This is a compilation of 178 years of black history from the Revolutionary War / Chattel Slavery to the Civil Rights movement in America. Also included in this astonishing review is an excellent editorial section on pre-colonial African civilizations.
This revealing book printed in newspaper format is curriculum ready and has been carefully written by historians and scholars to be read and appreciated by grade-schoolers as well as Ph.D. graduates. Well documented, The Black Chronicle contains over 400 authentic news articles sequenced in 14 exciting editions culled from pioneering African-American newspapers and other key sources referenced in an extensive bibliography.
These newspapers include; Freedoms Journal (1827) Colored Americans (1842) Frederick Douglas Paper (1855) Chicago Defender (1910) Baltimore Afro-American (1927) and the Pittsburgh Courier (1948). The Black Chronicle, via the magic of newsprint, laden with photos and illustrations, delivers a vivid and striking account of the major events effecting the lives of African-Americans in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, the major contributions made by them to the American Society, and the courageous leaders who spearheaded their unrelenting struggles for freedom
About the Author
Maloyd Ben Wilson Jr. is a graduate of University of Pittsburgh with a M.A. in English/Philosophy and also in Communication. Wilson has been in the newspaper and publishing business for the past 30 years and owns one of the largest sports weekly newspapers named SCORE!