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Black Lives: Essays in African American Biography
     

Black Lives: Essays in African American Biography

by James L. Conyers
 

ISBN-10: 0765603306

ISBN-13: 9780765603302

Pub. Date: 12/31/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

These fifteen chapters comprise groundbreaking biographical sketches of notable but heretofore unknown (or lesser known) African Americans, among them General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr. (the first African American four-star general in the U.S. Air Force); William Levi Dawson (a composer); Vinnette Carroll (a director and playwright); Elizabeth Ross Haynes (an early

Overview

These fifteen chapters comprise groundbreaking biographical sketches of notable but heretofore unknown (or lesser known) African Americans, among them General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr. (the first African American four-star general in the U.S. Air Force); William Levi Dawson (a composer); Vinnette Carroll (a director and playwright); Elizabeth Ross Haynes (an early political speaker and activist); Richard Allen (founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church); Besse Head (a South African-born writer); Maria Stewart (a nineteenth-century African American writer); and a number of others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765603302
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/31/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

I. Intellectual Biography. 1. Maulana Karenga, Kawaida, and Phenomenology: An Intellectual Study, James L. Conyers, Jr. 2. Vinnette Carroll: African American Director/Playwright, Calvin A. McClinton. 3. Higher Than the Eagle: The Legacy of General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr., Earnest Bracey. 4. The Shaping of a Public Biography: Richard Allen and the A.M.E. Church, 1831-1894, Mitchell Kachun. II. Cultural Biography. 5. Cultural Gods and Goddesses: Transformation Versus Conversion in the Lfe Studies of Malcolm X and Harriet Jacobs, Elaine DeLancey. 6. Besse Head: The Idealist, Owen G. Mordaunt. 7. Working Toward the Betterment of the Community: Elizabeth Ross Haynes, LaVerne Gyant. 8. William Levi Dawson: A Black Composer Speaks, Ralph Anthony Russell. 9. Keeping the Truth on My Side: Maria Stewart, 1803-1870, Ida Young. III. Oral History and Biography as Teaching Tools. 10. Through Trinbagonian Eyes: Self Portrait of a Caribbean Country, clement London. 11. Life Ain't Been No Crystal Stair: Black Female Slave Narratives and Communication Scholarship, Olga I. Davis. 12. Literary Biographical Profiles as Teaching Tools in a University Black History Course, Robin Balthrope. 13. Malcolm X: An Intellectual Aesthetic for Black Adult Education, Andrew Smallwood. 14. Dr. James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey of Achimota: A Preacher, Scholar, Teacher, and a Gentleman, Daniel Boamah-Wiafe. 15. Bothersome Biography: Emmett Jay Scott, 1873-1957, Maceo Crenshaw Dailey.

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