內容簡介 Imagine a world where slavery still exists, and your freedom depended on the colour of your skin?Imagine a world where you couldn't get a job, ride a bus or eat in a restaurant, because of the colour of your skin?That world once existed and was only changed through sacrifice The world has always been changed by people of vision and courage, who have often had to fight against hardship and injustice in order to make those changes happen in the first place, and then to become accepted. It is no exaggeration to claim that black men and women, who have been the catalyst for change in many instances, have done so at great personal cost. But their sacrifice only serves to make them all the more memorable.This book, 60 Amazing Black People Who Changed the World, examines the lives of some of the most influential black people of the preceding centuries and what they did to have their voices heard.Men like Nelson Mandela, who fought against apartheid, or Martin Luther King who spoke out against inequality in the United States. Men such as Kofi Annan, who held the highest office within the UN, or women like Michelle Obama or Serena Williams, who both broke the mould in their own way. Each and every one of them gave something extra to pave the way for coming generations, and each of them had to work extra hard for what they achieved.This book explores these men and women in detail and covers the world of politics, sport, music and much more, in its quest to show how grit and determination will always win against adversity.