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She Led the Way: Stories of Black Women Who Changed History

She Led the Way: Stories of Black Women Who Changed History

by Suzanne Curtis Briggs
She Led the Way: Stories of Black Women Who Changed History

She Led the Way: Stories of Black Women Who Changed History

by Suzanne Curtis Briggs

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Overview

Born into slavery, Rebecca Crumpler became the first Black female physician in America. Stuntwoman Bessie Coleman was the first Black person in the world to obtain a pilot's license. The work of Harlem Renaissance sculptor Selma Burke can be found on the American dime. The calculations of NASA mathematician Katherine Goble Johnson were critical to the success of US manned spaceflight.

These Black women and many more overcame tremendous obstacles and prejudices to make their mark on American history. In She Led the Way, you'll read their inspiring stories and the stories of ten more innovative, courageous, artistic, and driven women who broke through barriers of gender and color in order to reach their goals and fulfill their potential in a world that was too often indifferent and even hostile. Includes illustrations.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800735913
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/14/2022
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Suzanne Curtis Briggs is a former teacher who has been reading history all her life and enjoys writing about it. She loves a good story, especially when it's true.

Table of Contents

A Word to the Reader 7

Ellen Craft (1826-1891) 11

Escapee from Slavery and Memoirist

Rebecca Lee Crumpler (1831-1895) 23

Physician and Author

Susie King Taylor (1848 1912) 31

Civil War Army Nurse and Teacher

Madam C. J. Walker (1867-1919) 41

Entrepreneur and Self-Made Millionaire

Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) 55

Pilot

Selma Burke (1900-1995) 65

Sculptor

Charleszetta "Mother" Waddles (1912-2001) 75

Mission Founder

Katherine Goble Johnson (1918-2020) 85

NASA Analyst

Alice Coachman (1923-2014) 97

Olympic Gold Medalist

Cicely Tyson (1924-2021) 105

Actress

Lucille Commadore Bridges (1934-2020) 117

Civil Rights Movement Mother

Ann Atwater (1935-2016) 131

Community Activist

Marva Collins (1936-2015) 143

Educator

Gwen Ifill (1955-2016) 155

Journalist

Dig Deeper: Questions and Activities 165

Sources 166

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