The New York Public Library African American Desk Reference
Covering a wide range of knowledge, The New York Public Library African American Desk Reference is a magnificent resource for home, family, and business, and an essential addition to your personal reference library.
"Indispensable for those interested in the African American experience. We have no better source for quick and reliable information."
--Cornel West, Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University
"As much about African American culture as one could possibly gain from one volume is now available in this highly readable, easily accessible, genuinely informative desk reference."
--Johnetta B. Cole, PhD, President Emerita, Spelman College; Presidential Distinguished Professor, Emory University
In over 5,000 fascinating information capsules, this landmark reference captures the most vital people, places, organizations, movements, and creative works of a people, and provides a practical resource for everyday living. In its nineteen chapters, you’ll find:
* Timelines of African American History
* Political and Civil Rights Leaders
* African Contributions to the Making of the Americas
* Holidays and Celebrations
* Museums and Historical Sites
* Religion and Spirituality
* Health Tips and Recipes
* Business Contacts and Professional Associations
* Demographics and Population
* Major Writers, Artists, and Musicians
* Musical Forms
* and more