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The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes

From Slavery to Civil Rights

  • Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0802853528
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 36
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The Beatitudes form the backdrop for Weatherford's free-verse poem that traces the African American journey from slavery to civil rights.

Psalm Twenty-Three

Psalm Twenty-Three

  • Author: Tim Ladwig
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers
  • ISBN: 9780802851635
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
  • View: 3053
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The text of the familiar psalm comparing God to a loving shepherd accompanies illustrations which shows the world of love and fear faced by an urban African-American family.

Saying Grace

Saying Grace

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

  • Author: Virginia Kroll
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • ISBN: 031087694X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 40
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Find special mealtime prayers and Thanksgiving activities inside! Grace’s mind was racing. What was that spelling word that meant ‘great generosity in giving’? She squeezed her eyes shut, and it came to her. Bounty. That was the word! Journey back in time with Grace and relive both the hardships and blessings along with her pioneer family. Saying Grace tells the story of one girl and her discovery of the value of mealtime prayer at her family’s first Thanksgiving.

Donkeys and Kings

Donkeys and Kings

and other "tails" of the Bible

  • Author: Tripp York
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1606089404
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 78
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What do talking donkeys, fasting lions, and wolves playing with sheep have in common? They are all found in the Bible. Author Tripp York and illustrator Zak Upright bring to life eight different stories about animals as discovered in Scripture. York spins a different account on these stories (such as the flood, Jonah, as well as Daniel and the lion's den), by attempting to imagine what it might mean to understand these narratives from the perspective of the animals. Though the short stories in this collection are written for children, adults will take much from them as they attempt to provoke the readers to new ways of understanding some of the most popular stories in the Bible.

Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation

Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation

  • Author: Pat Sherman,Floyd Cooper
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0802853196
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Young Benjamin Holmes, a slave in Charleston who has taught himself to read, reads Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to his fellow slaves in prison.

Ebony and Ivy

Ebony and Ivy

Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities

  • Author: Craig Steven Wilder
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1596916818
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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A leading African-American historian of race in America exposes the uncomfortable truths about race, slavery and the American academy, revealing that our leading universities, dependent on human bondage, became breeding grounds for the racist ideas that sustained it.

The Gospel According to Christ

The Gospel According to Christ

The Message of Jesus and How We Missed It

  • Author: Mark A. Stelter
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1610976878
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 254
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Christianity is in crisis. We live in a time when millions of people profoundly misunderstand the message of the Gospel. They believe that being a Christian means little more than being a nice person. They view Jesus as a wise moral teacher who showed us how to live better lives, and they conclude that the love of humanity is our greatest cause and its progress our primary purpose. Whatever else may be said of this view of Christianity, it is certainly not what Jesus taught. It is an attempt to replace the concepts of sin, redemption, and salvation with the more socially acceptable virtues of tolerance, compassion, and social progress. It elevates humanity and the world above God and his kingdom and reduces Jesus to a mere moral philosopher. But who did Jesus say he was? What was the essential message of Christ? The Gospel According to Christ answers those questions by examining the words of Jesus, in their context and in their entirety. The answers will be shocking to many Christians.

Great Speeches by African Americans

Great Speeches by African Americans

Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, and Others

  • Author: James Daley
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486115496
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 160
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Tracing the struggle for freedom and civil rights across two centuries, this anthology comprises speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Barack Obama, and many other influential figures.

Fire in the Streets

Fire in the Streets

  • Author: Kekla Magoon
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1442422327
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 336
  • View: 431
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What means more, shared values or shared blood? Maxie’s choice changes everything in this acclaimed companion to The Rock and the River. Bad things happen in the heat, they say. Maxie knows all about how fire can erupt at a moment’s notice, especially now, in the sweltering Chicago summer of 1968. She is a Black Panther—or at least she wants to be one. Maxie believes in the movement. She wants to belong. She wants to join the struggle. But everyone keeps telling her she’s too young. At fourteen, she’s allowed to help out in the office, but she certainly can’t help patrol the streets. Then Maxie realizes that there is a traitor in their midst, and if she can figure out who it is, it may be her ticket to becoming a real Panther. But when she learns the truth, the knowledge threatens to destroy her world. Maxie must decide: Is becoming a Panther worth paying the ultimate price?

Not in My Town

Not in My Town

Exposing and Ending Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery

  • Author: Dillon Burroughs,Charles Powell
  • Publisher: New Hope Publishers (AL)
  • ISBN: 9781596693012
  • Category: Human trafficking
  • Page: 190
  • View: 434
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Though illegal in most every country of the world, forms of slavery continue in nearly every country of the world-- including the United States. This book will help you discover an awareness of trafficking withing America's borders, and help you find specific ways to speak out and stand against trafficking worldwide by taking action here in the United States.

Wolf at the Gate

Wolf at the Gate

  • Author: Joel Hedstrom,Mark Van Steenwyk
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • ISBN: 1629632597
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 80
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This imaginative retelling of the legend of Saint Francis and the Wolf explores what it means to be a peacemaker in the midst of violence and how to restore a healthy relationship with creation. Settle in and read a tale of tooth and sword, of beggars and lords, of outlaws and wild beasts. It is a story of second chances and the power of love.

Faithful Celebrations

Faithful Celebrations

Making Time for God in Winter

  • Author: Sharon Ely Pearson
  • Publisher: Church Publishing
  • ISBN: 1640650954
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 144
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- Activities for celebrating secular and sacred seasons of the year - For use in churches, schools, camps, at home Many of our experiences in life happen when several generations are together-- at church, at home, in our communities. Holidays and family events are times for celebration, learning, rituals, food, and fun. This edition of Faithful Celebrations focuses on the months of January and February, when secular holidays can become times to think about how we live out the gospel message in celebrating national holidays with more than a day off from school or sending a greeting card. Each event to be celebrated includes key ideas; a cluster of activities to experience the key ideas; a list of materials needed; full instructions for implementation; background history and information; music; art; recipes; and prayer resources to use in a small, intimate, or large multi-generational group. For children, youth, adults, or any combination of ages, any of these activities can take place in any setting. Faithful Celebrations: Making Time for God in Winter includes New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine's Day, and Snow days.

The Barbarism of Slavery

The Barbarism of Slavery

  • Author: Charles Sumner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Antislavery movements
  • Page: 32
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Abolitionist senator Charles Sumner was absent from the Senate after being attacked and beaten by a pro-slavery Congressman in 1856. This 1860 speech, a fiery attack on slavery, was the first he made after his rehabilitation and return.

True North

True North

  • Author: Kathryn Lasky
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780590205245
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 266
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Because of the strong influence which her grandfather, an abolitionist, has in her life, fourteen-year-old Lucy assists a fugitive slave girl in her escape.

New Friends, True Friends, Stuck-Like-Glue Friends

New Friends, True Friends, Stuck-Like-Glue Friends

  • Author: Virginia Kroll,Rose Rosely
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers
  • ISBN: 9780802852021
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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Illustrations and rhyming text provide a look at all kinds of friendships.

Fighting the Devil in Dixie

Fighting the Devil in Dixie

How Civil Rights Activists Took on the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama

  • Author: Wayne Greenhaw
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 1569768250
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
  • View: 9499
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Examining the growth of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) following the birth of the civil rights movement, this book is filled with tales of the heroic efforts to halt their rise to power. Shortly after the success of the Montgomery bus boycott, the KKK—determined to keep segregation as the way of life in Alabama—staged a resurgence, and the strong-armed leadership of Governor George C. Wallace, who defied the new civil rights laws, empowered the Klan’s most violent members. Although Wallace’s power grew, not everyone accepted his unjust policies, and blacks such as Martin Luther King Jr., J. L. Chestnut, and Bernard LaFayette began fighting back in the courthouses and schoolhouses, as did young southern lawyers such as Charles “Chuck” Morgan, who became the ACLU’s southern director; Morris Dees, who cofounded the Southern Poverty Law Center; and Bill Baxley, Alabama attorney general, who successfully prosecuted the bomber of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church and legally halted some of Governor Wallace’s agencies designed to slow down integration. Dozens of exciting, extremely well-told stories demonstrate how blacks defied violence and whites defied public ostracism and indifference in the face of kidnappings, bombings, and murders.

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Ten Black Men Who Changed America

  • Author: Andrea Pinkney
  • Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
  • ISBN: 1423183037
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 256
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Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America presents ten bold men, each one a strong link in a chain that spans American history. When woven together, the individual profiles of these men tell one inspiring story—a story of triumph. Benjamin Banneker, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, A. Philip Randolph, Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Barack H. Obama II are profiled in this volume that includes dynamic full-color portraits and spot illustrations by two-time Caldecott Honor winner and multiple Coretta Scott King Book Award recipient Brian Pinkney.

The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer

  • Author: Tim Ladwig
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers
  • ISBN: 9780802852380
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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The words of the Lord's Prayer serve as the text for a picture book that shows a young African American girl and her father spending a day together and helping an elderly neighbor.

From slavery to freedom

From slavery to freedom

a history of Negro Americans

  • Author: John Hope Franklin
  • Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780394487861
  • Category: History
  • Page: 548
  • View: 7324
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One Race One Blood

One Race One Blood

A Biblical Answer to Racism

  • Author: Ken Ham,A. Charles Ware
  • Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 161458026X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 196
  • View: 3661
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It is a rarely discussed fact of history that the premise of Darwinian evolution has been deeply rooted in the worst racist ideology since its inception. Read a thorough account of the effects of evolution on the history of the United States and discrimination based on ethnicity, including slavery and the Civil rights movement. One Race One Blood goes one step farther to show the global harvest of death and tragedy that still finds its roots in Darwin's destructive writings. The tragic legacy of Darwin’s controversial speculations on evolution has led to terrible consequences taken to the deadliest extremes. One Race One Blood reveals the origins of these horrors, as well as the proof revealed in Scripture that God created only one race. You will discover: Nazi Germany used evolutionary concepts to justify the extermination of "unfit" people groups such as Jews, Gypsies, and Slavs The origins of people groups, the genetics of skin color, and what the Bible says about "interracial" marriage Eye-opening discussion on racism and its roots in the hearts and minds of millions still today. Within these compelling pages, Dr. A. Charles Ware, president of Crossroads Bible College, and Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis examine the historical roots of racism that have permeated evolutionary thought, and the Bible's response to this disturbing issue. This is a crucial and timely study that profoundly addresses the Christian worldview regarding "race" from a compassionate and uniquely compelling perspective.