Annotations for Black Firsts : 4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Historical Events


Baker & Taylor
Presents over four thousand accomplishments by African Americans in the fields of entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, journalism, religion, science, sports, and music.

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Book News
This text is a comprehensive record of over four thousand examples of achievements and historical firsts initiated by black Americans. They're organized thematically and then chronologically. There are entries under: arts and entertainment, business, civil rights and protest, education, local government, county and state government, federal government, international government, journalism, military, miscellaneous, organizations, religion, science and medicine, and sports. The entries include the date, a few sentences to over a page of content, and a citation. Several entries have black and white photos. This third edition contains new sub-headings, expanded tables, and more achievements by women. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Independent Publishing Group

A testament to a rich but often overlooked part of history, this work captures the stories of barrier-breaking African American pioneers in all fields--arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, invention, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more. With hundreds of illustrations and a daily calendar of firsts, this chronicle reveals stories of those who overcame adversity to emerge triumphant and celebrates those who have won personal victories against the forces arrayed against them. A vital collection of more than 4,000 entries, this book is proof that the celebration of African American accomplishments is ongoing.

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Perseus Publishing

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


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