African American Almanac

Author: Lean'tin Bracks
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 9781578593804
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Social Science

The most complete and affordable singlevolume reference of African American culture available today, this almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating and demystifying the moving, difficult, and often lost history of black life in America. A legacy of pride, struggle, and triumph spanning more than 400 years is presented through a fascinating mix of biographies—including more than 750 influential figures—littleknown or misunderstood historical facts, enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements, and 150 rare photographs and illustrations. Covering events surrounding the civil rights movement; African American literature, art, and music; religion within the black community; and advances in science and medicine, this reference connects history to the issues currently facing the African American community and provides a range of information on society and culture.

The African American Almanac

Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0787617504
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Reference

Provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture, and includes chronoligies, biographical profiles and more.

Encyclopedia of African American Heritage

Author: Susan Altman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0816041253
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Short entries describe places, political movements, cultures, events, and figures significant to African and African American history.

Handy African American History Answer Book

Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 9781578594887
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Walking readers through a rich but often overlooked part of American history, this compendium addresses the people, times, and events that influenced and changed African American history. An overview of major biographical figures and history-making events is followed by a deeper look at the development in the arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, music, government, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more. Mimicking the a broad range of the African American experience, showcasing interesting insights and facts, this helpful reference answers a wide variety of questions including What is the significance of the Apollo Theater? What were the effects of the Great Depression on black artists? Who were some of America’s early free black entrepreneurs? What is the historical role of the barbershop in the African American community? and What was Black Wall Street? Blending trivia with historical review in an engaging question-and-answer format, this book is perfect for browsing and is ideal for history buffs, trivia fans, students and teachers and anyone interested in a better and more thorough understanding of history of black Americans.

Native American Almanac

Author: Yvonne Wakim Dennis
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 9781578596072
Release Date: 2016-04-18
Genre: History

From ancient rock drawings to today’s urban living, the Native American Almanac: More than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples traces the rich heritage of indigenous people. It is a fascinating mix of biography, pre-contact and post-contact history, current events, Tribal Nations’ histories, enlightening insights on environmental and land issues, arts, treaties, languages, education, movements, and more. Ten regional chapters, including urban living, cover the narrative history, the communities, land, environment, important figures, and backgrounds of each area’s Tribal Nations and peoples. The stories of 345 Tribal Nations, biographies of 400 influential figures in all walks of life, Native American firsts, awards, and statistics are covered. 150 photographs and illustrations bring the text to life. The most complete and affordable single-volume reference work about Native American culture available today, the Native American Almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating, demystifying, and celebrating the moving, sometimes difficult, and often lost history of the indigenous people of America. Capturing the stories and voices of the American Indian of yesterday and today, it provides a range of information on Native American history, society, and culture.

African American Firsts

Author: Joan Potter
Publisher: Dafina Books
ISBN: 9780758241665
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

Offers a look at African-Americans who achieved major firsts in such areas as journalism, entertainment, the military, history, and politics, noting the dates of each event.

Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era

Author: Lean'tin L. Bracks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780810885431
Release Date: 2014-10-16
Genre: Social Science

The Harlem Renaissance is considered a major periods for the creative and intellectual blossoming of African American expression. This reference text cites the participation of women during that time in the fields of art, literature, education, activism, entertainment, entrepreneurship, and professional roles.

Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era

Author: Lean'tin L. Bracks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780810885431
Release Date: 2014-10-16
Genre: Social Science

The Harlem Renaissance is considered a major periods for the creative and intellectual blossoming of African American expression. This reference text cites the participation of women during that time in the fields of art, literature, education, activism, entertainment, entrepreneurship, and professional roles.

Black Firsts

Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 9781578594245
Release Date: 2012-12-01
Genre: Social Science

Achievement engenders pride, and the most significant accomplishments involving people, places, and events in black history are gathered in Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Events.

Handy African American History Answer Book

Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 9781578594887
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Walking readers through a rich but often overlooked part of American history, this compendium addresses the people, times, and events that influenced and changed African American history. An overview of major biographical figures and history-making events is followed by a deeper look at the development in the arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, music, government, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more. Mimicking the a broad range of the African American experience, showcasing interesting insights and facts, this helpful reference answers a wide variety of questions including What is the significance of the Apollo Theater? What were the effects of the Great Depression on black artists? Who were some of America’s early free black entrepreneurs? What is the historical role of the barbershop in the African American community? and What was Black Wall Street? Blending trivia with historical review in an engaging question-and-answer format, this book is perfect for browsing and is ideal for history buffs, trivia fans, students and teachers and anyone interested in a better and more thorough understanding of history of black Americans.

Black Firsts

Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 9781578594252
Release Date: 2012-12-01
Genre: Social Science

Achievement engenders pride, and the most significant accomplishments involving people, places, and events in black history are gathered in Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Events.

Redefining Black Power

Author: Joanne Griffith
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
ISBN: 9780872865464
Release Date: 2012-02-28
Genre: Social Science

Conversations with black leaders and activists exploring current African American political and cultural life.

Standing in the Need of Prayer

Author: Schomburg Ctr for Resrch in Black Cultur
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743253671
Release Date: 2008-06-30
Genre: Religion

Striking photographs and powerful prayers drawn from the collections of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture span the broad spectrum of black religious traditions through the ages. From the darkest days on slave ships to the defiant times of the Civil Rights Movement, prayer has embodied the most intense expression of African and African-American spirituality. As Mrs. Coretta Scott King writes in her foreword to Standing in the Need of Prayer, "It is said that every prayer is heard and every prayer is answered in some way [and] I still believe that the millions of prayers spoken by African Americans from the Middle Passage on down to today have been heard by a righteous and loving God." This extraordinary volume reflects the struggle, despair, determination, and triumph of the black experience during the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Drawing from faiths as diverse as Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Vodou, the book also includes prayers from some of history's most powerful voices, among them Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Martin Luther King, Jr. At once beautiful and evocative, Standing in the Need of Prayer captures the most varied, striking, and powerful photographic and poetic expressions of prayer in a joyous celebration of the rich spiritual roots of a courageous people whose incredible spiritual journey will inspire generations to come.

Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Emma Lynch
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 1403463514
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Who was Martin Luther King Jr.? Why is he famous? How do we know about him? This series introduces you to the lives of famous men and women. Each illustrated life story is told by primary source material, encouraging you to discover how we find out about important people in history. Each book contains: an interesting story and a look at the evidence, written and pictorial primary source material, a glossary, pronunciation guide, and index.