Almanac African American Heritage: Chronicle

by Johnnie H. Miles, Juanita J. Davis, Sharon E. Ferguson-Roberts

Wiley | January 15, 2000 | Trade Paperback

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This unparalleled resource celebrates the remarkable contributions of black men and women to the United States, beginning with the earliest slave ships to cross the Atlantic and culminating at the close of the 20th century.

Witten by four African-American professionals with over 75 years of collective experience in education and counseling, this compendium documents the vital impact of African-Americans on America s past and present.

Spanning history, popular culture, education, religion, science, technology, business, law, government, fine arts, sports, and the military, the authors spotlight dozens of trail blazers, from Dorothy Height to Warren Thompson, from Dr. Benjamin Carson to Barbara Jordan.

Entries include:
* Enduring African-American folk remedies and innovative contributions in medical research.
* Pioneering African-American attorneys, judges, governors, and senators.
* Notable Broadway plays and award-winning movies with African-American themes.
* A tribute to African-American soldiers, including the fearless women nurses in World War I.
Published just in time for African-American History Month in February, Almanac of African-American Heritage will become an instant backlist title and will remain a wonderful tribute and strong resource for years to come.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 430 pages, 9.17 × 7.01 × 1.22 in

Published: January 15, 2000

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0735202265

ISBN - 13: 9780735202269

Found in: Reference and Language
Appropriate for ages: 14 - 14

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Almanac African American Heritage: Chronicle

by Johnnie H. Miles, Juanita J. Davis, Sharon E. Ferguson-Roberts

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 430 pages, 9.17 × 7.01 × 1.22 in

Published: January 15, 2000

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0735202265

ISBN - 13: 9780735202269

Table of Contents

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
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This unparalleled resource celebrates the remarkable contributions of black men and women to the United States, beginning with the earliest slave ships to cross the Atlantic and culminating at the close of the 20th century.

Witten by four African-American professionals with over 75 years of collective experience in education and counseling, this compendium documents the vital impact of African-Americans on America s past and present.

Spanning history, popular culture, education, religion, science, technology, business, law, government, fine arts, sports, and the military, the authors spotlight dozens of trail blazers, from Dorothy Height to Warren Thompson, from Dr. Benjamin Carson to Barbara Jordan.

Entries include:
* Enduring African-American folk remedies and innovative contributions in medical research.
* Pioneering African-American attorneys, judges, governors, and senators.
* Notable Broadway plays and award-winning movies with African-American themes.
* A tribute to African-American soldiers, including the fearless women nurses in World War I.
Published just in time for African-American History Month in February, Almanac of African-American Heritage will become an instant backlist title and will remain a wonderful tribute and strong resource for years to come.

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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

About the Author

Johnnie H. Miles, Ed.D., Juanita J. Davis, Ed.D., Sharon F. Ferguson-Roberts, Ed.D., and Rita G. Giles, Ed.D., have all taught at the college level and worked as professional counselors, mediators, trainers, and career consultants. Proud of their African-American heritage, the co-authors are committed to increasing knowledge and understanding about diverse populations in education, industry, and government. Each lives in the state of Virginia.

Appropriate for ages: 14 - 14