Women in Black History: Stories of Courage, Faith, and Resilience

Women in Black History: Stories of Courage, Faith, and Resilience

by Baker Publishing Group

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Overview

Within the pages of American history are the stories of remarkable African American women who have defied the odds, taken a stand for justice, and made incredible strides despite opposition from the culture around them. Now young readers can discover their exciting true stories in this eye-opening collection.

From well-known figures like Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks to women rarely found in any history book, Women in Black History explores the lives of writers, athletes, singers, activists, and educators who have made an indelible mark on our country and our culture. Perfect for kids, but also for adults who like to read about important figures and unsung heroes, this collection will delight, surprise, and challenge readers.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493401772
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Tricia Williams Jackson is a Michigan writer and former school teacher who loves history and enjoys sharing its stories with readers.

Table of Contents

A Word to the Reader 5

1 Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784) 9

2 Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) 21

3 Harriet Tubman (1822-1913) 33

4 Mary Ann Shadd Gary (1823-1893) 47

5 Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911) 59

6 Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964) 67

7 Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) 75

8 Marian Anderson (1897-1993) 89

9 Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972) 101

10 Rosa Parks (1913-2005) 113

11 Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) 127

12 Althea Gibson (1927-2003) 139

13 Coretta Scott King (1927-2006) 149

14 Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994) 161

Now That You've Finished the Book … 171

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