African American Firsts

African American Firsts

Famous, Little-known and Unsung Triumphs of Blacks in America

Book - 2009
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Excluded from history books, overlooked in classrooms and neglected by the media, African Americans have long been denied an accurate picture of their contributions to America, from colonial days to the present. But times have changed and the record can now be set straight. From the inventors of the traffic light and the gas mask to winners of an Oscar and the Olympic gold, this authoritative resource reveals over 450 'firsts' by African Americans - wonderful accomplishments achieved despite poverty, discrimination and racism.
Publisher: New York : Dafina Books, 2009.
Edition: Fully rev. and updated.
ISBN: 9780758241665
0758241666
Call Number: 920.0092 POTTER
Characteristics: v, 458 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Subjects: African Americans -- Biography -- Miscellanea.
African Americans -- History -- Miscellanea.

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