Great Negroes; Past and Present

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Overview

More than 200 African American figures famous in fields such as acting, art, athletics, business, comedy, dancing, education, music, politics, publishing, religion, science, and writing are profiled in this comprehensive book. Included in a special section on up-and-coming African Americans are people such as Tiger Woods, Sammy Sosa, Halle Berry, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jessie Jackson, Jr. A section on often-overlooked figures includes Medgar...

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Overview

More than 200 African American figures famous in fields such as acting, art, athletics, business, comedy, dancing, education, music, politics, publishing, religion, science, and writing are profiled in this comprehensive book. Included in a special section on up-and-coming African Americans are people such as Tiger Woods, Sammy Sosa, Halle Berry, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jessie Jackson, Jr. A section on often-overlooked figures includes Medgar Evers, Dorothy Height, and Dempsey Travis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780913543597
  • Publisher: African American Images
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,050,752
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Jawanza Kunjufu is the author of more than 65 books, including Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys and Good Brothers Looking for Good Sisters. He lives in Chicago. Erica Myles and Nichelle Wilson are writers who both live in Chicago.

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Table of Contents

I Science, Technology, and Health 1
Physicistä 2
Physicist and Astronaut 3
Aviator 4
Inventor 5
Astronaut and Physician 6
Astronaut 7
Astrophysicist 8
Physicist and Educator 9
Engineer 10
Doctor 11
Neurosurgeon 12
Neurosurgeon 13
Neurosugeon 14
II Community Activism, Politics, Government, and Law 15
Activist 16
Activist 17
Activist 18
Activist, Educator, and Author 19
Activist 20
Activist 21
Activist 22
Activist 23
Activist 24
Activist 25
Activist 26
Activist 27
Activist 28
Activist 29
Activist 30
Secretary of Commerce 31
Congresswoman 32
Activist 33
Congresswoman 34
Politician 35
Congresswoman 36
Secretary of Labor 37
Admiral 38
Politician 39
General 40
Lawyer 41
Lawyer 42
III Education 43
Educator 44
Educator 45
Educator 46
Educator 47
Educator 48
Educator 49
Educator and Author 50
Historian 51
Historian 52
Historian 53
IV Business, Publishing and Production 54
Entrepreneur 55
Enterpreneur 56
Entrepreneur 57
Business Executive 58
Publisher 59
Publisher and Entrepreneur 60
V Religion 61
Minister 62
Minister 63
Minister and Educator 64
Minister 65
Minister 66
Minister 67
Minister 68
Minister 69
VI Literature and Media 70
Author 71
Author 72
Author and Motivational Speaker 73
Playwriter 74
Author 75
Author 76
Author 77
Author and Educator 78
Author 79
Editor and Author 80
Author 81
Author 82
Poet 83
Author 84
Author 85
Journalist 86
Talk-Show Host 87
VII Artists 88
Photographer 89
Artist 90
Artist 91
Artist 92
Artist 93
Artist 94
Artist 95
Artist 96
VIII Athletics 97
Baseball 98
Baseball 99
Baseball 100
Tennis 101
Tennis 102
Tennis 103
Track 104
Track 105
Track 106
Track 107
Track 108
Football 109
Basketball 110
Basketball 111
Basketball 112
Basketball 113
Golfer 114
Soccer 115
Jockey 116
Boxer 117
Boxer 118
Boxer 119
Football Coach 120
IX Entertainment 121
Producer 122
Producer 123
Producer 124
Producer and Singer 125
Entertainer 126
Entertainer 127
Entertainer 128
Entertainer 129
Entertainer 130
Director 131
Director 132
Comedian 133
Comedian 134
Comedian and Actor 135
Dancer and Choreographer 136
Dancer and Choreographer 137
Entertainer 138
Musician 139
Musician 140
Musician 141
Musician 142
Musician 143
Singer 144
Singer 145
Singer 146
Singer 147
Singer 148
Singer 149
Singer 150
Singer 151
Singer 152
Singer 153
Actress 154
Actor and Actress 155
Actress 156
Actor 157
Actress 158
Actor 159
Actress 160
Actress 161
Honorable Mention 162
Notes 163
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