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The Summary of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race: Based on the Book By Margot Lee Shetterly By Goldmine Reads
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In Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly reveals the real-life stories of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Christine Darden — the black women of NASA who braved the... More > insurmountable and conquered the impossible. Even with Virginia's Jim Crow imposing segregation laws, these four African-American women defied the odds against both racial discrimination and gender bias. They were among Langley's all-black "West Computing", a group of women who proved invaluable in the pursuit of both the triumph over the Soviet Union and America's dominion on the race to the heavens. Behind John Glenn's orbital flight and Neil Armstrong's iconic moonwalk were these exceptional "human computers". Armed with slide rules, papers, and pencils, they created satellite, rocket, and airplane designs and helped guarantee the nation's victory in World War II, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Space Race.< Less
Spirit Fruit: Collected Speculative Fiction By Carole McDonnell
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This collection of published stories by novelist Carole McDonnell -- author of the acclaimed multicultural Christian fantasy novels Wind Follower and The Constant Tower-- brings together... More > multicultural concerns, spirituality, and speculative fiction. The fantastical elements in these tales range from contemporary worlds to alternate worlds, from Europe to Africa to worlds yet to come. Crusaders amid spiritual battles and courtly love are side by side with African fairies, the non-verbal inhabitants of a non-verbal world, a dying old Jamaican witch, and Asian princes. In this multicultural age, fantasy and supernatural stories are joined to stories about spiritual journeys in our own world and beyond.< Less
The Biography of Philip Reid: Historical Fiction By Eugene Walton
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Slaves made up half of the workforce that built the U.S. Capitol. The most famous of these was Philip Reid, who supervised the bronze casting of the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol’s... More > dome.. The story of Philip Reid begins with his African heritage, steeped in the Yoruba culture of sculpture and metal casting. Philip’s life as a slave in America is covered in his birth and rearing in Charleston, and his purchase by Clark Mills, the Washington foundry owner who had the contract to cast the Statue of Freedom. This is the story of how Philip, a slave, came to supervise the bronze casting of The Statue of Freedom while enduring the disappointments of American slavery. Philip Reid’s enslavement is ended by the Washington, D.C. Emancipation Proclamation. He becomes a respected member of Washington’s Free Black society, establishes his own business and marries an educated Free Black on the very same day that the Statue of Freedom was raised to the Capitol dome.< Less
The Biography of Philip Reid: Historical Fiction By Eugene Walton
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Slaves made up half of the workforce that built the U.S. Capitol. The most famous of these was Philip Reid, who supervised the bronze casting of the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol’s... More > dome.. The story of Philip Reid begins with his African heritage, steeped in the Yoruba culture of sculpture and metal casting. Philip’s life as a slave in America is covered in his birth and rearing in Charleston, and his purchase by Clark Mills, the Washington foundry owner who had the contract to cast the Statue of Freedom. This is the story of how Philip, a slave, came to supervise the bronze casting of The Statue of Freedom while enduring the disappointments of American slavery. Philip Reid’s enslavement is ended by the Washington, D.C. Emancipation Proclamation. He becomes a respected member of Washington’s Free Black society, establishes his own business and marries an educated Free Black on the very same day that the Statue of Freedom was raised to the Capitol dome.< Less
The Summary of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race: Based on the Book By Margot Lee Shetterly By Goldmine Reads
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In Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly reveals the real-life stories of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Christine Darden — the black women of NASA who braved the... More > insurmountable and conquered the impossible. Even with Virginia's Jim Crow imposing segregation laws, these four African-American women defied the odds against both racial discrimination and gender bias. They were among Langley's all-black "West Computing", a group of women who proved invaluable in the pursuit of both the triumph over the Soviet Union and America's dominion on the race to the heavens. Behind John Glenn's orbital flight and Neil Armstrong's iconic moonwalk were these exceptional "human computers". Armed with slide rules, papers, and pencils, they created satellite, rocket, and airplane designs and helped guarantee the nation's victory in World War II, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Space Race.< Less
Father Henson's Story of His Own Life Truth Stranger Than Fiction By Josiah Henson
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (/stoʊ/; June 14,... More > 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. She came from a famous religious family and is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). It depicts the harsh life for African Americans under slavery. It reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and Great Britain. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. She wrote 30 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential for both her writings and her public stands on social issues of the day.Harriet Elisabeth Beecher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, on June 14, 1811. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Beecher_Stowe< Less
Ruby By Rev. Joseph William Massey & Niama Leslie Williams Ph.D.
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She never thought love would make a home in her life. At twelve he prayed to be the perfect husband, but he did not find perfect love until his 76th year. They come together with oddly... More > complimentary histories of domestic violence, emotional neglect, and ostracism. Ruby is the story of how they fall in love and the wonderful magic that ensues.< Less
RUBY By Niama Leslie Williams, Ph.D. & Rev. Joseph William Massey
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She never thought love would make a home in her life. At twelve he prayed to be the perfect husband, but he did not find perfect love until his 76th year. They come together with oddly... More > complimentary histories of domestic violence, emotional neglect, and ostracism. Ruby is the story of how they fall in love and the wonderful magic that ensues.< Less
Free! By William L. Jackson
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Free! is a fictional examination of freedom experienced through characters as varied and complex as the notion of universal freedom itself. They are young, old, rich, poor, black, white, male,... More > female, free, slave, and inextricably American. Set in Macon County, Missouri and told in the style of the late nineteenth century slave narrative, Free! is a novel presented in three parts.< Less
Free! By William L. Jackson
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Free! is a fictional examination of freedom experienced through characters as varied and complex as the notion of universal freedom itself. They are young, old, rich, poor, black, white, male,... More > female, free, slave, and inextricably American. Set in Macon County, Missouri and told in the style of the late nineteenth century slave narrative, Free! is a novel presented in three parts.< Less

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