Americans rediscover pantheon of black heroes

Bunce, Alan
February 1996
Christian Science Monitor;2/26/96, Vol. 88 Issue 62, p12
Focuses on the resurgence of black historical figures in the minds of the American public. Examples of the historical figures: Bill Pickett; Paul Robeson; Sojourner Truth; Recognition of black historical figures as a product of black studies being taught in colleges; Comments from Randall Miller, professor of history at St. Josephs University in Philadelphia.


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