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Title:
Great African-American women
Author:
Lyman, Darryl, 1944-2010.
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Publication Information:
Middle Village, N.Y. : J. David, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xi, 337 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780824604127
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Contributions made by African-American women to the arts, to sports, to government and politics have helped shape not only America but the world at large.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Major Biographies
Marian Andersonp. 1
Maya Angeloup. 5
Evelyn Ashfordp. 9
Pearl Baileyp. 11
Maria Louise Baldwinp. 15
Janie Porter Barrettp. 17
Kathleen Battlep. 19
Mary McLeod Bethunep. 22
Jane M. Bolinp. 25
Gwendolyn Brooksp. 27
Hallie Q. Brownp. 30
Nannie Helen Burroughsp. 32
Eunice Hunton Carterp. 34
Mary Ann Shadd Caryp. 36
Shirley Chisholmp. 38
Johnnetta B. Colep. 41
Anna Julia Haywood Cooperp. 44
Fanny Jackson Coppinp. 46
Ellen Craftp. 48
Dorothy Dandridgep. 50
Ruby Deep. 53
Sarah Mapps Douglassp. 58
Rita Dovep. 60
Katherine Dunhamp. 63
Marian Wright Edelmanp. 66
Myrlie Evers-Williamsp. 69
Crystal Fausetp. 72
Ella Fitzgeraldp. 74
Roberta Flackp. 78
Aretha Franklinp. 81
Irene McCoy Gainesp. 84
Sarah Garnetp. 86
Althea Gibsonp. 88
Nikki Giovannip. 91
Whoopi Goldbergp. 94
Emma Azalia Smith Hackleyp. 97
Fannie Lou Hamerp. 100
Virginia Hamiltonp. 102
Lorraine Hansberryp. 105
Elizabeth Ross Haynesp. 109
Dorothy Heightp. 111
Anita Hillp. 114
Billie Holidayp. 116
Lena Hornep. 120
Whitney Houstonp. 124
Addie Waites Huntonp. 127
Zora Neale Hurstonp. 129
Mahalia Jacksonp. 132
Judith Jamisonp. 135
Mae C. Jemisonp. 137
Barbara Jordanp. 139
Florence Griffith Joynerp. 141
Jackie Joyner-Kerseep. 144
Coretta Scott Kingp. 147
Daisy Elizabeth Adams Lampkinp. 150
Lucy Craft Laneyp. 152
Marjorie McKenzie Lawsonp. 154
Edmonia Lewisp. 156
Hattie McDanielp. 158
Mary Mahoneyp. 161
Victoria Earle Matthewsp. 163
Cheryl Millerp. 165
Toni Morrisonp. 167
Lucy Motenp. 171
Constance Baker Motleyp. 173
Jessye Normanp. 175
Rosa Parksp. 178
Leontyne Pricep. 181
Elreta Alexander Ralstonp. 185
Charlotte E. Rayp. 187
Sarah Parker Remondp. 189
Rubye Doris Smith Robinsonp. 191
Wilma Rudolphp. 193
Josephine St. Pierre Ruffinp. 196
Edith S. Sampsonp. 198
Betty Shabazzp. 200
Lucy Diggs Slowep. 203
Amanda Berry Smithp. 205
Bessie Smithp. 207
Maria W. Stewartp. 210
Juanita Kidd Stoutp. 213
Mary Church Terrellp. 215
Adah Thomsp. 218
Sojourner Truthp. 220
Harriet Tubmanp. 223
Tina Turnerp. 226
Cicely Tysonp. 229
Wyomia Tyusp. 233
Sarah Vaughanp. 235
Alice Walkerp. 238
Madam C. J. Walkerp. 242
Maggie L. Walkerp. 245
Dionne Warwickp. 248
Ethel Watersp. 252
Maxine Watersp. 255
Ida B. Wells-Barnettp. 257
Phillis Wheatleyp. 260
Vanessa L. Williamsp. 263
Oprah Winfreyp. 266
Lynette Woodwardp. 270
Other Great African-American Womenp. 273
Notesp. 309
Selected Bibliographyp. 319
Indexp. 321
About the Authorp. 337

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