eBook African American History and Culture: Black American Biographies: The Journey of Achievement, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615301763
  • ISBN-13: 9781615301768
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 280 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

From the abolitionists and civil rights leaders who struggled to secure basic freedoms to the scientists, entertainers, and public servants who have nurtured innovation in their respective fields, African Americans have broken critical barriers for every American. This volume profiles many of those individuals—from Frederick Douglass to Oprah Winfrey to Barack Obama—whose efforts and ideas continue to enrich the foundations of the nation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Abolitionism and Activism.
2: Abolitionists.
3: Activists.
4: Protect and Serve.
5: Politicians.
6: Government Officials, Diplomats, and Soldiers.
7: Lawyers and Jurists.
8: Exploration, Education, Experimentation, and Ecumenism.
9: Explorers, Aviators, and Astronauts.
10: Educators and Academics.
11: Science and Medicine.
12: Businesspeople.
13: Religious Leaders.
14: Arts and Letters.
15: Writers and Poets.
16: Journalists.
17: Painters and Photographers.
18: Dancers and Choreographers.
19: Stage and Screen.
20: Actors.
21: Directors, Producers, and Playwrights.
22: Comedians.
23: Music.
24: Jazz.
25: Folk and Blues.
26: Rhythm and Blues.
27: Soul.
28: Funk.
29: Hip-Hop.
30: Cabaret, Gospel, Opera, and Show Music.
31: Sports.
32: Baseball.
33: Basketball.
34: Boxing.
35: Football.
36: Track and Field.
37: Tennis, Golf, and Horse Racing.
38: Epilogue.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.