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6 edition of Famous Black Americans found in the catalog.

Famous Black Americans

John Taylor King

Famous Black Americans

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  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Steck-Vaughn Co .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African Americans,
  • Biography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Juvenile literature

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages126
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8000087M
    ISBN 100811404498
    ISBN 109780811404495
    OCLC/WorldCa2213634

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    Black Hawk was held prisoner after his surrender. Colson Whitehead brings a bit of fantasy to historical fiction in his novel The Underground Railroad. When Black Hawk went to the fort to get the gunpowder he was given tobacco, food, and blankets, but no gunpowder. He was also a notable scholar who studied at Harvard. March 17 - Nat King Cole Legendary jazz musician and singer. Wells led a campaign against lynching Ida B.

    Lorde's ideas are still shaping conversations about feminism today, and her writing is well worth revisiting. Black Hawk signed away the Sauk land east of the Mississippi without knowing it. Billie Holiday died at the age of 44 from substance abuse. He retired from the United States Army as a 4-star general.


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