I need a list of prominent African women for a class assignment.


Answered By: Linda Kern
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016     Views: 18

I suggest you begin with an encyclopedia called Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community / Michael L. LeBlanc, editor. The library has 25 volumes. The last volume includes a cumulative nationality index at the end identifing the profiled people by country. You will have to sort out the women yourself, but it's doable.

In addition you might find this reference book helpful: Black Firsts : 2,000 Years of Extraordinary Achievement / edited by Jessie Carney Smith with Casper L. Jordan, Robert L. John. The call number is REF E185 .B574 1994.

There is also an eBook - Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-breaking and Pioneering Historical Events / [edited by] Jessie Carney Smith. The book is available here: Click the "view this eBook link" to open the text.

For additional information, search the library's catalog.

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