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100 Greatest African Americans
100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia
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Author Molefi Kete Asante
Country United States
Language English
Subject African-American biographies
Published 2002
Publisher Prometheus Books
Media type Print
Pages 345
ISBN 978-1-57392-963-9

100 Greatest African Americans is a biographical dictionary of one hundred historically great Black Americans (in no particular order; that is, they are not ranked), as assessed by Temple University professor Molefi Kete Asante in 2002.


Asante used five factors in establishing the list:

  • "significance in the general progress of African-Americans toward full equality in the American social and political system"
  • "self-sacrifice and a willingness to take great risks for the collective good"
  • "unusual will and determination in the face of great danger and against the most stubborn odds"
  • "a consistent posture toward raising the social, cultural and economic status of African Americans"
  • "personal achievement that reveals the best qualities of the African American people"

Asante's list


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