Foreword by Benjamin Jealous, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The African American Almanac, 11TH EDITION, is written in an engaging style by subject experts, and reviewed by academic editor Christopher Brooks of Virginia Commonwealth University. Included is a chronology chapter that highlights important events in African American history. A related chapter on African American Firsts focuses on important first-time achievements. Also included is a chapter on significant documents in African American History, providing first-hand accounts of historical events, a chapter on African American Landmarks, arranged geographically by state, and a nation-by-nation profile of Africa as well as significant countries in the western hemisphere, outlining a history of the Diaspora. Politics, religion, science, art, music, literature, sports, education, civil rights, military and law are also covered in chapters offering narrative history along with separate biographical profiles of key figures. An appendix of award winners highlights significant accomplishments across a wide spectrum of activity and more than 500 images (photographs, artwork, charts, and maps) enhance and clarify the text. A general bibliography arranged by chapter supports further research and study.
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THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ALMANAC provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture. Patrons will also find chronologies, texts of important documents, legislation, speeches, biographical profiles, essays, and more than 650 photographs, illustrations, maps and statistical charts to help them with their research. An expanded appendix of recipients of selected awards and honors and cumulative subject index make this resource easy to use.
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