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Download e-book for iPad: Freedom Facts and Firsts: 400 Years of the African American by Jessie Carney Smith

By Jessie Carney Smith

Spanning approximately four hundred years from the early abolitionists to the current, this consultant book profiles greater than four hundred humans, areas, and occasions that experience formed the background of the black fight for freedom. Coverage includes details on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but additionally delves into how lesser recognized figures contributed to and formed the historical past of civil rights. learn the way the Housewives' League of Detroit all started a national circulate to aid black companies, assisting many to outlive the melancholy; or observe what impression activities journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's historical front into the main leagues. This entire source chronicles the breadth and keenness of an entire people's quest for freedom.

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He saw the inequities in the American system and found his voice in the traditions of black culture to express and explore the history, experience, and opportunities deserved by black Americans. Johnson died on June 26, 1938, but he left a lasting legacy as a renaissance man with a vested interest in the rights of his people. Lean’tin L. –1948) C laude McKay is best known as a poet and writer of the Harlem Renaissance. McKay, a native of Jamaica, came to America in 1911 to earn a degree in agriculture.

Ridenhour was born in Roosevelt, Long Island, New York, and graduated from Roosevelt High School and Adelphi University with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. He founded Public Enemy in 1982, which achieved critical acclaim as well as commercial success in the late 1980s and early 1990s with recordings such as “Yo! Bum Rush the Show,” “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back,” and “Fear of a Black Planet,” which sold over five million copies. Public Enemy helped rap and hip-hop music become a major force in the music industry.

Bracks In the 1940s, Hughes supported World War II, even though he understood whites were fighting for liberty abroad; but blacks were fighting for the same liberty in America, and he knew the fates of blacks and whites were interdependent. He created his feisty female character, Madam Alberta K. Johnson, who appeared in a number of his poems following the Harlem Riots of 1943. He encouraged black Americans to support the war and the government to provide the freedoms being fought for abroad to the citizens at home.

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