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Smith, Jessie Carney 1930-

Overview
Works: 79 works in 244 publications in 1 language and 23,443 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Miscellanea  Reference works  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Encyclopedias  Handbooks and manuals  Chronologies  Abstracts  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: E185, B
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Most widely held works about Jessie Carney Smith
 
Most widely held works by Jessie Carney Smith
Notable Black American women( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on African American women from 1730 with selections representing diverse areas of achievement including business, civil rights, the arts, education, scholarship, and government. Biographical essays of the most famous African American women--Harriet Tubman, Mary McLeod Bethune--appear alongside those of modern black women in their prime: historian Nell Painter, writer Alice Walker, and actress Halle Berry. Narrative biographical essays, edited by noted scholar Jessie Carney Smith, discuss each woman's significant achievements and the public response to those achievements. Many entries contain personal statements from the subjects provided exclusively for this 3 volume series, and all provide biographical data and a list of sources for additional study
Black firsts : 4,000 ground-breaking and pioneering historical events by Jessie Carney Smith( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1994, Black Firsts inspired readers of all ages. An epic record of African American achievement, it testified to a rich but often overlooked part of our history. Jessie Carney Smith, William and Camille Cosby Professor of the Humanities at Fisk University, greatly expands the new edition with more than 1,000 new stories of a people overcoming adversity to emerge triumphant. With more than 100 illustrations, Black Firsts includes modern-day pioneers like Halle Berry and Denzel Washington, Suzan-Lori Parks (winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for drama), and Vonetta Flowers, the first African American to be awarded the Winter Olympic gold medal. Readers will revel and rejoice in the stories of barrier-breaking pioneers in all fields -- arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, inventing, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more
Black firsts : 2,000 years of extraordinary achievement by Jessie Carney Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resource guide to more than 3,000 individuals and events that were milestones in black history, with special attention given to AfrianAmerican achievements
Notable Black American men( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides biographical information on five hundred African American men who were pioneers, entrepreneurs, artists, reformers, leaders, officials, educators, or significant figures in other fields over three centuries
Epic lives : one hundred Black women who made a difference( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After 20 years of research and loving dedication, author Jessie Carney Smith presents this tribute to 100 African-American women of achievement. Their strength, courage, determination, and style have made a tremendous impact in a variety of fields - from aeronautics to civil rights to the arts and entertainment. Many of these women will be familiar to you, but many more are unsung heroes whose stories you will discover for the first time. As Dr. Smith told the Chicago Tribune, "I want people to feel that these are women they can look up to, be inspired by, or remember in some small way."
Ethnic genealogy : a research guide by Jessie Carney Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical statistics of Black America( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a work that should have enormous value as a practical resource for those who seek a chronology of the condition, status, and experiences of African Americans. Tables and text reports in this volume begin with information recorded in the eighteenth century and extend through 1975.--[from introduction]
Images of Blacks in American culture : a reference guide to information sources( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statistical record of black America by Carrell Horton( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reference library of Black America( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents information on all aspects of African-American life including politics, employment and income, education, religion, literature, performing arts, science and medicine, and sports
Freedom facts and firsts : 400 years of the African American civil rights experience by Jessie Carney Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents more than four hundred stories covering events, places, and people pertinent to the history of the African American struggle for civil rights
Notable Black American women : by Jessie Carney Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arranged alphabetically from "Alice of Dunk's Ferry" to "Jean Childs Young," this volume profiles 312 Black American women who have achieved national or international prominence
African American breakthroughs : 500 years of black firsts by Jay P Pederson( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summaries by subject include the event and a brief biography of the individual involved in the hundreds of firsts by African Americans
Encyclopedia of African American business( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays provide information the African American business community and African American business leaders in the United States, from the eighteenth century to the present day
Black heroes by Jessie Carney Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Heroes is a who's who of cultural importance to all Americans. This celebration of African American achievement presents 150 biographical portraits of individuals who have made a profound impact on American culture, from W.E.B. Du Bois to Colin Powell, from Rosa Parks to Maya Angelou, from Romare Bearden to Josephine Baker. This work covers a wide range of occupations, including activists, athletes, artists, authors, business leaders, performers, political figures, scientists, and more. Rich with detail, the profiles each run several pages and include one or more photographs
Black academic libraries and research collections : an historical survey by Jessie Carney Smith( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Profiles the most important figures of this cultural and intellectual movement. Highlighting the accomplishments of black women who sought to create positive change after the end of WWI, this reference work includes representatives not only from the literary scene but also activists, actresses, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, musicians, political leaders, and scholars."--
The handy African American history answer book by Jessie Carney Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walking readers through a rich but often overlooked part of American history, this compendium addresses the people, times, and events that influenced and changed African American history. An overview of major biographical figures and history-making events is followed by a deeper look at the development in the arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, music, government, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more. Mimicking the a broad range of the African American experience, showcasing interesting insights and facts, this helpful reference answers a wide variety of questions including What is the significance of the Apollo Theater? What were the effects of the Great Depression on black artists? Who were some of America's early free black entrepreneurs? What is the historical role of the barbershop in the African American community? and What was Black Wall Street? Blending trivia with historical review in an engaging question-and-answer format, this book is perfect for browsing and is ideal for history buffs, trivia fans, students and teachers and anyone interested in a better and more thorough understanding of history of black Americans"--
Notable Black American men( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book profiles the lives and achievements of 300 notable Black American men
Encyclopedia of African American popular culture by Jessie Carney Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are many aspects of African American popular culture that are mostly unknown or receive little attention in the largely entertainment and celebrity-focused modern media. For example, many people would be surprised to learn that quilting, collectibles, and cartoons all play a role in African American popular culture
 
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Alternative Names
Carney Smith, Jessie

Carney Smith, Jessie 1930-

Smith, Jessie C.

Smith, Jessie C. 1930-

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Black firsts : 4,000 ground-breaking and pioneering historical eventsBlack firsts : 2,000 years of extraordinary achievementNotable Black American menEpic lives : one hundred Black women who made a differenceEthnic genealogy : a research guideHistorical statistics of Black AmericaImages of Blacks in American culture : a reference guide to information sourcesStatistical record of black America