100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History

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Author: Chrisanne Beckner

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606205139

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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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

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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

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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.

One Hundred Native Americans who Shaped American History

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Author: Bonnie Juettner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780912517513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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.

100 Greatest African Americans

A Biographical Encyclopedia

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Author: Molefi Kete Asante

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 161592423X

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

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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.

America's Black Founders

Revolutionary Heroes and Early Leaders with 21 Activities

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Author: Nancy I. Sanders

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1556528116

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 150

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Celebrates the lesser-known lives and contributions of early African-American men and women, in a volume that features such complementary activities as recipes for colonial foods and advice for petitioning the government. Original.

Handy African American History Answer Book

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Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 157859488X

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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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.

Encyclopedia of African-American Heritage

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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.

African American History: Knowledge Cards

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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.

100 Hispanic-americans Who Shaped American History

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Author: Rick Laezman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439536353

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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Details the lives and accomplishments of one hundred Hispanic-American men and wome, and their impact on American history.

American Black History (ENHANCED eBook)

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Author: Walter Hazen

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1429109912

Category: Social Science

Page: 100

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"American Black History" is a concise yet thorough treatment of 500 years of African American history from its origins in the civilizations of Africa through the grim early years in America and the quest for freedom and civil rights. Richly illustrated, the book vividly details the rise of slavery, the abolitionist movement, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the role of blacks in the nation's wars, the Harlem Renaissance, the emergence of the civil rights era, and the arduous struggle for the full claims of citizenship. Lively portraits of key cultural and political figures such as Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and countless others make clear the enormous contributions of blacks in America. Tests, answer key, and bibliography are included.

Black History: Kids Edition

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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.

Black Firsts

4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Historical Events

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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.

100 Americans Who Shaped American History

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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.

Hidden Figures

Young Readers' Edition

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Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780606396233

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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.

The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

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Author: Eric Foner

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393080827

Category: History

Page: 448

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“A masterwork [by] the preeminent historian of the Civil War era.”—Boston Globe Selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, this landmark work gives us a definitive account of Lincoln's lifelong engagement with the nation's critical issue: American slavery. A master historian, Eric Foner draws Lincoln and the broader history of the period into perfect balance. We see Lincoln, a pragmatic politician grounded in principle, deftly navigating the dynamic politics of antislavery, secession, and civil war. Lincoln's greatness emerges from his capacity for moral and political growth.

The Hidden Brain

How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives

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Author: Shankar Vedantam

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 9781588369390

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.

100 Women Who Shaped World History

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Author: Gail Meyer Rolka,Bill Rolka

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780785771890

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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For use in schools and libraries only. Introduces 100 women who have made significant contributions to society throughout history.

African American Firsts

Famous Little-Known and Unsung Triumphs of Blacks in America

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Author: Joan Potter

Publisher: Dafina Books

ISBN: 0758241666

Category: Social Science

Page: 458

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Offers a look at African-Americans who achieved major firsts in such areas as journalism, entertainment, the military, history, and politics, noting the dates of each event.