Pioneering African Americans: African American Explorers & Adventurers, 1st Edition

  • Joanne Randolph
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766093050
  • ISBN-13: 9780766093058
  • DDC: 910.92
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released October 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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From the top of Everest to the deepest recesses of previously unexplored caves, from the heart of the sea to the far reaches of space, African American explorers and adventurers have helped chart the unknown, push the boundaries of the frontier, scale the heights, and shoot for the stars. With profiles of courageous and pioneering figures like Arctic explorer Matthew Alexander Henson, the Lewis and Clark corpsman York, and pilot Bessie Coleman, this inspiring collection celebrates the often-unsung accomplishments of African American whalers, gold rush fortune-seekers, explorers, mountaineers, pilots, and other intrepid adventurers. They overcame injustice, prejudice, and inequality to triumph in expanding our knowledge of the world and our notions of what was possible within it.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Charting the Unknown.
2: Following the Herd.
3: On the High Seas.
4: In the Skies.
Further Reading.