Great African-American Women

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The contributions made by African-American women to the arts, to sports, to government and politics--and, of course, to furthering the causes of racial and gender equality--have been monumental. From Selena Sloan Butler, who in 1911 established the first black parent-teacher association in the United States, to superstar Oprah Winfrey, who in 1998 was voted the most influential woman of the century, African-American women have helped shape not only America but the world at ...
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Overview

The contributions made by African-American women to the arts, to sports, to government and politics--and, of course, to furthering the causes of racial and gender equality--have been monumental. From Selena Sloan Butler, who in 1911 established the first black parent-teacher association in the United States, to superstar Oprah Winfrey, who in 1998 was voted the most influential woman of the century, African-American women have helped shape not only America but the world at large.
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"Just to look at the book's cover will make you want to start reading. And once you start reading, you cannot put it down....A wonderful tribute to the pioneering spirit of African-American women."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824604592
  • Publisher: David, Jonathan Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/6/2005
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 684,657
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Major Biographies
Marian Anderson 1
Maya Angelou 5
Evelyn Ashford 9
Pearl Bailey 11
Maria Louise Baldwin 15
Janie Porter Barrett 17
Kathleen Battle 19
Mary McLeod Bethune 22
Jane M. Bolin 25
Gwendolyn Brooks 27
Hallie Q. Brown 30
Nannie Helen Burroughs 32
Eunice Hunton Carter 34
Mary Ann Shadd Cary 36
Shirley Chisholm 38
Johnnetta B. Cole 41
Anna Julia Haywood Cooper 44
Fanny Jackson Coppin 46
Ellen Craft 48
Dorothy Dandridge 50
Ruby Dee 53
Sarah Mapps Douglass 58
Rita Dove 60
Katherine Dunham 63
Marian Wright Edelman 66
Myrlie Evers-Williams 69
Crystal Fauset 72
Ella Fitzgerald 74
Roberta Flack 78
Aretha Franklin 81
Irene McCoy Gaines 84
Sarah Garnet 86
Althea Gibson 88
Nikki Giovanni 91
Whoopi Goldberg 94
Emma Azalia Smith Hackley 97
Fannie Lou Hamer 100
Virginia Hamilton 102
Lorraine Hansberry 105
Elizabeth Ross Haynes 109
Dorothy Height 111
Anita Hill 114
Billie Holiday 116
Lena Horne 120
Whitney Houston 124
Addie Waites Hunton 127
Zora Neale Hurston 129
Mahalia Jackson 132
Judith Jamison 135
Mae C. Jemison 137
Barbara Jordan 139
Florence Griffith Joyner 141
Jackie Joyner-Kersee 144
Coretta Scott King 147
Daisy Elizabeth Adams Lampkin 150
Lucy Craft Laney 152
Marjorie McKenzie Lawson 154
Edmonia Lewis 156
Hattie McDaniel 158
Mary Mahoney 161
Victoria Earle Matthews 163
Cheryl Miller 165
Toni Morrison 167
Lucy Moten 171
Constance Baker Motley 173
Jessye Norman 175
Rosa Parks 178
Leontyne Price 181
Elreta Alexander Ralston 185
Charlotte E. Ray 187
Sarah Parker Remond 189
Rubye Doris Smith Robinson 191
Wilma Rudolph 193
Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin 196
Edith S. Sampson 198
Betty Shabazz 200
Lucy Diggs Slowe 203
Amanda Berry Smith 205
Bessie Smith 207
Maria W. Stewart 210
Juanita Kidd Stout 213
Mary Church Terrell 215
Adah Thoms 218
Sojourner Truth 220
Harriet Tubman 223
Tina Turner 226
Cicely Tyson 229
Wyomia Tyus 233
Sarah Vaughan 235
Alice Walker 238
Madam C. J. Walker 242
Maggie L. Walker 245
Dionne Warwick 248
Ethel Waters 252
Maxine Waters 255
Ida B. Wells-Barnett 257
Phillis Wheatley 260
Vanessa L. Williams 263
Oprah Winfrey 266
Lynette Woodward 270
Other Great African-American Women 273
Notes 309
Selected Bibliography 319
Index 321
About the Author 337
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2001

    GREAT BOOK

    This book is very informative! I found myself learning history I didn't get in school about women who made a difference.

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