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28 Days
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28 Days
Moments in Black History That Changed the World
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The 28 days of Black History Month are commemorated with descriptions of the men, women and events that have been vital in defining our understanding of African-American history. From Crispus Attucks to Barack Obama, Harriet Tubman to Malcolm X, Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe, the entries move chronologically from 1770 to the present, and encompass all walks of life, from the armed forces and performing arts, through sports and civil rights activism. Colorful, brilliant images underscore the spectacular poetry and prose that celebrates these important individuals and decisions that framed our country's history. A final 29th day challenges readers to make their own historical contributions.

The 28 days of Black History Month are commemorated with descriptions of the men, women and events that have been vital in defining our understanding of African-American history. From Crispus Attucks to Barack Obama, Harriet Tubman to Malcolm X, Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe, the entries move chronologically from 1770 to the present, and encompass all walks of life, from the armed forces and performing arts, through sports and civil rights activism. Colorful, brilliant images underscore the spectacular poetry and prose that celebrates these important individuals and decisions that framed our country's history. A final 29th day challenges readers to make their own historical contributions.

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  • AudioFile Magazine This history of black culture performed by a talented ensemble of eight voices is a listening treasure. Cleverly presented in 29 short episodes, the verse and soundscape elucidate a chronological account of events and people who played small and monumental roles in the history of black America--black astronauts, political leaders, business entrepreneurs. Listeners can enjoy the day-by-day entries or hear the evolving details that bring us to our first black president. The cast of Dion Graham, William Jackson Harper, Zainab Jah, January Lavoy, Robin Miles, Lizan Mitchell, Jonathan Earl Peck, and Carter Redwood give variety and energy to each piece. They bring out the engaging little-known details, historical facts, and accomplishments with clear-eyed honesty, curiosity, and often pride. Enjoy with the stunning illustrations of Shane W. Evans in the hardcover book, but the audio program easily stands alone for families or students to enjoy and delight in what they learn. R.F.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine
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