Great African Americans - Coloring Book

Great African Americans - Coloring Book

Dover Coloring Books
by Taylor Oughton
Publisher: Dover Publications
Coloring Book, 45 pages
Price: $4.99

The lives and achievements of notable African-Americans spring to life in this carefully researched and finely rendered coloring book. Spanning over 150 years of American history, the volume pays tribute to high achievers in civil rights, music, sports, politics, literature, government and other areas.

Forty-five ready-to-color illustrations depict a group of remarkable people—from Dred Scott, a slave who sued for his freedom in 1838, and Sojourner Truth, a crusader for women's rights and racial equality, to author Toni Morrison and Colin Powell, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Additional notables include:

  • Frederick Douglass
  • W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Rosa Parks
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Jesse Jackson
  • Mother Hale
  • Katherine Dunham
  • Ralph Ellison
  • Richard Wright
  • Duke Ellington
  • Marcus Garvey
  • Eubie Blake
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Marian Anderson
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Leontyne Price
  • Althea Gibson
  • Scott Joplin
  • Paul Robeson
  • Louis Armstrong
    . . . and 21 more.

Captions for each illustration document individual accomplishments, making this not only an entertaining coloring book, but an informative review of the many and varied contributions of African-Americans.

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