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Since 2001, the African-American Almanac has provided readers with an increasing wealth of factual information on Black history, society, and culture spanning from the 1800s to the present day.

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To meet both the needs of today’s teachers and students, the almanac offers both broad-based topics and highly focused content with narrative history and individual profiles of key figures.

A recent press release reports:

With upwards of 29 chapters including everything from African American Firsts to the Civil Rights Movement, Science & Technology, Family & Health, Law and Sports, the latest edition of the AA Almanac offers an authoritative summary of the sterling accomplishments of African Americans.

The almanac also includes a chapter on Black America’s role in television and film written by veteran journalist Gil Robertson IV, whose work has appeared in several previous editions.  Robertson is founder and president of the African American Film Critics Association and contributes regularly to publications like Black Enterprise and Essence Magazine.

“African Americans have such a rich history in TV & Film,” says Robertson. “So to introduce readers (especially young readers) to the role that we’ve played in cinema’s development is a tremendous honor.”


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