Almanac African American Heritage. Chronicle

  • ID: 2215380
  • Book
  • Region: Africa, United States
  • 430 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Social Sciences/African American Studies

"...An excellent, comprehensive source for obtaining information in a very efficient manner about significant individuals and events in the African American community, historically. It will certainly be a valuable addition to reference tools, both in the home and in the academic setting." ?BENJAMIN S. CARSON, Sr., M.D., Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Pediatrics, and Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

"...A quick, readable and informative reference on African American history and culture in the United States. People in the multicultural and diversity field will find it especially useful in understanding and communicating this information to their students and clients." ?ELIZABETH PATHY SALETT, President, National MultiCultural Institute

"...Thank God! We finally have a resource book that provides invaluable information and facts on the history of African Americans in the United States. It is a ′must have′ for every educator, government and business professional." ?DR. JOHN B. TURNER, Senior Vice President, Education, Training and Diversity, Tennessee Valley Authority

"...Who would have thought that reading a book of lists could be so interesting, exciting, intriguing and educational! This fascinating work will definitely hold your attention. I could not put it down!" ?DR. CAROLYN HINES, President, C.W. Hines and Associates, Inc.

"...A succinct documentation? about a people who have been grossly misrepresented, misunderstood. It belongs in every household, school, library, office and teacher?s briefcase." ?DR. DELORIS M. SAUNDERS, Associate Professor of Education, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

"...This book ought to be required reading in every institution of learning in the civilized world." ?EDWARD L. WALLACE, Jr., Author of Track & Field Coach?s Survival Guide

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About this Book.

Foreword.

HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES.

African Americans in the United States.

Economics of Slavery.

Slavery in the United States.

Plantation Life.

Resistance to Slavery.

The Courts and Slavery.

Violence Against African Americans.

Fight for Freedom.

African American Demographics.

CULTURAL TRADITIONS.

Families.

Languages.

Celebrations and Holidays.

Funeral Practices.

Music and Dance.

Fashion.

Games and Storytelling.

Food and African American Culture.

Names and Titles Used to Describe African Americans.

Beauty Pageant Winners.

EDUCATION.

African Americans in Education.

Civil Rights and Desegregation Developments.

Special Emphasis Programs.

Youth Organizations.

Rhodes Scholars.

First Doctoral Degrees Conferred.

Colleges and Universities.

Publications (A Selected List).

Organizations That Promote African American Education.

RELIGION.

The Organized African American Church.

Pioneers in Religion.

Denominational Traditions and Rituals.

Religious Conferences and Conventions.

Educational Institutions.

Preaching Styles.

Music in the African American Church.

Religious Organizations.

Ministerial Leadership.

Acronyms and Glossary.

MEDICINE, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY.

Firsts in Science.

Innovative Contributions.

Key Dates.

Health Issues.

Research.

Folk Medicine and Healers.

Organizations and Associations.

Literature.

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY.

African Americans in Business and Industry.

Businesses.

Financial Companies.

Insurance Companies.

Auto Dealers.

LAW AND GOVERNMENT.

African Americans in Law and Government.

Reconstruction.

Voting Rights Legislation.

Judiciary System.

Government Leaders.

Local Civil Service Offices.

Presidential Medal–of–Freedom Honorees.

President and Vice President Candidates/Nominees.

Organizations.

ARTS, LETTERS, AND MEDIA.

Firsts in Arts, Letters, and Media.

Art and Artists.

Music.

Literature.

Radio and Television.

Plays and Movies.

Actors and Actresses.

Performing Arts Organizations and Facilities.

Trade Publications and Resource Guides.

SPORTS.

African Americans in Sports.

Football.

Horse Racing.

Boxing.

Baseball.

Basketball.

Track and Field.

Sports on Film.

Spotlights.

THE MILITARY.

Military History.

Women in the Military.

Specific Military Branches.

Medal–of–Honor Recipients.

Military Officers.

Military Vessels.

Military Films.

Veterans′ Organizations.

Military Publications.

MISCELLANEA.

The Western Frontier.

Landmarks.

Postage Stamps Honoring African Americans.

Spingarn Medals.

Little–Known Facts.

Organizations That Hate.

Newspapers.

Selected Bibliography.
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