By Jessie Carney Smith. Brimming with information and more than 200 photographs, Black Heroes will intrigue and inspire all those who seek to know more about our nation's history. –Atlanta Metro. Black Heroes is a who's who of cultural importance to all Americans. In recognition and celebration of African American achievement over the past 100 years, this landmark book details the lives of 150 individuals who have made a profound impact on our culture---from W. E. B. Du Bois to Colin Powell, from Rosa Parks to Maya Angelou, from Romare Bearden to Josephine Baker. Distinguished author and scholar Jessie Carney Smith has created another classic guide to extraordinary individuals sure to please readers of any age. Brimming with information and more than 200 photographs, Black Heroes details the stories of men and women who beat the odds and advanced to miraculous heights. Visible Ink Press (2001), English, Paperback: 756 pages.
About the Author. Jessie Carney Smith, born in Greensboro, North Carolina, is a noted author, biographer, and black studies scholar. She is William and Camille Cosby Professor in the Humanities at Fisk University in Nashville, where she also serves as the university librarian. Among Dr. Smith's numerous awards are the 1992 National Women's Book Association Award, the Candace Award for excellence in education, and Sage magazine's Ann J. Cooper Award for her published works on African American Women.