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Reference Guide ------------------ Greetings, We are inviting academic editorial contributors to African American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide to be published by Mission Bell Media (www.missionbellmedia.com). Despite centuries of discrimination, the African American community in the United States has enjoyed a strong tradition of leadership dating back to the Colonial period, when in 1770 Crispus Attucks became the first American killed in the Boston Massacre. Some African American leaders, such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., are familiar to almost everyone, while others, have achieved important goals while working out of the spotlight, in fields such as education (for example Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College) and business (such as Kenneth Chenault, President and CEO of American Express). African American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide looks at the unique history of African Americans in the United States, including the heritage of slavery and Jim Crow Laws, ongoing battles against discrimination, and cultural differences among African Americans who have lived in the United States for generations as compared to recent immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean, and how these factors influence the development and practice of leadership for African Americans today. It also considers the role of different institutions in the development of African American leaders, including churches, schools, and community and political organizations, and issues within the African American community that affect leadership, such as gender roles and color discrimination. Some 150 articles will be organized A-to-Z within the volume. The General Editor, who will be reviewing each submission to the project, is Dr. Tyson King-Meadows, University of Maryland Baltimore County. We are currently making assignment with a deadline for submissions of September 2, 2014. If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. Your name will appear in the byline of your entry(ies) in the final publication. Golson Media offers an honorarium at 3 cents per word submitted. PDF files will also be available for contributors. The list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step we will e-mail you the Article List (Excel file) from which you can select topics that best fit your expertise and interests. Additionally, Style and Submission Guidelines will be provided that detail article specifications. If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with African American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide, please contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide your CV or a brief summary of your academic/publishing credentials in related disciplines. Thanks very much. Mark Golson, Author Manager email@example.com -- --