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Extraordinary Black Americans from colonial to contemporary times

Author: Susan Altman
Publisher: Chicago : Childrens Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents short biographies of ninety-five black Americans from colonial to contemporary times, highlighting their personal achievements and their resulting contributions to the growth of American society.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Altman
ISBN: 0516005812 9780516005812 0516405810 9780516405810
OCLC Number: 17876997
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Estevanico --
Lucy Terry Prince --
Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable --
Crispus Attucks --
Benjamin Banneker --
Phillis Wheatley --
Peter Salem --
James Forten --
James Armistead --
Elizabeth Freeman --
Richard Allen --
Paul Cuffe --
Gabriel Prosser --
York --
Denmark Vesey --
Slave uprisings --
Garcia --
Black Seminoles --
Nat Turner --
Joseph Cinque --
James Beckwourth --
Madison Washington --
Norbert Rillieux --
Underground Railroad --
Lewis Temple --
Dred Scott --
Lewis Hayden --
Harriet Tubman --
Jermain Wesley Loguen --
John Anthony Copeland, Jr. --
Frederick Douglass --
Sojourner Truth --
George Washington --
Robert Smalls --
Charlotte Forten Grimke --
The Emancipation Proclamation --
Black Civil War soldiers --
Reconstruction --
P.B.S. Pinchback --
Booker T. Washington --
Nat Love --
Jan Ernst Matzeliger --
George Jordan --
Lewis Howard Latimer --
Scott Joplin --
George Washington Williams --
George Washington Carver --
Granville T. Woods --
Daniel Hale Williams --
Madame C.J. Walker --
Charles Young --
Elijah McCoy.
Responsibility: by Susan Altman ; consultants, Tony Martin, Lynn Hemphill.

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Presents short biographies of ninety-five black Americans from colonial to contemporary times, highlighting their personal achievements and their resulting contributions to the growth of American society.

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