Celebrating Our Achievements, Contributions and Enduring Legacy
Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskegee Airmen, Maroon colonies...W.E.B. Dubois, Ida B. Wells, Mary McLeod Bethune, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson...Oprah, Bill Cosby, Spike Lee...Scott Joplin, Muddy Waters, Billy Holiday, Jimi Hendrix...Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou...Will Smith, Halle Berry, Denzel Washington...Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., Colin Powell...soul food, soul music, modern dance...
African Americans have shaped our nation’s culture, changed the course of history, and given a special meaning to the words courage, resilience, and determination. Now, this powerful little book--perfect for daily inspiration, to read to your children, or give to a friend--highlights the extraordinary contributions African Americans have made to America and the world.
Leaders in the creative arts, athletics, and the fight for human rights around the globe, African Americans have also made ground-breaking contributions in the fields of science, invention, and business. In little more than a century, African Americans have gone from the cotton fields of slave plantations to the executive suites of today’s largest corporations against overwhelming odds. This beautiful book provides an inspiring portrait of African Americans’ outstanding gifts and accomplishments, and 101 reasons to celebrate a proud and diverse heritage.
Tyehimba Jess is a researcher and writer living in Brooklyn, New York
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Discover 101 reasons for African American Pride!