Century of Great African-Americans

Century of Great African-Americans

by Alison Mundy Schwartz, Alison Mundy Schwartz
     
 

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A Century of Great African-Americans Over the past 100 years, African Americans have contributed in every walk of American life. It is, however, over the past several decades that their works have become more equitably recognized and acknowledged so that the true value of their endeavors, the vast and remarkable differences they have made are clear and

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A Century of Great African-Americans Over the past 100 years, African Americans have contributed in every walk of American life. It is, however, over the past several decades that their works have become more equitably recognized and acknowledged so that the true value of their endeavors, the vast and remarkable differences they have made are clear and indisputable.

One thinks immediately of Bill Cosby, Muhammed Ali, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Martin Luther King Jr., to name but a few African-Americans who are role models for youth of all color today. But what of the lesser known yet no less influential African-Americans over the past 100 years? Those whose efforts in Civil Rights, Science, the Military, Art, Literature, Sports, and so much more, paved the way for all Americans to lead better lives.

A Century of Great African-Americans, with entries on over three hundred men and women, and over 70 accompanying photographs, celebrates the known and the unknown heroes of African-American history, men and women whose determination, talent, commitment changed so much for so many. Here, too, as with any race or culture, are a few names more infamous than acclaimed who, nevertheless, leave their own kind of lasting legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517207246
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/26/1999
Pages:
111
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.56(d)

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