Available in Credo Reference for African American Heritage Month:
An epic record of African American achievement, it testified to a rich but often overlooked part of our history. Jessie Carney Smith, William and Camille Cosby Professor of the Humanities at Fisk University, greatly expand the new edition with more than 1,000 new stories of a people overcoming adversity to emerge triumphant, including the recent successes of modern-day pioneers like Suzan-Lori Parks (winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for drama and Vonetta Flowers, the first African American to be awarded the Winter Olympic gold medal. Dr. Smith has revised and extended entries capturing remarkable episodes of discipline, will, transcendence, and belated recognition.
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.
Don’t forget our series of Contemporary Black Biography (1992-2008) in Gale Virtual Reference Library
as well as:
- An African Biographical Dictionary , 2nd ed., 2006
- The African-American Years: Chronologies of American History and Experience , 2003
- Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History , 2nd ed., 6v, 2006
- Guide to African Cinema , 1998
- Historical Dictionary of African-American Television , 2005