By Henry Louis Jr. Gates,Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
African American Lives beneficial properties widespread cross-references between comparable entries, over three hundred illustrations, and a normal index, supplemented through indexes equipped by way of chronology, profession or sector of renown, and winners of specific honors akin to the Spingarn Medal, Nobel Prize, and Pulitzer Prize.
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