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"A timely survey of an important sector of American letters, African American Writers examines a multitude of black cultural leaders from the 18th century to the present."
Call Number: PS153.N5 A344 2000eb
"An epic record of African American achievement, it testified to a rich but often overlooked part of our history... Readers will revel in the stories of barrier-breaking pioneers in all fields-arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, inventing, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more."
Call Number: E185 .B574 2003eb
"Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom."
"This encyclopedia explores the many long-standing influences of Africa and people of African descent on the culture of the Americas, while tracing the many ways in which the Americas remain closely interconnected with Africa."
Call Number: DT31 .A43 2008eb