 1980).

Jamison, M. F. Autobiography and Work of Bishop M. F. Jamison, D. D. (Nashville: Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, 1912).

Jelliffe, Rowena W. Here's Zelma! (Cleveland: Job Corps Center Committee? Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 1975). [Zelma Watson George]

Johnson, Cecil. Guts: Legendary Black Rodeo Cowboy Bill Pickett. (Fort Worth: Summit Group, 1994).

Johnson, Jack. Jack Johnson—in the Ring—and Out. Repr. (Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1975, c1927).

Johnson, Linda C. Barbara Jordan, Congresswoman. (New York: Blackbirch Press/Rosen Publishing Group, 1990).

Johnson, Thelma, "Norris Wright Cuney," Junior Historian 26, no. 1 (September, 1965).

Jordan, Barbara, and Shelby Hearon. Barbara Jordan, A Self Portrait. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1979).

Jordan, Edna H. Black Tracks to Texas: Solomon Melvin Coles, From Slave to Educator. (Corpus Christi: Golden Banner Press, 1977).

Jordan, Julia K. Gibson. Beauty & the Best, Frederica Chase Dodd: The Story of a Life of Love and Dedication. (Dallas: Distrib. by Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 1985).

Kotz, Nick, and Mary Lynn Kotz. A Passion for Equality: George A. Wiley and the Movement. (New York: Norton, 1979, c1977).

Kubiak, Daniel J. Monument to a Black Man. (San Antonio: Naylor Co.,1972).

Lacy, Leslie A. The Rise and Fall of a Proper Negro; an Autobiography. (New York: Macmillan, 1970).

Lavada Durst (Dr. Hepcat). [videorecording] Interviewed by John Wheat. (Austin, 1986).

Ledé, Naomi W. Precious Memories of a Black Socialite: A Narrative of the Life and Times of Constance Houston Thompson. (Houston: N. W. Ledé, 1991).

Lewis, Joseph V. Out of the Ditch; A True Story of an Ex-Slave. (Houston: Rein & Sons Co., 1910).

Lipscomb, Mance. I Say Me for a Parable: The Oral Autobiography of Mance Lipscomb, Texas Bluesman. As told to and compiled by Glen Alyn. (New York: W. W. Norton, 1993).

Logan, Rayford W., and Michael R. Winston, eds. Dictionary of American Negro Biography. (New York: Norton, 1982).

Lutzweiler, James, "Emily D. West and the Yellow Prose of Texas: A Primer on Some Primary Documents and Their Doctoring," in 2001: A Texas Folklore Odyssey. Ed. Frances E. Abernethy. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2001).

Martin, William, "American Idol," Texas Monthly 34, no. 8 (August, 2006). [Bishop T. D. Jakes]

May, Julian. Ernie Banks, Home Run Slugger. (Mankato, MN: Crestwood House, 1973).

Means, Bertha Sadler. Portrait of a Pioneer in the Making of America, James B. Sadler, 1828-1911. (Austin: Hart Graphics, 1975).

Miller, Laura, "The Hustler," D Magazine 18, no. 3 (March, 1991). [John Wiley Price]

Morton, Lena B. My First Sixty Years; Passion for Wisdom. (New York: Philosophical Library, 1965).

Murray, Pauli. Song in a Weary Throat: An American Pilgrimage. (New York: Harper & Row, 1987).

Norton, Wesley, "Negro Trail-Driver, Jean Spence Perrault, and His Beaumont Descendants," Texas Gulf Historical and Biographical Record, 19, no. 1 (November, 1983).

O'Brien, Michael. The Face of Texas. Photographs by Michael O'Brien. Stories by Elizabeth O'Brien. (Albany, TX: Bright Sky Press, 2003).

Prather, Patricia Smith, and Jane C. Monday From Slave to Statesman: The Legacy of Joshua Houston, Servant to Sam Houston. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1993).

Rawick, George P., ed. The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Co., 1972). [Texas volumes include: Vol. 2 "Texas Narratives" Part 1; Vol. 3, Part 2; Vol. 4, Part 3; Vol. 5, Part 4; Vol. 6,Part 5; Vol. 7, Part 6; Vol. 8, Part 7; Vol. 9, Part 8; Vol. 10, Part 9] See also Index to the American Slave.

Reid, Jan, "Earl Campbell," Texas Monthly 29, no. 9 (September, 2001).

Reynolds, Mary, "'The Days of Glory What Ain't So Far Off': An Oral History of Her Days as a Slave," Texas Journal of Ideas, History, and Culture 23 (2000).

Ricks, Lucille. A Buffalo Soldier's Legacy. (Arizona?: L. Ricks, 1993).

Roberts, Randy, "Galveston's Jack Johnson: Flourishing in the Dark," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 87, no. 1 (July, 1983).

__________. Papa Jack: Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hope. (New York: The Free Press, 1983).

Rogers, Mary, "Reweaving History," in her Dancing Naked (Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2008).
[Hicks Family ancestry]

Sample, Albert Race. Racehoss: Big Emma's Boy. (Austin: Eakin Press, 1984).

Sance, Melvin M., and Marian L. Martinello. The Wallace Brand Study Guide: For Use with the Institute of Texan Culture's Slide Set or Filmstrip and Audio Tape. (San Antonio: University of Texas, Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio, 1978).

Santos, R. Chris, "Doris 'Dorie' Miller," Texas Historian 38, no. 5 (May, 1977).

Sapper, Neil, "Aboard the Wrong Ship in the Right Books: Doris Miller and Historical Accuracy," East Texas Historical Journal 18, no. 1 (1980).

Seale, Avrel, "A Rose by Any Other Name …," Texas Alcalde 83, no. 1 (September/ October, 1994). [Earl Campbell]

Shabazz, Amilcar, "Carter Wesley: Sounding the Ram's Horn for Human Rights," in The Human Tradition in Texas. Ed. Ty Cashion and Jesús F. de la Teja. (Wilmington, DE: S R Books, 2001).

Simond, Ada DeBlanc, "The Discovery of Being Black: A Recollection," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 76, no. 4 (April, 1973).

Smallwood, James, "G. T. Ruby: Galveston's Black Carpetbagger in Reconstruction Texas," Houston Review 5 (1983).

Spong, John, "Pug," Texas Monthly 33, no. 5 (May, 2005). [Maurice 'Pug' Scott, Austin, TX]

Stimpson, Eddie. My Remembers: A Black Sharecropper's Recollections of the Depression. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1996).

Swahn, Jo Ann, "Earl," Texas Parade 38, no. 8 (January, 1978). [Earl Campbell]

Sweany, Brian D., "Rod Paige," Texas Monthly 28, no. 9 (September, 2000).

Thomas, Matt. Hopping on the Border (Life Story of a Bellboy). (San Antonio: The Naylor Co., 1951).

Tomkins-Walsh, Teresa, "Thelma Scott Bryant: Memories of a Century in Houston's Third Ward," The Houston Review of History and Culture 1, no. 1 (Fall, 2003).

Treat, Victor H., "William Goyens: Free Negro Entrepreneur," in Black Leaders: Texans for Their Times. Ed. by Alwyn Barr and Robert A. Calvert. (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1981).

Walker, William. Missionary Pioneer, or a Brief Memoir of the Life, Labors, and Death of John Stewart, Man of Colour. (Austin: Pemberton Press, 1969).

Wallace, Lillie Toney. From Every Mountain Side. (New York: Carlton Press, 1972).

Ward, Geoffrey C. Unforgiveable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004).

Wardlaw, Frank H. John Biggers, Artist. (United States: s. n., 1981?).

A Well Spent Life [videorecording]. (El Cerrito, CA: Flower Films, 1979). [Mance Lipscomb]

White, Charley C. No Quittin' Sense. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1969).

Wicks, Samuel. "C. B. Bunkley," Legacies; a History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas 15, no. 2 (Fall, 2003).

Winegarten, Ruthe. Brave Black Women: From Slavery to the Space Shuttle. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997).

Woods, Randall B., "George T. Ruby: A Black Militant in the White Business Community," Red River Valley Historical Review 1, no. 3 (Autumn, 1974).

Woolfolk, George R., "W. R. Banks: Public College Educator," in Black Leaders: Texans for Their Times. Ed. by Alwyn Barr and Robert A. Calvert. (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1981).

Woolridge, Rockette, "A. G. Hilliard: Educator of His People," Texas Historian 36, no. 1 (September, 1975).


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