Table of contents for The African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West.

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W. E. B. Du Bois
T. Thomas Fortune
Matthew Henson
Jack Johnson
Scott Joplin
Henry Ossawa Tanner
Madame C.J. Walker
Booker T. Washington
Ida B. Wells Barnett
Bert Williams

1910-1919 Mary McLeod Bethune
George Washington Carver
Benjamin O. Davis, Sr.
Thomas A. Dorsey
W. C. Handy
James Weldon Johnson
Kelly Roll Morton
Charles Henry Turner
Jimmy Winkfield
Carter G. Woodson

1920-1929 Louis Armstrong
Junius Austin
Josephine Baker
Bessie Coleman
Marcus Garvey
Langston Hughes
Ernest Everett just
Oscar Micheaux
Bessie Smith
Jean Toomer

Marian Anderson
Sterling A. Brown
Father Divine
Charles Hamilton Houston
Zora Neale Hurston
Robert Johnson
Joe Louis
Jesse Owens
Paul Robeson
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

Charles R. Drew
Katherine Dunham
Duke Ellington
Billie Holiday
Lena Horne
Jacob Lawrence
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
A. Philip Randolph
Jackie Robinson
Richard Wright

Ralph Bunche
Nat "King" Cole
Miles Davis
Ralph Ellison
Althea Gibson
Lorraine Hansberry
Willie Mays
Rosa Parks
Art Tatum
Sarah Vaughan

Muhammad Ali
James Baldwin
John Coltrane
Angela Davis
Fannie Lou Hamer
Jimi Hendrix
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thurgood Marshall
Sidney Poitier
Malcolm X

Hank Aaron
Maya Angelou
Romare Bearden
James Brown
Marvin Gaye
Barbara Harris
Dorothy Height
Barbara Jordan
Leontyne Price
Richard Pryor

Alvin Ailey
Bill Cosby
John Hope Franklin
Jesse Jackson
Michael Jackson
Carl Lewis
Jessye Norman
Martin Puryear
Alice Walker
August Wilson

Louis Farrakhan
Michael Jordan
Spike Lee
Wynton Marsalis
Toni Morrison
Colin Powell
Tupac Shakur
Denzel Washington
Oprah Winfrey
Tiger Woods

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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
African Americans -- Biography.
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
United States -- Civilization -- African American influences.
African Americans -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Civilization -- 20th century.