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    by Herb Boyd

    Autobiography of a People is an insightfully assembled anthology of eyewitness accounts that traces the history of the African American experience.  From the Middle Passage to the Million Man March, editor Herb Boyd has culled a diverse range of voices, both famous and ordinary, to creat a unique and compelling historical portrait:

    Benjamin Banneker on Thomas Jefferson
    Old Elizabeth on spreading the Word
    Frederick Douglass on life in the North
    W.E.B. Du Bois on the Talented Tenth
    Matthew Henson on reaching the North Pole
    Harriot Jacobs on running away
    James Cameron on escaping a mob lyniching
    Alvin Ailey on the world of dance
    Langston Hughes on the Harlem Renaissance
    Curtis Morriw on the Korean War
    Max ROach on "jazz" as a four-letter word
    LL Cool J on rap
    Mary Church Terrell on the Chicago World's Fair
    Rev. Bernice King on the future of Black America