African American Almanac

400 Years of Triumph, Courage and Excellence

Author: Lean'tin Bracks

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593808

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 7646

The most complete and affordable singlevolume reference of African American culture available today, this almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating and demystifying the moving, difficult, and often lost history of black life in America. A legacy of pride, struggle, and triumph spanning more than 400 years is presented through a fascinating mix of biographies—including more than 750 influential figures—littleknown or misunderstood historical facts, enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements, and 150 rare photographs and illustrations. Covering events surrounding the civil rights movement; African American literature, art, and music; religion within the black community; and advances in science and medicine, this reference connects history to the issues currently facing the African American community and provides a range of information on society and culture.

The African American Almanac

Author: Jessie Carney Smith,Joseph M. Palmisano

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787617509

Category: Reference

Page: 1360

View: 6938

Provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture, and includes chronoligies, biographical profiles and more.

Handy African American History Answer Book

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 157859488X

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 8936

Walking readers through a rich but often overlooked part of American history, this compendium addresses the people, times, and events that influenced and changed African American history. An overview of major biographical figures and history-making events is followed by a deeper look at the development in the arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, music, government, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more. Mimicking the a broad range of the African American experience, showcasing interesting insights and facts, this helpful reference answers a wide variety of questions including What is the significance of the Apollo Theater? What were the effects of the Great Depression on black artists? Who were some of America’s early free black entrepreneurs? What is the historical role of the barbershop in the African American community? and What was Black Wall Street? Blending trivia with historical review in an engaging question-and-answer format, this book is perfect for browsing and is ideal for history buffs, trivia fans, students and teachers and anyone interested in a better and more thorough understanding of history of black Americans.

Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era

Author: Lean'tin L. Bracks,Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810885433

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 1368

The Harlem Renaissance is considered a major periods for the creative and intellectual blossoming of African American expression. This reference text cites the participation of women during that time in the fields of art, literature, education, activism, entertainment, entrepreneurship, and professional roles.

Native American Almanac

More Than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples

Author: Yvonne Wakim Dennis,Arlene Hirschfelder,Shannon Rothenberger Flynn

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578596076

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 7362

From ancient rock drawings to today’s urban living, the Native American Almanac: More than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples traces the rich heritage of indigenous people. It is a fascinating mix of biography, pre-contact and post-contact history, current events, Tribal Nations’ histories, enlightening insights on environmental and land issues, arts, treaties, languages, education, movements, and more. Ten regional chapters, including urban living, cover the narrative history, the communities, land, environment, important figures, and backgrounds of each area’s Tribal Nations and peoples. The stories of 345 Tribal Nations, biographies of 400 influential figures in all walks of life, Native American firsts, awards, and statistics are covered. 150 photographs and illustrations bring the text to life. The most complete and affordable single-volume reference work about Native American culture available today, the Native American Almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating, demystifying, and celebrating the moving, sometimes difficult, and often lost history of the indigenous people of America. Capturing the stories and voices of the American Indian of yesterday and today, it provides a range of information on Native American history, society, and culture.

Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era

Author: Lean'tin L. Bracks,Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810885433

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 1020

The Harlem Renaissance is considered a major periods for the creative and intellectual blossoming of African American expression. This reference text cites the participation of women during that time in the fields of art, literature, education, activism, entertainment, entrepreneurship, and professional roles.

Encyclopedia of African American Business: Updated and Revised Edition, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440850283

Category: Social Science

Page: 928

View: 5520

This two-volume set showcases the achievements of African American entrepreneurs and the various businesses that they founded, developed, or promote as well as the accomplishments of many African American leaders—both those whose work is well-known and other achievers who have been neglected in history. • Provides a broad overview of the development of African American business and business leaders, from the beginning of black life in America through the present • Demonstrates that African Americans developed self-sufficiency early on despite rampant racism and legal restrictions and how their efforts and accomplishments impacted the economy • Identifies many women African American business leaders • Introduces readers to the success of African American entrepreneurs beyond American shores • Shows the influence of social media on the shaping of businesses in the modern context

African American Firsts

Famous Little-Known and Unsung Triumphs of Blacks in America

Author: Joan Potter

Publisher: Dafina Books

ISBN: 0758241666

Category: Social Science

Page: 458

View: 4517

Offers a look at African-Americans who achieved major firsts in such areas as journalism, entertainment, the military, history, and politics, noting the dates of each event.

Black Firsts

4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Historical Events

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578594243

Category: Social Science

Page: 848

View: 326

Achievement engenders pride, and the most significant accomplishments involving people, places, and events in black history are gathered in Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Events.

The Reference Librarian's Bible: Print and Digital Reference Resources Every Library Should Own

Author: Steven W. Sowards,Chenoweth Juneal

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440860629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

View: 1623

Divided into dedicated categories about the subjects most meaningful to librarians, this valuable resource reviews 500 texts across all major fields. • Critically assesses the most widely held reference titles • Includes LC and Dewey classifications for every title • Serves as an indispensable information literacy tool • Makes finding titles easy with organization by subject

Handy African American History Answer Book

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 157859488X

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 2343

Walking readers through a rich but often overlooked part of American history, this compendium addresses the people, times, and events that influenced and changed African American history. An overview of major biographical figures and history-making events is followed by a deeper look at the development in the arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, music, government, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more. Mimicking the a broad range of the African American experience, showcasing interesting insights and facts, this helpful reference answers a wide variety of questions including What is the significance of the Apollo Theater? What were the effects of the Great Depression on black artists? Who were some of America’s early free black entrepreneurs? What is the historical role of the barbershop in the African American community? and What was Black Wall Street? Blending trivia with historical review in an engaging question-and-answer format, this book is perfect for browsing and is ideal for history buffs, trivia fans, students and teachers and anyone interested in a better and more thorough understanding of history of black Americans.

Black Firsts

4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Historical Events

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578594251

Category: Social Science

Page: 848

View: 7031

Achievement engenders pride, and the most significant accomplishments involving people, places, and events in black history are gathered in Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Events.

Free At Last

A History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Died in the Struggle

Author: Sara Bullard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199762279

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 4341

Here is an illustrated history of the civil rights movement, written and designed for ages 10 to adult, that clearly and effectively brings the turbulent years of struggle to life, and gives a vivid and powerful experience of what it was like not so very long ago. Provides a brief overview of black history in the US, discussing the civil-rights movement chronologically through stories and photos.

Life Upon These Shores

Looking at African American History, 1513-2008

Author: Henry Louis Gates

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0307593428

Category: History

Page: 487

View: 8882

A director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard presents a sumptuously illustrated chronicle of more than 500 years of African-American history that focuses on defining events, debates and controversies as well as important achievements of famous and lesser-known figures, in a volume complemented by reproductions of ancient maps and historical paraphernalia. (This title was previously list in Forecast.)

Afrofuturism

The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture

Author: Ytasha Womack

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613747993

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 3806

Comprising elements of the avant-garde, science fiction, cutting-edge hip-hop, black comix, and graphic novels, Afrofuturism spans both underground and mainstream pop culture. With a twofold aim to entertain and enlighten, Afrofuturists strive to break down racial, ethnic, and all social limitations to empower and free individuals to be themselves. This book introduces readers to the burgeoning artists creating Afrofuturist works, the history of innovators in the past, and the wide range of subjects they explore. From the sci-fi literature of Samuel Delaney, Octavia Butler, and NK Jemison to the musical cosmos of Sun Ra, George Clinton, and the Black Eye Peas Will.i.am, who debuted "Reach for the Stars" on Mars, to the visual and multimedia artists inspired by African Dogon myths and Egyptian deities. Topics range from the “alien” experience of blacks in America to the “wake up” cry peppering sci-fi literature, sermons, and activism. Interviews with rappers, composers, musicians, singers, authors, comic illustrators, painters, and DJs, as well as Afrofuturist professors, will provide a firsthand look at this fascinating movement. Ytasha L. Womack is a filmmaker, futurist and the author of Post Black: How a New Generation is Redefining African American Identity and the coeditor of Beats Rhymes and Life: What We Love and Hate About Hip Hop. She is also the creator of the Rayla 2212 sci fi/multimedia series and author of 2212: Book of Rayla. She lives in Chicago.

New Money

Staying Rich

Author: Phillip Buchanon

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1634131746

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

View: 6643

New money is like a newborn baby: it doesn't come with an instruction manual. You better learn how to deal with it, fast! Although they have a fiduciary duty, financial advisors should not care more about your money than you care about your money.And yes, your “fun friends” and family will view you as an endless ATM.You need to understand the difference between “I truly need it” and “I'd really like it” when dealing with those closest to you. New Money will help you understand when you're being an enabler.New Money: Staying Rich dispenses valuable advice, taken from first-hand experiences, to aspiring professional athletes, entrepreneurs, and anyone fortunate enough to be the beneficiary of rapid wealth.Learn from my errors; don't make the same mistakes I did. Have fun reading the entertaining and enlightening stories in the book, and learn how to live a sustainable life as a New Money Millionaire!

African American Almanac

Author: Jay P. Pederson,Kenneth Estell

Publisher: UXL

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 609

View: 9002

African American life and culture -- from civil rights and the arts to sports and family -- is the subject of this work from U X L. Spanning more than 500 years in the history of black America, "African American Almanac" provides historical and current information on African American politics, society and culture. This 3-vol. set includes: Comprehensive data arranged in 26 subject chapters Chronologies, speeches, biographical profiles, legislation, essays and moreMore than 100 illustrations per volume A helpful glossary, selected bibliography and cumulative subject index