Table of Contents
   Acknowledgementsp. 11
   Introductionp. 13
   Hank Aaronp. 23
   Ira Aldridgep. 25
   Muhammad Alip. 27
   Richard Allenp. 31
   Marian Andersonp. 34
   Maya Angeloup. 37
   Arthur Ashep. 39
   Crispus Attucksp. 41
   James Baldwinp. 44
   Benjamin Bannekerp. 48
   Amiri Barakap. 51
   Romare Beardenp. 54
   Mary McLeod Bethunep. 57
   Guion Blufordp. 61
   Arna Bontempsp. 62
   Edward W. Brookep. 64
   Gwendolyn Brooksp. 66
   Blanche K. Brucep. 69
   Ralph Bunchep. 72
   George Washington Carverp. 75
   Shirley Chisholmp. 78
   Kenneth B. Clarkp. 81
   John Henrik Clarkep. 84
   John Coltranep. 87
   Bill Cosbyp. 92
   Alexander Crummellp. 94
   Countee Cullenp. 97
   Benjamin O. Davis Jr.p. 100
   Martin R. Delanyp. 103
   Frederick Douglassp. 106
   Charles Drewp. 111
   W. E. B. Du Boisp. 114
   Paul Laurence Dunbarp. 118
   Katherine Dunhamp. 120
   Duke Ellingtonp. 123
   James Fortenp. 126
   John Hope Franklinp. 128
   Henry Highland Garnetp. 131
   Marcus Garveyp. 134
   Prince Hallp. 141
   Fannie Lou Hamerp. 146
   Lorraine Hansberryp. 150
   Dorothy Heightp. 153
   Matthew Hensonp. 155
   Charles Houstonp. 157
   Langston Hughesp. 160
   Zora Neale Hurstonp. 165
   Jesse Jacksonp. 168
   Mae Jemisonp. 172
   Jack Johnsonp. 174
   James Weldon Johnsonp. 177
   John H. Johnsonp. 181
   Percy Julianp. 184
   Ernest Justp. 187
   Maulana Karengap. 190
   Martin Luther King Jr.p. 194
   Edmonia Lewisp. 201
   Alain Lockep. 203
   Joe Louisp. 207
   Thurgood Marshallp. 210
   Benjamin E. Maysp. 215
   Elijah McCoyp. 217
   Claude McKayp. 219
   Oscar Micheauxp. 224
   Dorie Millerp. 227
   Garrett Morganp. 230
   Toni Morrisonp. 232
   Elijah Muhammadp. 235
   Jesse Owensp. 238
   Rosa Parksp. 242
   Adam Clayton Powellp. 246
   Colin Powellp. 250
   A. Philip Randolphp. 255
   Hiram Revelsp. 259
   Paul Robesonp. 261
   Jackie Robinsonp. 264
   John Russwurmp. 268
   Arturo Schomburgp. 270
   Benjamin "Pop" Singletonp. 272
   Mary Church Terrellp. 275
   William Monroe Trotterp. 279
   Sojourner Truthp. 284
   Harriet Tubmanp. 289
   Kwame Turep. 293
   Henry McNeal Turnerp. 296
   Nat Turnerp. 299
   David Walkerp. 301
   Madame C. J. Walkerp. 304
   Booker T. Washingtonp. 307
   Ida B. Wells-Barnettp. 309
   Phillis Wheatleyp. 312
   Walter F. Whitep. 315
   Roy Wilkinsp. 317
   Daniel Hale Williamsp. 318
   August Wilsonp. 320
   Oprah Winfreyp. 322
   Tiger Woodsp. 324
   Carter G. Woodsonp. 327
   Richard Wrightp. 330
   Malcolm Xp. 333