Whether your focus is on one field of endeavor, or your audience
requires a broader scope of resources on African-American women,
the Facts On File Encyclopedia of Black Women in America set is
specially designed to meet all of your needs. Each volume is a
complete stand-alone resource and also coordinates perfectly within
the eleven-volume set.
The women who overcame adversity and the institutions they
created to lend support
The eleven-volume Facts On File Encyclopedia of Black Women in
America set collects the profiles of more than 1,000
African-American women and institutions. Spanning four centuries,
these inspirational profiles capture the perseverance, courage, and
the personal will to succeed that each of these women shared on
their way to one common goal: improvement through change.
Specially designed format provides a unique historical
Organized by topic, each volume examines a specific area of
endeavor, such as literature, business, or medicine. Coverage
begins with a detailed introduction that provides a general
overview of African-American women in that particular enterprise
and places the specific biographies within each volume in a
historical perspective. Each introduction is followed by an
extensive A-to-Z listing of inspired women and the institutions
-- Josephine Baker
-- Phoebe Beasley
-- Carmen DeLavallade
-- Judith Jamison
-- Mary Edmonia Lewis
-- Cheryl Miller
-- Harriet Powers
-- Debi Thomas
-- Lynette Woodard.
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