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African American Stories in Nebraska

African American Stories in Nebraska


The Backpacks With Feet
by Charlotte Duncan-Wagner, illustrated by Jerry L. Washington Jr. (jPB Duncan-Wagner) (2017)

Busy-Busy Little Chick
by Janice N. Harrington, illustrated by Brian Pinkney (jP Harrington) (2013)

The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County
by Janice N. Harrington, illustrated by Shelly Jackson (jP Harrington) (2008)

Going North
by Janice N. Harrington, illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue (jP Harrington) (2004)


Catching a Storyfish
by Janice H. Harrington (j Harrington) (2016)


Now or Never!: 54th Massachusetts Infantry’s War to End Slavery
by Ray Anthony Shepard (j973.744 She) (2017)

When I Grow Up I Want to Be Like the Brave Men of Tuskegee
by LaVon Stennis Williams (j940.544 Wil) (2018)


Hector’s Bliss: Black Homesteaders at Goose Lake, Nebraska
by Dennis Vossberg (Vossberg) (2006)


Free Radical: Ernest Chambers, Black Power, and the Politics of Race
by Tekla Agbala Ali Johnson (Biography Chambers) (2002)

24th & Glory: The Intersection of Civil Rights and Omaha’s Greatest Generation of Athletes
by Dirk Chatelain (978.225 Cha) (2019)

Black Print With a White Carnation: Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989
by Amy Helene Forss (Biography Brown) (2013)

From Ghetto to Glory: The Story of Bob Gibson
by Bob Gibson (796.357 GibY) (1968)

Stranger to the Game
by Bob Gibson (796.357 Gib) (1994)

African Americans on the Great Plains: An Anthology
by Bruce A. Glasrud (305.8 AfrYg) (2009)

Even the Hollow My Body Made is Gone: Poems
by Janice H. Harrington (811 Har) (2007)

The Hands of Strangers: Poems From the Nursing Home
by Janice H. Harrington (811 Har) (2011)

Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin: Poems
by Janice H. Harrington (811 Har) (2016)

Lincoln in Black and White, 1910-1925
by John Johnson (779.1 Joh) (2008)

In Their Own Image: Artifacts From the Great Plains Black History Museum
by Patrick D. Jones (305.8 AfrYj) (2014)

The Last American Highway: A Journey Through Time Down U.S. Route 83: Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma
by Stew Magnuson (917.8 Mag) (2015)

The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central: High School Basketball at the ’68 Racial Divide
by Steve Marantz (796.323 Mar) (2011)

Oscar Micheaux, the Great and Only: The Life of America’s First Black Filmmaker
by Patrick McGilligan (Biography Micheaux) (2007)

Remembering the Path to “T”-Town: Migration of an African American Family Through Seven States to Lincoln, Nebraska, 1720-1940
by Roy Myers (B L472m) (2005)

More Than Football: George Flippin’s Stromsburg Years
by Kathy Nelson (Biography Flippin) (2014)

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
by Malcolm X with Alex Haley (Biography Malcolm) (1965/1992/various other editions)


Janice Harrington Reads “Going North”
by Janice N. Harrington (DVD j813 Harrington) (2004)

Compiled for the
Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors
Bennett Martin Public Library
Lincoln, NE 68508

Modified for inclusion on libraries’ BookGuide resource pages on February 2020 | Last updated March 2021