Suggested Readings in Memphis African American History

This is a list of books for those interested in Memphis African American History and information on some of the people buried in Zion Cemetery. All of the titles are available in the History Department of the Memphis Public Library and Information Center. Shelf numbers for the books are included.

At the River I Stand. Beifuss, Joan Turner. 1990. This is an account of Memphis' 1968 sanitation strike and Dr. King's assassination. 331.892813 B422at2

Black Pastors and Leaders: The Memphis Clergy, 1819-1972. Tucker, David M. 1975. 280.0922 T891b

The Bright Side of Memphis. Hamilton, G. P. 1908. This is a report of the condition and accomplishments of the African American community in Memphis by the principal of Kortrecht and Booker T. Washington High Schools. Hamilton High School is named for him. 976.819 h218b

The Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee: A Narrative History. Lovett, Bobby L. 2005. 323.0976 L911c

Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign. Honey, Michael K. 2007. 331.892813 H772g

The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells. DeCosta-Willis, Miriam. 1995. 323.092 W453c

Memphis in Black and White. Bond, Beverly G. and Janann Sherman. 2003. This is a history of Memphis through 2002. 976.819 B711m

Nineteenth Century Memphis Families of Color, 1850-1900. Church, Roberta and Ronald Walter and Charles W. Crawford. 1987. 976.819004 C652n

The Robert R. Churches of Memphis: A Father and Son Who Achieved in Spite of Race. Church, Annette E. and Roberta Church. 1974. 976.81905 C562

'They Say': Ida B. Wells and the Reconstruction of Race. Davidson, James West. 2007 323.092 W456xd


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