Black Firsts

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Visible Ink Press, Dec 1, 2002 - Social Science - 808 pages
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A superb historical study of black achievement. - Houston Chronicle. Readers will revel in the stories of barrier-breaking pioneers in all fields-arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, inventing, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more. And they will rejoice in their triumphs. With hundreds of illustrations and a daily calendar of firsts, Black Firsts is the culmination of many hours of work, courage, and perseverance, the exact qualities represented within. Black Firsts is a testament to a rich but often overlooked part of our history. Jessie Carney Smith, William and Camille Cosby Professor of the Humanities at Fisk University, gives us stories of a people overcoming adversity to emerge triumphant. A vital collection of amazing scholarship, Black Firsts remembers and celebrates those who have won personal victories against the forces arrayed against them.
  

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Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Historical Events

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Carney presents major accomplishments ranging from firsts in cartooning and jazz to sporting firsts for jockeys in the Kentucky Derby. Brief profiles are presented chronologically and cover major ... Read full review

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I see this as more of a work of reference, then something that would be read through cover to cover. The topics in this book are a cross between those found in Trivial Pursuit and on Jeopardy. Under ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Photo Credits
Arts Entertainment
Music
Organizations
Photography
Radio
Local
Journalism
Military
Miscellaneous
Organizations
Religion
Science Medicine
Sports

Recording
Sculpture
Television
Business
Civil Rights Protest
Education
College Faculty
College Foundings
College FundRaising
Extension Programs
Honorary Degrees
Law Schools
Libraries Archives Collections
Schools
County State
Federal
Federal Employees
Judiciary
Political Parties
US House of Representatives
US Senate
US Supreme Court
international
Chess
Cricket
Darts
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Hockey
Horse Racing
Horse Riding Equestrian
Lacrosse
Olympics
Rodeo
Rowing
Soccer
Squash
Swimming
Track and Field
Volleyball
Wrestling
Writers
Sources
Index
Copyright

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