The black experience in Americastarting from its origins in western Africa up to the present dayis examined in this seminal study from a prominent African American figure. The entire historical timeline of African Americans is addressed, from the Colonial period through the civil rights upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. The most recent scholarship on the geographic, social, economic, and cultural journeys of African Americans, together with vivid portraits of key black leaders, complete this comprehensive reference.
About the Author
Lerone Bennett Jr. is the author of 10 books, including "Forced Into Glory, " winner of the 2002 American Book Award, "Great Moments in Black History," "Pioneers in Protest," "The Shaping of Black America," and "What Manner of Man?" He is the executive editor emeritus of "Ebony" magazine. He lives in Chicago.