Title: Extraordinary Black Missourians: Pioneers, Leaders, Performers, Athletes, and Other Notables Who’ve Made History, Second Edition
Author: John A. Wright Sr., Sylvia A. Wright, John A. Wright Jr.
Size: 6 x 9
African Americans have been a part of Missouri from its territorial days to the present, making significant contributions across myriad professions as pioneers, educators, civil rights activists, and journalists, to name a few. Now in its second edition, Extraordinary Black Missourians profiles more than 100 notable citizens, such as Grace Bumbry, George Washington Carver, Elizabeth Keckley, Frankie Freeman, Scott Joplin, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, James Beckwourth, and others who have contributed to Missouri’s African American legacy.
They set records; made discoveries; received local, national, and international acclaim and awards; and led the civil rights movement by breaking down racial barriers. These accomplishments have played a major role in shaping the history and culture of the state and nation.
Co-authors John A. Wright, Sr., Sylvia A. Wright, and John A. Wright, Jr. bring decades of experience writing about their native St. Louis and the heritage of African Americans in their hometown. Extraordinary Black Missourians puts a face on historically significant people and tells of their joys, failures, hardships, and triumphs against seemingly insurmountable odds.
Meet 10 ‘Extraordinary Black Missourians’ who made history – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Here are 10 notable figures whose stories are included in Extraordinary Black Missourians, by John A. Wright Sr. The book was updated for the state’s bicentennial in 2021 to include people well-known to St. Louisans — Nelly, Tina Turner, Maya
Kirkwood Historical Society Presents “Extraordinary Black Missourians” Aug. 2 Via Zoom – Webster-Kirkwood Times
The Kirkwood Historical Society Friends Speaker Series presents Dr. John A. Wright on Monday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Wright has written more than a half dozen books about African American history in Missouri and the St. Louis region.
Kirkwood Historical Society: August Speaker Series – Extraordinary Black Missourians – Patch.com
Dr. John A. Wright is our August 2nd presenter for our Speakers Series on Zoom at 6:00pm. Dr. Wright has written more than a half dozen books about African-American history in Missouri and in particularly the St. Louis region. His August
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