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The Resource Black firsts : 4,000 ground-breaking and pioneering historical events, [edited by] Jessie Carney Smith

Black firsts : 4,000 ground-breaking and pioneering historical events, [edited by] Jessie Carney Smith

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Black firsts : 4,000 ground-breaking and pioneering historical events
Title
Black firsts
Title remainder
4,000 ground-breaking and pioneering historical events
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Jessie Carney Smith
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Originally published in 1994, Black Firsts inspired readers of all ages. 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 expands the new edition with more than 1,000 new stories of a people overcoming adversity to emerge triumphant. With more than 100 illustrations, Black Firsts includes modern-day pioneers like Halle Berry and Denzel Washington, 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. Readers will revel and rejoice in the stories of barrier-breaking pioneers in all fields -- arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, inventing, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more
Additional physical form
Also available on the Internet.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
909/.0496
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E185
LC item number
.B574 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smith, Jessie Carney
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • World records
  • Noirs américains
  • Noirs
  • Records
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • World records
  • United States
  • Schwarze
  • USA
Label
Black firsts : 4,000 ground-breaking and pioneering historical events, [edited by] Jessie Carney Smith
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 745-756) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arts & entertainment -- Business -- Civil rights & protest -- Education -- Government : county & state -- Government : federal -- Government : international -- Government : local -- Journalism -- Military -- Miscellaneous -- Organizations -- Religion -- Science & medicine -- Sports -- Writers
Control code
ocm51060259
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed., rev. and expanded.
Extent
xv, 787 pages
Isbn
9781578591534
Lccn
2002154346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51060259
  • (OCoLC)51060259
Label
Black firsts : 4,000 ground-breaking and pioneering historical events, [edited by] Jessie Carney Smith
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 745-756) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arts & entertainment -- Business -- Civil rights & protest -- Education -- Government : county & state -- Government : federal -- Government : international -- Government : local -- Journalism -- Military -- Miscellaneous -- Organizations -- Religion -- Science & medicine -- Sports -- Writers
Control code
ocm51060259
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed., rev. and expanded.
Extent
xv, 787 pages
Isbn
9781578591534
Lccn
2002154346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51060259
  • (OCoLC)51060259

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