Discover ancient African civilizations. Explore the devastating Middle Passage and see the famous March on Washington. Find the answers to your questions about African American history . . .
Did blacks fight in the Revolutionary War? See page 18.
What was the Underground Railroad? See page 30.
Who were the Buffalo Soldiers? See page 59.
What is the NAACP? See page 64.
What was the Harlem Renaissance? See page 77.
How did the civil rights movement begin? See page 112.
What was the Black Power movement? See page 131.
What is affirmative action? See page 146.
About the Author
THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY's bestselling reference books include The New York Public Library Desk Reference, The New York Public Library Book of Answers, and The New York Public Library Student's Desk Reference. DIANE PATRICK is the award-winning author of many books for children, including biographies of Colin Powell, Walter Dean Myers, and Toni Morrison.
Table of Contents
From Africa to Colonial America.
From Revolution Through the Civil War.
Emancipation and Reconstruction.
Migration, Black Nationalism, and World War I. The Harlem Renaissance.
The Depression, The New Deal, and World War II.
The Civl Rights Movement.
Black Power and Black Pride.
A New Renaissance.
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