Encyclopedia of African-American heritage
- Altman, Susan.
- 2nd ed. - New York : Facts on File, c2000.
- Physical description
- xi, 353 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
- Kemelhor, Joel.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-338) and index.
- Publisher's Summary
- This encyclopaedia traces the rich and varied tapestry woven by Africans - from those who remained on their ancestral continent to those who were forced to leave their homes and begin again in a new land. Its coverage includes: people - scientists, civil rights leaders, artists, explorers, and key figures in ancient African history; places - the nations and major cities of Africa, as well as its former empires and kingdoms; culture - the Harlem renaissance, jazz, the Negro Basketball League, rap; politics - key groups, movements, and events, including the voting rights struggle in the United States and the victory over apartheid in South Africa; and history - the major events of the African-American past, including slavery and resistance to it, abolitionist and civil rights movements, reconstruction, and pan-Africanism.
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- Publication date
- Susan Altman ; special writing and research by Joel Kemelhor ; consultants, Arnold H. Taylor, Debra Newman Ham, Arthur Burt.