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African Heroes and Heroines

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Delve into the compelling narrative of "African Heroes and Heroines," a seminal work by Carter G. Woodson that challenges the Eurocentric perspectives on African history. Originally published in 1939 and reissued in 2015, this book presents an enlightening exploration of Africa's influential political, military, and economic leaders who rivaled the celebrated figures of Western history. Through vivid biographies of icons like Queen Anna Nzinga and King Béhanzin, Woodson portrays the resilience and sophistication of African societies against Western imperialism. Enhanced with illustrations by Lois Mailou Jones, a key figure of the Harlem Renaissance, this edition enriches readers' understanding of Africa's dynamic history. Ideal for middle-school students, this book not only educates but inspires a deeper respect for racial justice, indigenous rights, and education equity. Carter G. Woodson, an underrecognized African-American historian and the 'father of black history,' offers a transformative perspective that encourages young readers to appreciate the profound legacy of African civilization.
Published by Echo Point Books & Media on July 7, 2015
266 pages
ISBN: 9781626541474
Best for readers in Middle School
This book provides valuable insights into Education EquityIndigenous Rights, and Racial Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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