Famous American Negroes /

Portrays the lives of seventeen outstanding African Americans, illustrated with photographs.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Dodd, Mead & Compamy, 1954.
Series:Famous biographies for young people.
Table of Contents:
  • Phillis Wheatley : whose poetry George Washington praised
  • Richard Allen : founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Ira Aldridge : a star who never came home
  • Frederick Douglass : fighter for freedom
  • Harriet Tubman : the Moses of her people
  • Booker T. Washington : founder of Tuskegee
  • Daniel Hale Williams : great physician
  • Henry Ossawa Tanner : whose painting hangs in the Luxembourg
  • George Washington Carver : agricultural chemist
  • Robert S. Abbott : a crusading journalist
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar: the Robert Burns of Negro poetry
  • W.C. Handy : father of the Blues
  • Charles C. Spaulding : executive of world's largest Negro business
  • A. Philip Randolph : distinguished labor leader
  • Ralph Bunche: statesman and political scientist
  • Marian Anderson : famous concert singer
  • Jackie Robinson : first Negro in big league baseball.