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100 Greatest African Americans

A Biographical Encyclopedia

by Molefi Kete Asante

  • 54 Want to read
  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Prometheus Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Black studies,
  • Dictionaries of biography (Who"s Who),
  • General encyclopaedias,
  • Population & demography,
  • Social history,
  • History,
  • Blacks In The U.S.,
  • Social Science,
  • Reference,
  • Sociology,
  • USA,
  • People of Color,
  • General,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • African Americans,
  • Biography,
  • Encyclopedias

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages400
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8740120M
    ISBN 101573929638
    ISBN 109781573929639
    OCLC/WorldCa48920322

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Greatest African Americans book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Sincewhen Africans first came ashore in the sw /5. Asante, professor in the African American Studies program at Temple University, has written a volume in which he attempts to distill his work on the history of African Americans into a list of the greatest people in that history--a difficult task to be sure, and one that can lead to arguments over the s: Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia at Read honest and.

In other words, this is not a book of the most famous African Americans but the most significant ones. Greatest African Americans consists of a compilation of brief (about 1 to 4 pages each) alphabetically arranged biographical sketches of what, in Mr.

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Get this from a library. greatest African Americans: a biographical encyclopedia. [Molefi Kete Asante] -- Presents brief biographical sketches of such prominent African Americans as Marian Anderson, Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall, Jesse Owens, and Booker T.

Washington. Sincewhen Africans first came ashore in the swampy Chesapeake region of Virginia, there have been many individuals whose achievements or strength of character in the face of monumental hardships have called attention to the genius of the African American people.

This book attempts to distill from many wonderful possibilities the most outstanding 1/5(1). Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. greatest African Americans by Asante, Molefi K.,Prometheus Books edition, in English. Talk Greatest African Americans This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Greatest African Americans article.

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To use this banner, please. Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia achievements or strength of character in the face of monumental hardships have called attention to the genius of the African American people. This book attempts to distill from many wonderful possibilities the most outstanding examples of greatness.

unusual will and. Huffington Post BlackVoices has compiled an extensive book list, featuring a range of genres including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, science-fiction and the autobiography. From Ralph Ellison to Jesmyn Ward, many of the authors have been heralded with national awards in the United States.

Others, such as Zadie Smith and Tsitsi Dangarembga, have. Buy Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia by Asante, Molefi Kete (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 6. Information about the book, Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (Nonfiction, Hardcover), by Molefi Kete Asante (Prometheus Books, ) African American Literature Book Club Celebrating Our Literary Legacy Since — Black Literature is for Everyone African American Literature Book Club.

Meet the Most Significant Americans of All Time A new, Their book ranks more than 1, individuals from all around the world, providing a new way to look at history. prominent cultural figures, mostly writers, were polled for their choice of an "ideal library".

The following list is a tally of every book that received at least 2 votes. - Book. The Top The Greatest Books of All Time. The Top 10 book chosen by top writers from the book "The Top 10" edited by J. Peder Zane. - The Top 10 (Book).

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This is a book review of Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia by Molefi Kete Asante. Comments This article was originally published in the journal Reference and User Services Quarterly. This book is one of the worst writings I have ever read. The author begins each bio with bad prose, extolling the virtue and greatness of the person to be described.

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