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Grade 6-9-A look at the lives and times of 25 African-American scholars and educators, some of whom are familiar (W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary McLeod Bethune, Carter G. Woodson), while many will be less familiar. The brief biographies, arranged in chronological order from Benjamin Banneker in the 1730s to contemporaries such as Marva Collins, seem to sacrifice personal detail in order to cover the large number of subjects. However, one gets a strong sense of community; none of these remarkable people achieved anything without support from those around them, including many strangers. Quotes and anecdotes as well as black-and-white photos and reproductions enliven the entries. A worthwhile overview.
Laura Glaser, Euless Junior High School, TX
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"This book tells the stories of African American teachers throughout history. You will learn about black teachers who faced personal danger when it was against the law for African Americans to read books. You will also meet amazing teachers who built schools with their own hands, discover how the first black college was started, and see why the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) says 'A mind is a terrible thing to waste.' African American Teachers will reinforce your appreciation of African American culture from its earliest beginnings."?Carole Hall Hardeman, Ph.D., Langston University
Here are twenty-five heroic scholars and educators, from colonial times up to the present. You will come to know their families and learn about the tumultuous times in which they lived, the remarkable hurdles they overcame, and the passion that sustained them. Find out how:Daniel Coker, born into slavery, courageously ignored the dangers of speaking out against slavery and became a teacher at Baltimoreís African School. Susie King Taylor, who learned to read in secret during the Civil War years, spent countless hours teaching black soldiers to read and write. Booker T. Washington, after toiling in a coal mine as a child, became one of the countryís greatest educators and built a college in which to train new black teachers.
W. E. B. Du Bois, one of the greatest scholars the world has ever known, founded the African American civil rights movement. Marva Delores Collins, founder of Chicagoís famous Westside Preparatory School, proved that every child could learn.
Spanning three centuries, this illuminating collection profiles the remarkable African American men and women who dedicated their lives to education and imagined a new future for America.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (April 7, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471246492
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471246497
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.6 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,454,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I haven't read this particular tittle; however, my son and I are currently reading Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Women Scientist & Inventors.. (on borrow from our public library) I am so excited about this series. Very great presentation of information. Very informative for both my son and myself. I look forward to acquiring the whole collection!
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