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African-American Century

How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Country

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The African-American Century: How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Country by W E B Du Bois Professor of the Humanities and Director of the W E B Du Bois Institute for Afro American Research Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Jr (W.E.B Du
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In a highly original and historic celebration of black Americans and their contributions to our culture, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West select one hundred outstanding men and women and use their lives and accomplishments to create a fascinating portrait of the last century.Their selections, drawn from the worlds of politics and business, literature and the performing arts, sports and music, science and cultural criticism, include such figures as Marian Anderson, Scott Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix; Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison; Jesse Owens, Althea Gibson, and Tiger Woods; Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver; Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesse Jackson, and Colin Powell.
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February 1st, 2002
Country of Publication
United States
Turtleback Books
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