Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Win-a-book Wednesday: "Becoming American: The African-American Journey" by Howard Dodson

First things first, the winner of last week's book--"Genealogy Online"--is Lady C. Congratulations! E-mail your address to and I will send your book via USPS Media Mail. Didn't win this time? Check the right-hand column of the blog for a link to purchase this book and other media (books, music, etc.) mentioned on What Tami Said. Your purchases help support this blog.

This week's offering is a new copy of "Becoming American: The African-American Journey" (Sterling, $12.95) by Howard Dodson.

From Amazon:

Far too many Americans, of all races, are unaware of the pivotal role that people of African descent have played in shaping the US and the world. Even less is known about the role of African peoples in the history of all humankind. Becoming American: The African-American Journey will open their eyes—and enlighten even the already knowledgeable. It features two side-by-side chronological timelines that uniquely contrast the major events and personalities in both African-American and Global/African Diasporan history—spanning from 4 million BCE to Barack Obama's momentous presidential campaign. In addition, a carefully-chosen collection of key political, historical, cultural and literary texts, quotes, speeches, and songs document the impact of the black presence in American and world history.

Howard Dodson is one of America's leading scholars and lecturers on African-American history and culture. He has served as the director of the prestigious Schomburg Center since 1984, and his many awards include the ASALH Service Award, 1976; Chairman's Award, Black and Puerto Rican Caucus; Governor's Award for African-Americans of Distinction, 1982; and an honorary degree from Widener College in 1987. He has co-authored several books, including The Black New Yorkers: The Schomburg Illustrated Chronology (Wiley, 2001).

Enter to win this book by participating in this open thread by Monday, Feb. 16. All names attached to this thread will be entered into a random drawing. The winner will be announced next Wednesday.The winner of the book is invited to post a review on What Tami Said.

Good luck!


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