black Missourians http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Extraordinary Black Missourians Profiled In New Book http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/extraordinary-black-missourians-profiled-new-book <p>The legacy of African Americans who have made contributions in Missouri is highlighted in a new book written by retired local educators John and Sylvia Wright.</p><p>The name of the book is <em>Extraordinary Black Missourians: Pioneers, Leaders, Performers, Athletes, &amp; Other Notables Who’ve Made History.</em></p><p>Many of the people highlighted in the book such as Dred Scott, Langston Hughes and Scott Joplin are well-known.&nbsp; Others such as concert pianist Blind Boone and teacher and entomologist Charles Henry Turner are not as well known.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 21:48:07 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 26471 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Extraordinary Black Missourians Profiled In New Book