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African American Millionaires

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Publisher Comments:

"Dr. Sullivan has written a powerful book that can serve to inspire and challenge all youth and adults to rise above their circumstances. African American Millionaires is a must-have for every home library."

–William E. Wilson, Executive Director, Jos-Arz Academy, Washington, D.C.

"I would recommend African American Millionaires for all to read, especially students in our school systems."

–Johnny L. DuPree, Mayor, City of Hattiesburg, Mississippi

In every era, determined African American achievers have proven that it’s possible for African Americans to attain the American Dream, even in the face of prejudice and personal setbacks. Today, there are many African American millionaires, ranging from corporate executives to sports stars to celebrities. And when it comes to sharing their wealth and giving back to the community, these individuals have always stepped up and made a difference. This book brings their stories to life.

The minibiographies in this inspiring book capture the struggles and triumphs of twenty-five of the country’s most notable African American millionaires, including Quincy Jones, Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Russell Simmons, Tyra Banks, and Tiger Woods. You’ll get the lowdown on these celebrities as well as some other millionaires you may not have heard of, including:

  • William Alexander Leidesdorff, a founding father of the state of California who built San Francisco’s first shipping warehouse and first hotel
  • Mary Ellen Pleasant, a well-known San Francisco businesswoman who was also a prominent abolitionist
  • Madame C. J. Walker, a dynamic entrepreneur whose hair care products earned her a fortune
  • Matel "Mat" Dawson Jr., a worker at a Ford assembly plant who saved enough money to donate over $1 million to colleges and scholarship funds
  • Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and one of the four hundred wealthiest people in America according to Forbes magazine

Synopsis:

Meet the black Achievers who attained the American Dream; from the early years to modern times. This wonderful book should be required reading for young people, who will learn how some of the nations most successful Black men and women became role models.

Synopsis:

Meet the black Achievers who attained the American Dream–from the early years to modern times

"This wonderful book should be required reading for young people, who will learn how some of the nation’s most successful Black men and women became role models."

–Joyce Ladner, Ph.D.

Robert Sengstacke Abbott

Tyra Banks

Matel "Mat" Dawson Jr.

Joe L. Dudley Sr.

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds

S. B. Fuller

Arthur George Gaston

Earl G. Graves

Earvin "Magic" Johnson

John H. Johnson

Robert L. Johnson

Quincy Jones

Shelton "Spike" Jackson Lee

William Alexander Leidesdorff

Abraham Lincoln Lewis

Reginald Francis Lewis

Annie Turnbo Malone

Bridget "Biddy" Mason

Anthony Overton

Mary Ellen Pleasant

Russell Simmons

Madame C. J. Walker

Oprah Gail Winfrey

Eldrick "Tiger" Woods

Crispus Attucks Wright

About the Author

Otha Richard Sullivan, Ed.D., a former science teacher and guidance counselor, headed Detroit’s program to infuse African American history into the public schools’ curriculum. He is currently a professor of education and psychology and the director of the ACHIEVE Mississippi Project at Alcorn State University. Dr. Sullivan is the author of two other volumes in Wiley’s Black Stars series, African American Inventors and African American Women Scientists and Inventors.

Jim Haskins, the general editor of the Black Stars series, is the author of more than one hundred books for young readers. His works include African American Entrepreneurs, which is part of the Black Stars series, and Black Eagles: African Americans in Aviation; he also collaborated with Rosa Parks on her autobiography, Rosa Parks: My Story. He has received many awards, including the Coretta Scott King Book Award and the Washington Post Children’s Book Guild Award for the body of his work.

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART ONE: THE EARLY YEARS.

William Alexander Leidesdorff.

PART TWO: THE CIVILWAR YEARS AND RECONSTRUCTION.

Mary Ellen Pleasant.

Bridget “Biddy” Mason.

Anthony Overton.

Abraham Lincoln Lewis.

PART THREE: INTO THE NEW CENTURY.

Madame C. J. Walker.

Annie Turnbo Malone.

Robert Sengstacke Abbott.

Arthur George Gaston.

S. B. Fuller.

PART FOUR: MODERN TIMES.

John H. Johnson.

Crispus Attucks Wright.

Matel “Mat” Dawson Jr.

Quincy D. Jones.

Earl G. Graves.

Joe L. Dudley Sr.

Reginald Francis Lewis.

Robert L. Johnson.

Oprah Gail Winfrey.

Shelton “Spike” Jackson Lee.

Russell Simmons.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

Tyra Banks.

Eldrick “Tiger” Woods.

Bibliography.

Picture Credits.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471469285
Editor:
Haskins, Jim
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Editor:
Haskins, Jim
Editor:
Haskins, James
Author:
hard Sullivan
Author:
Sullivan, Otha Richard
Author:
Otha Ric
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Wealth
Subject:
Millionaires
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Wealth -- United States.
Subject:
Children s History
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Copyright:
Series:
Black Stars
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20070717
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
9.52x7.66x.64 in. 1.02 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Children's » History » World History
Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies
Children's » Nonfiction » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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"Synopsis" by , Meet the black Achievers who attained the American Dream; from the early years to modern times. This wonderful book should be required reading for young people, who will learn how some of the nations most successful Black men and women became role models.
"Synopsis" by , Meet the black Achievers who attained the American Dream–from the early years to modern times

"This wonderful book should be required reading for young people, who will learn how some of the nation’s most successful Black men and women became role models."

–Joyce Ladner, Ph.D.

Robert Sengstacke Abbott

Tyra Banks

Matel "Mat" Dawson Jr.

Joe L. Dudley Sr.

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds

S. B. Fuller

Arthur George Gaston

Earl G. Graves

Earvin "Magic" Johnson

John H. Johnson

Robert L. Johnson

Quincy Jones

Shelton "Spike" Jackson Lee

William Alexander Leidesdorff

Abraham Lincoln Lewis

Reginald Francis Lewis

Annie Turnbo Malone

Bridget "Biddy" Mason

Anthony Overton

Mary Ellen Pleasant

Russell Simmons

Madame C. J. Walker

Oprah Gail Winfrey

Eldrick "Tiger" Woods

Crispus Attucks Wright

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