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

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Visible Ink Press, 2003 - Social Science - 787 pages
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Features the stories of barrier-breaking pioneers in various fields such as arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, inventing, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more.

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Jessie Carney Smith is a noted author, biographer, and black studies scholar. She is William and Camille Cosby Professor in the Humanities at Fisk University in Nashville, where she also serves as the university librarian. Among Dr. Smith's numerous awards are the 1992 National Women's Book Association Award, the Candace Award for excellence in education, and Sage magazine's Ann J. Cooper Award for her published works on African American Women. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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