Covering issues of civil rights, sports, education, and the arts, Famous Firsts of Black Women is a detailed account of courageous and daring black women who have changed the course of American history. Featuring 20 women, it describes the triumphs of these heroines, together with the obstacles they faced. This collection of biographies describes their lives from as far back as the 1700s right up to the present day.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Martha Ward Plowden holds a PhD in curriculum and instruction from Walden University. She served with the Georgia State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Atlanta Branch NAACP, and the Atlanta Urban League. Plowden was the first state coordinator of the Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) Program for the Georgia State NAACP and is a Golden Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is the author of two previous books, Famous Firsts of Black Women and Olympic Black Women, both with Pelican. Plowden and her husband, Nathaniel, have one daughter, Natalie Tyler Martin (Clinton).
Ronald Jones is art director of the Neighborhood Gallery in New Orleans. Through the gallery, he promotes the works of local black artists and their visual, creative, and performance arts. He holds a master's degree in art education from the University of Minnesota.