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- DescriptionA testament to a rich but often overlooked part of history, this work captures the stories of barrier-breaking African American pioneers in all fields -- arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, invention, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more. With hundreds of illustrations and a daily calendar of firsts, this chronicle reveals stories of those who overcame adversity to emerge triumphant and celebrates those who have won personal victories against the forces arrayed against them. A vital collection of over 4,000 entries, this book is proof that the celebration of African American accomplishments is ongoing.
- Author BiographyJessie Carney Smith is a noted author, biographer, and black studies scholar. She is William and Camille Cosby Professor in the Humanities at Fisk University in Nashville, where she also serves as the university librarian. Among her numerous awards are the 1992 National Women's Book Association Award, the Candace Award for excellence in education, and Sage magazine's Ann J. Cooper Award for her published works on African American women. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
- Author(s)Jessie Carney Smith
- PublisherVisible Ink Press
- Date of Publication13/02/2013
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Place of PublicationCanton, MI
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintVisible Ink Press
- Content Note1
- Weight1331 g
- Width180 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine46 mm
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