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By Henry Louis Jr. Gates,Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

African American Lives deals up to date, authoritative biographies of a few six hundred noteworthy African american citizens. those 1,000-3,000 observe biographies, chosen from over 5 thousand entries within the drawing close eight-volume African American nationwide Biography, light up African-American background throughout the immediacy of person event. From Esteban, the earliest identified African to set foot in North the US in 1528, correct as much as the continued careers of Venus and Serena Williams, those tales of the well known and the close to forgotten supply us a brand new view of yank historical past. Our prior is printed from own views that during flip motivate, circulate, entertain, or even infuriate the reader. topics comprise slaves and abolitionists, writers, politicians, and enterprise humans, musicians and dancers, artists and athletes, sufferers of injustice and the legal professionals, reporters, and civil rights leaders who gave them a voice. Their studies and accomplishments mix to reveal the complexity of race as an overriding factor in America's earlier and present.

African American Lives beneficial properties widespread cross-references between comparable entries, over three hundred illustrations, and a normal index, supplemented via indexes prepared by way of chronology, profession or region of renown, and winners of specific honors similar to the Spingarn Medal, Nobel Prize, and Pulitzer Prize.

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