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By Lean'tin Bracks

ISBN-10: 1578593239

ISBN-13: 9781578593231

The main whole and reasonable single-volume reference of African American tradition to be had this present day, this almanac is a different and precious source dedicated to illustrating and demystifying the relocating, tough, and sometimes misplaced heritage of black lifestyles in the US. A legacy of satisfaction, fight, and triumph spanning greater than four hundred years is gifted via a desirable mixture of biographies—including greater than 750 influential figures—little-known or misunderstood ancient proof, enlightening essays on major laws and events, and 445 infrequent pictures and illustrations. masking occasions surrounding the civil rights circulate; African American literature, artwork, and song; faith in the black group; and advances in technology and drugs, this reference connects background to the problems at present dealing with the African American neighborhood and gives quite a number info on society and tradition.

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