Multi-Media Review: ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA PROFILES BLACK HISTORY: AH

ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA PROFILES BLACK HISTORY, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., $29.95.

A comprehensive look at nearly 400 years of African-American history is presented in this CD-ROM for Macintosh and Windows, which includes detailed discussions of abolitionism, the American Anti-Slavery Society, the 1839 Amistad mutiny, the 1857 Dred Scott ruling, the Ku Klux Klan, the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, and the Underground Railroad. The program also features more than 500 articles and film clips, audio recordings, and hundreds of photographs, together with biographies of such well-known African Americans as Crispus Attucks, who was killed in the 1770 Boston Massacre; abolitionist Harriet Tubman; Robert Smalls, naval hero of the Civil War and congressman from South Carolina; Mabel Keaton Staupers, the nurse noted for her role in ending segregation in the Armed Forces Nurse Corps during World War II; civil-rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

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