The African American Book of Values
Classic Moral StoriesBook - 1998
InThe African-American Book of Values,Steven Barboza has gathered together a wealth of stories that make up a moral map for modern living. Relying on the words and stories of (to name a few) the well-known: Langston Hughes, Frederick Douglas, Sojourner Truth, Zora Neale Hurston, Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou, Frances E.W. Harper, Malcolm X, Alex Haley, Benjamin Banneker, Phillis Wheatley--the unsung: ship captain, Robert Smalls; Underground Railroad "conductor" William Still; Stoplight inventor, Elijah McCoy (better known as the "Real McCoy") ; poet Georgia Douglas Johnson; etiquette maven Charlotte Hawkins Brown; Elizabeth Keckley, seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln;The African-American Book of Valuesillustrates for young and old, black and white the necessary characteristics by which we should lead our lives. Split into two sections, "The Book of Self-Mastery" and "The Book of Empathy," and, augmented by black-and-white photos, line drawings and color illustrations,The African-American Book of Valueswill be a stunning "must-have" addition to African-American and American households everywhere.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 170.8996 African
Characteristics: xvii, 939 p. ; 25 cm