African-American Social Leaders and Activists by Jack Rummel

By Jack Rummel

From Booklist a part of evidence On File's A to Z of African americans sequence, this quantity bargains with African American social reformers and political activists from the eighteenth century as much as the current. Its meant viewers is high-school scholars, undergraduates, and most people. the writer comprises 164 profiles, each among one and 3 pages lengthy, with Martin Luther King Jr.'s access the longest at nearly 4 pages. different entries contain Joseph Cinque, Jesse Jackson, Rosa Parks, and Sojourner fact. Rummel has written different biographical works, comparable to *Langston Hughes* (Chelsea, 1988) and *Malcolm X* (Chelsea, 1989). The ebook starts off with an creation that gives historic context. the particular articles are indexed in alphabetical order and contain cross-references to different members profiled within the publication. Fifty black-and-white pictures accompany the textual content. After every one access the writer presents a listing of additional readings, and he has additionally incorporated a basic bibliography on the finish of the paintings. there's a basic index in addition to one who lists contributors through 12 months of beginning and one other by way of their major actions, comparable to abolition and schooling. In transparent, concise language, the writer manages to write down entries that strike an exceptional stability among the private and the general public, in short sketching backgrounds earlier than delving into accomplishments actions. One minor flaw is the truth that such a lot of of the "further readings" indexed after each one access are net dependent; at the very least one site we checked used to be already outdated and inaccessible. This booklet is suggested for high-school, undergraduate, and public libraries. even supposing there are different works that debate reformers from a specific period, no different paintings covers this 200-year span.*RBB* *Copyright © American Library organization. All rights reserved*

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Born on October 6, 1936, in Mount Gilead, North Carolina, he grew up in rural western North Carolina. He attended segregated schools and experienced the many other anguishes of racial inequality during the Jim Crow era. One childhood incident particularly haunted Chambers. His father, William, who owned an auto repair business, had fixed a man’s truck. His parents had planned to use the customer’s payment to send Julius, then 12 years old, to a boarding school. The man, however, refused to pay his bill.

He has received many awards and honors. Time magazine named him as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists. He received the 2006 Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. S. News & World Report magazine named him one of America’s Best Leaders in 2008. ” Further Reading Academy of Achievement. “Benjamin S. ” Available online. achievement. Carver, George Washington 29 org/autodoc/page/car1bio-1. Downloaded July 10, 2009.

He received the 2006 Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. S. News & World Report magazine named him one of America’s Best Leaders in 2008. ” Further Reading Academy of Achievement. “Benjamin S. ” Available online. achievement. Carver, George Washington 29 org/autodoc/page/car1bio-1. Downloaded July 10, 2009. Carson, Ben, and Cecil B. Murphey. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story. : Zondervan, 1990. Carson Scholars Fund. “Dr.

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