Freedom Facts and Firsts

Freedom Facts and Firsts

400 Years of the African American Civil Rights Experience

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Presents more than four hundred stories covering events, places, and people pertinent to the history of the African American struggle for civil rights.

Book News
Designed to be accessible to young adults and the general public, this encyclopedia documents milestones in the African American struggle for freedom and equality. Many of the entries are biographies of significant individuals, but there are also entries on significant events, institutions and organizations, concepts, and legislation and court cases. Editors Smith (humanities, Fisk U.) and Wynn (history, Fisk U.) have organized the entries thematically, with nine chapters dedicated to arts and entertainment, civil rights, education, journalism, law and government, organizations, political activists, religion, and sports. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Independent Publishing Group
Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than 400 people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom. Coverage includes information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but also delves into how lesser known figures contributed to and shaped the history of civil rights. Learn how the Housewives' League of Detroit started a nationwide movement to support black businesses, helping many to survive the depression; or discover what effect sports journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's historic entrance into the major leagues. This comprehensive resource chronicles the breadth and passion of an entire people's quest for freedom.

Publisher: Canton, MI : Visible Ink Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781578592432
Branch Call Number: 323.1196 F875
Characteristics: xvii, 390 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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