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Other Famous African American Philadelphians.
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Title: African American Medical Pioneers
Author: Epps, Charles H. (1994)
ISBN: 0941406466
Call Number: 610.9277 Ep75a
Notes: Provides an overview of African American medical pioneers of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Title: Richard Allen
Author: Klots, Steve
ISBN: 1555464706
Call Number: j287.8092 AL54K
Notes: Biography of Richard Allen, founder of the first African American owned church in the United States.

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Title: African American Inventors
Author: McKissack, Pat
ISBN: 1562944681
Call Number: j609.2273 M217A
Notes: Provides and overview of African American inventors in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Title: Forging Freedom: The Formation of Philadelphia's Black Community, 1720-1840
Author: Nash, Gary B.
ISBN: 0674309332
Call Number: 974.811 N1732F2

Title: The Elite of Our People : Joseph Willson's Sketches of Black Upper-Class Life in Antebellum Philadelphia.
Author: Willson, Joseph
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press (2000)
ISBN: 0271020202
Call Number: 974.811 W686e
Notes: Sketches of Black society in Philadelphia before the Civil War.

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Title: A Gentleman of Color: The Life of James Forten
Author: Winch, Julie
ISBN: 0195086910
Call Number: 326.0924 F776W
Notes: A life-and-times biography of James Forten (1766-1842), an entrepreneur, social reformer, Revolutionary War patriot and gentleman; he stood as one of the most influential and well-known African Americans of his day.

Title: Philadelphia's Black Elite: Activism, Accommodation and the Struggle for Autonomy
Author: Winch, Julie
ISBN: 087722515X
Call Number: 974.811 W721P
Notes: Traces the personalities and the policies of two generations of leaders in one of the largest and most influential free black communities in antebellum America.