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|One hundred original profiles of the most influential African-Americans of the twentieth century. Without Louis Armstrong or Miles Davis, we would not have jazz. Without Toni Morrison or Ralph Ellison, we would miss some of our greatest novels. Without Dr. King or Thurgood Marshall, we would be deprived of political breakthroughs that affirm and strengthen our democracy. Here, two of the leading African-American scholars of our day, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West, show us why the twentieth century was the African-American century, as they offer their personal picks of the African-American figures who did the most to shape our world. This colorful collection of personalities includes much-loved figures such as scientist George Washington Carver, contemporary favorites such as comedian Richard Pryor and novelist Alice Walker, and even less-well-known people such as aviator Bessie Coleman. Gates and West also recognize the achievements of controversial figures such as Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and rap artist Tupac Shakur. Lively, accessible, and illustrated throughout, The African-American Century is a celebration of black achievement and a tribute to the black struggle for freedom in America that will inspire readers for years to come.|
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|Table of Content||Contents AcknowledgmentsIntroduction 1900-1909W. E. B. Du BoisT. Thomas FortuneMatthew HensonJack JohnsonScott JoplinHenry Ossawa TannerMadame C.J. WalkerBooker T. WashingtonIda B. Wells BarnettBert Williams1910-1919 Mary McLeod BethuneGeorge Washington CarverBenjamin O. Davis, Sr.Thomas A. DorseyW. C. HandyJames Weldon JohnsonKelly Roll MortonCharles Henry TurnerJimmy WinkfieldCarter G. Woodson1920-1929 Louis ArmstrongJunius AustinJosephine BakerBessie ColemanMarcus GarveyLangston HughesErnest Everett justOscar MicheauxBessie SmithJean Toomer1930-1939Marian AndersonSterling A. BrownFather DivineCharles Hamilton HoustonZora Neale HurstonRobert JohnsonJoe LouisJesse OwensPaul RobesonBill "Bojangles" Robinson1940-1949Charles R. DrewKatherine DunhamDuke EllingtonBillie HolidayLena HorneJacob LawrenceAdam Clayton Powell, Jr.A. Philip RandolphJackie RobinsonRichard Wright1950-1959Ralph BuncheNat "King" ColeMiles DavisRalph EllisonAlthea GibsonLorraine HansberryWillie MaysRosa ParksArt TatumSarah Vaughan1960-1969Muhammad AliJames BaldwinJohn ColtraneAngela DavisFannie Lou HamerJimi HendrixMartin Luther King, Jr.Thurgood MarshallSidney PoitierMalcolm X1970-1979Hank AaronMaya AngelouRomare BeardenJames BrownMarvin GayeBarbara HarrisDorothy HeightBarbara JordanLeontyne PriceRichard Pryor1980-1989Alvin AileyBill CosbyJohn Hope FranklinJesse JacksonMichael JacksonCarl LewisJessye NormanMartin PuryearAlice WalkerAugust Wilson1990-1999Louis FarrakhanMichael JordanSpike LeeWynton MarsalisToni MorrisonColin PowellTupac ShakurDenzel WashingtonOprah WinfreyTiger WoodsChronologyA Guide to Further ReadingIndexPhoto Credits|
|Author||Cornel West, Henry Louis, Jr. Gates|
|Number of Pages||432 Pages|
|Lc Classification Number||E185.96|
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