By Otha Richard Sullivan

ISBN-10: 0471469289

ISBN-13: 9780471469285

ISBN-10: 0471681482

ISBN-13: 9780471681489

Meet the black Achievers who attained the yank Dream-from the early years to fashionable times"This remarkable booklet could be required analyzing for teens, who will learn the way the various nation's such a lot winning Black women and men grew to become function models."-Joyce Ladner, Ph.D.Robert Sengstacke AbbottTyra BanksMatel "Mat" Dawson Jr.Joe L. Dudley Sr.Kenneth "Babyface" EdmondsS. B. FullerArthur George GastonEarl G. GravesEarvin "Magic" JohnsonJohn H. JohnsonRobert L. JohnsonQuincy JonesShelton "Spike" Jackson LeeWilliam Alexander LeidesdorffAbraham Lincoln LewisReginald Francis LewisAnnie Turnbo MaloneBridget "Biddy" MasonAnthony OvertonMary Ellen PleasantRussell SimmonsMadame C. J. WalkerOprah Gail WinfreyEldrick "Tiger" WoodsCrispus Attucks Wright

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Having worked hard all her life, Madame Walker at last began to enjoy her success as a millionaire. She was the first American woman, black or white, to earn a million dollars. Vertner Tandy, an African American architect, built a twenty-room mansion for her called Villa Lewaro at Irvington-on-the-Hudson, New York. The building cost $250,000, a large sum in 1917, and the mansion cost $500,000 to furnish. Walker gave generously to the NAACP, the Tuskegee Institute, and various charities that supported black orphans.

Vertner Tandy, an African American architect, built a twenty-room mansion for her called Villa Lewaro at Irvington-on-the-Hudson, New York. The building cost $250,000, a large sum in 1917, and the mansion cost $500,000 to furnish. Walker gave generously to the NAACP, the Tuskegee Institute, and various charities that supported black orphans. She also gave generously to the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls, founded by her friend, Mary McLeod Bethune. Madame Walker also provided scholarships for students at Palmer Memorial Institute, a private high school for blacks in Sedalia, North Carolina, founded by another friend, Charlotte Hawkins Brown.

Their work made it impossible to ignore the issue. Abolitionists formed various anti-slavery societies that petitioned Congress, made anti-slavery speeches, and served as “conductors” on the Underground Railroad. TEACHING SLAVES TO READ A t the time, the teaching of reading to slaves was forbidden in slave states. Pun- ishment for such a “crime” could lead to imprisonment, beatings, or death. Slave owners knew that if slaves knew how to read, they would be more difficult to control. They understood the power of reading and realized that individuals who read can liberate themselves.

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