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In 1947, Jackie Robinson changed the game of baseball by becoming the first black player on a modern day major league team. Jackie made history with the Brooklyn Dodgers and this story is about Jackie and the seventeen players who followed him. These Black Heroes challenged the status quo and policies of team owners and were part of the first wave of black players who played on the sixteen major league teams that existed in 1947. It was not until 1959 (three years after Jackie retired) that the last of the sixteen teams added a black player to their roster.

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Genre Book : Sports & Recreation
Author Book : Bill Leibforth
Publisher : Outskirts Press
Release Book : 2019-07-09
Download Book : 374 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781977205193


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Biographical sketches of nine African American pioneers.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Ruth Pelz
Publisher : Open Hand Publishing, LLC
Release Book : 1990
Download Book : 55 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0940880261


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Take an exciting journey through black history with dozens of inspiring biographies for kids From the rulers of ancient Egypt to modern-day scientists, athletes, and journalists, discover the lives of black leaders and role models throughout history. Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids is packed with 50 biographies of inspiring figures from Africa, the United States, and around the world. Explore the stories of well-known people like Rosa Parks and Barack Obama, and lesser-known figures like Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first African-American doctor, and Benjamin Banneker, an astronomer and mathematician. This vibrant black history book for kids makes it fun to learn about how these individuals created lasting change and paved the way for future leaders. Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids includes: Civil rights heroes--Meet world-changing activists like Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Stars of the arts--Learn about artists like musician Louis Armstrong, dancer Josephine Baker, and poet Langston Hughes in this unique black history book for kids. Scientists and pioneers--Read the adventures of aviator Bessie Coleman, astronaut Katherine Johnson, and biologist Ernest Just. How will the outstanding role models inside Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids inspire you?

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Book : Arlisha Norwood
Publisher :
Release Book : 2020-07-07
Download Book : 214 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1641527048


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Black Heroes and Heroines is the Chronicling of the lives of the heroic black men and women who endured hardships and almost unsurmountable obstacles, and through perseverance, daring and hard work achieved their goals.

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Genre Book : African Americans
Author Book : Ida R. Bellegarde
Publisher :
Release Book : 1979
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : 091834008X


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This book highlights black girls and women doing great things daily in areas such as tech and the arts! It also contains affirmations and activities. The characters referenced are inspired by people who are still living. They represent the diversity of blackness and epitomise what it means to be an 'Everyday Black Hero'. It is an empowering read for any young, dark-skinned girl and will certainly leave a positive impact on every reader. In a world where brown skinned people are constantly being told that they are hated and unloved, that they are lesser than, that they have to fight so much harder for anything that they want than their peers, it is easy to forget the positives. A lot of young black children have been exposed to the news and are aware of the consequences that racism may have on their lives. The trauma that they face as a result of racism and 'education or preparation for what lies ahead' could lead to some young people giving up before they have even begun. Therefore, it is important to always qualify the toxicity of the world around us with empowerment and encouragement. So that we are not raising children who are dejected from the get-go. My experiences as a young black woman inspired me to write this book. To remind children that 'black' is not an ethnicity. Black people are doing great things all around the world. Even if they can not see the representation in their community, I hope that they can see it in this book. To read more on this book, visit everydayblackheroes ( dot ) com To learn more about EmauniJ (featured in the book) Visit: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter- @emaunijmanley Website: emaunij ( dot )com

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Author Book : Felicia Oyewusi
Publisher : Independently Published
Release Book : 2020-09-07
Download Book : 30 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9798670983396


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Black Heroes and Heroines is the Chronicling of the lives of the heroic black men and women who endured hardships and almost unsurmountable obstacles, and through perseverance, daring and hard work achieved their goals.

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Genre Book : African Americans
Author Book : Ida R. Bellegarde
Publisher :
Release Book : 1979
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : 091834008X


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This vibrant new collection of monologues from Gus Edwards focuses on African-American heroes, giving new voice to figures like Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, and more.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Gus Edwards
Publisher : Heinemann Drama
Release Book : 2006
Download Book : 146 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015066877583


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This graphic novel by JAMES OTIS SMITH celebrates the extraordinary true tales of three black heroes who took control of their destinies and stood up for their communities in the Old West. Born into slavery in Tennessee, Mary Fields became famous as "Stagecoach Mary," a cigar-chomping, cardplaying coach driver who never missed a delivery. Bass Reeves, the first black Deputy US Marshal west of the Mississippi, was one of the wiliest lawmen in the territories, bringing thousands of outlaws to justice with his smarts. Bob Lemmons lived to be 99 years old and was so good with horses that the wild mustangs on the plains of Texas took him for one of their own.

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Genre Book : African American cowboys
Author Book : James Otis Smith
Publisher : TOON Books
Release Book : 2020
Download Book : 60 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1943145520


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At the 1936 Olympic Games in Germany, Jesse Owens won gold medals in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, and the 400-meter relay—and Adolph Hitler scrambled from his private box to avoid honoring the black athlete. During World War II, Joe Louis, heavyweight champion of the world, paid surprise visits to military hospitals. Though he later lost his title belt to the German Max Schmeling (which greatly pleased Hitler), when Louis died, broke, Schmeling used his wealth to pay for Louis’s funeral. In the 1971 World Series, Roberto Clemete posted the greatest single performance by any player ever, making two impossible catches in the outfield, batting .414, and hitting seven singles, two doubles, one triple, and two homeruns. Clemente died the next year in a plane crash while flying relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Stories like these are testaments to the power of athletics to influence and inspire people, nations, and cultures. In Black Sports Heroes: Past and Present, author and cartoonist Morrie Turner skillfully presents cartoons and stories, known and unknown, about black athletes of all nations and the impact they had upon their sport and their world. Through his impressive combination of humor and fact, Turner brings “kid power” and “rainbow power” to life, showing us a world where all people, regardless of racial, religious, sexual, or physical differences, can live, learn, work, and play together.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : MORRIE TURNER
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Release Book : 2011-11-02
Download Book : 148 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781426976544


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Genre Book : African Americans
Author Book : Ida R. Bellegarde
Publisher :
Release Book : 1979
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : LCCN:79051798