Afro-Bets Book of Black Heroes from A to Z

Afro Bets Book of Black Heroes from A to Z NEW EDITION From science to politics civil rights to entertainment historic times to present day men and women across the African diaspora have made important contributions to our world Book of Bla

  • Title: Afro-Bets Book of Black Heroes from A to Z
  • Author: Wade Hudson Valerie Wilson Wesley
  • ISBN: 9780940975026
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback
  • NEW EDITION From science to politics, civil rights to entertainment, historic times to present day, men and women across the African diaspora have made important contributions to our world Book of Black Heroes from A to Z shares with young readers the stories 54 pioneers whose courage, strength and lasting accomplishments have earned them the title hero Read about ArcNEW EDITION From science to politics, civil rights to entertainment, historic times to present day, men and women across the African diaspora have made important contributions to our world Book of Black Heroes from A to Z shares with young readers the stories 54 pioneers whose courage, strength and lasting accomplishments have earned them the title hero Read about Arctic explorer Matthew Henson South African human rights advocate Nelson Mandela Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson Pioneering Black historian Benjamin Quarles Discover how Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball Richard Allen went from enslavement to co founder and Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Jean Baptiste DuSable, a Haiti born fur trader, founded the city of Chicago Constance Baker Motley helped James Meredith become the first black person to go to the University of Mississippi First published in 1988 and with, than 400,000 copies in print, Book of Black Heroes from A to Z has become a go to black history staple in classrooms, homes and libraries This updated edition includes expanded biographies, quotes and factoids, a two page narrative honoring the 150th anniversary of the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation and several new entries including a profile of President Barack Obama, the first African American elected President of the United States Whether their names are familiar or new, the journeys and many achievements of Book of Black Heroes honorees are truly inspiring and can help all children realize that even in the face of obstacles, they too can make important contributions to our world.

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    1. This is another children's book from my childhood that was intended to inspire interest in historical Black figures. Most of what I wrote in my review of Book of Black Heroes: Great Women in the Struggle applies here (of course with the fact that men ans well as women are featured here. The one curious thing about this book that distinguishes it from other books on African-American history/culture that I read as a child is that it is still in print. In fact the latest edition was published in 20 [...]

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