Covering a wide range of kwledge, The New York Public Library African American Desk Reference is a magnificent resource for home, family, and business, and an essential addition to your personal reference library. Indispensable for those interested in the African American experience. We have better source for quick and reliable information. Cornel West, Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University As much about African American culture as one could possibly gain from one volume is w available in this highly readable, easily accessible, genuinely informative desk reference. Johnetta B. Cole, PhD, President Emerita, Spelman College; Presidential Distinguished Professor, Emory University In over 5,000 fascinating information capsules, this landmark reference captures the most vital people, places, organizations, movements, and creative works of a people, and provides a practical resource for everyday living. In its nineteen chapters, you ll find: Timelines of African American History Political and Civil Rights Leaders African Contributions to the Making of the Americas Holidays and Celebrations Museums and Historical Sites Religion and Spirituality Health Tips and Recipes Business Contacts and Professional Associations Demographics and Population Major Writers, Artists, and Musicians Musical Forms Sports and more
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