By Joan Potter. An addictive, authoritative reference book a lively who's-who of the most creative, innovative and successful African Americans from colonial times to present day. Includes over 75 pages of photographs of famous African Americans like Josephine Baker, Arthur Ashe, Harriet Tubman, Alexander Twilight, and many more. Excluded from the history books, overlooked in the classroom, and neglected in the media, African Americans have long been denied an accurate picture of their contributions to our nation from colonial days to the present. Now, after mining old documents, records, letters, family histories and government files, this authoritative resource book reveals over 450 "firsts" by African Americans--wonderful accomplishments achieved often despite poverty, discrimination, and racism. Dafina (2002), English, Paperback: 424 pages.
"A Black history buff's dream." Ebony
"From the name of the first millionaire to the first million-copy bestselling author, here are some occasions to cheer and weep about." Booklist