‘The Book of Awesome Black Americans: Scientific Pioneers, Trailblazing Entrepreneurs, Barrier-Breaking Activists, and Afro-Futurists’ by Monique L. Jones

Premiere DateFeb 6, 2020
00:00 Show Opening
01:08 We Get Along Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
01:10 Episode Intro
02:50 We Get Along (Cont’d) Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
03:59 Interview with Monique L. Jones, Part 1
22:17 Making Up and Breaking Up (And Making Up And Breaking Up Over Again) Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
24:30 Interview with Monique L. Jones, Part 2
38:00 People Don’t Get What They Deserve Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
38:12 Episode Outro
39:27 People Don’t Get What They Deserve (Cont’d) Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
41:46 Finish

We are familiar with a handful of African Americans who are mentioned in American history books, but there are also countless others who do not get recognized in mainstream media. Their actions may not have appeared to shake the world, but their contributions to shifting American culture were just as groundbreaking. The achievements of the Black Americans included in this book range from athletic to artistic, literary to scientific. Their biographies vary greatly, but each one contributes to the course of Black history and its influence on the greater world.

Book art and author headshot provided by the author’s representative.

Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…

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