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Black Heroes by Jessie Carney Smith
Book DescriptionThis is a who's who of cultural importance to all Americans. In recognition and celebration of African American achievement over the past 100 years, this landmark book details the lives of 150 individuals who have made a profound impact on our culture -- from W E B Du Bois to Colin Powell, from Rosa Parks to Maya Angelou, from Romare Bearden to Josephine Baker. Distinguished author and scholar Jessie Carney Smith has created another classic guide to extraordinary individuals sure to please readers of any age. Brimming with information and more than 200 photographs, Black Heroes details the stories of men and women who beat the odds and advanced to miraculous heights.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781578591367
(235mm x 183mm x 44mm)
Imprint: Visible Ink Press
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jessie Carney Smith
African American Almanac, Paperback (February 2012)
Covering events surrounding the civil rights movement; African American literature, art, and music; religion within the black community; and, advances in science and medicine, this title connects history to the issues currently facing the African American community and provides a range of information on society and culture.
Freedom Facts and Firsts, Paperback (January 2009)» View all books by Jessie Carney Smith
Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than 400 people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom. It covers information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks.
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Author Biography - Jessie Carney Smith
Jessie Carney Smith, born in Greensboro, North Carolina, is a noted author, biographer, and black studies scholar. She is William and Camille Cosby Professor in the Humanities at Fisk University in Nashville, where she also serves as the university librarian. Among Dr. Smith's numerous awards are the 1992 National Women's Book Association Award, the Candace Award for excellence in education, and "Sage" magazine's Ann J. Cooper Award for her published works on African American Women.
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