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African American Musicians Eleanora E. Tate

John Wiley & Sons Inc
Hardback 176 pages

ISBN:
9780471253563
Size:
243 x 194 x 16mm
Published:
13th Jun 2000
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Series:
Black Stars
USA
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Overview

Twenty-five inspiring biographical profiles span two centuries of African American historyThis lively collection of profiles tells the inspiring stories of twenty-five African American musicians: both the legendary and the forgotten musical heroes whose contributions to the industry were invaluable to those who later followed in their footsteps. Each well-rounded biography covers a musician's origins, challenges, and accomplishments. - Includes many music industry giants, as well as lesser-known names - Boxed features highlight significant achievements and provide historical anecdotes and context - Includes a timeline, index notes, a bibliography, and a glossary Eleanora E. Tate (Morehead, NC) is an award-winning children's book author. Her honors include a CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Trade Book in the Fields of Social Studies. Jim Haskins (New York, NY) is Professor of English Literature at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and the author of more than one hundred nonfiction books for young readers. His awards include the Washington Post Children's Book Award and the Coretta Scott King Book Award.

Contents

THE EARLY YEARS; Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield; Edmund Dede; THE CIVIL WAR YEARS AND RECONSTRUCTION; Thomas "Blind Tom" Greene Bethune; Millie-Christine McCoy; INTO THE NEW CENTURY; Scott Joplin; W. C. Handy; Gertrude "Ma" Rainey; Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle; Francis Hall Johnson; Bessie Smith; Marian Anderson; Paul Robeson; Duke Ellington; Thomas Andrew Dorsey; THE MODERN YEARS; Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong; Mahalia Jackson; Ella Fitzgerald; B. B. King; Chuck Berry; Ray Charles; James Brown; Doug and Frankie Quimby; Aretha Franklin; Jessye Norman; Stevie Wonder; Michael Jackson; Queen Latifah; Chronology; Notes; Bibliography; Picture Credits; Index

Author

ELEANORA E. TATE is a children's book author who has won numerous awards, including a CBC/NCSS Notable Childrens Trade Book in the field of social studies for Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! and a Parent's Choice Gold Seal Award for The Secret of Gumbo Grove. JIM HASKINS has written more than 100 nonfiction books for young readers. A professor of English at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Haskins has won numerous awards, including the Washington Post Childrens Book Guild Award.

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