Ruby Dee

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Book Summary:The African American Experience: The American Mosaic encompasses the myriad contributions of individuals from the African American community who achieved prominence in the arts, entertainment, the sciences, business, the military, and politics as well as nameless others who endured the travails of slavery and institutionalized discrimination. Through primary sources and the lens of prominent scholars, this database gives voice to the African American experience from its African origins to the present day. Coverage ranges from detailed accounts of defining moments and movements to critical perspectives on timely and enduring topics such as stop-and-frisk, educational desegregation, and voting rights. Through daily content updates, this database keeps pace with the ongoing evolution of the African American story via the most current literature in the field.