A to Z of African Americans is a collection of exciting and enlightening biographical dictionaries—revised to feature new and updated profiles and expanded bibliographies. With inclusive coverage by topic, each volume profiles 125 to 200 of the most significant, interesting, representative, and controversial African-American figures of their times in a particular field, such as the performing arts, military, religion, politics, or visual arts. Each entry provides a biographical profile, concentrating on the events in that person’s life related to his or her accomplishments. Each volume also contains a topical introduction that provides readers with a framework for assessing the significance of the individuals profiled; A-to-Z entries; useful cross-references; entry-specific, up-to-date further reading lists; a general bibliography; two subject indexes; a general index; and carefully selected illustrations.
Written for students and general readers of any age in clear and cogent prose characterized by a lively style, the fascinating stories of these individuals provide a compelling and often inspirational look at some of the most significant and accomplished African Americans, from colonial times to the present.