From the early abolitionists to the presidential nomination of Barack Obama, the authors have gathered easy-to-read articles on the essential people, places, and events of the black struggle for freedom. Hundreds of entries describe in detail the important people, dates, events, and places of the African American experience.
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Jessie Carney Smith, born in Greensboro, North Carolina, is a noted author, biographer, and black studies scholar. Among Dr. Cooper Award for her published works on African American Women. Linda T.
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Follow Us:. Spanning nearly years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom. Coverage includes information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King, Jr. Return to Book Page. Linda T. Diane Nash Foreword. Learn how the Housewives' League of Detroit started a nationwide movement to support black businesses, helping many to survive the depression; or discover what effect sports journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's historic entrance into the major leagues.
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Showing Rating details. Sort order. Feb 25, Deyara rated it liked it Shelves: history. Lots of info here, I mostly dipped into it rather than read all of it - way too much to do that!
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While the title is Facts and Firsts, from the back I was expecting more of a case-studies feel, but this is more of an encyclopaedia - entries are sorted in alphabetical order in the sections and then chronologically, so it doesnt have much flow to it. Even within sections we jump around in time which was a bit confusing for me given I know almost nothing about American history being from New Zealan Lots of info here, I mostly dipped into it rather than read all of it - way too much to do that!
Even within sections we jump around in time which was a bit confusing for me given I know almost nothing about American history being from New Zealand.
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