This extraordinary four-volume work is the first of its kind, a comprehensive exploration of the obstacles black men and women, both historic and contemporary, have faced and overcome to succeed in professional positions. Voices of Historical and Contemporary Black American Pioneers includes the life and career histories of black American pioneers, past and present, who have achieved extraordinary success in fields as varied as aviation and astronautics, education, social sciences, the humanities, the fine and performing arts, law and government, and medicine and science. The set covers well-known figures, but is also an invaluable source of information on lesser-known individuals whose accomplishments are no less admirable. Arranged by career category, each section of the work begins with a biographical narrative of early black pioneers in the field, followed by original interviews conducted by the editors or autobiographical narratives written by the subjects. In all, more than 150 scholars and professionals share inspiring insights into how they persevered to overcome racism and succeed in an often-hostile world.not have a PhD but said a mastera#39;s degree in mathematics was sufficient, and I was qualified for the position. In February ... It was a challenge teaching at SUNY Farmingdale and attending graduate school at SUNY Stony Brook; however, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Voices of Historical and Contemporary Black American Pioneers|
|Author||:||Vernon L. Farmer, Evelyn Shepherd-Wynn|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2012-05-15|