Glory Days: 365 Inspired Moments in African-American History

Glory Days: 365 Inspired Moments in African-American History

by Janus Adams

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Glory Days: 365 Inspired Moments in African-American History by Janus Adams

"Every month should be Black History month! We've said it so often. Now Janus Adams has made easily accessible to educators, historians, journalists, and the general public engaging and well-documented materials for each of the 365 days of the year that chronicle the triumph of the African-American spirit. These powerful and precious moments in Black History should inspire all people to continue the righteous struggle for a world filled with diversity and equality." —Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, President, Spelman College

What Is a Glory Day?
It is a celebration of history, heritage and hope

  • In Politics, it is the November 3, 1992, election of the first African-American woman senator, Carol Moseley-Braun.
  • In Law, it is January 6, opening day for Howard University's law school in 1869.
  • In Film, it is February 29, 1940, when Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American Oscar winner for her role in Gone With the Wind
  • In Invention, it is July 12, 1872, when Elijah McCoy patented the first self-lubricating engine — the real McCoy.

Janus Adams is the founder of Harambee/BackPax, the first book club devoted to African-American culture, and a publisher of multicultural media for young people. Among her honors are an Emmy Award for television writing and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060927523
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/20/1996
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.06(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

Janus Adams is the founder of Harambee, the first book club devoted to books by and about African-Americans, and BackPax, a multicultural media publisher devoted to youth. Adams won an Emmy award for her writing for Black Entertainment Television's Black News ; she lives in Wilton, CT.

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