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The African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Cornel West
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles one hundred influential African Americans who helped shape the history of the twentieth century, including revered figures in the fields of music, literature, sports, science, politics, and the civil rights movement.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gates, Henry Louis.
African-American century.
New York : Free Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606498105
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Cornel West
ISBN: 0684864142 9780684864143 0684864150 9780684864150
OCLC Number: 44803004
Description: xvi, 414 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1900-1909. W.E.B. Dubois ; T. Thomas Fortune ; Matthew Henson ; Jack Johnson ; Scott Joplin ; Henry Ossawa Tanner ; Madame C.J. Walker ; Booker T. Washington ; Ida B. Wells Barnett ; Bert Williams --
1910-1919. Mary McLeod Bethune ; George Washington Carver ; Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. ; Thomas A. Dorsey ; W.C. Handy ; James Weldon Johnson ; Jelly Roll Morton ; Charles Henry Turner ; Jimmy Winkfield ; Carter G. Woodson --
1920-1929. Louis Armstrong ; Junius Austin ; Josephine Baker ; Bessie Coleman ; Marcus Garvey ; Langston Hughes ; Ernest Everett Just ; Oscar Micheaux ; Bessie Smith ; Jean Toomer --
1930-1939. Marian Anderson ; Sterling A. Brown ; Father Divine ; Charles Hamilton Houston ; Zora Neale Hurston ; Robert Johnson ; Joe Louis ; Jesse Owens ; Paul Robeson ; Bill "Bojangles" Robinson --
1940-1949. Charles R. Drew ; Katherine Dunham ; Duke Ellington ; Billie Holiday ; Lena Horne ; Jacob Lawrence ; Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. ; A. Philip Randolph ; Jackie Robinson ; Richard Wright --
1950-1959. Ralph Bunche ; Nat "King" Cole ; Miles Davis ; Ralph Ellison ; Althea Gibson ; Lorraine Hansberry ; Willie Mays ; Rosa Parks ; Art Tatum ; Sarah Vaughan --
1960-1969. Muhammad Ali ; James Baldwin ; John Coltrane ; Angela Davis ; Fannie Lou Hamer ; Jimi Hendrix ; Martin Luther King, Jr. ; Thurgood Marshall ; Sidney Poitier ; Malcolm X --
1970-1979. Hank Aaron ; Maya Angelou ; Romare Bearden ; James Brown ; Marvin Gaye ; Barbara Harris ; Dorothy Height ; Barbara Jordan ; Leontyne Price ; Richard Pryor --
1980-1989. Alvin Ailey ; Bill Cosby ; John Hope Franklin ; Jesse Jackson ; Michael Jackson ; Carl Lewis ; Jessye Norman ; Martin Puryear ; Alice Walker ; August Wilson --
1990-1999. Louis Farrakhan ; Michael Jordan ; Spike Lee ; Wynton Marsalis ; Toni Morrison ; Colin Powell ; Tupac Shakur ; Denzel Washington ; Oprah Winfrey ; Tiger Woods.
Responsibility: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West.
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Two leading African-American scholars of our time choose the 100 most influential African Americans of the 20th century and offer their wholly original take on the genius of black America. From Scott  Read more...

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