Black Firsts

Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Editor: Visible Ink Press
Size: 20,85 MB
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Covers major Black achievements in government, the arts, education, journalism, science and medicine, religion, and other fields

Giant Word Search Puzzle Book Of Notable Black Firsts And Facts

Author: J. C. Wilson
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595347282
Size: 13,48 MB
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Author J. C. Wilson compiles 117 puzzles that cover over a thousand persons and items related to outstanding Black achievements throughout history. Look up, down, and diagonally to uncover a "hidden treasure" of the names of Black achievers in a wide range of interesting topics such as arts and entertainment, business, civil rights, communications, education, literature, politics, sports, and many more. Sharpen your pencils and test your wits as you delight in discovering new and exciting trivia facts about individual pioneers such as Hazel Scott, Biddy Mason, Nat Turner, Max Robinson, James Meredith, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Garrett A. Morgan, Shirley Chisholm, Joseph Willis, Jack Johnson, and many more. A brief achievements profile and biographical index at the end of Giant Word Search Puzzle Book of Notable Black Firsts and Facts provides quick information about all of the individuals featured throughout this compilation of brainteasers. The book also contains a fun multiple choice/true or false quiz that highlights many Black accomplishments. Every question and answer is challenging and educational!

A Salute To Historic Black Firsts

Author: Richard L. Green
ISBN: 9780961615666
Size: 10,89 MB
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Presents biographies of twenty-four black men and women who made notable contributions in the fields of government, education, law, journalism, religion, medicine, sports, and the arts.

Famous Firsts Of Black Americans

Author: Sibyl Hancock
Editor: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9781455604081
Size: 18,90 MB
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Biographies of twenty black men and women who made notable contributions in the fields of science, politics, sports, and the arts from the 1500's to the present.

Savannah S Black First Ladies Vol I

Author: Pamela Howard-Oglesby
Editor: Brenda L Roberts
ISBN: 1432731122
Size: 11,90 MB
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Praise for Savannah's Black "First Ladies" "The women [profiled here] are valuable role models for women, young and old, to admire and emulate. It should be required reading for any participants in a program working with young women in Savannah and the surrounding area." -Otis S. Johnson, PhD., Mayor, City of Savannah "I found it to be informational, invigorating, and inspiring. It gives me the courage to take the high road in spite of challenges." -Annie P. Wimbish, Ed.D, Superintendent of Schools, Hattiesburg, MS "These compelling stories are inspiring and will serve to encourage women, especially little African-American girls, to embrace their personal power and forge forward." -Bernetta Bryant Anderson, President, Hudson Hill Community The phrase "never been done before" wasn't a roadblock for the women profiled in Savannah's Black First Ladies, Vol. 1. This remarkable collection of short biographies recognizes African-American women in Savannah, Georgia, who were pioneers in their chosen professions. You'll meet educators, police officers, politicians, doctors, and others who went where no one had gone before; in many cases, their professions were closed to women. The trials and tribulations that these women endured to fulfill their calling is a true testimony of their perseverance and strength. They chose not to give up or give in, but to press forward and see their dreams come to fruition-and in so doing, helped open doors for the generations of African-American women that followed.

Empak Black History Publication Series A Salute To Historic Black Firsts

ISBN: 9780961615697
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First Black Marines

Author: Fred deClouet
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1588201201
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Bob Kan is a third generation Japanese-American (JA). The chapters in this book were originally written for family and close friends for their information and entertainment. After Bob joined the Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) in 2007, he began to realize that his career would not have been possible without the heroism of those second generation veterans. They demonstrated their patriotism and loyalty in battles across Europe and Asia, proving that they were REAL AMERICANS. Their sacrifices enabled Bob to be accepted and integrated years later into the elite world of Air Force combat fighter pilots. Realizing that he was part of this evolution, Bob decided to publish these chapters. In WW II, the highest-ranking JA officer was Major. Since the Vietnam War over 35 JAs have attained the rank of general or admiral. There were no JA pilots or navigators in WW II, and there were relatively few in the Korean War. All military units were desegregated by the time Bob entered the Air Force in 1955. He writes that he did not experience any racial discrimination in his fifty or so years in the USAF, working with our defense industry or in any private business. This is not a racial protest, but there are stories about ethnic misconceptions, often humorous. The Japanese Americans' story is part of American History. Only in America......

Black Chicago S First Century

Author: Christopher Robert Reed
Editor: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826264602
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"Examines the first one hundred years of African American settlement and achievements in Chicago. It spans the antebellum, Civil War, Reconstruction, and post-Reconstruction periods"--Provided by publisher.

First Black Red

Author: Marty Pieratt
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496927540
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Chuck Harmon’s life story symbolizes and transcends our country’s struggle for civil rights and equality. From his humble beginnings as one of the 12 children of Sherman and Rosa Harmon in Southern Indiana, to the pressure of a death threat as a Cincinnati player in New York City, this gentlemen big leaguer is an example of those African American pioneers who helped make a mockery of hate and injustice with integrity, decency, and iron will. From the stories of an early meeting with Babe Ruth, to rooting for his beloved Cincinnati Reds today, Chuck Harmon’s compelling life adventure symbolizes all that is good about America’s pastime and its oldest professional franchise, the Cincinnati Reds. His great-great grandfathers fought and died for freedom in the Civil War. Less than 100 years later, Chuck Harmon was still fighting for justice—not with a gun and bayonet, but with a golden glove and hot bat. Chuck Harmon is proud to be called Cincinnati’s First Black Red. This book is an important look at the parallel benchmarks in baseball and civil rights. Chuck Harmon is one of the quiet patriots who helped make America truly a country where all men and women should expect to be treated equally.

William Alexander Leidesdorff First Black Millionaire American Consul And California Pioneer

Author: Gary M. Palgon
ISBN: 1411646258
Size: 10,33 MB
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William Alexander Leidesdorff is probably one of the best-kept secrets in the pioneering of the West and the creation of the State of California. Born out of wedlock in St. Croix, Danish West Indies in 1810 to a Jewish Danish sugar planter and a black plantation worker, he went on to become the first Black millionaire when gold was found on his property shortly before he died in 1848.