Black History Month


Here at the Bellevue University Freeman Lozier Library, we want to celebrate Black History Month by highlighting some of our collection that was written by or is about some of history’s greatest black heroes. Read on for more!

Frederick Douglas Book


Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglas, an American slave

By Frederick Douglas

First Published in 1845

E449 .D749 2003



Maya Angelou book


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

By Maya Angelou

First Published in 1969

PS3551.N464 Z466 1997




Satchel Paige Book


Satchel: the Life and Times of an American Legend

By Larry Tye

First Published in 2009

GV865.P3 T94 2009



Langston Hughes book


The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

By Langston Hughes

First Published in 1995

PS3515.U274 A17 1995



Thurgood Marshall book


Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

By Gilbert King

First Published in 2012

KF224.G76 K56 2012


Jackie Robinson book


Blackout: the Untold Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Spring Training

By Chris Lamb

First Published in 2004

GV865.R6 L36 2004



MLK book


The Speech: the Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream

By Gary Younge

First Published in 2013

E185.97.K5 Y64 2013



web dubois book


W.E.B DuBois

By David Lewis

First Published in 1993

E185.97.D73 L48 1993




scott joplin book


King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and his Era

By Edward Berlin

First Published in 1994

ML410.J75 B5 1994



Malcolm X book


The Autobiography of Malcolm X

By Malcolm X

First Published in 1965

E185.97.L5 A3 1992




This is an incredibly small amount of our collection dedicated to the works and stories of some of our nation’s greatest heroes. If you want to know more, contact one of our librarians on staff or see the circulation desk!

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