With élan and erudition—and with profitable enthusiasm—Henry Louis Gates, Jr. supplies us a corrective but loving homage to Roger’s paintings. hoping on the most recent scholarship, Gates leads us on a romp via African, diasporic, and African-American heritage in question-and-answer structure. one of the 100 questions: Who have been Africa’s first ambassadors to Europe? Who was once the 1st black president in North the USA? Did Lincoln relatively unfastened the slaves? Who was once history’s wealthiest individual? how many of white americans have fresh African ancestry? Why did unfastened black humans dwelling within the South ahead of the tip of the Civil struggle remain there? Who was once the 1st black head of kingdom in smooth Western background? the place used to be the 1st Underground Railroad? Who used to be the 1st black American lady to be a self-made millionaire? Which black synthetic a lot of our favourite family items better?
Here is a shocking, inspiring, occasionally boldly mischievous—all the whereas hugely instructive and entertaining—compendium of ancient curiosities meant to light up the sheer complexity and variety of being “Negro” within the world.
(With full-color illustrations throughout.)
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