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Making Their Mark: Additional Resources

04 January 2012

This article is part of the eJournal USA issue “Making Their Mark: Black Women Leaders.”

BOOKS

Boyd, Valerie, Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston. New York: Scribners, 2002.

Bundles, A’Lelia, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker. New York: A Lisa Drew Book/Scribner, 2001.

Duster, Michelle. Ed., Ida In Her Own Words: The timeless writings of Ida B. Wells from 1893. Chicago: Benjamin Williams, 2008.

Duster, Michelle. Ed., Ida From Abroad: The timeless writings of Ida B. Wells from England in 1894. Chicago: Benjamin Williams, 2010.

Height, Dorothy Irene, Living With Purpose. Washington, D.C.: Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation, 2010.

Height, Dorothy Irene, Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir. New York: Public Affairs, 2005.

Hoose, Phillip, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.

Hurston, Zora Neale, Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.

WEBSITES

Elizabeth Alexander
Home page of poet, essayist, playwright and teacher Elizabeth Alexander
http://www.elizabethalexander.net/home.html

YouTube video, reading “Praise Song for the Day” at the inauguration of Barack Obama
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH6fC3W3YvA

Lee D. Baker
Dean of Academic Affairs, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African American Studies, Duke University
http://www.duke.edu/~ldbaker/

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House
National historic site and resource center in Washington
http://www.nps.gov/mamc/index.htm

A’Lelia Bundles
Author and journalist A’Lelia Bundles writes biographies about the amazing women in her family: entrepreneur Madam C. J. Walker and Harlem Renaissance icon A’Lelia Walker.
http://www.aleliabundles.com/

Dorothy Irene Height
YouTube video posted by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, July 8, 2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEa0kr42XYk

Zora Neale Hurston
Website of one of the pre-eminent writers of 20th-century African-American literature.
http://www.zoranealehurston.com/

Mae Jemison
Astronaut, physician, scientist, chemical engineer and teacher Mae Jemison in a YouTube video, “Science Literacy on LIVING SMART with Patricia Gras.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv4TditrXt8

Lynn Nottage
Official website for award-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, whose honors include a MacArthur Foundation“genius” grant and an OBIE Award for playwriting.
http://www.lynnnottage.net/

Leah Ward Sears
YouTube video posted by the Atlanta Press Club, June 2, 2009.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chrRI-6aN08

(This is a product of the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/iipdigital-en/index.html)