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with Black History and superb artwork for your enjoyment
and education. These are suitable for adults and
children alike. These books have recently been re-released
to be available for this poignant time in history.
is a treasure trove of history. Enjoy all 16 titles
in one, richly bound in gold fabric (total of 512 pages).
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ISBN # 925670-00-6
Reading: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Volume 13 - Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King,
Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929
– April 4, 1968) was a leader in the American civil rights
A Baptist minister, he became a civil rights activist early in his career.
He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955–6) and helped found the Southern
Leadership Conference (1957), serving as its first president. His efforts
led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream"
speech. There, he raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement
himself as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history.
In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for
his work to end segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience
and other non-violent means. By the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused
his efforts on ending poverty and opposing the Vietnam War, both from a religious
King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was awarded
the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004;
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a national holiday in the United
States in 1986.
16 - Lewis Latimer
An outstanding inventor and engineer, Howard was also
talented artistically, and was a founder of the Flushing,
New York church. He was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts
on September 4, 1848 only six years after his parents,
George and Rebecca, had escaped from slavery in Virginia.
Shortly after arriving in Boston, George was recognized
as an escaped slave. After the courts determined that
he still belonged to his owner, abolitionists helped
purchase his freedom. Lewis was the youngest of four
children. Latimer had always loved to draw, and he taught
himself mechanical drawing. Latimer met Alexander Graham
Bell, who asked him to draws plans for the telephone,
and eventually provided Bell with blueprints and filed
the papers so that he had the first telephone patent
guide contains short quizzes for each of the 16 titles.
ISBN # 925670-01-4
GOLDEN LEGACY HISTORY COMIC BOOKS:
1 - Toussaint L'Overture and The Birth of Haiti:
Toussaint L'Ouverture (born
20 May 1743 - died April 8, 1803) was an important leader of the
Born a slave in Saint-Domingue, in a long struggle
for independence, he led enslaved Africans to victory over Europeans,
abolished slavery, and secured native control over the colony in 1797 while nominally
governor of the colony.
Volume 2 - Harriet
Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross, c. 1820 – 10 March 1913) was an African-American
abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the U.S. Civil War. After escaping
from captivity, she made thirteen missions to rescue over seventy slaves using
the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground
Railroad. She was active in the women's suffrage movement until illness overtook
her and she had to be admitted to a home for elderly African-Americans she had
helped open years earlier. After she died in 1913, she became an icon of American
courage and freedom.
3 - Crispus Attucks
Crispus Attucks (c. 1723 – March 5, 1770) was one of five people killed in the
Boston Massacre in Boston, Massachusetts. Attucks was lauded as an example of
a black American who played a heroic role in the history of the United States.
Because Crispus Attucks may also have had Wampanoag Indian ancestors, his story
holds special significance for many Native Americans.
4 - Benjamin Banneker
Benjamin Banneker, originally Banna Ka, or Bannakay (November 9, 1731–October
9, 1806) was a free African American mathematician, astronomer, clockmaker, and
publisher. Banneker's achievements were referenced by
Wonder in the song "Black Man", from the album Songs in the
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5- Matthew Henson
Matthew Alexander Henson (August 8, 1866 – March 9, 1955) was an African-American
explorer and associate of Robert Peary; during various expeditions, the most
famous being a 1909 expedition which claimed to be the first to reach the Geographic
6 - Alexander Dumas & Family
Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (July 24, 1802—December 5,
1870) was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high
have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of
his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty
Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were serialized. He also wrote plays
and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent.
7 - Frederick Douglass(Part
Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, February 1818
– February 20, 1895) was an American abolitionist, editor, orator, author, statesman
and reformer. Called "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of
Anacostia", Douglass is one of the most prominent figures in African-American
history and United States history. In 1872 Douglass was nominated as the vice
presidential candidate on the Equal Rights Party ticket with Victoria Woodhull,
the first woman to run for President of the United States.
He was a firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, woman, Native
American, or recent immigrant. He was fond of saying, "I would unite
with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong."
8 - Frederick Douglass (Part 2)
"I would unite with anybody to do
right and with nobody to do wrong."
9 - Robert Smalls
Robert Smalls (April 5, 1839 - February 23, 1915) was a multiracial slave who
became a national hero when he freed himself and his family from slavery on May
13, 1862 by commandeering a Confederate transport ship, The Planter, to freedom
in Charleston harbor. During his political career, Smalls authored legislation
that created the first public school system in America in South Carolina, founded
the Republican Party of South Carolina, and successfully convinced President
Lincoln to accept African American soldiers into the Union army - a feat which
some say infused the additional manpower that helped the Union win the Civil
LOOK AT THESE GREAT TITLES - HISTORICAL AND
ENTERTAINING WITH STUNNING GRAPHICS:
10 - Joseph Cinque & The Amistad Mutiny
Sengbe Pieh (1813 – ca. 1879), later known
as Joseph CinquÎ, was a West African man of
the Mende tribe who was the most prominent
defendant in the Amistad case, in which it
was found that he and 52 others had been victims
of the illegal Atlantic slave trade. CinquÎ
led a revolt, killing the captain and the cook
of the ship; two slaves also died, and two
sailors escaped. JosÎ Ruiz and Pedro Montez.
The Spaniards transported the captives on a
ship called the Amistad, with the intention
of selling them as slaves in Cuba for work
at sugar plantations. The case was appealed
to the US Supreme Court. In March 1840, the
Supreme Court of the United States ruled that
the Africans mutinied to regain their freedom
after being kidnapped and sold illegally. The
advocacy of former U.S. President John Quincy
Adams, together with Roger Sherman Baldwin,
was critical to the Africans' defense. The
Court ordered the Africans to be freed and
to be returned to Africa, if they wished (which
11 - White, Wilkins & Marshall
Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January
24, 1993) was an American jurist and the first
African American to serve on the Supreme Court
of the United States. Before becoming a judge,
he was a lawyer who was best remembered for
his high success rate in arguing before the
Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown
v. Board of Education.
12 - Black Cowboys
When the gunsmoke and the dust of the cattle
herds lifted, somewhere along the trail some
5,000 Black Cowboys were lost by our historians.
Writers of western fiction along with the producers
of western movies had ignored the Black Cowhand.
However, the facts show that Black Men also
rode the cattle trails and were heroes and
villians too, as they faced all the dangers
of a cowboy's life. This book tells the stories
of but a few of these men.
14 - Alexander Puskin
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799–1837)
was a Russian Romantic author who is considered
to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder
of modern Russian literature. Pushkin pioneered
the use of vernacular speech in his poems and
plays, creating a style of storytelling —mixing
drama, romance, and satire—associated with
Russian literature ever since and greatly influencing
later Russian writers. Pushkin's great-grandfather,
a page raised by Peter the Great, was Abram
Petrovich Gannibal, who was born in Africa.
15 - Ancient African Kingdoms
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