To recognize and celebrate African American achievement over the past 100 years, Black Heroes profiles 150 individuals who have made a lasting and profound impact on our culture. Now available for the first time in paperback, Black Heroes is a who's who of cultural importance to all Americans. Wherever they've made their mark--politics, art, sports, entertainment, literature, civil rights, business, medicine, education, or law—the heroes represented in this book are men and women who have struggled against the odds and advanced to miraculous heights, in the process inspiring countless others. Distinguished scholar Jessie Carney Smith, author of the best-selling Black Firsts, has created yet another classic guide to extraordinary individuals and their accomplishments that is sure to please readers of any age. Brimming with information and more than 200 photographs, Black Heroes details the stories of men and women who have struggled against the odds and advanced to miraculous heights, in the process inspiring countless others.
Paperback: 752 pages
Publisher: Visible Ink Press; Reissue edition (August 1, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.5 x 9.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds