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Black firsts : 4,000 ground-breaking and pioneering historical events

Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Publisher: Detroit : Visible Ink Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., rev. and expandedView all editions and formats
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Originally published in 1994, Black Firsts inspired readers of all ages. An epic record of African American achievement, it testified to a rich but often overlooked part of our history. Jessie Carney Smith, William and Camille Cosby Professor of the Humanities at Fisk University, greatly expands the new edition with more than 1,000 new stories of a people overcoming adversity to emerge triumphant. With more than 100  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
History
Miscellanea
Biographie
Miscellanées
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Black firsts.
Detroit : Visible Ink Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)770797553
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jessie Carney Smith
ISBN: 1578591422 9781578591428 1578591538 9781578591534
OCLC Number: 51060259
Description: xv, 787 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Arts & entertainment --
Business --
Civil rights & protest --
Education --
Government : county & state --
Government : federal --
Government : international --
Government : local --
Journalism --
Military --
Miscellaneous --
Organizations --
Religion --
Science & medicine --
Sports --
Writers.
Responsibility: [edited by] Jessie Carney Smith.
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Originally published in 1994, Black Firsts inspired readers of all ages. An epic record of African American achievement, it testified to a rich but often overlooked part of our history. Jessie Carney Smith, William and Camille Cosby Professor of the Humanities at Fisk University, greatly expands the new edition with more than 1,000 new stories of a people overcoming adversity to emerge triumphant. With more than 100 illustrations, Black Firsts includes modern-day pioneers like Halle Berry and Denzel Washington, Suzan-Lori Parks (winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for drama), and Vonetta Flowers, the first African American to be awarded the Winter Olympic gold medal. Readers will revel and rejoice in the stories of barrier-breaking pioneers in all fields -- arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, inventing, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more.

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