African-American History

  1. African-American Century
    Henry Louis Gates Jr., Cornel West
    Simon & Schuster / 2001 / Trade Paperback
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One hundred original profiles of the most influential African Americans of the twentieth century.
Without Louis Armstrong or Miles Davis, we would not have jazz. Without Toni Morrison or Ralph Ellison, we would miss some of our greatest novels. Without Dr. King or Thurgood Marshall, we would be deprived of political breakthroughs that affirm and strengthen our democracy. Here, two of the leading African American scholars of our day, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West, show us why the twentieth century was the African American century, as they offer their personal picks of the African American figures who did the most to shape our world.
This colorful collection of personalities includes much-loved figures such as scientist George Washington Carver, contemporary favorites such as comedian Richard Pryor and novelist Alice Walker, and even less-well-known people such as aviator Bessie Coleman. Gates and West also recognize the achievements of controversial figures such as Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and rap artist Tupac Shakur. Lively, accessible, and illustrated throughout, The African American Century is a celebration of black achievement and a tribute to the black struggle for freedom in America that will inspire readers for years to come. 432 pages, softcover.

A Picture Book Series

  1. A Picture Book of Martin Luther  King, Jr.
    David A. Adler
    Holiday House / 1989 / Trade Paperback
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  2. A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman
    David A. Adler
    Holiday House / 1992 / Trade Paperback
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  3. A Picture Book of George Washington  Carver
    David A. Adler
    Holiday House / 2000 / Trade Paperback
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    David A. Adler
    Holiday House / 1993 / Trade Paperback
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Who Was/What Was Series

  1. Who Was George Washington Carver?
    Jim Gigliotti, Nancy Harrison
    Grosset & Dunlap / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Who Was Rosa Parks?
    Grosset & Dunlap / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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    Yona Zeldis McDonough, Jim Eldridge, Nancy Harrison
    Grosset & Dunlap / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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    Gail Herman
    Penguin Young Readers / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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Childhood of Famous Black Americans

  1. Thurgood Marshall - eBookThis product is an eBook
    Montrew Dunham
    Aladdin / 2012 / ePub
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  2. Thurgood Marshall: Young Justice  (Childhood of Famous Americans)
    Montrew Dunham
    Aladdin / 1998 / Trade Paperback
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    George Edward Stanley
    Aladdin / 2008 / Trade Paperback
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    George Edward Stanley
    Aladdin / 2008 / ePub
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  1. 20th Century African American  History for Kids: The Major Events that Shaped the Past and Present
    Margeaux Weston
    Priddy Books / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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  2. My People
    Langston Hughes
    Atheneum Books for Young Readers / 2008 / Hardcover
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  3. Hidden Figures
    Margot Lee Shetterly
    Harpercollins Christian Publishing / 2018 / Hardcover
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  4. A Prayer for Our Country: Words to  Unite and Inspire Hope
    Barry Black
    Zondervan / 2022 / Hardcover
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  1. An Encyclopedia of African American  Christian Heritage
    Marvin McMickle
    Judson Press / 2002 / Trade Paperback
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    Cal Massey
    Dover Publications / 2002 / Trade Paperback
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    Taylor Oughton
    Dover Publications / 2013 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Great African Americans Coloring  Book
    Taylor Oughton
    Dover Publications / 1996 / Trade Paperback
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