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Main Title Black firsts : 4,000 ground-breaking and pioneering historical events /
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Smith, Jessie Carney,
Publisher Visible Ink Press,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 51060259
ISBN 1578591422; 9781578591428; 1578591538; 9781578591534
Subjects African Americans--History--Miscellanea ; Black people--History--Miscellanea ; World records--United States--Miscellanea ; Schwarze ; USA ; Blacks--History--Miscellanea ; Noirs americains--Histoire--Miscellanees ; Noirs--Histoire--Miscellanees ; Records--Etats-Unis--Miscellanees
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EKBM  E185.B574 2003 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/14/2008
Edition 2nd ed., rev. and expanded.
Collation xv, 787 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 745-756) and index.
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Arts & entertainment -- Business -- Civil rights & protest -- Education -- Government : county & state -- Government : federal -- Government : international -- Government : local -- Journalism -- Military -- Miscellaneous -- Organizations -- Religion -- Science & medicine -- Sports -- Writers. Originally published in 1994, Black Firsts inspired readers of all ages. An epic record of African American achievement, it testified to a rich but often overlooked part of our history. Jessie Carney Smith, William and Camille Cosby Professor of the Humanities at Fisk University, greatly expands the new edition with more than 1,000 new stories of a people overcoming adversity to emerge triumphant. With more than 100 illustrations, Black Firsts includes modern-day pioneers like Halle Berry and Denzel Washington, Suzan-Lori Parks (winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for drama), and Vonetta Flowers, the first African American to be awarded the Winter Olympic gold medal. Readers will revel and rejoice in the stories of barrier-breaking pioneers in all fields -- arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, inventing, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more.