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Black Profiles in Courage : A Legacy of African American Achievement Mass Market Paperback – November 1, 1997
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In a time when the media beams negative images of African Americans around the world, Black Profiles in Courage is indispensable for young adults of other races as well as African-American youth, showing that attributes like courage are not coded by color. For those young blacks who feel distant from America because of racism, books like this are a small but potent antidote against prejudice, reminding them of the important contributions African Americans have made to their country. --Eugene Holley, Jr.
- Publisher : Avon (November 1, 1997)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 038073060X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0380730605
- Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.5 x 0.75 x 7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,162,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did a masterful job in gathering these inspiring stories from what has been, unfortunately, the footnotes of history, if they were acknowledged at all. The achievements by black Americans and their contributions to this country have been largely ignored by historians until recently. And even today, many black Americans who were not taught as young people about their heritage remain oblivious to what should be a matter of great pride.
We have taken great steps to equalize human rights, but we still have a way to go to completely obliterate the racial prejudice many of us grew up with. Books like this by people with the stature of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will help get us to where we should be--respecting people of all races, colors and creeds.
The number who have given significant or amazing contributions has been greatly left out of American history. This book helps to fill the gap.