Sunday, February 01, 2009

African Heritage Month Begins

The New Jersey Star-Ledger kicks off Black History Month with reviews of four books that look at the history of black experience in America.

Under review are Freedom Facts and First: 400 Years of the African American Civil Rights Experience by Jessie Carney & Linda T. Wynn (Visible Ink Press); Mrs. Dred Scott: A Life on Slavery’s Frontier by Lea VanderVelde (Oxford University Press); King’s Dream by Eric Sundquist (Yale University Press); and Through it All: Reflections on My Life, My Family and My Faith by Christine King Farris (Atria).

“Since 1926,” writes reviewer Tom Mackin, “February has been celebrated as Black History Month. It is a time when the contributions of people of African heritage are recognized. These four books are representative of that tradition.”

The Star-Ledger piece is here. The History Channel offers interesting links and programming here while the Biography Channel does likewise here.


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