16 More Extraordinary African Americans

These high-interest/low-readability biographies cover influential contemporary and historical figures. Each inspiring example of success and overcoming challenges includes background notes, vocabulary lists, answers, and a bibliography. Biographies include: Langston Hughes, poet Jesse Owens, athlete Benjamin Davis, Tuskegee airman Fannie Lou Hamer, voter registration activist Coretta Scott King, civil rights leader Alex Haley, author Muhammad Ali, boxer Faith Ringgold, artist Alice Walker, author Gladys Knight, singer Bernice Reagon, historian Colin Powell, statesman/soldier Ben Carson, physician Morgan Freeman, actor Geoffrey Canada, social activist Ruth Simmons, university president
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