Beads on a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History is a recording of America’s glorious multi-racial history, celebrated within one cover.
Beads on a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History lauds loudly the accomplishments of all races that helped make America the great country it has become.
It celebrates such people as Hiawatha, who fought for freedom of his people. It applauds Lonnie Johnson who invented the ‘Super Soaker’, Dalip Singh Saund a member of the United States House of Representatives and Rev. Rick Warren who blessed the 2008 Presidential Inauguration. Beads on a String continue with the recognition of others such as, Arpad G.C. Gerster who was one of the first surgeons in America, and Yamato Ichihashi, one of the first academics of Asian ancestry in the United States. Antonio Meucci invented the telephone, Michael Jackson entertained; Minoru Yamasaki second-generation Japanese-American architect designed the World Trade Center, and Amadeo Peter Giannini who founded the of Bank of Italy, which later became Bank of America.
Beads on a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History never stops celebrating our heritages from the naming of the country by Martin Waldseemuller to the elimination of overt racial discrimination, through education, entertainment and to the glorious day of racial, political and social unification with Barack Obama’s Presidential election.
Beads on a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History will be a great asset to the educational system as well as in the lives of people all over the world. With the election of Barack Obama as President, it is clear; America is ready for a change. That change should take effect within the history books.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure….”
Quote- A. Philip Randolph "Salvation for a Race"
Introduction-The Purpose of this book
Quote- Dr John Henrik Clark
Quote- Carlos Bulosan "America is in the Heart"
The Naming of America
Discovery of America
The Formation of America
Reason for Colonization
Quote--John Hope Franklin
Chapter II-Slavery and Discrimination
Label My Race Human
The Beginning of Slavery in the United States
Slavery as an Economy
Quote-Charles Evan Hughes
Dred Scott Decision
Chapter III-Voices of Change
The Civil Rights Movement /Organizations
Chapter IV-Biographies of Notable Contributors to America's Growth…
Activism and Abolitionism
Scholars and Educators
Artists, Architects, and Designers
Authors and Publishers
Film, Television, Entertainment and Media
A Change Has Come
Yes, We Can
Martin Luther King
From Martin to Obama
Lift Every Voice
We Shall Over Come
The Dreams of Generations
Gone Too Soon/Heal the World
It's a New Day
It's a New Day
Chapter V-List of America's Contributors in All Areas
Black Codes & Example
“Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within. Freedom is never given; it is won.”