A GUIDE TO NEGRO HISTORY IN AMERICA by Philip T. Drotning

A GUIDE TO NEGRO HISTORY IN AMERICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

State by state, a listing of the places where Negroes have influenced the course of historical events. Drotning, a public relations expert currently with American Oil, has contacted every historical society, art museum, and major library in the United States to put together this unprecedented guidebook to Negro Americana. His rationale: ""Negroes deliberately have been written out of our nation's history. . . this is an effort to write them back into it."" The book, admittedly, is one-sided, and often, in its insistence on the role of Negroes a little ridiculous: the heroes who fought in the Civil and Indian Wars are named, but so are the sanitation workers of an Alabama arsenal. But, particularly for vacationing Negro families, Drotning's book will offer new ""places that you can visit, monuments that you can see and touch""--from coast to coast.

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1968
Publisher: Doubleday