New Reference Book: The African American Almanac

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Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian

The African American Almanac, 10th edition edited by Brigham Narins, Gale Cengage, 2007.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 305.896 AF82 2008

African American Almanac

A comprehensive guide to the role of African Americans in culture, society, and history, this updated edition includes over 1,000 biographies; articles on dozens of topics in the humanities, arts, and sciences; a chronology; lists of African American firsts and awards in a variety of fields; landmarks by state; and “Significant Documents in African American History.” Numerous maps, tables, photos, and illustrations and a ten page bibliography enrich the text.

HELPFUL FOR: African American Literature: Revolution or Reconciliation, American Cultural Studies, Advanced Studies: in American History, Leadership for Social Justice, World War II Seminar

FUN FOR: history buffs, game show lifelines, Jeopardy contestants, travelers

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