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February 17, 1991|Charles Solomon

MEN OF COURAGE by Kenneth W. Bentley (available free to schools and community groups from the Carnation Co.: Contact Kenneth: (818) 549-6894; illustrated). This handsome book consists of 34 profiles of black men who have achieved distinction in a variety of professions. Among them are Kadeem Hardison (actor), Eric Roberson (chef), Randy Washington (architect), Napoleon Branford III (financier) and J. Lowell Ware (publisher). At a time when a heritage of poverty and violence has narrowed the horizons for so many, Bentley offers an impressive array of dedicated and successful role models. This special publication, issued in conjunction with Black History Month, merits a place in the library of every high school, junior high and youth group.

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