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This unique, profusely illustrated, inspiring tribute sweeps through world
history to celebrate the courage, commitment, and accomplishments that link the
daughters of Africa in a 3,500-year heritage, from ancient queens to the modern
Black women who command respect and renown in every field of human endeavor.
Now, in the first collection of its kind, Dr. Cynthia Jacobs Carter of Howard
University gathers these stories in a book that is at once an unprecedented
group portrait of Africana Woman and a stirring chronicle of Black women's
impact and influence.
In these pages, meet magnificent figures from ages past: Hatshepsut, the
female Pharaoh who built some of Egypt's greatest monuments; Makeda, the fabled
Queen of Sheba, whose royal dynasty ruled Ethiopia until the 20th century; and
Nanny, Queen of the Maroons, who led escaped slaves in forging a realm in
Jamaica's wild mountains in the 1700s. Learn also about the courageous women who
escaped from centuries of slavery, such as Coincoin, who amassed a 2,000-acre
estate in 18th-century Louisiana, and Mary Prince, author of an autobiography
that created a sensation in England in the 1830s. Trace the rise of abolitionism
and the unforgettable figures who fought for Black freedom -- Sojourner Truth,
Harriet Tubman, and others -- along with the groundbreaking leaders who
struggled to turn emancipation into true equality, a battle that lasted over a
century, from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and beyond. These
women -- dedicated educators like Mary Church Terrell, business pioneers like
Madam C. J. Walker, daring journalists like Ida B. Wells-Barnett, and determined
activists like Rosa Parks and Fannie Lou Hamer -- devoted their lives to social
justice. Finally, meet those who have made modern history, from politicians like
Shirley Chisholm to media stars like Oprah Winfrey.
Filled with extraordinary illustrations and rare photographs, as well as
evocative selections from diaries, memoirs, songs, and poetry, this is a
fascinating tale of cruel fate and unflagging creativity, profound tragedy and
uplifting triumph -- a testament to the astonishing strength and spirit of
Africana Woman throughout the ages and all over the world.
Her Story Through Time
By Dr. Cynthia Jacobs Carter
Publisher: National Geographic Society (Simon & Schuster)
Publication Date: 2003
Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Book Type: Remainder
Condition: New, No remainder mark.
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