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Author Bracks, Lean'tin L.

Title African American almanac : 400 years of triumph, courage and excellence / Lean'tin Bracks ; foreword by Jessie Carney Smith
Published Canton, Mich. : Visible Ink Press, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 543 pages) : illustrations
Contents Africans in America -- Civil rights -- Politics -- Education -- Religion -- Literature -- Business entrepreneurs/media -- Performing and visual/applied arts -- Music -- Science, technology, inventors, and explorers -- Sports -- Military
Summary "The most complete and affordable single-volume reference of African American culture available today, this almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating and demystifying the moving, difficult, and often lost history of black life in America. A legacy of pride, struggle, and triumph spanning more than 400 years is presented through a fascinating mix of biographies-including 500 influential figures-little-known or misunderstood historical facts, enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements, and 150 rare photographs and illustrations. 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 reference connects history to the issues currently facing the African American community and provides a range of information on society and culture"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African Americans -- History.
African Americans -- Social life and customs.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
African Americans -- Biography
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- African American Studies.
African Americans.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
African Americans -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011038636
ISBN 9781578593828