The Pride of African American History

by Donald and Jane Wilson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/28/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781410728739
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781410728746

About the Book

The true measure of a nation’s worth in this great family of nations is proportionate to that nation’s contribution to the welfare and happiness of the whole.  Similarly, an individual is measured by the contributions he or she makes to the well being of the community in which he or she lives.  If inventions therefore have played the important part here assigned to them in the gradual development of our complex national life, it becomes important to know what contributions the African American has made to the inventive skill of this country.  In this book you will learn that the African American has contributed a disproportionate amount of creativity and resourcefulness on a list of more than 1100 U.S. Patents for inventions ranging from the propeller, the gas mask, air conditioning, pain relieving drugs, heart pace-maker controls and cellular phones to the elevator, rapid-fire guns, nuclear reactors and three-stage rockets. Throughout their long history, African Americans have created a rich, complex and highly diverse culture laced with outstanding role models who have helped make America the strongest country in the world.

About the Author

Donald and Jane Wilson have committed themselves to the true history of African Americans with diligent research that reveals many achievements which clearly show the race’s outstanding creative and resourceful abilities.

It is by these accomplishments and role models that they seek to help raise the self- awareness and self-esteem of younger generations to inspire and encourage their interest for further study.  The Wilsons realize that the true history of the African American race is only going to come out through the efforts of people like themselves.  Jane Wilson is a former Assistant Area Development Director for the College Fund/UNCF in the State of Michigan.  As a member of many community organizations, her work for civil rights has been commendable.  Donald Wilson was an Advertising Account Executive at The Detroit News and a former Director of Public Information for the City of Detroit.  He is a creative writer and the author of many novels and screenplays.  The Wilsons live in Birmingham, a suburb of Detroit.