Biographical Dictionary of African Americansby Rachel Kranz, Philip J. Koslow
The Biographical Dictionary of African
For centuries African Americans have made important contributions to American culture. From Crispus Attucks, whose death marked the start of the Revolutionary War, to Oprah Winfrey, perhaps the most recognizable and influential TV personality today, black men and women have played an integral part in American history.
The Biographical Dictionary of African Americans profiles more than 230 of America's important, influential, and fascinating black figures, past and present. Representing pioneers in a multitude of fields, the profiles include:
- Activists:Angela Davis; Marcus Garvey; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Sojourner Truth; Malcolm X
- Athletes: Hank Aaron; Althea Gibson; Michael Jordan; Jesse Owens; Tiger Woods
- Entertainers: Marian Anderson; Whoopi Goldberg; Billie Holiday; Sidney Poitier; Queen Latifah
- Government Officials: Barbara Jordan; Thurgood Marshall; Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.; Andrew Young
- Scientists: Benjamin Banneker; George Washington Carver; Charles Drew; Percy Julian
- Writers: James Baldwin; Amiri Baraka; Gwendolyn Brooks; Toni Morrison; Phillis Wheatley.
Each entry includes essential biographical data as well as a concise, highly readable assessment of the subject's life and achievements. A further reading list for each person profiled and more than 80 carefully selected photographs supplement the text.
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.74(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.89(d)
- Age Range:
- 10 - 14 Years
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