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Celebrating African American Business Leaders: Past, Present and Future

Selected Titles

A selected list of pertinent books which provide additional information about the subjects of an exhibit on black business leaders mounted in the Business Reading Room during Black History Month February 2001.

Prepared by Angela Wilson and Gail Austin
Business Reference Services. Science, Technology, and Business Division

Library of Congress, Washington, DC


Books | LC Subject Headings

Books

  1. African American almanac / Jay P. Pederson and Kenneth Estell, editors. [Detroit] : U X L, c1994. 3 v. (xxv, 609 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm.
    ISBN 0-8103-9239-9 (set);
    ISBN 0-8103-9240-2 (v. 1 : acid-free paper);
    ISBN 0-8103-9241-0 (v. 2 : acid-free paper);
    ISBN 0-8103-9242-9 (v. 3 : acid-free paper)
    LC Call Number: E185.A2515 1994
    LC Catalog Record: 94030210

  2. African American voices / Deborah Gillan Straub, editor. [Detroit, Mich.] : U X L, c1996. 2 v. (xxv, 420 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
    ISBN 0-8103-9497-9 (set : acid-free paper)
    ISBN 0-8103-9498-7 (v.1 : acid-free paper)
    ISBN 0-8103-9499-5 (v.2 : acid-free paper)
    LC Call Number: E185.A2573 1996
    LC Catalog Record: 96060859

    Contents: v. 1. A-J -- v. 2. K-Z.

  3. Bailey, Richard, 1947-
    They too call Alabama home : African American profiles, 1800-1999 / Richard Bailey ; foreword by Odessa Woolfolk ; introduction by James Johnson. Montgomery, Ala. : Pyramid Pub., c1999. xvi, 503 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
    ISBN 0-9671883-0-X
    LC Call Number: E185.96.B25 1999
    LC Catalog Record: 00268276

    Summary: "Professional historian and scholar Dr. Richard Bailey offers an examination of the contributions to American life made by more than 300 individuals, all of whom have ties to Alabama. Members of this diverse group influenced education, religion, civil rights, business, sports, entertainment, music, politics and the military."
  4. Ballard, Donna.
    Doing it for ourselves : success stories of African-American women in business / Donna Ballard. New York, N.Y. : Berkley Books, c1997. xx, 150 p. ; 22 cm.
    ISBN 0-425-15613-3
    LC Call Number: HD6054.4.U6B35 1997
    LC Catalog Record: 97118067

    Notes: Includes interviews with Benita Pierce, Karen Gibbs, Brenda Neal, Margot Lee, Judith Aidoo, Toni Banks and eighteen others.
  5. Black firsts : 2,000 years of extraordinary achievement / edited by Jessie Carney Smith with Casper L. Jordan, Robert L. Johns ; foreword by Johnnetta B. Cole. Detroit : Gale Research, c1994. xxiv, 529 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
    ISBN 0-8103-8902-9
    LC Call Number: E185.B574 1994
    LC Catalog Record: 93044155

  6. Blackbook international reference guide. [Chicago, Ill. : National Publications Sales Agency, c1985- v. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.
    LC Call Number: HD2346.U5A65
    LC Catalog Record: 85643537

  7. Carson, Ben.
    Gifted hands / Ben Carson, with Cecil Murphey. Washington, DC : Review and Herald Pub. Association, c1990. 232 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
    ISBN 0-8280-0561-3
    LC Call Number: RD592.9.C37A3 1990b
    LC Catalog Record: 90008326

  8. Carson, Ben.
    Think big : unleashing your potential for excellence / Ben Carson with Cecil Murphey. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan Pub. House, 1992. 253 p. ; 24 cm.
    ISBN 0-310-57410-2
    LC Call Number: BV4509.5.C5C37 1992
    LC Catalog Record: 91027217

  9. Collins, Sharon M., 1947-
    Black corporate executives : the making and breaking of a black middle class / Sharon M. Collins. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1997. xv, 196 p. ; 22 cm.
    ISBN 1-56639-473-2 (cloth : alk. paper)
    ISBN 1-56639-474-0 (pbk. : alk. paper)
    Series: Labor and social change
    LC Call Number: HD38.25.U6C65 1997
    LC Catalog Record: 96010735

  10. Dingle, Derek T.
    Black enterprise titans of the B.E. 100s : black CEOs who redefined and conquered American business / Derek T. Dingle. New York : J. Wiley, c1999. xvi, 238 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
    ISBN 0-471-31853-1 (cloth : alk. paper)
    LC Call Number: HD38.25.U6D56 1999
    LC Catalog Record: 98051031

  11. Dollars & sense (Chicago, Ill.)
    [Chicago : National Publications Sales Agency, v. : ill. ; 29 cm.
    ISSN 0884-5611
    LC Call Number: HD2346.U52C516
    LC Catalog Record: 85648712

    Note: A "compendium of information for black business and professional men and women."
  12. Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963, ed.
    The Negro in business; report of a social study made under the direction of Atlanta University, together with the proceedings of the fourth Conference for the Study of the Negro Problems, held at Atlanta University, May 30-31, 1899. New York, AMS Press [1971] 77 p. 23 cm.
    ISBN 0-404-00153-X
    LC Call Number: E185.8.D83 1971
    LC Catalog Record: 70153098

  13. Encyclopedia of African American business history / edited by Juliet E.K. Walker. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999. xxxi, 721 p. ; 24 cm.
    ISBN 0-313-29549-2 (acid-free paper)
    LC Call Number: HD2344.5.U6E53 1999
    LC Call Number: 98044218

  14. Etter-Lewis, Gwendolyn.
    My soul is my own : oral narratives of African American women in the professions / Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis. New York : Routledge, 1993. xvii, 213 p. ; 24 cm.
    ISBN 0-415-90559-1 (hard : acid-free paper)
    ISBN 0-415-90560-5 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
    LC Call Number: HD6054.4.U6E88 1993
    LC Catalog Record: 92039044

  15. Female leaders / edited by Richard Rennert ; introduction by Coretta Scott King. New York : Chelsea House Publishers, c1994. 63 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
    ISBN 0-7910-2057-6
    ISBN 0-7910-2058-4 (pbk.)
    Series: Profiles of great Black Americans
              A Chelsea House multibiography
    LC Call Number: E185.96.F46 1994
    LC Catalog Record: 93016425

    Contents: Shirley Chisholm -- Marian Wright Edelman -- Barbara Jordan -- Coretta Scott King -- Carol Moseley-Braun -- Rosa Parks -- Madam C.J. Walker -- Ida B. Wells Barnett.
  16. Fraser, George C.
    Race for success : the ten best business opportunities for blacks in America / George C. Fraser ; foreword by Hugh B. Price. New York : W. Morrow and Co., c1998. xxviii, 383 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
    ISBN 0-688-15248-1
    LC Call Number: HD2344.5.U6F73 1998
    LC Catalog Record: 97035846

  17. Graves, Earl G., 1935-
    How to succeed in business without being white : straight talk on making it in America / Earl G. Graves. New York : HarperBusiness, c1997. xviii, 295 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
    ISBN 0-88730-808-2
    LC Call Number: HF5386.G675 1997
    LC Catalog Record: 96052510

  18. Haskins, James, 1941-
    African American entrepreneurs / Jim Haskins. New York : J. Wiley & Sons, c1998. viii, 184 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
    ISBN 0-471-14576-9 (cloth : alk. paper)
    Series: Black stars
    LC Call Number: HC102.5.A2H37 1998
    LC Catalog Record: 97037389

    Summary: Profiles a variety of African American entrepreneurs, from the early years, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, to modern times.
  19. Hunt, Martin K.
    History of black business : the coming of America's largest black-owned businesses / by Martin K. Hunt and Jacqueline E. Hunt. Chicago, Ill. : Knowledge Express Co. c1998. 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
    ISBN 0-9665221-0-9
    LC Call Number: HD2344.5.U6H86 1998
    LC Catalog Record: 99094225

  20. Kimbro, Dennis Paul, 1950-
    Think and grow rich : a Black choice / Dennis Kimbro and Napoleon Hill. New York : Fawcett Crest, 1992. xiv, 363 p. ; 18 cm.
    ISBN 0-449-21998-4
    LC Call Number: E185.8.K49 1992
    LC Catalog Record: 98143618

  21. Kranz, Rachel.
    Biographical dictionary of African Americans / Rachel Kranz and Philip J. Koslow. New York : Facts on File, c1999. x, 310 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
    ISBN 0-8160-3903-8 (acid-free paper)
    ISBN 0-8160-3904-6 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
    LC Call Number: E185.96.K73 1998
    LC Catalog Record: 98012355

  22. Levin, Pamela, 1964-
    Tyra Banks / Pam Levin. Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, c2000. (Black Americans of achievement) 104 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
    ISBN 0-7910-5195-1
    ISBN 0-7910-5196-X (pbk.)
    LC Call Number: HD6073.M77B365 2000
    LC Catalog Record: 99016764

    Summary: A biography of the fashion model, who has also become involved in acting and community service activities.
  23. Lutz, Norma Jean.
    Female first in their fields. Business & industry / Norma Jean Lutz. Philadelphia, Pa. : Chelsea House, c1999. 64 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
    ISBN 0-7910-5142-0
    LC Call Number: HD6054.4.U6L87 1999
    LC Catalog Record: 98040821

    Summary: Discusses the lives and business careers of six women: Madam C.J. Walker, Katherine Graham, Mary Kay Ash, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, and Sherry Lansing
  24. Malveaux, Julianne.
    Wall Street, Main Street, and the side street : a mad economist takes a stroll / by Julianne Malveaux. Los Angeles : Pines One Publications, c1999. xvi, 239 p. : ill. ; cm.
    ISBN 1-890194-22-0
    LC Call Number: HC106.82.M35 1999
    LC Catalog Record: 98050213

  25. Oak, Vishnu Vitthal, 1900-
    The Negro's adventure in general business, by Vishnu V. Oak. Westport, Conn., Negro Universities Press [1970, c1949] 223 p. 23 cm.
    LC Call Number: E185.8.O22
    LC Catalog Record: 79100311

    Note: Reprint of v. 2 of the author's The Negro entrepreneur. (1949)
  26. Rediger, Pat, 1966-
    Great African Americans in business / Pat Rediger. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Crabtree Pub. Co., c1996. 64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
    ISBN 0-86505-803-2
    ISBN 0-86505-817-2 (pbk.)
    Series: Outstanding African Americans
    LC Call Number: HC102.5.A2R35 1996
    LC Catalog Record: 95024879

    Summary: Examines the lives of more than ten African American men and women, including Oprah Winfrey, Don Cornelius, and Naomi Sims, with the obstacles they each overcame.
  27. Rennert, Richard Scott, 1956-
    Facts and trivia : 325 questions drawn from the expertise of Harvard's Du Bois Institute / R.S. Rennert. New York : Chelsea House Publishers, c1995. (African American answer book) 63 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
    ISBN 0-7910-3211-6
    ISBN 0-7910-3212-4 (pbk.)
    LC Call Number: E185.A252 1995
    LC Catalog Record: 94030203

  28. Sims, Naomi, 1949-
    All about hair care for the black woman / Naomi Sims ; illustrated by Charles Bisaquino. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1982. viii, 212 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
    ISBN 0-385-14819-4
    LC Call Number: TT972.S53 1982
    LC Catalog Record: 79006654

  29. Sims, Naomi, 1949-
    How to be a top model / Naomi Sims ; foreword by Betty Rasnic ; drawings by Mona Marks. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1979. xvi, 342 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
    ISBN 0-385-13361-8
    LC Call Number: HD6073.M77S56
    LC Catalog Record: 77027680

  30. Simms' blue book and national Negro business and professional directory. [Cleveland, Gordon Pub. Co.] 1977- v. ill. 25 cm.
    LC Call Number: E185.82.S592
    LC Catalog Record: 78643543

    Note: Reprint of a directory published in Chicago by J. N. Simms.
  31. Smallwood, David.
    Profiles of great African Americans / contributing writers, David Smallwood, Stan West, Allison Keyes. Lincolnwood, IL : Publications International, c1996. 216 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
    ISBN 0-7853-1983-2
    LC Call Number: E185.96.S63 1996
    LC Catalog Record: 96069536

  32. Smiley, Tavis, 1964-
    Doing what's right : how to fight for what you believe-- and make a difference / Tavis Smiley. New York : Doubleday, 2000. 144 p. ; 23 cm.
    ISBN 0-385-49930-2 (hardcover)
    LC Call Number: BJ1451.S66 2000
    LC Catalog Record: 99050205

  33. Travis, Dempsey, 1920-
    Racism, American style : a corporate gift / Dempsey J. Travis. [Chicago, Ill. : Urban Research Press, c1991] x, 219 p. ; 24 cm.
    ISBN 0-941484-09-2
    LC Call Number: HD4903.5.U58T75 1991
    LC Catalog Record: 90012434

  34. Wallace, Robert L., 1956-
    Black wealth : your road to small business success / Robert L. Wallace. New York : Wiley, c2000. xiv, 285 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
    ISBN 0-471-38053-9
    LC Call Number: HD2344.5.U6W354 2000
    LC Catalog Record: 00701361

    Table of Contents      Publisher's Description      Publisher Supplied Biographical Information
  35. Wallace, Phyllis Ann.
    Black women in the labor force / Phyllis A. Wallace, with Linda Datcher and Julianne Malveaux. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1980. xv, 163 p. ; 21 cm.
    ISBN 0-262-23103-4
    LC Call Number: HD6057.5.U5W34
    LC Catalog Record: 80014175

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