Jessie Carney Smith, Jessie Carney Smith Smith
Originals! - Black Women Breaking Barriers
English · Hardback
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More than 1,400 history-making black women's achievements, ground-breaking successes, and all manner of pioneering accomplishments are profiled
Explores ground-breaking achievements in politics, religion, science, the arts, sports, education, civil rights, the military and more.
Thoroughly researched and documented history
From a scholar and researcher distilling and presenting the latest and most important information on the history of African American women in America
History made accessible with fascinating stories of accomplishment, richly illustrated text, colorful personality studies, and fun facts.
Written for and aimed at general audiences
Authoritative reference on African American history and powerful, lesser-known stories
Logical organization makes finding information quick and easy
Clear and concise answers
210 illustrations and photos bring the text to life
Written to appeal to anyone interested in African American achievements, history, and pride
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List of contents
About the Author
1. Arts & Entertainment
3. Civil Rights and Protest
8. Politics and Government
10. Science and Medicine
About the author
Distinguished in the library profession and recognized educator, author and scholar Jessie Carney Smith is dean of the library and holds the Camille Cosby Distinguished Chair in the Humanities at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her undergraduate work at North Carolina A&T State University and holds master¿s degrees from Michigan State University and Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Among Dr. Smith¿s numerous awards are the National Women¿s Book Association¿s Award, the Candace Award for excellence in education, Sage magazine¿s Anna J. Cooper Award for research on African American women, and the Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries. Her work includes Black Firsts, Black Heroes, The Handy African American History Answer Book, and, with co-author Linda T. Wynn, Freedom Facts and Firsts all published by Visible Ink Press. She resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
Discover and celebrate the achievements of some of America’s most inspiring women!The first female. African American vice president, first U.S. senator, the 83rd U.S. Attorney General, and first black state legislator in Alaska. The first time a black woman and a white band shared the same stage; the first black woman writer to win a Pulitzer Prize; and the first black prima ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera Company. Black women have accomplished incredible things throughout American history.
An important book, Originals! Barrier-breaking Black Women profiles the lives and successes of such notable and iconic women as abolitionist Harriet Tubman, Olympic gold medalist Wilma Rudolph, mathematician Katherine Johnson, organizer and politician Stacy Adams Stacey Abrams, astronaut Mae Jemison, jazz legend Billie Holiday, ballerina Misty Copeland, Vice President Kamala Harris, and also the accomplishments of hundreds of less-famous and lesser-known women. This fascinating read recounts 1,400 achievements, including …
|Authors||Jessie Carney Smith, Jessie Carney Smith Smith|
|Publisher||Visible Ink Press|
|No. of pages||300|
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