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African Americans Who Were First

Illustrated With Photographs

By Joan Potter

The history of America is not complete without including the contributions and achievements of African Americans. What does it take to be the best, to be the very first? Many African Americans dared to succeed, often in the face of overwhelming odds. Their contributions and achievements are part of America's history and deserve to be known more widely. Read these stories of African Americans who were first in a variety of fields from medicine to politics, to sports and the entertainment world. Moses Fleetwood Walker was the first African American to play major league baseball. Bessie Coleman was the first African-American woman to earn a pilot's license. Hattie McDaniel was first to win an Oscar. Some of the names will be unfamiliar. Discover the black heritage of courage and achievement passed on by both famous and little-known men and women.

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ISBN

0525652469


Format: Book
Author: Potter, Joan
Summary: Provides brief biographical sketches of African Americans who were the first of their race to accomplish a goal in a variety of fields, from medicine and politics to sports and entertainment.
Title: African Americans who were first : illustrated with photographs / Joan Potter and Constance Claytor.
Publisher Date: New York : Cobblehill Books, c1997.
Subject: African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 0525652469
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 9
System Items Total: 11
Call Number: 920 Pot
Oclc: 36548993
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Bib Id: 84185

Format: Book
Author: Potter, Joan
Summary: Provides brief biographical sketches of African Americans who were the first of their race to accomplish a goal in a variety of fields, from medicine and politics to sports and entertainment.
Title: African Americans who were first : illustrated with photographs / Joan Potter and Constance Claytor.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Cobblehill Books, c1997.
Description: 116 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: Claytor, Constance
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Phillis Wheatley -- James Derham -- Benjamin Banneker -- Alexander Twilight -- William H. Carney -- Harriet Tubman -- Mary Ann Shadd Cary -- Edmonia Lewis -- Rebecca Lee Crumpler -- Hiram Rhoades Revels -- Moses Fleetwood Walker -- Henry Ossian Flipper -- Booker T. Washington -- Bill Pickett -- Daniel Hale Williams -- Bert Williams -- Matthew Henson -- Madame C.J. Walker -- W.C. Handy -- Garrett A. Morgan -- Paul Wiliams -- Carter G. Woodson -- Bessie Coleman -- Garland Anderson -- William Grant Still -- Mary McLeod Bethune -- Thomas A. Dorsey -- Henry Ossawa Tanner -- Charles Drew -- Jesse Owens -- Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. -- Hattie McDaniel -- Dorie Miller -- Satchel Paige -- Wesley A. Brown -- Alice Coachman -- Ralph Ellison -- Ralph Bunche -- Gwendolyn Brooks -- Arthur Mitchell -- Marian Anderson -- Nat King Cole -- Lorraine Hansberry -- Mal Goode -- Wilt Chamberlain -- Sidney Poitier -- Thurgood Marshall -- Arthur Ashe -- Shirley Chisholm -- Oprah Winfrey -- Moneta Sleet, Jr. -- Guion S. Bluford -- Benjamin Carson -- Muhammad Ali -- Aretha Franklin -- Andrew Young -- L. Douglas Wilder -- Louis Freeman -- Pamela Carter -- Mae Jemison -- Carol Moseley-Braun --Rita Dove -- Ronald Brown -- Toni Morrison -- Beverly Harvard.
LCCN: 97010164
ISBN: 0525652469
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Available Copies: 9
Total Copies: 11
Call Number: 920 Pot