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From the Publisher"A powerful testament to our intelligence, integrity and commitment to excellence, traits often ignored by mainstream historians....This reference collection is a must-have for your library."
"Blows the dust off Black History Month."—Newsweek
"[A] Massive new biographical treasure chest." —Washington Post
"Impressive....a major new standard reference work that most libraries of any size will want to have."—Booklist, starred review
"Another major reference work that will add luster to Oxford University Press's reputation for serious scholarship. Given the set's obvious quality, the inclusiveness of its coverage, and the importance of African American Biography as a reflection of American history, libraries of all types would be wise to consider it."—Against the Grain
"I have always admired the great work of Editor-in-Chief, Henry Louis Gates. The volumes will remain among my treasured displays."—Linda Johnson Rice, President and Chief Executive Officer, Johnson Publishing Company
"This set, a monumental creation, is now the definitive black biographical database....Either the print or the online version should be a crucial purchase....Highly recommended. All levels."—CHOICE