Untold Glory

Untold Glory

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Untold Glory offers a fresh perspective on one of the most fundamental elements of American historya€”the conquest of new frontiers. In twenty-seven fascinating first-person accounts, African Americans from different eras, backgrounds, and occupations explore and reflect on the meaning of frontier, both literally and metaphorically. This collection chronicles the search for freedom and opportunity and the achievement of success in a wide variety of fields. The contributors all pushed beyond self-imposed or culturally enforced boundaries to pursue their dreams and ambitions. They include Mark Dean, an IBM vice president and member of the Inventors Hall of Fame, who holds three of the original patents upon which the personal computer is based; the civil-rights attorney Oliver W. Hill, one of the architects of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case; the classical pianist and museum founder Josephine Love; and L. Douglas Wilder, the grandson of slaves who became the first African American governor of Virginia. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and featuring an incisive introduction by Alan Govenar, Untold Glory is both an important addition to the field of African American history and an engaging, eye-opening look at some of the nationa€™s most daring, innovative, and influential pioneers.Thata#39;s how I got a job in :1 junkyard when I couldna#39;t get any other kind of work to do. I stayed ... I stayed in Wash~ ington with General Davis until World War II broke out. ... I failed it deliberately. hecause reading the war depart~ ment manuals.

Title:Untold Glory
Author: Alan Govenar
Publisher:Broadway Books - 2008-12-10

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