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"*Starred Review* This is an affordable, concise, and overall first-rate resource for high-school, public, and academic libraries. Editors’ Choice: Reference Sources, 2012"— Booklist

"Through historical overviews and hundreds of biographies, Bracks thoughtfully illuminates "a legacy of pride, struggle, and triumph" that is part of the black experience in the US."— Choice

"excellent overview of African American contributions to the United States"— Library Journal

"This excellent reference work on the contributions of African-Americans to the history and culture of the United States provides accessible reference and biographical information on a wide range of important events and people."— Book News

"Bracks impressive work is clearly for the educated lay-person, curious researcher, or studious scholar. Bracks has done well in presenting a fair account of the topics, making this an obvious addition to high school and college libraries everywhere"— Children's Literature

"This almanac highlights the considerable contributions African Americans have made to the fabric of U.S. society and culture. Perhaps most inspiring about this collection is that it also features the lives of lesser known leaders, artists, and political figures who may have been forgotten if it were not for their inclusion."— The Children's Book Review

"A one of a kind fantastic book of reference.... It renders a profound look at history by way of the African American experience."— Birmingham Times

"Celebrating centuries of achievements, the African American Almanac provides insights on the influence, inspiration, and impact of African Americans on U.S. society and culture."— Denver Urban Spectrum

About the Author

Lean’tin Bracks, is chair of the department of arts and languages at Fisk University and has published numerous biographies, critical reviews, and scholarly perspectives, including, African American National Biography, The Black Scholar, Contemporary African-American Novelists, Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture, and Notable African American Men. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Jessie Carney Smith is a William and Camille Cosby Professor at Fisk University and has published more than 20 books. Her works include, Black Firsts, Black Genealogy, Black Heroes, Encyclopedia of African American Business, Epic Lives, Freedom Facts, Notable Black American Men, Notable Black American Women, and Powerful Black Women, She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press; Original edition (November 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578593239
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578593231
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #597,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CJ on February 20, 2013
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The author (Jessie Carney Smith) does not disappoint. This African American Almanac is really well written. It is categorized by accomplishments of each individual making their mark in history over a 400 year period. After reading this book you gain insight on the influences and accomplishments each person contributed to the making of modern day history. Some of the names are unfamiliar to me such as Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) however as an anthropologist she follows a different path and became a very accomplished writer. She is only one example of the hundreds of other stories in this book. I recommend it as part of every literary collection. You won't be disappointed. I have the paperback book and will upgrade to hardcover it if is available.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD HALL OF FAME on July 17, 2012
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i love cultural books that break it all down and tell the story of where we came from, where we have been and where we are going and this book is truly a treasure and a reflection of this and so much more. from Slavery to the modern day and in between Jim crow seperate but Equal. these are the kind of books that need to be required studies of what has been going on in America and how to make it better for the future. a great book that highlights so many incredible souls that paved ways and left lasting impressions.
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I am a schoolteacher and teach all African-American students so we will study some sort of African-American historical figure or event in this month and this is a very good, highly detailed book of 468 pages of people & events that you may have never heard of. A good resource book for the classroom!
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By Sherrie L. Chapman on July 9, 2014
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Has ALOT of black history information.
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By JAMES FRAZIER on January 10, 2015
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