African Heroes and Heroines
by Carter G. Woodson
Publication Date: Mar 01, 2016
List Price: $16.95
Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Imprint: Black Classic Press
Publisher: Black Classic Press
Parent Company: Black Classic Press
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Black Classic Press, in partnership with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH,) announces the launch of The Woodson Series, which recognizes the pioneering efforts of Carter G. Woodson, The father of Black History Month, as a publisher and institution builder. (Read More ›)
“To Uncle George, who in captivity in America manifested the African spirit of resistance to slavery and died fighting the institution.“
So reads Woodson’s dedication to this text, which provides a historical survey of African leaders and makes in an important contribution to America s cultural past. His text serves as a counterpoint to the largely Eurocentric narrative of African history that was popular at the time. It includes individual portraits of the Mbundu’s Queen Anna Nzinga, Shaka of the Zulu Kingdom, King B hanzin of Dahomey and numerous others. Woodson’s objective and in-depth account of the complex political, military, and economic history of the African continent helped mainstream America move toward a more thorough understanding of its rich history.
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