By Kennell Jackson
Using a question-and-answer layout and organized chronologically by means of period, this readable, energetic examine examines hundred key features of African-American heritage and tradition, from slavery to the humanities, sciences, civil rights circulation, and extra. travel.
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America Is Me: 170 Fresh Questions and Answers on Black American History by Kennell Jackson