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African American teachers
Cox, Clinton.
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New York : Wiley, [2000]

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iv, 172 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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LA2311 .C69 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography

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Meet the black teacherswho spread the gift of knowledge--from the early years to modern timesBenjamin BannekerMary McLeod Bethune Francis Louis Cardozo Peter Humphries ClarkDaniel Coker Marva Delores CollinsJames P. Comer, M.D.Sarah Mapps Douglass W. E. B. Du BoisCatherine (Katy) Ferguson Charlotte Forten GrimkYeWilliam Leo Hansberry Patrick Francis HealyMozell Clarence HillJohn Hope Mae Carol Jemison, M.D. Mordecai Wyatt JohnsonRobert Russa Moton Mary Smith Peake Susie King TaylorMary Church Terrell James Milton Turner Alexander Lucius TwilightBooker T. WashingtonCarter G. Woodson.

Author Notes

CLINTON COX, a journalist and award-winning childrenis book author, has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Several of his childrenis books have been honored as CBS/NCSS Notable Childrenis Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies. Jim Haskins has written more than 100 books for young readers. He is Professor of English at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and the winner of numerous awards, including the Washington Post Childrenis Book Guild Award for the body of his work.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-A look at the lives and times of 25 African-American scholars and educators, some of whom are familiar (W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary McLeod Bethune, Carter G. Woodson), while many will be less familiar. The brief biographies, arranged in chronological order from Benjamin Banneker in the 1730s to contemporaries such as Marva Collins, seem to sacrifice personal detail in order to cover the large number of subjects. However, one gets a strong sense of community; none of these remarkable people achieved anything without support from those around them, including many strangers. Quotes and anecdotes as well as black-and-white photos and reproductions enliven the entries. A worthwhile overview.-Laura Glaser, Euless Junior High School, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part 1 The Early Yearsp. 3
Benjamin Bannekerp. 5
Catherine (Katy) Fergusonp. 12
Daniel Cokerp. 16
Alexander Lucius Twilightp. 21
Part 2 The Civil War Years and Reconstructionp. 27
Sarah Mapps Douglassp. 29
Mary Smith Peakep. 34
Peter Humphries Clarkp. 38
Patrick Francis Healyp. 42
Charlotte Forten Grimkep. 46
Francis Louis Cardozop. 52
James Milton Turnerp. 58
Susie King Taylorp. 63
Part 3 Into the New Centuryp. 69
Booker T. Washingtonp. 71
Mary Church Terrellp. 78
Robert Russa Motonp. 84
John Hopep. 90
W. E. B. Du Boisp. 96
Mary McLeod Bethunep. 103
Carter G. Woodsonp. 110
Mordecai Wyatt Johnsonp. 115
William Leo Hansberryp. 122
Part 4 Modern Timesp. 129
Mozell Clarence Hillp. 131
James P. Comer, M.D.p. 137
Marva Delores Collinsp. 143
Mae Carol Jemison, M.D.p. 149
Chronologyp. 155
Notesp. 159
Bibliographyp. 165
Picture Creditsp. 167
Indexp. 169