ERIC Number: ED414388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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African-American Firsts. Famous, Little-Known and Unsung Triumphs of Blacks in America.
Potter, Joan; Claytor, Constance
Stories of more than 400 "firsts" by African Americans, break-through achievements in a variety of fields, are told in question-and-answer form ("Who was the first African American to ...?"). These are stories of people who were forced to contend with racism, directly or indirectly, in their struggle towards goals that require dedication and effort. That these people were able to succeed in a climate of racial injustice adds to their achievement. Achievements are grouped into the following categories: (1) business; (2) education; (3) entertainment; (4) film; (5) history; (6) journalism; (7) law and government; (8) literature; (9) military; (10) music; (11) religion; (12) science and medicine; (13) sports; (14) theater and dance; and (15) visual arts. Over 75 pages of photographs are included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement, Art, Athletics, Biographies, Black History, Blacks, Business, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Racial Discrimination, Sciences, United States History, Urban Areas
Pinto Press, 35 Stewart Place, Apt. 205, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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