The Struggle for Black Equality

Author: Harvard Sitkoff

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1429991917

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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The Struggle for Black Equality is a dramatic, memorable history of the civil rights movement. Harvard Sitkoff offers both a brilliant interpretation of the personalities and dynamics of civil rights organizations and a compelling analysis of the continuing problems plaguing many African Americans. With a new foreword and afterword, and an up-to-date bibliography, this anniversary edition highlights the continuing significance of the movement for black equality and justice.

Children of the Movement

The Sons and Daughters of Martin Luther King Jr. , Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, George Wallace, Andrew Young, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Bob Moses, James Chaney, Elaine Brown, and Others Reveal How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Transformed Thei

Author: John Blake

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569765944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Profiling 24 of the adult children of the most recognizable figures in the civil rights movement, this book collects the intimate, moving stories of families who were pulled apart by the horrors of the struggle or brought together by their efforts to change America. The whole range of players is covered, from the children of leading figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and martyrs like James Earl Chaney to segregationists like George Wallace and Black Panther leaders like Elaine Brown. The essays reveal that some children are more pessimistic than their parents, whose idealism they saw destroyed by the struggle, while others are still trying to change the world. Included are such inspiring stories as the daughter of a notoriously racist Southern governor who finds her calling as a teacher in an all-black inner-city school and the daughter of a famous martyr who unexpectedly meets her mother's killer. From the first activists killed by racist Southerners to the current global justice protestors carrying on the work of their parents, these profiles offer a look behind the public face of the triumphant civil rights movement and show the individual lives it changed in surprising ways.

Black Power

Radical Politics and African American Identity

Author: Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801882753

Category: History

Page: 258

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Uses archival sources and interviews with participants in the Nation of Islam, Black Panther Party, and other groups to explore how the Black Power movement of the 1960s affected African American identity and politics.

Invisible Enemy

The African American Freedom Struggle After 1965

Author: Greta de Jong

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405167173

Category: History

Page: 248

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Learn to create a positive work environment by accentuating the positive and illuminating the negative Illuminate argues that we can′t create positive work environments without accepting the existence of the negative. Though "positive thinking" has its place in the work world, we can′t ignore the negative, whether it be in the form of challenges, problems, limitations, or other negative business realities. In order to foster healthy, functional business, we have to create a culture that allows for open expression and the sharing of ideas–especially when those ideas are negative in nature. The key is that negative situations and conditions should be introduced and dealt with in a strictly positive light. The result is an organization able to look at itself honestly and stay alert to possible threats. A unique kind of business book, Illuminate is written in the style of an allegorical fable that teaches you a three–step process for confronting, examining, and fixing any problem in the office. Offers practical ways for dealing with negative situations to achieve positive outcomes Serious wisdom wrapped in a fictional format Author David Corbin operates a successful consultancy that helps industry and government maximize productivity and, therefore, profitability Corbin is also the star and co–director of the hit 2007 self–help film Pass It On; he is featured in the 2009 Napoleon Hill Foundation Film, Three Feet From Gold If your corporate culture can′t deal with the negative without creating more negativity, this is the perfect guide for creating and sustaining a culture of positive change.

Kwanzaa

Black Power and the Making of the African-American Black Holiday Tradition

Author: Keith A. Mayes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415998549

Category: History

Page: 288

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Kwanzaa: Black Power and the Making of the African-American Holiday Tradition explores the beginning and expansion of Kwanzaa, from its start as a Black Power holiday, to its place as one of the most mainstream black holiday traditions.

Letters from Mississippi

Author: Elizabeth Sutherland Martínez

Publisher: Zephyr Press (AZ)

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 376

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Expanded and revised edition of the 2002 Zephyr publication now including poetry from the Freedom Schools.

The Making of Black Revolutionaries

Author: James Forman

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295976594

Category: History

Page: 568

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This eloquent and provocative autobiography, originally published in 1972, records a day by day, sometimes hour by hour, compassionate account of the events that took place in the streets, meetings, churches, jails, and in people's hearts and minds in the 1960s civil rights movement. During the 1960s James Forman served as Executive Secretary and Director of International Affairs of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He is now Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington, D.C., and President of the Unemployment and Poverty Action Committee. He is the author of six other books.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Peter J. Ling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138781634

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 382

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"Peter Ling's biography of Martin Luther King, Jr examines the man and the Civil Rights Movement, showing how King grew into his leadership role and kept his faith as the challenges facing the movement strengthened after 1965. Ling combines narrative of Martin Luther King's life with historiographical debates surrounding him and places both within the historical context of the Civil Rights Movement. This second edition includes an extended look at Black Power and a detailed analysis of the memorialization of King since his death, including President Obama's 50th anniversary address, and how conservative spokesmen have tried to appropriate King as an advocate of colour-blindness"--

The Shadows of Youth

The Remarkable Journey of the Civil Rights Generation

Author: Andrew B. Lewis

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 9781429935746

Category: History

Page: 368

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Through the lives of Diane Nash, Stokely Carmichael, Bob Moses, Bob Zellner, Julian Bond, Marion Barry, John Lewis, and their contemporaries, The Shadows of Youth provides a carefully woven group biography of the activists who—under the banner of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee—challenged the way Americans think about civil rights, politics, and moral obligation in an unjust democracy. A wealth of original sources and oral interviews allows the historian Andrew B. Lewis to recover the sweeping narrative of the civil rights movement, from its origins in the youth culture of the 1950s to the near present. The teenagers who spontaneously launched sit-ins across the South in the summer of 1960 became the SNCC activists and veterans without whom the civil rights movement could not have succeeded. The Shadows of Youth replaces a story centered on the achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. with one that unearths the cultural currents that turned a disparate group of young adults into, in Nash's term, skilled freedom fighters. Their dedication to radical democratic possibility was transformative. In the trajectory of their lives, from teenager to adult, is visible the entire arc of the most decisive era of the American civil rights movement, and The Shadows of Youth for the first time establishes the centrality of their achievement in the movement's accomplishments.

Black Chicago

The Making of a Negro Ghetto, 1890-1920

Author: Allan H. Spear

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226768571

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Allan Spear explores here the history of a major Negro community during a crucial thirty-year period when a relatively fluid patter of race relations gave way to a rigid system of segregation and discrimination. This is the first historical study of the ghetto made famous by the sociological classics of St. Clair Drake, E. Franklin Frazier, and others—by the novels of Richard Wright, and by countless blues songs. It was this ghetto that Martin Luther King, Jr., chose to focus on when he turned attention to the racial injustices of the North. Spear, by his objective treatment of the results of white racism, gives an effective, timely reminder of the serious urban problems that are the legacy of prejudice.

The One that Got Away

A Memoir

Author: Howell Raines

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141653511X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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"Lost fish," writes Howell Raines, "chasten us to the knowledge that we are all, in each and every moment, dwindling. Imagine my surprise when I discovered well into my sixth decade that losing fish can prepare us for a blessing as well as for pain." Confronting loss -- of an elusive fish or something larger -- is at the heart of The One That Got Away, the graceful sequel to Raines's much-loved, bestselling memoir Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis, published to great acclaim in 1993. With the same winning combination of reminiscences, anecdotes, philosophy and fishing lore, his bold new memoir covers the eventful years in this latest passage of his life, and the realization that in relinquishing his former identity as a newspaperman he has actually gotten what he wanted, just in the most unlikely way. In wry and witty prose, Raines shifts between fishing vignettes and personal reflections on his childhood, his second marriage, his relationships with his two sons, the trajectory of his career at The New York Times and his move toward old age. At the center of his narrative is his most thrilling fishing adventure -- an epic battle with a marlin he hooked and fought for more than seven hours in the South Pacific -- which comes to symbolize his growing understanding and acceptance of the unpredictability of luck, love, lies and life, and how the unexpected can, in fact, be an opportunity to make life more interesting. Raines's wonderful descriptions of streams, people and fish; his passion for angling and writing; and his wise and perceptive commentary on the vagaries of his own life combine to create a profound book -- one of undeniable appeal and uncommon heart.

My Soul Looks Back in Wonder

Voices of the Civil Rights Experience

Author: Juan Williams,David Halberstam

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402722332

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

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One of the most pivotal moments in American history is brought to light through stirring, thought-provoking eyewitness accounts from people who have played active roles in the civil rights movement over the past 50 years.

Greenwich Village, 1913

Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman

Author: Mary Jane Treacy

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393938906

Category: History

Page: 272

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A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, Greenwich Village, 1913 immerses students into the radical possibilities unlocked by the modern age.

Three Strikes

Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor's Last Century

Author: Howard Zinn,Dana Frank,Robin D. G. Kelley

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807050132

Category: History

Page: 184

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Essays examine three events in American labor history, including the failed attempt made by movie house musicians to retain their jobs following the introduction of talking pictures.

Stars Fell on Alabama

Author: Carl Carmer

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 081731072X

Category: History

Page: 320

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The author's travels and impressions of Alabama.

Brother to a Dragonfly

Author: Will D. Campbell

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496816331

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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In Brother to a Dragonfly, Will D. Campbell writes about his life growing up poor in Amite County, Mississippi, during the 1930s alongside his older brother, Joe. Though they grew up in a close-knit family and cared for each other, the two went on to lead very different lives. After serving together in World War II, Will became a highly educated Baptist minister who later became a major figure in the early years of the civil rights movement, and Joe became a pharmacist who developed a substance abuse problem that ultimately took his life. Brother to a Dragonfly also serves as a historical record. Though Will's love and dedication to his brother are the primary story, interwoven throughout the narrative is the story of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement. Will is present through many of the most pivotal moments in history--he was one of four people who escorted black students integrating the Little Rock public schools; he was the only white person present at the founding of the SCLC; he helped CORE and SNCC Freedom Riders integrate interstate bus travel; he joined Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign of boycotts, sit-ins, and marches in Birmingham; and he was at the Lorraine Motel the night Dr. King was assassinated. Will's accomplishments, however, never take the spotlight from his brother, and as his relationship with Joe evolves, so does Will's faith. Featuring a new foreword by Congressman John Lewis, this book brings back to print the combined lives of Will Campbell--Will the brother and Will the preacher.

Come Landfall

A Novel

Author: Roy Hoffman

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817318305

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

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Depicts the lives and conflicted relationships of three women: Christiane, whose husband was lost in the Philippines during World War II; her grandaughter, Angela, in love with an Air Force officer; and Cam, daughter of a Vietnamese shrimper, in love with a Biloxie policeman.