A riveting account of the African American timeline.
Black Man White House is a gripping narrative of the events that saw the black race rise from the doldrums of a dark and sordid past to where it is today.
With a sweeping forward momentum, this collection of thoughtful, provocative essays navigates the complex, sensitive, and often concealed history of the African American experience. Moving from African ancestry through the Underground Railroad to Barack Obama, this captivating journey through timeline of African American revolution and defining moments in black history explores charismatic, famously known African American leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., Booker T. Washington, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X; to lesser known but equally important activists in the individuals of Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, George Washington Carver, and Thurgood Marshall; and exceptional athletes and sportsmen like Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, and Muhammad Ali.
Black Man White House also traverses historical movements such as the Harlem Renaissance and the Rainbow Coalition as poignant and defining moments like the Dred Scott Decision, Brown versus the Board of Education, and the Thirteenth Amendment.
A captivating examination of black life that offers penetrating commentary on the intricate history of the African American people, Black Man White House is a seminal history lesson that will provoke, inspire, enlighten, and entertain. It is required literature for everyone interested in African American history and the struggle for civil rights in America.
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