Eminent cultural historian Glenda Taylor describes herself as a “griotte,” a mistress of words and music. Her master's thesis was published in 2011 and is available through Amazon.com: The Jalimuso’s Drum: African American Female Entertainers as Cultural Historians/Griottes. Using autobiographical lenses of African American celebrities, Taylor explores Civil and Human Rights Movements within twentieth century America through their diverse perspectives.
Other books she has written include Blind Light
, The Secrets of Success: Quotations by African American Achievers
, The Secrets of Success: The Black Man’s Perspective
, and Truth Beyond Illusion: African-American Women 1860s-1950s