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African-American Social Leaders and Activists, Revised Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Jack Rummel; Revised by G.S. Prentzas
  • From the Series: A to Z of African Americans
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816080925
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-8092-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 01/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 920
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 272


Praise for the previous edition:
"...balanced...useful and informative."—American Reference Books Annual

"...clear, concise language...recommended for high-school, undergraduate, and public libraries."—Booklist

"The scope is impressive...well-written and accurate...[a] valuable reference. Recommended."—Library Media Connection

"...[a] fine reference..."—School Library Journal

African-American Social Leaders and Activists, Revised Edition documents the lives and legacies of a selection of memorable leaders from colonial times to the present day. Each entry provides a biographical profile, concentrating on the events in that person's life related to his or her accomplishments. A general bibliography and subject indexes complete this valuable new resource.

New entries include:

  • Roslyn McCallister Brock
  • Julius Levonne Chambers
  • Louis Henry Gates Jr.
  • Nancy Hicks Maynard.


Black-and-white photographs. Index. Subject indexes. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Further reading lists.

About the Author(s)

Jack Rummel has worked as a writer and editor for more than 20 years. He has authored eight books, written numerous magazine articles, and edited more than 100 books. Among his books are Malcolm X, Langston Hughes, and Muhammad Ali: Heavyweight, an award-winning biography that was selected as a New York Public Library's Best Book. Rummel has contributed to The New York Public Library's African American Desk Reference, International Encyclopedia of Women Scientists, and Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns. He holds a B.A. in sociology and history from the University of Texas at Austin and has done graduate studies at the University of Texas's Institute of Latin American Studies.

G.S. Prentzas is an author and editor who lives in the Hudson Valley region of New York. He has edited many reference and educational books on African-American history, culture, and biography. He has written more than 20 books, including biographies of Thurgood Marshall and Jim Brown. Prentzas received an A.B. with honors and a J.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina.

Reviews and Awards

"...useful for quick reference..."


"...a great work at a great price and is heartily recommended."

American Reference Books Annual

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