Almanac African American Heritage: Chronicle

Almanac African American Heritage: Chronicle

by Johnnie H. Miles, Juanita J. Davis, Sharon E. Ferguson-Roberts, Rita G. Giles
     
 

This unparalleled resource celebrates the remarkable contributions of black men and women to the United States, beginning with the earliest slave ships to cross the Atlantic and culminating at the close of the 20th century.

Witten by four African-American professionals with over 75 years of collective experience in education and counseling, this compendium

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This unparalleled resource celebrates the remarkable contributions of black men and women to the United States, beginning with the earliest slave ships to cross the Atlantic and culminating at the close of the 20th century.

Witten by four African-American professionals with over 75 years of collective experience in education and counseling, this compendium documents the vital impact of African-Americans on America s past and present.

Spanning history, popular culture, education, religion, science, technology, business, law, government, fine arts, sports, and the military, the authors spotlight dozens of trail blazers, from Dorothy Height to Warren Thompson, from Dr. Benjamin Carson to Barbara Jordan.

Entries include:
* Enduring African-American folk remedies and innovative contributions in medical research.
* Pioneering African-American attorneys, judges, governors, and senators.
* Notable Broadway plays and award-winning movies with African-American themes.
* A tribute to African-American soldiers, including the fearless women nurses in World War I.
Published just in time for African-American History Month in February, Almanac of African-American Heritage will become an instant backlist title and will remain a wonderful tribute and strong resource for years to come.

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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
The Almanac Of African American Heritage features people, places, times and events which shaped black culture and is written by four Afro-American professionals of education and counseling. From the earliest slave ships to cross the Atlantic to modern times, this explores dozens of black trail blazers over the centuries.
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-This book attempts to catalog a multitude of facts and information about African-American history, culture, and contributions to U.S. society. While it presents 400 years of important events and people within clear chapters and subheadings, its usefulness is not always apparent. Hundreds of books have been written on topics that have been converted into a series of lists and time lines and one-sentence descriptions here. Categories such as legislation and slavery, abolitionists, firsts in education, women in religion, popular singers, civil rights organizations, and military history are covered in these formats, which do not lend themselves to browsing or easy access. Scattered "Spotlights" in the text focus on famous figures such as Mae Jemison or Colin Powell but are not accompanied by photos, and the brief outlines of accomplishments are not inspiring. Molefi K. Asante and Mark T. Mattson's The African-American Atlas: Black History and Culture-An Illustrated Reference (Macmillan, 1998), James and Lois Horton's A History of the African American People (Wayne State, 1997), and the "African Americans: Voices of Triumph" series (Time-Life, 1999) are better books and include full-color illustrations.-Janet Woodward, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
The Almanac Of African American Heritage features people, places, times and events which shaped black culture and is written by four Afro-American professionals of education and counseling. From the earliest slave ships to cross the Atlantic to modern times, this explores dozens of black trail blazers over the centuries. REVIEW%> THE LITERARY SHELF

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735202269
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/15/2000
Series:
J-B Ed Series: Book of Lists
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.17(h) x 1.22(d)

Meet the Author

Johnnie H. Miles, Ed.D., Juanita J. Davis, Ed.D., Sharon F. Ferguson-Roberts, Ed.D., and Rita G. Giles, Ed.D., have all taught at the college level and worked as professional counselors, mediators, trainers, and career consultants. Prouvéd of their African-American heritage, the co-authors are committed to increasing knowledge and understanding about diverse populations in education, industry, and government. Each lives in the state of Virginia.

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