Black Profiles in Courage
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hardcover, SIGNED (by Abdul-Jabbar on publisher's label pasted to fep), 1st prtg., fine in fine dj, black studies, blm50. Bookseller Inventory # 17976
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Review: With all the flair of his last-second game-winning sky hooks, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar delivers a well-written and important collection highlighting the lives of America's greatest black heroes. Taking his title cue from John Kennedy's Profiles in Courage, Abdul-Jabbar brings to life the exploits of a wide variety of African Americans, including Estevanico, a Moorish slave who discovered Arizona and New Mexico; Cinque, a kidnapped African slave who led a mutiny aboard the slave ship Amistad and later won his freedom in the U.S.; and Harriet Tubman, who brought hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
In a time when the media beams negative images of African Americans around the world, Black Profiles in Courage is indispensable for young adults of other races as well as African-American youth, showing that attributes like courage are not coded by color. For those young blacks who feel distant from America because of racism, books like this are a small but potent antidote against prejudice, reminding them of the important contributions African Americans have made to their country. --Eugene Holley, Jr.
Title: Black Profiles in Courage
Publisher: Morrow, 1996
Publication Date: 1996
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
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