Book Review: Surviving & Thriving 365 Facts in Black Economic History
By Julianne Malveaux & foreword by Cathy Hughes
By Biko N. Poindexter-Hodge, Sentinel Intern
The definition of the word surviving means, things that continue to live and outlive. The definition of the word thriving means, to be successful or grow luxuriantly. So the title of the book, Surving & Thriving 365 Facts in Black Economic History actually means, things that continue to live and outlive and became or were successful in Black economic history. This book, which was written by Julianna Malveaux with a foreword by Cathy Hughes, provides some informative, eye-opening and historical facts.
Malveaux is the 15th President of Bennett College, and is an African American economist, author, liberal, social, political commentator and businesswoman. She is also well known for her left wing political opinions.
She has a B.A. and an M.A. degree in economics from Boston College and has a Ph.D. in economics from MIT, and has honorary degrees from Benedict College, Sojourner-Douglass College and the University of District of Columbia. Malveaux’s published works have appeared regularly in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms. Magazine, Essence Magazine, and The Progressive.
She has also been published many weekly columns in various newpapers such as Los Angeles Times, the Charlotte Observer, the New Orleans Tribune, the Detroit Free Press, the San Francisco Examiner, and the San Francisco Sun Reporter. As of 2011, Dr. Malveaux has been spreading her knowledge as part of the Black Economics History 101 Tour while touring the country.
Malveaux has written a book that will provide you with facts about black icons and black economics. This book lists 365 Black economic history facts from 1745 all the way too 2009- that is 264 years of economic history facts! That’s more facts on the Black economy than your child’s history textbook covers in a school year. This book has facts on famous African Americans, as well as Black-owned businesses, organizations, companies, corporations and other historical time periods in Black history. You can read this book by yourself or together with your loved ones.
You will be enlightened with facts such as, Clifton R. Wharton was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago or that the Equal Pay Act of 1963 required that men and women be given equal pay for equal work in the same establishment. You can even read one fact a day and educate yourself daily with interesting and historical facts.
I recommend that everyone should buy or check out Surviving and Thriving 365 Facts in Black Economic History. This book has some very historical and valuable education that would benefit you, your family and would be a substantial addition to your household library.