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Extraordinary African-Americans

Call Number

  • *J 920 A (CEN, OSH)

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Edition

Rev. ed.

Publication Information

New York : Children's Press, c2001.

Physical Description

288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Summary

Presents short biographies of extraordinary African Americans throughout history from colonial times to the present.

Notes

Rev. ed. of: Extraordinary Black Americans from colonial to contemporary times. 1989.

Subtitle from cover: From colonial to contemporary times.

Contents

  • Lucy Terry Prince
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • Richard Allen
  • Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable
  • Peter Salem
  • Gabriel Prosser
  • Grispus Attucks
  • James Armistead
  • York
  • Benjamin Banneker
  • Elizabeth Freeman
  • Denmark Vesey
  • Black Seminoles
  • Underground railroad
  • Jermain Wesley Loguen
  • Nat Turner
  • Lewis Temple
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Joseph Cinque (Sengbe Pieh)
  • Dred Scott
  • Sojourner Truth
  • James Pierson Beckwourth
  • Lewis Hayden
  • Robert Smalls
  • Norbert Rillieux
  • Harriet Ross Tubman
  • Emancipation proclamation
  • African-American Civil War soldiers
  • Jan Ernst Matzeliger
  • George Washington Carver
  • Reconstruction
  • Isaac Myers
  • Granville T. Woods
  • P.B.S. Pinchback
  • George Jordan
  • Daniel Hale Williams
  • Booker T. Washington
  • Scott Joplin
  • Madam C.J. Walker
  • Nat Love
  • George Washington Williams
  • Charles Young
  • Elijah McCoy
  • Mary McLeod Bethune
  • Henry Johnson --
  • (Cont'd) Henry Ossawa Tanner
  • W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Bessie Smith
  • Ida.B. Wells-Barnett
  • Robert Sengstacke Abbott
  • Great Northern Migration
  • Mary Church Terrell
  • Garrett Augustus Morgan
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Matthew Alexander Henson
  • William Christopher Handy
  • Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman
  • Marcus Garvey
  • Alain Leroy Locke
  • Billie Holiday
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Carter G. Woodson
  • Richard Wright
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Edward Kennedy "Duke" Kennedy
  • Julian Francis Abele
  • Paul Revere Williams
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Charles Hamilton Houston
  • Paul Robeson
  • Langston Hughes
  • Jesse Owens
  • Joe Louis
  • Marian Anderson
  • Gordon Parks
  • James Baldwin
  • Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
  • Percy Lavon Julian
  • Wilma Rudolph
  • Asa Philip Randolph
  • Ralph Bunche
  • Rosa Parks
  • Charles Richard Drew
  • Miles Davis
  • John Coltrane
  • Alex Palmer Haley
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Lorraine Hansberry --
  • (Cont'd) Ella Josephine Baker
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Fannie Lou Hamer
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Little Rock Nine
  • Malcolm X
  • Black Power Movement
  • Medger Evers
  • 1963 March on Washington
  • Marian Wright Edelman
  • Sit-ins
  • Roy Wilkins
  • Maya Angelou
  • Freedom Riders
  • Alvin Alley
  • Arthur Mitchell
  • Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr.
  • Mae C. Jemison
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Colin Luther Powell
  • Michael Jeffrey Jordan
  • Toni Morrison
  • Alice Walker
  • Benjamin S. Carson
  • Jesse Jackson
  • Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr.
  • Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee
  • John Robert Lewis
  • Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron
  • Tiger Woods
  • Bill Cosby
  • Oprah Winfrey.

Added Authors

Susan Altman

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