Trailblazers

Author:   Gabrielle David ,  Carolina Fung Feng
Publisher:   2Leaf Press
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9781940939797


Pages:   877
Publication Date:   05 February 2020
Format:   Paperback
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The past four hundred years have seen unprecedented growth in virtually every conceivable realm of life, from medicine to the arts, technology to finance. Far too often, however, when we think of the movers, shakers, and innovators behind these transformations, we picture a host of men--and white men, at that. With Trailblazers, Gabrielle David remedies that. The first anthology of black female innovators published in more than fifteen years, Trailblazers introduces us to more than one hundred and fifty American black women who have been instrumental in creating our contemporary life. We learn about activists and politicians like Fannie Lou Hamer, who in 1964 changed the Democratic National Convention forever by protesting efforts to disenfranchise black voters in her native Mississippi, and Lelia Foley, a black woman who overcame racism and poverty to become the first female African American mayor in the United States in 1973. David also introduces us to entertainers, athletes, and businesswomen--though not always in predictable ways. Beyonce Knowles-Carter makes an appearance, for example, not for her musical career, but as a businesswoman, reminding us of her multifaceted triumphs. David brings this volume together with a clarion call for recognition of the transformative work black women have done and continue to do. She reminds us of the debt we owe to these unsung heroes--and the place black women deserve at the table.

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Author:   Gabrielle David ,  Carolina Fung Feng
Publisher:   2Leaf Press
Imprint:   2Leaf Press
ISBN:  

9781940939797


ISBN 10:   1940939798
Pages:   877
Publication Date:   05 February 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Gabrielle David is a musician, photographer, digital designer, poet, and writer. She is the publisher of 2Leaf Press and Executive Director of the Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc.

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