The African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country /

Profiles one hundred influential African Americans who helped shape the history of the twentieth century, including revered figures in the fields of music, literature, sports, science, politics, and the civil rights movement.

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Main Author: Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., (Author)
Other Authors: West, Cornel, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York ; London ; Toronto ; Sydney ; Singapore : Simon & Schuster, [2000]
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1900-1909
  • W.E.B. Du Bois
  • T. Thomas Fortune
  • Matthew Henson
  • Jack Johnson
  • Scott Joplin
  • Henry Ossawa Tanner
  • Madame C.J. Walker
  • Booker T. Washington
  • Ida B. Wells Barnett
  • Bert Williams
  • 1910-1919
  • Mary McLeod Bethune
  • George Washington Carver
  • Benjamin O. Davis, Sr.
  • Thomas A. Dorsey
  • W.C. Handy
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Jelly Roll Morton
  • Charles Henry Turner
  • Jimmy Winkfield
  • Carter G. Woodson
  • 1920-1929
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Junius C. Austin
  • Josephine Baker
  • Bessie Coleman
  • Marcus Garvey
  • Langston Hughes
  • Ernest Everett Just
  • Oscar Micheaux
  • Bessie Smith
  • Jean Toomer
  • 1930-1939
  • Marian Anderson
  • Sterling A. Brown
  • Father Divine
  • Charles Hamilton Houston
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Robert Johnson
  • Joe Louis
  • Jesse Owens
  • Paul Robeson
  • Bill Bojangles Robinson
  • 1940-1949
  • Charles R. Drew
  • Katherine Dunham
  • Duke Ellington
  • Billie Holiday
  • Lena Horne
  • Jacob Lawrence
  • Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
  • A. Philip Randolph
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Richard Wright
  • 1950-1959
  • Ralph Bunche
  • Nat King Cole
  • Miles Davis
  • Ralph Ellison
  • Althea Gibson
  • Lorraine Hansberry
  • Willie Mays
  • Rosa Parks
  • Art Tatum
  • Sarah Vaughan
  • 1960-1969
  • Muhammad Ali
  • James Baldwin
  • John Coltrane
  • Angela Davis
  • Fannie Lou Hamer
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Sidney Poitier
  • Malcolm X
  • 1970-1979
  • Hank Aaron
  • Maya Angelou
  • Romare Bearden
  • James Brown
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Barbara Harris
  • Dorothy Height
  • Barbara Jordan
  • Leontyne Price
  • Richard Pryor
  • 1980-1989
  • Alvin Ailey
  • Bill Cosby
  • John Hope Franklin
  • Jesse Jackson
  • Michael Jackson
  • Carl Lewis
  • Jessye Norman
  • Martin Puryear
  • Alice Walker
  • August Wilson
  • 1990-1999
  • Louis Farrakhan
  • Michael Jordan
  • Spike Lee
  • Wynton Marsalis
  • Toni Morrison
  • Colin Powell
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Denzel Washington
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Tiger Woods
  • Chronology
  • A Guide to Further Reading
  • Index
  • Photo Credits

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