Black Profiles in Courage: A Legacy of African-American Achievement

Black Profiles in Courage: A Legacy of African-American AchievementFrom Revolutionary War Heroes Such As Crispus Attucks To Antislavery Activist Frederick Douglass To Scientist Lewis Latimer And Musical Artist Duke Ellington, Kareem Abdul Jabbar Examines The Lives Of Heroic African Americans And Offers Their Stories As Inspirational Examples For People Who Rarely Encounter Positive Role Models 15 Photos Line Drawings Throughout.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr on April 16, 1947 in New York City, New York, United States is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach Typically referred to as Lew Alcindor in his younger days, he changed his name when he converted to Islam.

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  • Hardcover
  • 232 pages
  • Black Profiles in Courage: A Legacy of African-American Achievement
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • English
  • 04 June 2017
  • 9780688130978

10 thoughts on “Black Profiles in Courage: A Legacy of African-American Achievement

  1. Daniel Cornwall says:

    Another remarkable book by Karem Abdul Jabbar Reasonably documented account of courageous African Americans across the domains of exploration, revolution, resistance, incitement, escape, respect, defense, discovery inventions and change Some of heroes are known to us, like Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman, but their stories are incomplete Others, like Bass Reeves, Louis Lattimer and Joseph Cinque were known in their time but quickly dropped out of the history books The facts of black military heroism were likewise left on the cutting room floor of mainstream textbooks I m very impressed with how Mr Abdul Jabbar brings these stories to life We need to know them better They need to be put into our mainstream history curriculum.This book held a number of surprises for me, but the biggest was that the famous 382 day Montgomery Alabama Bus Boycott started by Rosa Parks did NOT have desegregation as one of its demands The racist bus segregation law was being fought in the courts, but all the boycottors were asking for, acco...

  2. Sharon says:

    This was a good history book, I felt its down fall was the authors Many times he went to far on his personal feelings and ended up taking away the importance of the history To change things one has to let go of the past, this author seems to be living in a time before he was born Other then that...

  3. Roman Petrich says:

    I enjoyed reading this book It s really interesting, I never knew I would learn so much just by reading the book Personally I don t enjoy reading autobiographies which is the reason It got a 3 5 I picked the book du...

  4. Alejandro Camacho says:

    This book talked about the history about blacks This told about people that had been in the times in racism it had told about people that had died in the times of the racism I will recommend this book to anybody that likes books about black history month.

  5. Emily says:

    This is the book for you if you are into history It is a collection of biographies on importan, courageous African Americans I think Karem Abdul Jabbar did a nice job on tell these stories, but i felt he was a little to woe is me All in all, i enjoyed it

  6. Dee says:

    Kareem Abdul Jabbar has been a person we have long admired His book is about people who have presented an example for him to admire.

  7. Adrienne Haroldgordon says:

    Excellent book

  8. Theophilus (Theo) says:

    Loved it It gave me so many books to read to find out about the people in this book.

  9. Phil James says:

    I believe this was at the Newberry Library that I came across this book, and used it for theLewis Latimer bio.

  10. Victor McGuire says:

    Kareem Abdul Jabbar identifies and highlights the lives of blacks that have had strong profiles

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