Uncelebrated Narratives From Black History

Uncelebrated Narratives From Black History

eBook - 2014
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"Strange Fruit, Volume I, Uncelebrated narratives from Black history is a collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. Among the stories included are: Henry 'Box' Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia; Alexander Crummel and the Noyes Academy, the first integrated school in America, established in the 1830s; Marshall 'Major' Taylor, a.k.a. the Black Cyclone, the first Black champion in any sport; and Bass Reeves, the most successful lawman in the Old West. Written and illustrated by Joel Christian Gill, the diverse art beautifully captures the spirit of each remarkable individual and opens a window into an important part of American history"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Golden, CO : Fulcrum Publishing, 2014.
ISBN: 9781933108957
Characteristics: 1 online resource (172 pages) : chiefly color illustrations.


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Radharc Feb 10, 2016

A really good book to help youth learn about unsung African-American heroes. I was only familiar with the story of Bass Reeves, but the other stories (loaded with heartbreak and triumph) contained in this volume were really interesting, too. The written text-style is wonderful, as is the artwork. The bibliography in the back of the book provides enough websites to allow interested readers to attain more information on the heroes of the stories. Recommended!

Oct 13, 2015

I loved this graphic and I think it would be a great teaching tool especially. If you live in Arkansas, it was our local hero Bass Reeves. It was fascinating!

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