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Presents information about Josephine Baker, from her childhood in St. Louis and her early career in New York to her rise to fame in France and her role as a spy in World War II.
"As a girl coming of age during the Civil Rights Movement, Patricia Bath made it her mission to become a doctor. When obstacles like racism, poverty, and sexism threatened this goal, she persevered--brightening the world with a game- changing treatment for blindness!"--Inside book jacket
A tribute to lesser-known Harlem Renaissance performer Florence Mills includes coverage of her youth as a child of former slaves, her singing and dancing performances that inspired songs and entire plays, and the struggles with racism that prompted her advocacy of all-black theater and musicals
Discusses the life of the determined African American woman who went all the way to France in order to earn her pilot's license in 1921
Presents a picture book biography of Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates, an African American who lost his leg in a factory accident at the age of twelve and went on to become a world-famous tap dancer.