Black History Matters

Hardback

Main Details

Title Black History Matters
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Robin Walker
Physical Properties
Format:Hardback
Pages:64
Dimensions(mm): Height 288,Width 218
CategoriesPeople and places
ISBN 9781445166896
ClassificationsDewey:909.0496
Audience
Children's (6-12)

Publishing Details

Publisher Hachette Children's Group
Imprint Franklin Watts Ltd
Publication Date 22 August 2019
NZ Release Date 22 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom

Description

An important and hard-hitting chronicle of black history, written by a celebrated black historian Black history is an integral part of world history. From the injustices of the past and present, we can learn and be inspired to make the world we live in more fair, equal and just. Black History Matters chronicles thousands of years of black history, from African kingdoms, to slavery, apartheid, the battle for civil rights and much more. Important and inspiring black personalities, from Olaudah Equiano to Oprah Winfrey, are highlighted throughout, while achievements and progress are balanced alongside a look at the issues that continue to plague black communities. #Blacklivesmatter is a powerful international movement, designed to raise awareness of and end ongoing injustice towards black people. This book is designed to connect with that movement and offer an important resource for all young readers during Black History Month and beyond.

Author Biography

Robin Walker, also known as The Black History Man, is one of the UK's most pre-eminent African scholars. Born in London Walker read economics at LSE before studying African World Studies under Dr Femi Biko and later Kenny Bakie. Since 1992 Robin has been lecturing in adult education, universities and conferences on African World Studies, Egyptology and Black History. Robin has authored or coauthored 13 books, including classic titles such as Classical Splendour, Roots of Black History Sword, Seal and Koran, the best study there has ever been on the Songhai Empire of West Africa (Everyday life in a West African Empire). Perhaps his most notable and critically acclaimed work is the title When We Ruled, which is hailed as the single most advanced historical synthesis on the history of Africa and its people to date. This established Walker as a leading authority on African studies in the English speaking world.