A selection of Doubleday Direct's African American Book Club "Indispensable." -Emerge"Bolden has assembled a most rewarding cast and done a splendid job of telling their stories." -Herb Boyd, coeditor, Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in AmericaAn epic, evocative history-from Jamestown to the Million Man MarchIn over 100 unforgettable profiles spanning four centuries,Strong Men Keep Coming aims to capture nothing less than the essence of the black male experience in America. Author Tonya Bolden tells the stories of a remarkably diverse selection of African American men, offering fresh perspectives on towering icons like Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. DuBois, and Martin Luther King Jr., and shedding light on lesser-known but equally fascinating figures such as Revolutionary War soldier Salem Poor, linguist Lorenzo Dow Turner, and pioneering filmmaker Oscar Michaeux. By turns inspiring and heart-wrenching, triumphant and tragic, this is an indispensable collection of rigorous research and powerful writing.Profiles a vast range of figures, from Booker T. Washington and A.
Philip Randolph to Charlie Parker, Berry Gordy, and Malcolm XTonya Bolden (New York, NY) is the acclaimed author/editor of twelve books, including the bestselling 33 Things Every Girl Should Know, The Book of African American Women, Rites of Passage: Stories About Growing Up by Black Writers from Around the World and And Not Afraid to Dare.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents: FOREFATHERS. Broteer: "Colonial John Henry." Tom Molineaux: Boxer. Abraham Camp: Would-be Emigrationist. Ira Aldridge: Actor. David Walker: Abolitionist. Josiah Henson: The Uncle Tom Who Ran To Freedom. James McCune Smith: Physician. Jim Beckwourth: Mountain Man. James Boon: Contractor. George Moses Horton: Poet. Robert Smalls: Union Navy Hero. George Washington: Town Founder. Frederick Douglass: Activist. SONS OF THE DAWN. W. E. B. Du Bois: Activist-Scholar. Booker T. Washington: Founder of Tuskegee Institute. Roland Hayes: Concert Singer. Carl Murphy: Newspaper Publisher. Jackson Jordan, Jr.: A "Drylongso" Fellow. Chester Himes: Writer. Vernon Johns: Spiritual and Moral Leader. Fred Hampton: Black Panther. Arthur Ashe: Tennis Player. Index. Permissions.
TONYA BOLDEN is the acclaimed author/editor of ten books, including the bestselling 33 Things Every Girl Should Know, The Book of African American Women, Rites of Passage: Stories About Growing Up by Black Writers from Around the World, and And Not Afraid to Dare.