The African-American Century : How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Country

By: Gates, Henry Louis Jr.; West, Cornel

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ONE HUNDRED ORIGINAL PROFILES OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AFRICAN AMERICANS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Without Louis Armstrong or Miles Davis, we would not have jazz. Without Toni Morrison or Ralph Ellison, we would miss some of our greatest novels. Without Dr. King or Thurgood Marshall, we would be deprived of political breakthroughs that affirm and strengthen our democracy. Here, two of the leading African-American scholars of our day, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West, show us why the twentieth century was the "African-American century, " as they offer their personal picks of the African-American figures who did the most to shape our world.
This colorful collection of personalities includes much-loved figures such as scientist George Washington Carver, contemporary favorites such as comedian Richard Pryor and novelist Alice Walker, and even less-well-known people such as aviator Bessie Coleman. Gates and West also recognize the achievements of controversial figures such as Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and rap artist Tupac Shakur. Lively, accessible, and illustrated throughout, "The African-American Century" is a celebration of black achievement and a tribute to the black struggle for freedom in America that will inspire readers for years to come.

Title: The African-American Century : How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Country

Author Name: Gates, Henry Louis Jr.; West, Cornel

Categories: General,

Publisher: Free Press:

ISBN Number: 0684864150

ISBN Number 13: 9780684864150

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

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Description: 0684864150 WE HAVE NUMEROUS COPIES. PAPERBACK. Light to moderate wear and creasing to cover/edges/corners. School markings and writing on/inside covers. Minimal markings/highlighting on/inside book, none of which detracts from content. Binding and cover solidly connected.