Daniel Chappie James

Author: Earnest N. Bracey
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786451265
Format: PDF, ePub
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General Daniel “Chappie” James, Jr., USAF, fought in three American wars and became the first African American to attain the rank of four-star general in the United States Armed Forces. He was a talented military leader, an excellent orator and an advocate for equal rights for blacks in the military. James was once one of the most powerful men in the world, and today he is often classed with such great American generals as Patton, MacArthur and Pershing. This biography explores James’s life and assesses his place in American military history. From his childhood through his role and service in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, the book traces his personal and career development, his influences, and his climb through the military ranks. Photographs of James are included as well as detailed bibliographical information at the end of each chapter.

Black Eagle

Author: James R. Mcgovern
Publisher: University Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817313079
Format: PDF, ePub
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The success story of a much-decorated fighter pilot who overcame poverty and racism to become America's first African-American four-star general. Born in Pensacola, Florida, the youngest of seventeen children in a relatively poor family, "Chappie" James (1920-1978) rose to attain the rank of four-star general-the highest rank of the peacetime American military. His parents had early on imbued him with personal and national pride and a singular drive that motivated him his whole life. At Tuskegee Institute, James enrolled in the Army Air Corps unit formed to train black pilots. After combat service in World War II, James became the leader of a fighter group in the Korean War, during which he developed innovative tactics for providing close air support for advancing ground forces. He served with distinction in Vietnam and then became a public affairs officer in the Department of Defense. Between 1970 and 1974, James served as the Pentagon's chief spokesman to youth and civic organizations. General James's importance transcends his unprecedented achievements as an African American in the military and his role as a spokesman for the patriotic community. He was an early and important proponent of black self-improvement through education, training, and the tireless pursuit of excellence. He became the very embodiment of the American dream. First published in 1985 in hardcover, this reissue of Black Eagle in paperback makes the inspiring story of a notable Tuskegee airman available again.


Author: J. Alfred Phelps
Publisher: Presidio Press
ISBN: 9780891414643
Format: PDF, ePub
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Traces Daniel James's military career from Tuskegee Airman to his present status as an upper echelon military leader

Black Lives Essays in African American Biography

Author: James L. Conyers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317475798
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The chapters in this text comprise biographical sketches of previously unknown (or lesser known) African-Americans, among them General Daniel Chappie James Jr; William Levi Dawson (composer); Vinnette Carroll (director and playwright); and Elizabeth Ross Haynes (political speaker and activist).

Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U S Military An Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Author: Alexander M. Bielakowski Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598844288
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This encyclopedia details the participation of individual ethnic and racial minority groups throughout U.S. military history. • More than 300 entries on ethnic and racial minorities in the U.S. military • Perspectives from more than 50 different contributors • Cross-references and books for further reading appended to each entry • Numerous photographs and illustrations bring the experience of ethnic and racial minorities in wartime to life

Daniel Chappie James

Author: Neil Super
Publisher: Twenty First Century Books
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Follows the life of America's first black four-star general.

African Americans in Florida

Author: Maxine D. Jones
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561640317
Format: PDF, ePub
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Briefly describes the lives and contributions of more than fifty notable African-Americans in Florida, from 1528 to the present, in such fields as education, politics, journalism, sports, music, and religion.

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

Author: Paul Finkelman
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195167791
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Alphabetically-arranged entries from A to C that explores significant events, major persons, organizations, and political and social movements in African-American history from 1896 to the twenty-first-century.

Hidden History Profiles of Black Americans ENHANCED eBook

Author: Walter Hazen
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 1429110139
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ever wonder who spied for the Union army during the Civil War; who planted the American flag on the North Pole; who was the first female stunt pilot; and who invented refrigerated trucks and railroad cars? These questions and more are answered in "Hidden History: Profiles of Black Americans." Recognizing that there is more to black history than civil rights leaders and the fight for racial equality, this book profiles 25 lesser known yet significant personalities and events from colonial times to the present. Reading comprehension questions as well as writing activities to promote higher order thinking accompany each profile. A reproducible trivia card game, perfect for learning center or classroom, reinforces the content and makes learning fun!