Black Firsts

Black Firsts A superb historical study of black achievement Houston Chronicle Readers will revel in the stories of barrier breaking pioneers in all fields arts entertainment business civil rights education go

  • Title: Black Firsts
  • Author: Jessie Carney Smith
  • ISBN: 9781578591428
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
  • A superb historical study of black achievement Houston Chronicle Readers will revel in the stories of barrier breaking pioneers in all fields arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, inventing, journalism, religion, science, sports, and And they will rejoice in their triumphs With hundreds of illustrations and a daily calendar of firstA superb historical study of black achievement Houston Chronicle Readers will revel in the stories of barrier breaking pioneers in all fields arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, inventing, journalism, religion, science, sports, and And they will rejoice in their triumphs With hundreds of illustrations and a daily calendar of firsts, this book is the culmination of many hours of work, courage, and perseverance, the exact qualities represented within A testament to a rich but often overlooked part of history, this chronicle reveals stories of a people overcoming adversity to emerge triumphant and celebrates those who have won personal victories against the forces arrayed against them.

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    About “Jessie Carney Smith

    • Jessie Carney Smith

      Most info from author interview at visionaryproject smith Dr Jessie Carney Smith was born September 14, 1930 in Greensboro, North Carolina Dr Smith has won many honors and awards, including the National Women s Book Association Award in 1992 and the Martin Luther King Black Authors Award in 1982 Her most recent include the National Coalition of 100 Black Women s Candace Award in Education the Women s National Book Association Award the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Achievement Award and the Anna J Cooper Award for Distinguished Scholarship from SAGE journal on black women Born into the segregated South during the Jim Crow era, she learned to turn adversity into opportunity Dr Smith attained degrees during a time when women, particularly African American women, were not expected to do so She is the author of numerous publications including books, edited works and research articles, and is well noted for her work as a librarian and educator.Dr Smith began exploring her passion for writing as a way of bridging the gaps in scholarship In 1992 she published the award winning, Notable African American Women and went on to publish Notable African American Men in 1999 Her other books include, Black Firsts 2000 Years of Extraordinary Achievement in 1994, Statistical Record of Black America in 1995 and Black Firsts 4000 Groundbreaking and Pioneering Historical Events in 2003.She graduated from North Carolina AT with a bachelor s degree in Home Economics Her desire to attain her master s degree took her to Cornell University She soon married and had a son After a brief leave from school, she returned to Michigan State University where she received her master s degree in 1955 in Child Development Smith went on to receive her master s degree in Library Science from George Peabody College at Vanderbilt University in 1957 and earned a Ph D in Library Science from the University of Illinois in 1964 Dr Smith became the first African American to receive a Ph D in library science from that institution.In 1957, Dr Smith became head of cataloguing and coordinator of library science at Fisk University, while also working as a Nashville city school teacher She began her current position as head librarian in 1965.

    141 thoughts on “Black Firsts

    • This book is an awesome, comprehensive collection of the successes of the black community. It is especially valuable because it doesn't merely discuss the well-known successes, but delves into the world of education, entertainment, technology, literature, and more! It is full of extremely valuable, well-documented information. The little known facts are both interesting and inspiring. This book is exhaustive, as evidenced by it's size. Highly recommend for the book shelf of any novice Historian [...]


    • I've added this as a 'reference book' on my Kindle device. I haven't read it from start-to-finish, however, I have it available so that I can honor Black History 365/24/7 not just in February.


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