African American Icons of Sport

Triumph, Courage, and Excellence

Author: Matthew C. Whitaker

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313340284

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 309

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Presents the lives and accomplishment of twenty-four African American athletes and coaches, discussing their achievements in sport as they dealt with discrimination and social pressures, their involvement in issues of social justice, and their influence on subsequent generations of athletes.

African American Almanac

400 Years of Triumph, Courage and Excellence

Author: Lean'tin Bracks

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593824

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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The most complete and affordable singlevolume reference of African American culture available today, this almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating and demystifying the moving, difficult, and often lost history of black life in America. A legacy of pride, struggle, and triumph spanning more than 400 years is presented through a fascinating mix of biographies—including more than 750 influential figures—littleknown or misunderstood historical facts, enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements, and 150 rare photographs and illustrations. Covering events surrounding the civil rights movement; African American literature, art, and music; religion within the black community; and advances in science and medicine, this reference connects history to the issues currently facing the African American community and provides a range of information on society and culture.

The African American Experience

Author: Sandra Donovan

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 076134084X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Spotlights African Americans and their contributions to American society, including artists, writers, sports stars, musicians, and political leaders.

Peace Be Still

Modern Black America from World War II to Barack Obama

Author: Matthew C. Whitaker

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803249586

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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A concise, engaging, and provocative history of African Americans since World War II, Peace Be Still is also nothing less than an alternate history of the United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Organizing this history around culture, politics, and resistance, Matthew C. Whitaker takes us from World War II as a galvanizing force for African American activism and the modern civil rights movement to the culmination of generations of struggle in the election of Barack Obama. From the promise of the post–World War II era to the black power movement of the 1960s, the economic and political struggles of the 1970s, and the major ideological realignment of political culture during the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s, this book chronicles a people fighting oppression while fashioning a dynamic culture of artistic and religious expression along with a program of educational and professional advancement. A resurgence of rigid conservative right-wing policies, the politics of poverty, racial profiling, and police brutality are ongoing counterpoints to African Americans rising to political prominence and securing positions once denied them. A history of African Americans for a new generation, Peace Be Still demonstrates how dramatically African American history illuminates the promise, conflicts, contradictions, hopes, and victories that all Americans share.

Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection

From Sleuths to Superheroes

Author: Mitzi M. Brunsdale

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313345302

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 700

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This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. * Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context * Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre

Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection: From Sleuths to Superheroes [2 volumes]

From Sleuths to Superheroes

Author: Mitzi M. Brunsdale

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313345317

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 700

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This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. • Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context • Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre

Icons of Talk: The Media Mouths That Changed America

The Media Mouths That Changed America

Author: Donna L. Halper

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313343829

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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Americans love talk shows. In a typical week, more than 13 million Americans listen to Rush Limbaugh, whose syndicated radio show is carried by about 600 stations. On television, Oprah Winfrey's syndicated talk show is seen by an estimated 30 million viewers each week. Talk show hosts like Winfrey and Limbaugh have become iconic figures, frequently quoted and capable of inspiring intense opinions. What they say on the air is discussed around the water cooler at work, or commented about on blogs and fan web sites. Talk show hosts have helped to make or break political candidates, and their larger-than-life personalities have earned them millions of fans (as well as more than a few enemies). Icons of Talk highlights the most groundbreaking exemplars of the talk show genre, a genre that has had a profound influence on American life for over 70 years. Among the featured: • Joe Pyne • Jerry Williams • Herb Jepko • Randi Rhodes • Rush Limbaugh • Larry King • Dr. Laura Schlesinger • Steve Allen • Jerry Springer • Howard Stern. • Oprah Winfrey • Don Francisco • Cristina Saralegui • Tavis Smiley • James Dobson • Don Imus Going behind the scenes, this volume showcases the techniques hosts used to motivate (and sometimes aggravate) audiences, and examines the talk show in all of its various formats, including sports-talk, religious-talk, political-talk, and celebrity-talk. Each entry places the talk format and its hosts into historical context, addressing such questions as: What was going on in society when these talkers were on the air? How did each of them affect or change society? What were the issues they liked to talk about and what reaction did they get from listeners and from critics? How were talk hosts able to persuade people to vote for particular candidates or support certain policies? Which hosts were considered controversial and why? Complete with photographs, a timeline, and a resource guide of sources and organizations, this volume is ideal for students of journalism and media studies.

MultiCultural Review

Dedicated to a Better Understanding of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Diversity

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

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Icons of African American protest

trailblazing activists of the civil rights movement

Author: Gladys L. Knight

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313340642

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 687

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Icons of Latino America

Latino Contributions to American Culture

Author: Roger Bruns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313340888

Category: Hispanic American celebrities

Page: 593

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Every night before Dora goes to bed she makes a wish on Little Star. You too can tell Little Star your wish! She will light up for a short time and then automatically shut off.

Icons of the American West: The old West

Author: Gordon Morris Bakken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313341496

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 575

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Presents a series of stories representing some of the most influential Western icons from the early days of the westward exploration to the modern environment of Hollywood, Disneyland, and Las Vegas, including cowboys, wild west shows, gun battles, politicians, and environmentalists.

Icons of the American West: The new West

Author: Gordon Morris Bakken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313341502

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 575

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Presents a series of stories representing some of the most influential Western icons from the early days of the westward exploration to the modern environment of Hollywood, Disneyland, and Las Vegas, including cowboys, wild west shows, gun battles, politicians, and environmentalists.

Icons of Unbelief

Atheists, Agnostics, and Secularists

Author: S. T. Joshi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313347597

Category: Philosophy

Page: 463

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Discusses the ideas and impact of 27 atheists, agnostics, and secularists whose ideas have shaped society over the last 200 years.

Women icons of popular music

the rebels, rockers, and renegades

Author: Carrie Havranek

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 504

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This two-volume set showcases the heroines who blazed the trail, tapping into musical reservoirs and soundscapes still unknown to their male counterparts- hell hath no fury like a woman with an amplifier.

Women Icons of Popular Music: Carole King ; Madonna ; Sarah McLachlan ; Joni Mitchell ; Dolly Parton ; Liz Phair ; Bonnie Raitt ; Linda Ronstadt ; Diana Ross ; Patti Smith ; Tina Turner ; Suzanne Vega

Author: Carrie Havranek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313340857

Category: Popular music

Page: 504

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A two-volume set that showcases the heroines who blazed the popular music trail. It features biographical and musical analyses of a diverse array of musicians from country, pop, rock, R & B, soul, indie, and hip-hop.

Icons of Business: Jeff Bezos

Author: Kateri M. Drexler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313338632

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 515

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Profiles twelve business leaders, including Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Carly Fiorina, and Bill Gates, describing their personal lives, career paths, leadership strategies, political influence, critics' charges, and possible future impacts. Includes chronologies and lists of further resources.

Black Wall Street

From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District

Author: Hannibal B. Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934645383

Category: History

Page: 307

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Early in the twentieth century, the black community in Tulsa- the "Greenwood District"- became a nationally renowned entrepreneurial center. Frequently referred to as "The Black Wall Street of America," the Greenwood District attracted pioneers from all over America who sought new opportunities and fresh challenges. Legal segregation forced blacks to do business among themselves. The Greenwood district prospered as dollars circulated within the black community. But fear and jealousy swelled in the greater Tulsa community. The alleged assault of a white woman by a black man triggered unprecedented civil unrest. The worst riot in American history, the Tulsa Race Riot pf 1921 destroyed people, property, hopes, and dreams. Hundreds of people died or were injured. Property damage ran into the millions. The Greenwood District burned to the ground. Ever courageous, the Greenwood District pioneers rebuilt and better than ever. By 1942, some 242 businesses called the Greenwood district home. Having experienced decline in the '60s, '70s, and early '80s, the area is now poised for yet another renaissance. Black Wall Street speaks to the triumph of the human spirit.

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759521049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

College Student Voices on Educational Reform

Challenging and Changing Conversations

Author: K. Burke,B. Collier,M. McKenna

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137351845

Category: Education

Page: 130

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This text critically addresses, through college student voices, the American school reform movement in its rhetoric, policy, and practice. It demonstrates how university courses can be designed to treat students as engaged citizens and contextualizes students' voices in the private university and the public sphere.