THE EARLY YEARS. Private Peter Salem. Private Austin Dabney. Private Lemuel Haynes. Deborah Sampson. Seaman John Bathan Vashon. William Goyens. THE CIVIL WAR YEARS AND RECONSTRUCTION. Major Martin R. Delany. Lieutenant Peter Vogelsang. Harriet Tubman. Governor Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback. Captain Michael A. Healy. Congressman Robert Smalls. Sergeant Major Christian A. Fleetwood. Sergeant William H. Carney. Sergeant George Washington Williams. INTO THE NEW CENTURY. Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper. Colonel Charles A. Young. Brigadier General Benjamin O. Davis Sr. Private Henry Johnson. MODERN TIMES. Major General Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Lieutenant Colonel Charity Adams Earley. Seaman Dorie Miller. Second Lieutenant Vernon J. Baker. General Daniel "Chappie" James Jr. Admiral Samuel L. Gravely Jr. Brigadier General Hazel W. Johnson. General Colin L. Powell. Brigadier General Sherian Cadoria. Colonel Guion S. Bluford Jr Commander Robert O. Goodman Jr. Chronology. Notes. Bibliography. Picture Credits. Index.
JIM HASKINS has written more than ninety books for young readers, including Diary of a Harlem School Teacher; his collaboration with Rosa Parks on her autobiography, Rosa Parks: My Story; The Harlem Renaissance; and Black Eagles: African Americans in Aviation. He is Professor of English at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and winner of numerous awards, including the Washington Post Children's Book Guild Award for the body of his work, the Carter G. Woodson Award, and the Coretta Scott King Book Award.