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African American firsts : famous, little-known and unsung triumphs of Blacks in America

Author: Joan Potter
Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., Dafina Books, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Fourth edition, fully revised and updatedView all editions and formats
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Spanning colonial days to the present, African American Firsts is a clear reflection of a prideful legacy, a celebration of our changing times, and a signpost to an even greater future. From ground-breaking achievements to awe-inspiring feats of excellence, this definitive resource reveals over 450 "firsts" by African Americans in fields as diverse as government, entertainment, education, science, medicine, law, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Miscellanea
Biography Miscellanea
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Potter
ISBN: 9780758292414 0758292414
OCLC Number: 864788249
Description: 503 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Business --
Education --
Entertainment --
Film --
History --
Journalism --
Law and Government --
Literature --
Military --
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Religion --
Science and Medicine --
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Theater and Dance --
Visual Arts.
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Spanning colonial days to the present, African American Firsts is a clear reflection of a prideful legacy, a celebration of our changing times, and a signpost to an even greater future. From ground-breaking achievements to awe-inspiring feats of excellence, this definitive resource reveals over 450 "firsts" by African Americans in fields as diverse as government, entertainment, education, science, medicine, law, the military, and the business world. Discover the first doctor to perform open heart surgery and the youngest person to fly solo around the world. Learn about the first African Americans to walk in space, to serve two terms as President of the United States, and many other wonderful and important contributions often accomplished despite poverty, discrimination, and racism.

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