African Heroes and Heroines.
Biographical and historical study of leading Africans from the 11th century to the 20th century by Africa-American historian Carter G. Woodson, the founder of Negro History Week which has now evolved into Black History Month. “The record herein noted is not a history of Africa but a biographical treatment of heroes and heroines intended to show possibilities of the field.” (Author’s Preface)
Historical figures examined include Gonga-Musa, Ousman the Torodo, Menelik, Chaka [Shaka], Lobenguela, Moshesh, and Haile Selassie. With new introduction by historian Charles H. Wesley (1891–1987), president of Wilberforce University and founding president of Central Ohio University, both HBCUs.
Description: African Heroes and Heroines.
Washington, D.C.: The Associated Publishers, Inc., (1969). 251pp. Third Edition, Introduction by Charles H. Wesley. 8 x 5½ inches. Publisher’s green cloth. Illustrations. Small, faint stain on upper cover; very good.
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