Freedom Facts and Firsts
400 Years of the African American Civil Rights Experience
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Freedom Facts and Firsts by Jessie Carney Smith
Book DescriptionSpanning 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. Coverage includes information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but also delves into how lesser known figures contributed to and shaped the history of civil rights. Learn how the Housewives' League of Detroit started a nation-wide movement to support black businesses, helping many to survive the depression; or discover what effect sports journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's historic entrance into the major leagues. This comprehensive resource chronicles the breadth and passion of an entire people's quest for freedom.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781578591923
(235mm x 185mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Visible Ink Press
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
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.
Black Heroes, Paperback (January 2001)» View all books by Jessie Carney Smith
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. With more than 200 photographs, this title details the stories of men and women who beat the odds and advanced to miraculous heights.
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Author Biography - Jessie Carney Smith
Jessie Carney Smith is a noted African American studies scholar and a professor of humanities at Fisk University. She is the author of "Black Firsts" and "Black Heroes".""""Linda T. Wynn is the assistant director for state programs at the Tennessee Historical Commission and a professor of history at Fisk University. They both live in Nashville, Tennessee.
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