Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Vise Library celebrates Black History Month: Politicians and Modern Influential People

Today we will be celebrating some politicians and modern influential people:

Shirley Chisholm: She was the first African-American congresswoman and represented New York state in the House for seven terms. She also ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 1972.

  • Shirley Chisholm in the Vise Library: Read about Shirley and other influential women in the eBook Women of Vision, by clicking on the "links" tab on this page.

Ben O. Davis, Sr.: He was the first African-American general for the U.S. Army and earned a Bronze Star Medal and a Distinguished Service Medal. He also served as an adviser for the military on racial discrimination, pushing for the full integration of the armed forces.
  • Ben Davis, Sr. in the Vise Library: Read about Ben and other African Americans in the military in the eBook African Americans in the Military by clicking on the "links" tab on this page.

Barack Obama: He is the current President of the United States of America. He became the first African American president upon winning the 2008 presidential election.
  • Barack Obama in the Vise Library: Checkout the book Dreams from my Father located at    973.04 O12d
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