Black Profiles in Courage

Black Profiles in Courage

A Legacy of African American Achievement

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Recounts inspirational stories of influential African Americans, including Crispus Attucks, Frederick Douglass, and Rosa Parks

Blackwell North Amer
In Black Profiles in Courage, [Kareem Abdul-Jabbar] focuses on extraordinarily courageous black men and women who typified the virtues of integrity, discipline, and self-respect. Taken together, their lives form a legacy from which African Americans of all ages can draw inspiration, wisdom, and pride.
Some of these courageous heroes include Peter Salem - the slave, blacksmith, and volunteer soldier who turned the tide at Bunker Hill; Joseph Cinque - the leader of a daring revolt on the slave ship Amistad; Frederick Douglass - a self-taught writer and orator who escaped slavery and became one of the most famous black leaders of the nineteenth century; Harriet Tubman - the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad, who was also a spy and scout for the Union Army; Lewis Latimera son of slaves, whose scientific work was integral to the achievements of Alexander Graham Bell, Hiram S. Maxim, and Thomas Edison.

& Taylor

Recounts inspirational stories of influential African Americans, such as Crispus Attucks, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Dr. Charles Drew, Duke Ellington, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, and others. 150,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow and Co., 1996
ISBN: 9780688130978
Branch Call Number: 973.0496 ABD
Characteristics: xxiv, 232p. ; ill. (black & white) 24cm
Additional Contributors: Steinberg, Alan 1945-


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