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BLACK PROFILES IN COURAGE.

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem.

ISBN 10: 0688130976 / ISBN 13: 9780688130978
Published by MORROW., NY, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: BLACK PROFILES IN COURAGE.

Publisher: MORROW., NY

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Recounts inspirational stories of influential African Americans, such as Crispus Attucks, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Dr. Charles Drew, Duke Ellington, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, and others. 150,000 first printing. Tour.

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With all the flair of his last-second game-winning sky hooks, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar delivers a well-written and important collection highlighting the lives of America's greatest black heroes. Taking his title cue from John Kennedy's Profiles in Courage, Abdul-Jabbar brings to life the exploits of a wide variety of African Americans, including Estevanico, a Moorish slave who discovered Arizona and New Mexico; Cinque, a kidnapped African slave who led a mutiny aboard the slave ship Amistad and later won his freedom in the U.S.; and Harriet Tubman, who brought hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

In a time when the media beams negative images of African Americans around the world, Black Profiles in Courage is indispensable for young adults of other races as well as African-American youth, showing that attributes like courage are not coded by color. For those young blacks who feel distant from America because of racism, books like this are a small but potent antidote against prejudice, reminding them of the important contributions African Americans have made to their country. --Eugene Holley, Jr.

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