African American Biographies, 3

Profiles of 909 Current Men and Women


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About the Book

This book provides capsule biographies of 909 of the nation’s most notable African Americans. The entries are arranged alphabetically, with all individuals meeting two general criteria for inclusion: They were born or they spent their childhoods in the United States; and they have played an important part in the development of African American children by serving as role models. Anyone who died before January 1, 1995, is not included.
Activists, artists, athletes, attorneys, authors, business owners, educators, engineers, entertainers, government officials, medical doctors, military leaders and scientists: each person in this book has played a major role in 20th century America.

About the Author(s)

U.S. Postal Services manager Walter L. Hawkins lives in Fayetteville, Georgia.

Bibliographic Details

Walter L. Hawkins
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 255
Bibliographic Info: 822 photos, appendices
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4131-0
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5379-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Preface      1

The Biographies      3

Appendix A: Occupational Listing      237

Appendix B: Geographical Listing      243

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended”—Library Journal; “the value of Hawkins’ compilation is his success in documenting the contributions of notable individuals who have not been covered elsewhere. This work is recommended for university and college libraries with strong African American collections, and for public libraries, especially those serving a sizable African American community”—ARBA; “public libraries and school media centers will welcome [it]”—VOYA.