One of the easiest ways to grasp any aspect of history is to look at it as a continuum. African American History Day by Day: A Reference Guide to Events provides just such an opportunity. Organized in the form of a calendar, this book allows readers to see the dates of famous births, deaths, and events that have affected the lives of African Americans and, by extension, of America as a whole.
Each day features an entry with information about an important event that occurred on that date. Background on the highlighted event is provided, along with a link to at least one primary source document and references to books and websites that can provide more information. While there are other calendars of African American history, this one is set apart by its level of academic detail. It is not only a calendar, but also an easy-to-use reference and learning tool.
- More than 365 chronologically arranged entries featuring events and information about African Americans
- An introduction that overviews the importance of African American history in a day-by-day approach
- A preface that explains the scope, methodology, and rationale for coverage
- Primary source excerpts for some events and two vetted books and websites for all events