African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes

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Learn and discover how African-Americans have held a prominent place in the history of Chattanooga dating back to the 16th century. Did you know that Chattanooga is the hometown of the first African-American appointed to lead counsel on a Supreme Court case? The home of the nation's oldest student, who learned to read at age 116? The home of the African-American blacksmith who put shackles on the "Andrew's Raiders" after the Great Locomotive Chase? The site of one of the first integrated police departments in the South? Author Rita Lorraine Hubbard chronicles the ways African-Americans have shaped Chattanooga, and presents inspirational achievements that have gone largely unheralded over the years - and so much more!
ISBN: 9781596293151
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Tennessee
Series: American Heritage
Images: 103
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 7 (w) x 10 (h)
Rita Lorraine Hubbard is a former special education teacher of eleven years, with a master of science degree in school psychology. She is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), and AACBWI (African American Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), and is the author of several unpublished children's books focusing on the challenges of children in the “special” population. Rita is also founder and CEO of Shades of Greatness™ Calendars, which pay tribute to the lives of early African American inventors. Her calendars received a favorable review from Teaching Pre-K–8 magazine in 2004. Visit Rita online at or
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