Black American history

Ronda Racha Penrice

Book - 2021

The historical and cultural contributions of Black Americans run deep-- but what you learned in school wasn't the whole story! Penrice explores how their resilience through slavery and Jim Crow fuels the ongoing fight against systemic racism and social injustice. Within each chapter, sidebars and icons guide to information that is special and important, or that can help you delve deeper into the subject on your own. -- adapted from back cover and Introduction.

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Series
--For dummies.
Subjects
Genres
Biographies
Published
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc [2021]
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
"Learning made easy" -- Cover.
"The long road to freedom ; the Civil Rights Movement and beyond ; black culture in America" -- Cover.
Physical Description
xvi, 523 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781119780854
1119780853
Main Author
Ronda Racha Penrice (author)
  • Coming to America
  • Long road to freedom
  • Pillars of change: the Civil Rights movement
  • Cultural foundations
  • A touch of genius: music, film, TV, and sports
  • The part of tens.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Black American History For Dummies reveals the terrors and struggles and celebrates the triumphs of Black Americans. This handy book goes way beyond what you may have studied in school, digging into the complexities and the intrigues that make up Black America. From slavery and the Civil Rights movement to Black Wall Street, Juneteenth, redlining, and Black Lives Matter, this book offers an accessible resource for understanding the facts and events critical to Black history in America"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Go deeper than the Black History you may think you know! Black American History For Dummies reveals the terrors and struggles and celebrates the triumphs of Black Americans. This handy book goes way beyond what you may have studied in school, digging into the complexities and the intrigues that make up Black America. From slavery and the Civil Rights movement to Black Wall Street, Juneteenth, redlining, and Black Lives Matter, this book offers an accessible resource for understanding the facts and events critical to Black history in America. The history of Black Americans is the history of Americans; Americans dance to Black music, read Black literature, watch Black movies, and whether they know it or not reap the benefits of the vibrant political, athletic, and sociological contributions of Black Americans. With this book, you can dive into history, culture, and beyond. See how far there’s yet to go in the approach to studying Black American culture and ending racism. Get the authoritative story on the growth and evolution of Black America from slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights era through to today Discover the Black artists, musicians, athletes, and leaders who have made the United States what it is Develop a fuller understanding of concerns about police brutality and other front-and-center race issues Find out how every aspect of American life connects to Black history Black American History For Dummies is for anyone who needs to learn or re-learn the true history about Black Americans.