Handy African American History Answer Book

Handy African American History Answer Book

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Walking readers through a rich but often overlooked part of American history, this compendium addresses the people, times, and events that influenced and changed African American history. An overview of major biographical figures and history-making events is followed by a deeper look at the development in the arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, music, government, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more. Mimicking the a broad range of the African American experience, showcasing interesting insights and facts, this helpful reference answers a wide variety of questions including What is the significance of the Apollo Theater? What were the effects of the Great Depression on black artists? Who were some of AmericaA•s early free black entrepreneurs? What is the historical role of the barbershop in the African American community? and What was Black Wall Street? Blending trivia with historical review in an engaging question-and-answer format, this book is perfect for browsing and is ideal for history buffs, trivia fans, students and teachers and anyone interested in a better and more thorough understanding of history of black Americans.Grocer A. B. Brown founds the Colored Merchantsa#39; Association (CMA) and fosters black economic development. The a€œDona#39;t ... He contributes cartoons and other artwork to Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, New Yorker, Opportunity, and many anbsp;...

Title:Handy African American History Answer Book
Author:Jessie Smith
Publisher:Visible Ink Press - 2014-01-01


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