Focuses on notable African-American women who have helped shape American destiny, including contributors in the fields of politics, sports, and the arts
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Famous Firsts of Black Women is an encyclopedia of inspiring women in black history. It contains the stories of twenty heroines from the fields of arts, politics, business, education, sports, and civil rights. Some of the women featured are Rosa Parks, civil rights activist; Harriet Tubman, freedom fighter; Wilma Rudolph, Olympian; and Shirley Chisholm, politician. The variety and significance of these women make this book required reading for students of American history at any age.
Because of Plowden's effort, American history will be greatly enriched, and finally, black women will begin to take their rightful place as important figures in the development of this country. I would highly recommend [Famous Firsts] to all secondary history teachers, all students of history--both young and old--and to teens, in general.
An important education tool for all.
These short bios are not written just as a recitation of the facts of the individual lives, but with a warmth that makes the personalities come alive.
If anyone still ignores the triumphs of unsung black heroines, resolve to edify yourself with this book.
--Southern Pines, North Carolina's The Pilot
(A) serviceable addition to any collection.
--School Library Journal
Martha Ward Plowden holds a PhD in curriculum and instruction from Walden University. She served with the Georgia State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Atlanta Branch NAACP, and the Atlanta Urban League. Plowden was the first state coordinator of the Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) Program for the Georgia State NAACP and is a Golden Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is the author of two previous books, Famous Firsts of Black Women and Olympic Black Women, both with Pelican. Plowden and her husband, Nathaniel, have one daughter, Natalie Tyler Martin (Clinton).
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Book Description Pelican Pub Co Inc, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110882899732
Book Description Pelican Pub Co Inc, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Ronald Jones (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0882899732
Book Description Pelican Pub Co Inc. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0882899732 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2063118