Chicago : Visible Ink Press, 2012.
1 online resource (559 p.)
Cover; About the Author; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Africans in America; Civil Rights; Politics; Education; Religion; Literature; Business Entrepreneurs/Media; Performing and Visual/Applied Arts; Music; Science, Technology, Inventors, and Explorers; Sports; Military; Bibliography; Photo Credits; Index;
The most complete and affordable single-volume reference of African American culture available today, this almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating and demystifying the moving, difficult, and often lost history of black life in America. A legacy of pride, struggle, and triumph spanning more than 400 years is presented through a fascinating mix of biographies--including 500 influential figures--little-known or misunderstood historical facts, enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements, and 150 rare photographs and illustrations. Covering events surroundin.