100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History

Author: Chrisanne Beckner

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606205139

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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For use in schools and libraries only. Offers brief biographies of African American educators, entertainers, inventors, authors, athletes, and others who have made important contributions to American life.

100 African Americans who Changed American History

Author: Chrisanne Beckner

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Secondary Library

ISBN: 9780836857672

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Provides capsule biographies of influential African Americans arranged chronologically that mix the essential accomplishments of their subjects with lesser-known details, including time lines, quizzes, and suggested projects.

A Kid's Guide to African American History

More than 70 Activities

Author: Nancy Sanders

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613740360

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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What do all these people have in common: the first man to die in the American Revolution, a onetime chief of the Crow Nation, the inventors of peanut butter and the portable X-ray machine, and the first person to make a wooden clock in this country? They were all great African Americans. For parents and teachers interested in fostering cultural awareness among children of all races, this book includes more than 70 hands-on activities, songs, and games that teach kids about the people, experiences, and events that shaped African American history. This expanded edition contains new material throughout, including additional information and biographies. Children will have fun designing an African mask, making a medallion like those worn by early abolitionists, playing the rhyming game "Juba," inventing Brer Rabbit riddles, and creating a unity cup for Kwanzaa. Along the way they will learn about inspiring African American artists, inventors, and heroes like Harriet Tubman, Benjamin Banneker, Rosa Parks, Langston Hughes, and Louis Armstrong, to name a few.

100 Greatest African Americans

A Biographical Encyclopedia

Author: Molefi K. Asante

Publisher: Pyr Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 345

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Since 1619, when Africans first came ashore in the swampy Chesapeake region of Virginia, there have been many individuals whose achievements or strength of character in the face of monumental hardships have called attention to the genius of the African American people. This book attempts to distill from many wonderful possibilities the 100 most outstanding examples of greatness. Pioneering scholar of African American Studies Molefi Kete Asante has used four criteria in his selection: the individual's significance in the general progress of African Americans toward full equality in the American social and political system; self-sacrifice and the demonstration of risk for the collective good; unusual will and determination in the face of the greatest danger or against the most stubborn odds; and personal achievement that reveals the best qualities of the African American people. In adopting these criteria Professor Asante has sought to steer away from the usual standards of popular culture, which often elevates the most popular, the wealthiest, or the most photogenic to the cult of celebrity. The individuals in this book - examples of lasting greatness as opposed to the ephemeral glare of celebrity fame - come from four centuries of African American history. Each entry includes brief biographical information, relevant dates, an assessment of the individual's place in African American history with particular reference to a historical timeline, and a discussion of his or her unique impact on American society. Numerous pictures and illustrations will accompany the articles. This superb reference work will complement any library and be of special interest to students and scholars of American and African American history.

A Child's Introduction to African American History

The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country

Author: Jabari Asim

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 031644183X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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A comprehensive, entertaining look at heroes, heroines, and critical moments by award-winning author Jabari Asim, The Child's Introduction to African American History is written for young readers aged 8 to 12 and includes a timeline poster of pivotal moments. Jabari Asim goes beyond what's taught in the classroom to reveal a fact-filled history of African American history through politics, activism, sports, entertainment, music, and much more. You'll follow the road to freedom beginning with the slave trade and the middle passage through the abolitionist movement and the Civil War where many African Americans fought as soldiers. You'll learn how slave songs often contained hidden messages and how a 15-year-old Jamaican-born young man named Clive Campbell helped to create hip-hop in the early 1970's. You'll experience the passionate speeches, marches, and movements of the Civil Rights era along with and the sacrifices of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, and many others. Along the way there are dozens of profiles of political trailblazers like Shirley Chisholm, the first black women elected to Congress in 1968; dominants athletes like Tiger Woods who, in 1995, was only the second African American to play in a Master's Golf Tournament which he went on to win in 1997; popular musicians like Miles Davis, one the most influential artists of the twentieth century; and inspiring writers like Toni Morrison, the first African American to win the Nobel Prize in literature. Filled with beautiful illustrations by Lynn Gaines that bring these figures and events to life, plus a removable historical timeline poster, A Child's Introduction to African American History is a fascinating and comprehensive guide to this often overlooked yet immensely important part of American history.

African American History: Knowledge Cards

Author: Pomegranate Communications, Incorporated

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780764903281

Category: African Americans

Page: N.A

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Each card has a photographic portrait on one side and a concise essay about the featured individual on the other.

Encyclopedia of African-American Heritage

Author: Susan Altman,Joel Kemelhor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816041251

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 353

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Short entries describe places, political movements, cultures, events, and figures significant to African and African American history.

The Handy African American History Answer Book

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781578594528

Category: History

Page: 395

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Walking readers through a rich but often overlooked part of American history, this compendium addresses the people, times, and events that influenced and changed African American history. An overview of major biographical figures and history-making events is followed by a deeper look at the development in the arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, music, government, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more. Mimicking the a broad range of the African American experience, showcasing interesting insights and facts, this helpful reference answers a wide variety of questions including What is the significance of the Apollo Theater? What were the effects of the Great Depression on black artists? Who were some of America's early free black entrepreneurs? What is the historical role of the barbershop in the African American community? and What was Black Wall Street? Blending trivia with historical review in an engaging question-and-answer format, this book is perfect for browsing and is ideal for history buffs, trivia fans, students and teachers and anyone interested in a better and more thorough understanding of history of black Americans.

Black History: Kids Edition

Author: Stephen Jones Sr.

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1634178912

Category: Social Science

Page: 58

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Black History is World History. This book is intended for kids to enjoy. It is my intentions for parents and teachers to read along with kids and explain any difficulties they may run across. This book will not only raise awareness but it will also raise self-esteem. Something that is important for early child development. In order to achieve a high status or an important figure in life, you must first believe it is possible. Too many kids are dropping out of school, being incarcerated, becoming addicted to illegal substances or just giving up on life. Many have been disenfranchised. One of the Great Kings in this book is Mansa Musa (Emperor of Mali). Mansa Musa is known as the richest man of all time. In today’s standards, he would be worth 400 billion dollars. He built some of the most prestigious colleges in the world at the time he was Emperor. Can you imagine the impact on a child’s mind if he were told a black man, or better put, an African man was the richest man of all time. This information could have an extraordinary impact on the success of a child’s future. I think this book should be part of the curriculum.

100 Americans Who Shaped American History

Author: Samuel Willard Crompton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780912517322

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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A great reference of the great Americans, big and small, who changed the face of the world through perseverance, intelligence, faith, and hope. Well edited with biographies and quotes.

Afro-bets Book of Black Heroes from A to Z

An Introduction to Important Black Achievers for Young Readers

Author: Wade Hudson,Cheryl Willis Hudson,Valerie Wilson Wesley,P. Mignon Hinds

Publisher: Sankofa Books

ISBN: 9780940975026

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 54

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Offers brief profiles of notable Black men and women from Marian Anderson to Shaka Zulu

100 Native Americans Who Changed American History

Author: Bonnie Juettner

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub Secondary Lib

ISBN: 9780836857702

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Chronologically organized, offers one hundred biographies of both historical and contemporary Native Americans from a wide variety of Nations.

Heroes of Black History

Biographies of Four Great Americans (America Handbooks, a TIME for Kids Series)

Author: The Editors of TIME For Kids

Publisher: Time For Kids

ISBN: 9781683307761

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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TIME For Kids Heroes of Black History presents the stories of four great American heroes every child should know about in one volume: Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, and Barack Obama. Featuring an introduction by journalist and civil rights activist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Heroes of Black History shines a light on the long fight for social justice in the United States as it highlights the accomplishments and personal histories of these four pivotal Americans. Young readers learn about the life of Harriet Tubman—born a slave around 1820, she escaped to the North, but returned to the South nineteen times as a conductor on the Underground Railroad to lead 300 slaves to freedom. An incredibly gifted athlete, Jackie Robinson endured taunts, slurs, and death threats when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on an Alabama bus in 1955 and paved the way for a Supreme Court decision that declared segregation on Alabama’s public buses was unconstitutional. On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama took the oath of office as our country’s first African American president. Illustrated with a dynamic mix of photographs and illustrations, the biographies of these Americans delve deeper than their accomplishments to reveal details on their childhoods, early experiences, schooling, family life, and more. Sidebars about related topics—Underground Railroad routes, sports firsts, the Harlem Renaissance, and more—give context and additional insights for young readers. Heroes of Black History also gives readers a timeline overview of three centuries of African American history, beginning with the slave trade, touching upon the formation of the NAACP, the civil rights movement, the March on Washington, and other pivotal events, up through the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement. Brief profiles of more than twenty additional heroes of black history, a glossary of key terms, and a detailed index are also included in this comprehensive book.

Black Heroes

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 733

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Celebrates the lives and accomplishments of 150 African Americans who have made a lasting and profound impact on American culture, including Marian Anderson, Shirley Chisholm, Medgar Evers, Langston Hughes, and Alex Haley.

Hidden Figures

Young Readers' Edition

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780606396233

Category:

Page: N.A

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For use in schools and libraries only. Now in a special new edition perfect for young readers, this is the amazing true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. Soon to be a major motion picture. Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African-American women who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.

Black Firsts

4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Historical Events

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578594243

Category: Social Science

Page: 848

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Achievement engenders pride, and the most significant accomplishments involving people, places, and events in black history are gathered in Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Events.

African American Inventors

Author: Otha Richard Sullivan

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781118115992

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Meet the black inventors who lived their dreams--from the early years to modern times Benjamin Banneker Andrew Jackson Beard George E. Carruthers, Ph.D. George Washington Carver Michael Croslin, Ph.D. David Nelson Crosthwait Jr. Charles Richard Drew, M.D. Meredith Gourdine, Ph.D. Claude Harvard Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. Frederick McKinley Jones Percy Lavon Julian, Ph.D. Ernest Everett Just, Ph.D. Lewis Howard Latimer Jan Earnst Matzeliger Elijah McCoy Benjamin Montgomery John P. Moon Garrett Augustus Morgan Norbert Rillieux Earl D. Shaw, Ph.D. Madame C. J. Walker Daniel Hale Williams, M.D. Granville T. Woods Jane Cooke Wright, M.D. For more than three centuries, African American inventors have been coming up with ingenious ideas. In fact, it is impossible to really know American history without also learning about the contributions of black discoverers. This collection brings their stories to life. In every era, black inventors have made people's lives safer, more comfortable, more convenient, and more profitable. This inspiring, comprehensive collection shines history's spotlight on these courageous inventors and discoverers. One by one, they persevered, despite prejudice and obstacles to education and training. These stories show you how: Benjamin Montgomery, born a slave, invented a propeller that improved steamboat navigation. Jan Earnst Matzeliger, the son of a Dutch engineer, invented a machine that revolutionized the shoe manufacturing industry. Madame C. J. Walker, born two years after the Civil War emancipated her parents, invented a product that helped make her a millionaire. Dr. George E. Carruthers, an astrophysicist, invented the lunar surface ultraviolet camera/spectrograph for Apollo 16. Dr. Jane Cooke Wright, a third-generation physician and pioneer in the field of cancer research discovered a method for testing which drugs to use to fight specific cancers. Dr. Wright became the first woman elected president of the New York Cancer Society and the first African American woman to serve as dean of a medical college. This outstanding collection brings to light these and dozens of other exciting and surprising tales of inventors and discoverers who lived their dreams.