Interesting People: Black American History Makers

Interesting People: Black American History Makers

by George L. Lee, Helen E. Williams

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Overview

Cameo biographies along with Lee’s famous pen-and-ink portraits make this book an inviting and inspiring browser for students as well as a useful reference to teachers, writers, librarians, black community leaders and the general reader.
Both major achievements and little-known interesting facts are given on over 200 Americans. The coverage is broad: past and present leaders, performers, musicians and sports greats, scientists, writers and military men and women.
The material is drawn from a newspaper feature which the author created in 1945. The feature continued until 1986 and has appeared in most of the major black newspapers in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786467679
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/19/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

The late George L. Lee was the author of several books. His works of art as well as his other published works, were originally run in a variety of newspapers.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Foreword by Helen E. Williams vii

Preface xiii



Elizabeth Forth Denison 1

lsabella Baumfree 2

Catherine Harris 3

William W. Brown 4

Frederick Douglas 5

Harriet Tubman 6

Jackie Robinson 6

Rosa Parks 7

Frances E. Harper 7

William E. Scott 7

Mary Fields 8

Fanny L. Jackson Coppin 9

Robert Smalls 10

James T. Rapier 10

John S. Lawson 11

William H. Carney 11

Edmonia Lewis 12

Lewis H. Latimer 13

Nat Love 14

Richard R. Wright 15

Daniel H. Williams 16

Anna Julia Cooper 17

Bill Pickett 18

Ida B. Wells Barnett 19

Doris E. Spears 19

George Washington Carver 20

C.J. Walker 21

Frank Yerby 21

William H. Lewis 22

Edith Sampson 22

Scott Joplin 23

Joel E. Spingarn 24

Ada S. McKinley 25

Robert S. Abbott 26

James Weldon Johnson 27

William Monroe Trotter 28

Bill Robinson 29

Mattie Cunningham Dolby 30

Andrew (Rube) Foster 31

Sara S. Washington 32

Jane Edna Hunter 33

Daisy Lampkin 34

R.J. Salisbury 35

Solomon L. Michaux 36

Arthur W. Mitchell 37

Isaac Murphy 37

James Van Der Zee 38

Sadie Waterford Jones 39

Louis T. Wright 40

Bessie Coleman 41

Augusta Savage 42

Grace Lee Stevens 43

Harriet M. West 44

Jane M. Bolin 44

Paul R. Williams 45

Charles H. Houston 46

Alberta Hunter 47

Bessie Smith 48

Andy Razaf 49

William Grant Still 50

William 0.Walker 51

Marjorie S. Joyner 52

Eslanda Goode Robeson 53

Edith Wilson 54

Martha Barksdale Goldman 55

Jackie (Moms) Mabley 56

Paul Robeson 57

Matthew A. Henson 57

Fredda Witherspoon 58

Sadie Tanner Alexander 59

lrvin C. Mollison 60

Percy L. Julian 61

Martin L. King, Sr. 62

Clayton Bates 63

Jessie “Ma” Houston 64

Thomas A. Dorsey 65

Louis Armstrong 66

Duke Ellington 67

Juanita Hall 68

La Julia Rhea 69

Langston Hughes 70

Charles R. Drew 71

Ralph J. Bunche 72

Henry W. McGee 73

William H. Hastie 74

Count Basie 75

James B. Parsons 76

W.C. Handy 76

JamesA. Porter 77

Lois Mailou Jones 78

Elizabeth Catlett 79

Charles Alston 79

Thurgood Marshall 80

Ralph Metcalfe 81

Mary Lou Williams 82

Pauli Murray 83

Katherine Dunham 84

Odetta 85

Howlin' Wolf 85

Mahalia Jackson 86

Clarence Mitchell 87

Gordon Parks, Sr. 88

Lionel Hampton 89

Clara Jones 90

Margaret Harris 90

Joe Louis Barrow 91

Emmett Ashford 92

Carolyn Payton 93

Lelia Foley 93

Billie Holiday 94

Muddy Waters 95

Gwendolyn Brooks 96

Adele Chilton Gaillard 97

Alonzo Smith Gaither 98

Thomas Bradley 99

Fannie Lou Hamer 100

Jesse Owens 101

Margaret Bush Wilson 102

Lena Horne 103

Willa Brown 104

Margaret Burroughs 105

Charles White 106

Coleman A. Young 107

Daisy Bates 108

John Steward Sloan 109

Pearl Bailey 110

Nat "King" Cole 111

James Edwards 112

Barbara Watson 113

Nicholas Bros. 114

Charlie Parker 115

Wade Hampton McCree 116

Della Reese 11 7

Jane Cooke Wright 118

Dorothy L. Brown 119

Gloria Richardson 120

Daniel James, Jr. 121

Jesse Brown 122

Whitney M. Young, Jr. 123

Dorothy I. Height 124

Alex Haley 125

Leon H. Sullivan 126

Harold Washington 127

Robert L. Kimbrough 128

Dorothy Dandridge 129

Gwendolyn B. Cherry 130

Nathaniel Clifton 131

James Baldwin 132

Charley Pride 133

Sarah Vaughan 134

Lou Gossett, Jr. 135

Vel Phillips 136

Shirley St. Hill Chisholm 137

Malcolm X 138

Benjamin L. Hooks 139

Patricia R. Harris 140

Sidney Poitier 141

Leontyne Price 142

Althea Gibson 143

Ralph David Abernathy 144

Gerald E. Thomas 145

Mary Elizabeth Mahoney 145

Roscoe Robinson 146

The Black Panthers 146

James Earl Jones 147

Lee Elder 148

Frank E. Petersen 149

Constance Baker Motley 150

Coretta Scott King 151

Andrew Young 152

Ray Charles 153

Bill Cosby 154

Charles C. Rogers 155

Hazel W. Johnson 155

Clifford Alexander 156

Quincy Jones 157

Barbara Jordan 158

"Sugar" Ray Robinson 159

James H. Meredith 160

Ruth Love 161

C. Delores Tucker 162

Amayla Kearse 163

Toni Morrison 164

Micki Grant 165

Nikki Giovanni 165

Samella S. Lewis 166

Vinnette Carroll 167

Grace Bumbry 168

Charles Gordone 169

Parren Mitchell 169

Diana Sands 170

Maya Angelou 171

Hank Aaron 172

Diahann Carroll 173

Frank Robinson 174

Shirley Verrett 175

Ernest Green 176

Diana Ross 177

Joe Frazier 178

Elizabeth D. Koontz 179

Azie Taylor Morton 180

Blanche Kelso Bruce 180

Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. 181

Richard Hunt 182

Autherine Lucy 183

Darwin T. Turner 183

Judith Jamison 184

Ernie Davis 185

Willye White 186

Jesse Jackson 187

Al Green 188

Guion S. Bluford, Jr. 189

Yvonne B. Burke 190

Sam Boynes 191

Oscar Robertson 192

Mary Hatwood Futrell 193

Ronald V. Dellums 194

Marva Collins 195

Faye Wattleton 196

Addie Wyatt 196

Gladys Knight 197

Reggie Jackson 198

Roberta Flack 199

Cicely Tyson 200

Arthur Ashe 201

JillBrown 202

Otis B. Young 202

Milton L. Olive, 111 203

Stevie Wonder 204

Janie Mines 205

Dan Burley 205



About the Author 207

Index 209

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