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Journals from the Past: A Historical Look at African-American Figures


  • Reading level: 10+ years
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Book size: 8.5 x 11
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970361103
  • Language: English

A 112-page hardcover historical journey reflecting on America’s African-American heroes from the past:

  • Marian Anderson                                            Charles Spurgeon Johnson
  • Richmond Barthé                                            James Weldon Johnson
  • Mary McLeod Bethune                                   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Arna Wendell Bontemps                                Alain Leroy Locke
  • Ralph Johnson Bunche                                   Joe Louis
  • Harry Thacker Burleigh                                  Thurgood Marshall
  • George Washington Carver                             Rosa Parks
  • Countee Cullen                                                  Horace Pippin
  • Aaron Douglas                                                   James Amos Porter
  • Frederick Douglass                                           Asa Philip Randolph
  • Dr. Charles Richard Drew                                Paul Leroy Robeson
  • William Edward Burghardt Du Bois              Edith Spurlock Sampson
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar                                       Jean Toomer
  • Jessie Redmon Fauset                                       Sojourner Truth
  • Langston Hughes                                               Harriet Ross Tubman

Included: The story of the Amistad (slave ship), pictured on the cover, the timeline of the United States Civil Rights Movement, facts about New York’s Harlem Renaissance period, Mary McLeod Bethune’s last “Will and Testament,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech,” the Negro National Anthem “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” and more.


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