The Great Book of Black Heroes: 30 Fearless and Inspirational Black Men and Women that Changed History by Bill O'Neill

The Great Book of Black Heroes: 30 Fearless and Inspirational Black Men and Women that Changed History by Bill O'Neill

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The world is full of many great black men and women who changed the course of history. Because of their contributions, they are rightfully considered heroes by not just black people around the world, but people of all backgrounds.

In The Great Book of Black Heroes: 30 Fearless and Inspirational Black Men and Women that Changed History, you’ll learn about thirty of the greatest black heroes and heroines from three different continents over a span of more than 2,500 years of history.

This book is unique because it focuses on the personal struggles and triumphs that made each individual a hero to countless people across the globe. The definition of hero in this book is any person who influenced a great number of people and often continues to long after his or her death. Heroes can be politicians, activists, philosophers, warriors, artists, or musicians, but most of all they are inspiring!

In The Great Book of Black Heroes, you’ll learn the answers to the following questions:

  • How did Nelson Mandela transform from a bitter fighter to a leader?
  • How did B.B. King get his start and become the King of the Blues?
  • Why was Redd Foxx the original “King of Comedy”?
  • How did Josephine Baker go from entertainer to resistance fighter?
  • How Jackie Robinson break baseball’s color barrier?
  • Who was the last emperor of Ethiopia and who was one of the first?
  • Why did so many of these heroes and heroines have to rise above challenges?


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