Joel Christian Gill collects stories from African-American history that exemplify success in the face of great adversity. Among the stories included are: Henry "Box" Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia; the black cycling champion Marshall "Major" Taylor; and Bass Reeves, the most successful lawman in the old West.
Bass Reeves, depicted here in an illustration from Joel Christian Gill's Tales of the Talented Tenth, was one of the first African-American U.S. marshals. Click here for a closer look.
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