Index
Africa, John, 77
African Americans: blood donations
refused from, 110; conflict with
police, 76–77; cradle-to-grave
network of, 43; Great Migration,
71, 74, 139; hair, 30–31; the ‘‘New
Negro,’’ 71; skin tone, 26–27, 43;
as soldiers, 65, 67, 71–73, 202–3;
spirituals, 57–58, 61; vulnerability
to untimely death, 2. See also Black
church; Black death; Black men;
Black women; Children
aids, 83–86, 91
Aiken, Albert, 63
Alabama: Birmingham church
bombing, 134, 135, 158; black sol-
diers murdered in, 72; lynchings
in, 59; Tuskegee Institute syphilis
study, 82–83, 84
Alamance General Hospital
(Burlington, North Carolina),
109, 111
Alexander, Fred, 59–60
Allen, Lewis, 61
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 170–72
Angelou, Maya, 125, 183
Arkansas: Elaine race riot of 1919, 67;
Foster killing in Little Rock, 72;
lynchings in, 59
Arlington National Cemetery, 203–4
Armstrong, Louis: death of, 122;
grave of, 198, 199
Ashe, Arthur, 200, 201, 209
Atlanta (Georgia): Gupton-Jones
Mortuary School, 19–20, 41;
Martin Luther King Jr.’s grave,
208–10; Mary Jordan’s Catering
Service, 167; serial killings of black
children in, 7, 128; Thornton’s
Mortuary, 169
Avery, Hazel, 113
Avery, Maltheus, 110–12
Baker, Josephine, 199, 204
Baldwin, James: Another Country,
192; death of, 128–29; funeral of,
183–84; Go Tell It on the Mountain,
93–94
Bandy, Robert, 72–73
Baraka, Amiri (Leroi Jones), 17,
155, 183
Barbeau, Arthur, 65, 67
Barrow, Joseph Louis, 204–5
Bastedo, Walter, 115, 116
Previous Page Next Page