The book of awesome black Americans : scientific pioneers, trailblazing entrepreneurs, barrier-breaking activists and Afro-futurists / Monique L. Jones.Material type: BookPublisher: Coral Gables, FL : Mango Publishing, Copyright date: �2020Description: 251 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781642501476; 1642501476.Subject(s): African American history | African American -- Biography | African American scientists -- Biography | African American businesspeople -- Biography | African American civil rights workers -- Biography | Young adult literature | African American | African American history | African American businesspeople | African American civil rights workers | African American scientists | Young adult literatureGenre/Form: Biographies. | Biographies.
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Includes bibliographical references (225-251).
Introduction -- In the beginning -- Making boss moves -- Little-known civil rights leaders -- Black liberal arts -- Beautiful blackness -- Black American environmentalists -- Black STEM -- Black athleticism.
We are familiar with a handful of African Americans who are mentioned in American history books, but there are also countless others who do not get recognized in mainstream media. Their actions may not have appeared to shake the world, but their contributions to shifting American culture were just as groundbreaking. African Americans have made history by challenging and changing the American landscape. This was accomplished not by shedding layers of originality, but by wearing their colors proudly and openly in the world. Growth has been made possible by a resistance to conformity and a fusing of cultures, African and American alike.