Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Historical Events / Edition 1

Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Historical Events / Edition 1

by Jessie Carney Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578591422

ISBN-13: 9781578591428

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

A superb historical study of black achievement. – Houston Chronicle. Readers will revel in the stories of barrier-breaking pioneers in all fields-arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, inventing, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more. And they will rejoice in their triumphs. With hundreds of illustrations and a daily

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A superb historical study of black achievement. – Houston Chronicle. Readers will revel in the stories of barrier-breaking pioneers in all fields-arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, inventing, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more. And they will rejoice in their triumphs. With hundreds of illustrations and a daily calendar of firsts, this book is the culmination of many hours of work, courage, and perseverance, the exact qualities represented within. A testament to a rich but often overlooked part of history, this chronicle reveals stories of a people overcoming adversity to emerge triumphant and celebrates those who have won personal victories against the forces arrayed against them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578591428
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second edition
Pages:
808
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.63(d)

Table of Contents

Arts & Entertainment1
Business77
Civil Rights & Protest115
Education133
Government: County & State225
Government: Federal275
Government: International333
Government: Local347
Journalism399
Military427
Miscellaneous463
Organizations489
Religion537
Science & Medicine589
Sports625
Writers725
Sources745
Index757

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