African American Resources at the Local History Department (Part II)

Mississippi Slaves Tell It Like It Was

Edited by Murry Broach

In their own words, ex-slaves reveal what it was really like to be a slave.

Can you possibly picture what it was like to be a slave here in our freedom-loving United States? For anyone of any race or color, you will not find more interesting and enlightening reading anywhere than these slave narratives. These interviews with actual former slaves are true stories by the people who lived them.

The Black Press In Mississippi, 1865-1985

Julius E. Thompson

“An important work, particularly in its revelations of themes, sources of financing, and the editorial bent of newspapers and the broadcast media. It fills a significant void in press history in its analysis of this nation’s black press.”—Karen F. Brown

Mississippi Black History Makers

George Alexander Sewell

In this work Dr. Sewell discusses the accomplishments of over fifty Black Mississippians. He has included sketches of the lives of such diverse talents as Leontyne Price, Richard Wright, Laurence C. Jones, B.B. King, and many others.

Mississippi’s Black Woman

Geneva Brown Blalock White & Eva Hunter Bishop

A Pictorial Story of their Contributions to the State and Nation.

A bicentennial project of the Mississippi State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, 1976

Slave Ancestral Research

Mary L. Jackson Fears

“This book enables the reader to understand both the joys and frustrations of tracing one’s roots. It is simultaneously a history of [the author’s] roots and the slave masters who owned them. It is a must read for those interested in genealogical research.”—Jake C. Miller, Ph.D.

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